The goal of this course is to outline the concepts about grief that we feel are important for you to know as you navigate the murky waters of life after a loss.
General concepts covered in this course will include: Basic truths about grief; The myth of the grief timeline; Types of grief; Secondary loss; Grief theory overview; Coping; Effectively utilizing your support system; Locating resources in your community and online
Date: This next section of this course will begin June 12, 2017
Length of course: 6 weeks
Who should take this course?
This course is appropriate for anyone impacted by grief and anyone interested in learning more about grief and grief coping. Generally speaking, this course is designed for adults, although it may be appropriate for older teens.
Technology and time commitment:
Participants should have access to a computer with Internet connection. We recommend participants plan to spend 1.5-4 hours per week on this course, although participants are free to participate as much or as little as like.
More about this course…
What will this course cover?
This course will introduce concepts important in conceptualizing grief and grief coping and help participants to understand these concepts within the context of their own experiences. Some of the concepts covered include:
- Basic truths about grief
- The myth of the grief timeline
- Types of grief
- Secondary loss
- Grief theory overview
- Effectively utilizing your support system
- Locating resources in your community and online
Who should take this course?
The intent of the course is to help participants build a foundational understanding of grief and coping with grief. It is appropriate for anyone impacted by grief and anyone interested in learning more about grief and grief coping. Generally speaking, this course is designed for adults, although it may be appropriate for older teens. If you are a grief professional or mental health professional, we recommend you check out the course Grief 101: A Primer for Helping Professionals.
How does this course work?
This course will begin on June 12th and the class session will formally run for six weeks, until July 24th. During the formal class session, we will provide weekly lessons and activities and facilitate ongoing discussion in the class forum. Students are encouraged to keep pace with lessons and to participate in class discussion, however they aren’t required. Those who wish to progress through the course on their own are free to do so and although the class session officially ends on July 24th, the course will remain available for participants who wish to finish at a later date.
So, this course is kind of interactive?
A common misconception of online learning is that it can’t be social or personal. While we recognize that some people prefer to learn on their own, we also believe that course content and learning experiences can be greatly enriched by the feedback and support of peers and instructors. For this reason, we strive to provide opportunities for interpersonal interaction and we encourage class participants to connect with the broader class community.
|Guide to Navigating Grief: Start Here||00:00:00|
|The Navigating Grief Classroom||00:00:00|
|Goals and Objectives||00:00:00|
|Truth Number One: Your grief is unique||00:00:00|
|Truth Number Two: Grief is multifaceted||00:00:00|
|Truth Number Three: There are many types of losses||00:00:00|
|Truth Number Four: Coping is a broad concept||00:00:00|
|Truth Number Five: Avoidance and negative coping can complicate things||00:00:00|
|Truth Number Six: Grief is forever||00:00:00|
|The Myth of the Linear Grief Timeline||00:00:00|
|An Introduction To Week Two||00:00:00|
|Types of Grief||00:00:00|
|An Introduction to Week Three||00:00:00|
|When Your Support System is Grieving||00:00:00|
|Utilizing Your Support System||00:00:00|
|Locating Resources in Your Community||00:00:00|
|End of Week Three||00:00:00|
|An Introduction to Week Four||00:00:00|
|Conceptualizing Progress in Grief||00:00:00|
|Determining Direction: Your Values Compass||00:00:00|
|A Brief Overview of Coping||00:00:00|
|Well-Being Coping: Introduction||00:00:00|
|Well-Being Coping: Just do it!||00:00:00|
|Grief Coping: The Emotions of Grief||00:00:00|
|Grief Coping: Addressing Avoidance||00:00:00|
|Grief Coping: Remembering and Memorializing||00:00:00|
|The End of Our Journey||00:00:00|