Unique Considerations for Grievers Supporting Grievers

This webinar is for grief-friends, volunteers, and other helping professionals working to support grieving people while also balancing their own grief experiences and needs.

After experiencing loss, many people feel pulled to help support other people going through the pain of grief. They do so by filling a range of important roles. For example:
  • Some people are the go-to grief support person in their friend and family group.
  • Others find they're able to offer things like support, advice, and hope in the context of a support group.
  • Many people decide to help as formal volunteers at organizations like hospices and grief centers.
  • Some actually change career paths and become grief counselors and therapists.

In these instances, personal experiences with grief and loss can provide people with valuable insight, compassion, and understanding of what it means to navigate the rough waters of life after loss. However, as grief-support people come into contact with others' grief stories, experiences, and emotions, it's essential to keep things like balance, boundaries, and and the uniqueness of individual grief in mind.

Topics discussed in this webinar include:

  • Unique challenges for supporting grieving people when you're grieving yourself
  • Determining your boundaries and setting them
  • Responses from our grief support survey
  • Grief support vs. comfort
  • General truths about grief
  • Different grief styles
  • Finding balance as a griever helping other grievers

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Course Curriculum

  Grievers Supporting Grievers
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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from a WYG webinar?
We hope you'll find our webinars informative and useful. We want all participants to end the webinar feeling that they've discovered new ideas and new ways of looking at grief, grief support, and grief coping. Further, we strive to equip participants with practical tools, useful resources, and creative outlets for coping with grief. We've participated in enough webinars to know it's easy to get distracted. For this reason, we work hard to create an engaging webinar experience by utilizing appealing presentation formats, real-life illustrations, and participant conversation.

Your Instructor

Eleanor and Litsa
Eleanor and Litsa

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.

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