Participants of this eCourse should be ready to journal, but they should also be prepared to learn, explore, and reflect on their grief and grief-related experiences.
Journaling can be an amazing coping tool for processing grief related thoughts, emotions, and experiences, but finding the time and motivation to sit down and write can be difficult (especially when you’re grieving). In this grief journaling intensive, participants will be provided with 30 days worth of journaling prompts and 15 lessons. Though journaling prompts are simple by nature, those included in this course have been designed around psychological perspectives, coping technics, and themes common to the grief experience.
General concepts covered in this course include: Grief 101; Managing difficult emotions while writing/journaling; Continuing bonds; Guilt and regret; Forgiveness; Loneliness and isolation; Gratitude
Length of this course: Participants will be provided with 30 days worth of journal prompts. However, this course is self-guided and participants are encouraged to progress through the course at whatever pace feels comfortable.
Who should take this course?
Anyone interested in using journaling as a tool for coping with grief.
Participants should have regular access to a computer with Internet connection.
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How does this course work?
This course is designed to be self-guided, which means that it is 100% independent and self-paced. Although the intent is for participants to complete one journaling prompt a day, it is up to you to login and to access the prompt/lesson for the day. The benefit of setting your own pace is that you are able to take your time, take breaks if you need to, and miss a day here and there. We want all participants to feel as though they are set up for success, so in lesson one we discuss strategies for staying on track with a regular journaling practice.
This course is made up of:
- Prompts: There are 30 journaling prompts included in this course in all. These prompts touch on a variety of topics related to your grief; your loved one; and your relationship with your loved one.
- Lessons: Approximately every other day, participants will be provided with a lesson along with the prompt. This is one of the main ways that this course differs from other guided journals and writing/journaling courses. These lessons are designed to provide education on many different aspects of grief and coping.
What if I need someone to remind me to journal or to hold me accountable?
Some people may prefer a course that provides them with daily reminder emails or which requires them to hold themselves accountable by checking-in with other people each day. If this is your preference, a self-paced course might not be for you. Instead, you might want to consider the collaborative version of this course which starts on September 4th.
What if I’m not a writer?
That’s okay! The only requirement for this course is that you have a desire to explore journaling and the written word as a coping tool for processing, understanding, and expressing your grief.
|Grief Journaling Intensive:|
|Grief Journaling Intensive Guidelines||00:00:00|
|Day One: Getting Started||00:00:00|
|Day Two: Your Loved One||00:00:00|
|Day Three: Grief 101||00:00:00|
|Day Four: Found Poems||00:00:00|
|Day Five: When Writing Hurts||00:00:00|
|Day Six: Dear person who doesn’t get my grief…||00:00:00|
|Day Seven: What would your loved one want?||00:00:00|
|Day Eight: Why write?||00:00:00|
|Day Nine: Moving forward||00:00:00|
|Day Ten: Continuing bonds||00:00:00|
|Day Eleven: Legacy||00:00:00|
|Day Twelve: Guilt and Regret||00:00:00|
|Day Thirteen: Love your regret||00:00:00|
|Day Fourteen: Forgiveness||00:00:00|
|Day Fifteen: Letter from your loved one||00:00:00|
|Day Sixteen: Loneliness and Isolation||00:00:00|
|Day Seventeen: What you’ve missed||00:00:00|
|Day Eighteen: Support Systems||00:00:00|
|Day Nineteen: Six Word Story||00:00:00|
|Day Twenty: Thoughts and Emotions||00:00:00|
|Day Twenty-One: Your choice||00:00:00|
|Day Twenty-Two: Confirmation Bias||00:00:00|
|Day Twenty-Three: Dear Friend||00:00:00|
|Day Twenty-Four: Gratitude||00:00:00|
|Day Twenty-Five: Conceptualizing Progress||00:00:00|
|Day Twenty-Six: Behavioral Activation||00:00:00|
|Day Twenty-Seven: Continuing Bonds Bucket List||00:00:00|
|Day Twenty-Eight: #WouldHaveLovedThis||00:00:00|
|Day Twenty-Nine: All kinds of coping||00:00:00|
|Day Thirty: Your own prompts||00:00:00|
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