Five Guiding Principles to Support Someone Through Grief ~ Self-paced Course
Is there someone in your life that is navigating a difficult loss or transition? Are you looking for ways to be a supportive presence and to offer meaningful help to them?
Perhaps you are a loving partner, or a parent, or a caring volunteer, or a support worker. Perhaps you provide support to youth, or the elderly, or people living in marginalized conditions.
Healing Conversations is a simple and effective tool that provides you with awareness and skills for supporting someone through grief. You will gain confidence in how to show up well for someone, and the awareness to do so in ways that nurture resiliency and dignity.
Healing Conversations emerged from my experiences supporting others through grief in my private practice, facilitating bereavement support groups, and leading trainings on how to offer grief support. Especially in my trainings, I needed a succinct way to teach a therapeutic process to non-therapists. This online class is one of the results.
In this self-paced class, I outline five conversation prompts and intentions you can follow as a guidepost for having supportive and healing conversations with someone who is grieving. Each prompt is relevant to someone who has experienced either the death of a loved one, or a major transition in their life, such as a job loss, moving, divorce, illness, etc.
I provide the therapeutic context for each conversation prompt, examples from my own practice to illustrate each healing conversation, and additional resources in each lesson to support you in supporting others.
What others are saying about Healing Conversations...
I loved the examples of healing conversations; they really translated the content into practical use and made meaningful support achievable. - Courtenay, Restorative Justice
I loved the grounding and healing conversations. I will use this in many different areas. - Vashti, Camosun College
The Healing Conversations framework is empowering. Thank you. - Community participant
With so many helpful take-ways, I feel more prepared to support others. - Amber, volunteer
Really relevant material presented by someone
who is clearly very knowledgeable, passionate, and able to articulate
thoughts/ideas clearly and eloquently.
Caity, NEED2 Suicide Prevention, Education and Support
The 5 healing prompts were really helpful - brief and easy to grab a hold of them. - Nancy, James Bay Community Center
What you receive:
- Five conversation prompts and intentions that you can use immediately in your support roles, including examples of them being used in a variety of different loss contexts.
- Additional resources in each lesson to deepen your awareness and support.
- The Healing Conversations resource booklet to download as a personal reference
*Note: Sharing is Caring
I am grateful for how far and wide this resource is being shared. If
you would like to enrol with your community, colleagues or friends of 5+ more
people, please reach out and I will be happy to extend a discounted
group rate for such purposes. If you are hoping to use this material to
train/educate others in grief support, I ask that you reach out and be in
conversation with me; I offer in-depth trainings and workshops based in
this material and more. Thank you.
For over a decade, I have been supporting individuals, families, communities, and organizations through grief and difficult experiences.
I have had the honor to work with
non-profit organizations, government, First Nation communities, post-secondary educational institutions, school counseling and critical
incident response teams, and rural community support teams. Alongside my
private practice, I am also a trainer with
BC Bereavement Helpline delivering traumatic loss support training, and for 12 years was the education director and facilitator with Learning Through Loss delivering grief trainings for supporting youth.
My approach is trauma-informed and rooted in nurturing resiliency and dignity.