Grief is an emotional wound that can be healed...
The First Year of Grief: Help for the JourneyOnline Grief Course
by Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT, Grief Counselor
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Grief Course Overview
If you are mourning the loss of a loved one, please accept our heartfelt condolences during this sad and difficult time. And accept this invitation to enroll in this grief course designed to help you move through grief actively over the coming weeks, months and yes, perhaps even years.
You may wonder if this awful pain you feel will ever end...
Coping with loss can be a momentous challenge. Loss creates an emotional wound, but it is an injury that can be healed. With help and understanding, the pain of loss can be transformed into a challenging new beginning, and your grief experience can become a healthy, positive and healing process.
You can choose to make the process of mourning a healing one...
Expressed grief can be worked with and released, but suppressed grief torments you in ways you cannot control. With the support of this course and its suggested grief resources, you can choose to make the process of mourning a healing one, which means moving through grief thoughtfully and deliberately.
On this healing journey...
You will be gently guided in your journey of coping with loss by:
~ Marty Tousley
|1)||Accessing all available resources for grief recovery|
|2)||Finding meaning in your loss|
|3)||Continuing to live productively in the years to come.|
Movies dramatizing others coming to terms with their pain may serve as a valuable tool to help you and your family members move through the grieving process. In this spirit, access this list of movies categorized by the aspect of grief primarily addressed in a given DVD. (Lesson 7)
Grief Songs: Music for a Grieving Heart
by Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT, DCC
When we are struggling with grief, music can lift us up, take us out of our current mood, and transport us to another time and place. In this spirit, this list of Grief Songs has been compiled for the bereaved.
Online candle lighting ceremony and suggestions for ways to memorialize your loved one - during the first year, at year's end and/or around holidays.
Grief support group recommendations.
Access to Q & A's by bereavement counselor Marty Tousley. Access to commonly asked Q & As on grief.
Printable checklist for reflection and evaluation of your progress and growth. (Lesson 23)
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Who is best served by this grief healing course?
Those struggling with grief and loss and...
- Experiencing grief and despair caused by the loss of a loved one but wanting to know there is light at the end of the tunnel.
- Caught off guard by grief, feeling totally unprepared for it and needing guidance in dealing with it.
- Dreading and/or not knowing what to expect next, wondering whether reactions are normal, and needing reassurance that everything is as it should be.
- Seeking guidance, support and comfort for this most difficult journey.
- Seeking to understand the nature of grief and its potential impact on all aspects of one's life including: the physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual.
- Wanting to better understand and help a friend or family member who is grieving.
A Word about Marty, the Course Instructor....
Light a candle for your loved one.
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Grief Course Objectives
This grief healing course benefits the bereaved by providing useful information, grief resources, and practical suggestions to help you better understand and cope with grief. You're far more likely to manage and get through what lies ahead by comprehending what is likely to be encountered along the way. Grief course content provides hope that you can rebuild your life without your loved one in it and a wide array of tools to help you do so.
- Discover information on practical matters such as making difficult lifestyle adjustments (in finances, retirement, housing, etc.). Lesson 5
- Find support and guidance in dealing with different grieving patterns in a family, and ways to minimize stress. For example,learn how to nurture and comfort your mind, body and spirit through the grief process. Lesson 21
- Be guided through the emotional upheaval of grief, and gain a better understanding of the shock, disbelief, confusion, fear, anger, guilt, sorrow, loneliness, mystical experiences and spiritual reactions that are commonly experienced in loss.
- Learn to access all available resources for recovery. Identify and establish a support system. Lesson 18
- Consider ceremonies and suggestions of ways to memorialize a loved one – during the first year, at year's end and/or on holidays and special days. Lesson 22
- Explore how to cope with the upsets, setbacks and aftershocks that accompany normal grief. Lesson 22
- Evaluate progress from surviving toward transcending grief. Lesson 24
- Finally, find meaning in your loss, and continue to live productively in the years to come.
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Recommended Lesson Delivery Pace: bi-weekly (i.e., every other week) receipt of lessons to your inbox
Occasionally I am asked whether the content in my course is relevant only for those who are in the first year of their grief journey. In spite of the course title, the content is indeed applicable during the first year and beyond.
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|Course with extras valued at:||$337|
Marty Tousley, RN, MS, FT, DCC is a nationally certified grief counselor helping people find their way through grief following the death of a family member. She worked at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona as a bereavement counselor for nearly 20 years. A frequent contributor to healthcare journals, newsletters and magazines for the lay public, she has authored a number of books, booklets and articles addressing various aspects of loss and grief. With her special interest in grief and the human-animal bond, she also facilitated a pet loss support group for bereaved animal lovers in Phoenix for 15 years, and now serves as consultant to the Pet Loss Support Group at Hospice of the Valley and to the Halton-Peel Pet Loss Support Group in Ontario, Canada. Through her award-winning website, blog and online grief discussion forums, she maintains an active online presence, bringing information, comfort and support to those anticipating or mourning the loss of a loved one.