This is a 30-day interactive grief journaling intensive.

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 collaborative journaling eCourse participants will be immersed in the grief journaling process through lessons about grief, daily motivation to write, and tips for success. 

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. Participants of this eCourse should be ready to journal, but they should also be prepared to explore and reflect upon their grief and grief related experiences; to learn about grief and coping, and to connect with their fellow participants.

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

Date: The next section of this course will begin on September 4th, 2017

Length of this course: 30 days

Who should take this course?

Anyone interested in using journaling as a tool for coping with grief. Due to the interactive nature of this course, this course is most appropriate for participants who:

  • want to connect with others
  • want to share their writing with others
  • like the idea of being prompted to journal each day
  • like the idea of having a cohort of fellow participants to keep them accountable

Technology and Time Commitment:

Participants should have regular access to a computer with Internet connection. Participants should plan to spend between 30 – 90 minutes a day on this course.


More about this course…

How does this course work?

This course is designed to be collaborative, which means all participants start on the same day, the instructor sets the pace, and participants will have the opportunity to connect with their fellow classmates in the class forum.

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.
  • Class Forum: Participants will have the opportunity to connect with one another in the class forum through regular check-ins and community challenges.

What if I prefer to journal at my own pace or to journal privately?

We realize that some people may want the benefit of journaling prompts and lessons designed around themes common to the grief experience, but prefer to journal as a solitary, self-paced activity. If this is your preference, we recommend you take a look at our Self-Guided Grief Journaling Intensive. This course provides participants with the same prompts and lessons, but without an interactive component.

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.

Course Curriculum

30 Days of Journaling
Day One: Class Orientation 00:00:00
Day Two: Getting Started 00:00:00
Day Three: Your Love One 00:00:00
Day Four: Grief 101 00:00:00
Day Five: Found Poems 00:00:00
Day Six: When Writing Hurts 00:00:00
Day Seven: Dear Person Who Doesn’t Get My Grief 00:00:00
Day Eight: What Would Your Loved One Want? 00:00:00
Day Nine: Why Write? 00:00:00
Day Ten: Moving Forward 00:00:00
Day Eleven: Continuing Bonds 00:00:00
Day Twelve: Honoring Legacy 00:00:00
Day Thirteen: Guilt and Regret 00:00:00
Day Fourteen: Love Your Regret 00:00:00
Day Fifteen: Forgiveness 00:00:00
Day Sixteen: Letter from your loved one 00:00:00
Day Seventeen: Continuing Bonds Bucket List 00:00:00
Day Eighteen: Loneliness and Isolation 00:00:00
Day Nineteen: What you’ve missed 00:00:00
Day Twenty: Support Systems 00:00:00
Day Twenty-One: Six Word Stories 00:00:00
Day Twenty-Two: Thoughts and Emotions 00:00:00
Day Twenty-Three: Your Choice 00:00:00
Day Twenty-Four: Confirmation Bias 00:00:00
Day Twenty-Five: Dear Friend 00:00:00
Day Twenty-Six: Gratitude 00:00:00
Day Twenty-Seven: Meaningful Moments 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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