Grief

Support Groups/Workshops/Classes:
Golden Willow Grief Group
Dougy Center
Providence Hospital Grief Groups
Adventist Health Grief Group
Dinner Party. “We are a community of mostly 20- and 30-somethings who’ve each experienced significant loss. We get together over potluck dinners to talk about the ways in which it continues to affect our lives and how to thrive in #lifeafterloss.”

Dying to Live. “a series of 3 classes that explore our relationship with death through shamanic journeys, forgiveness rituals, and teachings from the major Books of the Dead.”

Pet Loss Support Groups:
Dove Lewis
-Kate Davis, M.S.W., L.C.S.W . Individual, group, and training. Helps humans cope with grief and trauma around animal issues. She works with veterinary staff, shelter and rescue workers and animal caregivers.
Ute Luppertz’s Animal Hospice Group

Grief Support Practitioners:
-Melinda Laus
at Courageous Mourning
Catherine Beckett
Jennifer Wohl. Leads a Grief Retreat
Portland Therapy Group‘s list of therapists who work with grief
Georgena Eggleston/Beyond Your Grief
-Christine Pearson/Golden Child Acupuncture
Jess Ripley: Massage Therapy, Yoga Therapy, and Dance Therapy. Works with grief through dance and leads classes.

Death and Dying Support
-Resh Foundation.
Hereafters. End of life support.-Living Earth. Retreats on Loving, Living, and Dying
Anticipatory Grief: A Guide to Impending Loss. great booklet/zine you can order.

 

Writings/video about grief and grieving:
Grief Intelligence: A Primer
-Jack Kornfield on “How Mindfulness Can Help Us Work Through Grief”
The Dougy Center has a great podcast discussing different aspects of grief.
The Hardest Part of Grieving: Allowing Yourself to Actually Do It
Grief Anniversary (a poem)
Solving the Problem of Grief
-How Your Body Processes Grief
-How to Practice Self Care When Grieving
Blogs
What’s Your Grief (blog and podcast)
Refuge in Grief. Really amazing blog. She offers one on one support as well.
Glow in the Woods . For “babylost” parents.
Modern Loss. Conversations about Grief
Pauline Boss “The Myth of Closure“. great interview from On Being.

Grief Watch: Bereavement books, materials, and resources.

Tips for supporting someone with grief:
How to help someone who’s grieving
How to write a condolence note
Things No Grieving Person Wants to Hear (and What to Say Instead)
10 Best Things to Say to Someone in Grief
-Tip Sheets from The Dougy Center
-Trauma Intervention Program: really good resource list including how to support children, suicide support, and disaster support.
-How to Help a Friend Through Babyloss
-Building Emotional Intelligence in Children: Talking about Sadness, Loss, and GriefWhat you say to someone who is grieving vs what they hear

Death Discussion
Terri Daniel
Death:OK
Portland Death Cafe

Ritual, Ceremony, and Memorializing
Ash & Earth. Holly Swan creates beautiful remembrance stones with love and ritual using the cremains of your loved one.
Conscious Grieving. Grief Rituals and Workshops facilitated by Terri Daniel
Memorial Quilts.
Holly Pruett. Life Cycle Celebrant
Sobonfu Some. Comes to Oregon often to do powerful grief rituals

Download the Trauma Intervention Program’s Resource book. Lots of local resources.