Welcome to WYG's grief-journaling intensive. Journaling can be a fantastic tool for processing grief-related thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
However, it can be hard to find the motivation to keep a regular practice going. Take it from two people with big aspirations to journal regularly, and countless half-finished journals. We get it! So often we know the things that would be good for us, and we say we "wish we did more" of them, but life just gets in the way.
We created this course to help you get started on the path to journaling about grief and to provide you with the support and direction you need to stick with it for at least 30 days. Think of it like learning to ride a bike. We'll help you steer until you get the hang of it, and then we'll let go.
That said, this course stands on its own. Even if you don't plan to journal after the course is over, we believe the topics we cover will help you develop valuable tools and insight that will help you as you continue to cope with your grief.
In this grief-journaling intensive, participants will be provided with 30 days worth of journaling prompts. On 15 of those days, we will also share lessons on topics related to grief, coping, and connecting with your loved one.
Hello, we are Litsa and Eleanor, the co-founders of the website, What's Your Grief. Thank you for joining our online learning community. We hope some of what you find here will help you understand grief an grief coping a little bit better.
We are what we like to refer to as 'grief friends.' We both have backgrounds in mental health and plenty of experience working in the field of grief and bereavement. But what we ultimately bonded over was our shared experience of losing a parent to cancer in early adulthood. All our webinars and online courses are based on the ideas and information we've found most helpful in our personal grief, and in our daily work with grieving people.
We teach all our webinars and courses, so we should probably tell you, we prefer to talk about grief and loss in realistic and regular ways. If you're looking for transformative butterflies and sympathetic head tilts, I'm afraid you've come to the wrong place. Sometimes we're serious, and sometimes we joke, sometimes we're matter of fact, and sometimes we're philosophical. No matter what, though, we believe your experience with grief should always be recognized and respected, not patronized.