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This isn’t the Grief Olympics

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We’ve all come across the “Grief Olympics” at some point in our personal or professional experiences of grief support. The grief olympics is based in a myth we here at The Creative Grief Studio call “the Hierarchy of Loss.” The Hierarchy of Loss involves societal and cultural ratings and comparisons of different kinds of losses. […]

Nobody grieves alone

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One of the uncontroversial ideas you’ll find across many different approaches to grief support is the idea that social support matters. When grievers feel connected to and supported by others, their grief outcomes are better than those who typically struggle most in their grieving with feeling abandoned, alienated, and alone in their grief experiences. Not […]

Exploring grief experiences within their kinship systems

Exploring grief experiences within kinship systems

Our clients may sit in our office just one at a time, but if we listen carefully, the office is full of people. So many people, often talking over each other, arguing for different points of view. Your client can hear them, and often these conflicts and crowds of voices are a big source of […]

What works when it isn’t working?

What Works: creative prompt ideas for being in practice

It’s so important for us as grief support practitioners to experience what it’s like to be the client of a grief support service. There’s so much we can learn about how to approach our work as grief support practitioners with respect and humility, when we sit in the position of client. And hopefully, you’ve had […]

Creative grief support for groups

Collaboration is key to development of this kind of heARTwork. Thinking through the set up of a new program. How the personal experiences of grief and creativity inform what we do professionally as practitioners. How do you self-assess after implementation? What does it mean and how does it work to honestly ask yourself as a […]