Grief Companioning

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Grief & Bereavement

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Module 8 gives volunteers the opportunity to discuss and understand loss, sorrow, and the work of grief companioning.

Below are links to video clips, as well as readings and assignments that will help you explore grief & bereavement.

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First Stop - www.camrosehospice.org

To begin our exploration of grief companioning, we invite you to poke around in our extensive collection of resources available on our website.

In particular, look at the info on the page, "General Grief Support" (click on the green button).
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Grief Companioning Handbook

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Please read through this handbook, based on the work of Dr. Alan Wolfelt, to become acquainted with the basis of Hospice grief supports. 

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The Bereavement Caregiver as Gardener: A Companioning Parable

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What Not to Say

This exercise asks you to reflect on questions and statements to avoid in conversation with someone who is grieving.
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Ask a Mortician: How to Talk to Someone Who is Grieving

Caitlin Doughty is an American based mortician and death theorist. She shares her tips for talking to someone who is grieving after the death of a loved one.

Personal Loss Exercise

In this exercise we invite you to spend time reflecting on a personal loss.
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Moving On

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