Unique Considerations for Grievers Supporting Grievers [June Webinar]

Live Webinar on June 24 @ 7pm EST

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.

Grieving individuals commonly find themselves in a position of providing grief support to other people. A few situations where you might support other grievers include: helping friends and family who are grieving, in-person support groups or workshops, online blogs and support groups, volunteer positions, and in professional capacities.

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 self-care 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
  • Etc

See FAQs below for additional details

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.
What if I can't make the live webinar?
That's okay! Registration includes an invitation to the live event and long-term access to the webinar recording and notes pages. Within a week of the live event, all registrants will receive an email informing them that the recording and notes pages are available. At that time, you can log back into this site and watch the recording at your convenience.
What's the live webinar experience like?
The first thing to note is that this is a webinar. Unlike virtual meetings you may have attended in the past, webinar participants cannot be seen or heard. Instead, participants have the option to engage in discussion and ask questions in the 'Chat' section. Additionally, this webinar will incorporate presentation slides and a PDF workbook. Participants will be granted access to all materials including slides, workbook, and webinar recording within a week of the live event.
How can I access the live event?
The live event will take place using the webinar platform Zoom. We will provide instructions for accessing the webinar once you have registered for the event. We will also email you before the event and remind you to tune in.

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.

Course Curriculum

  Grievers Supporting Grievers
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