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Seasons of Grief

Creative Interventions to Support Bereaved People
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The quiet letting go of Autumn, the reflective stillness of Winter, the bright rebirth of Spring, and the flourishing warmth of Summer trace the natural path of grief as it grows and changes to fit the spaces left behind by those we love. Easy-to-use exercise guides and activities invite readers to explore the changeable nature of grief through the ebb and flow of the seasons.

As well as contributions from diverse creative practitioners, poems from Dr. Robert Neimeyer and reflections from Claudia Coenen create a starting point to delve into the emotional context of each chapter, encouraging the reader to view each personal account and case study through the lens of a different phase of grief. This heart-centred, compassionate approach infuses bereavement therapy with much-needed warmth, supporting clinically-proven techniques to guide users towards practical, healthy ways of processing their loss.

Bringing together voices and art from across the spectrum of creative grief therapy, Coenen provides an accessible, compassionate guide to supporting those coping with bereavement throughout their journey.
  • Published: Jan 18 2024
  • Pages: 320
  • 228 x 152mm
  • ISBN: 9781839974861
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  • Dr Andy Hau Yan Ho, PhD, EdD, MFT, Immediate Past President, Association for Death Education and Counseling; Head of Psychology, Associate Professor of Psychology and Medicine, Nanyang Technological University.

    This poetically and aesthetically crafted volume of creative interventions for bereavement care is a wonderful resource for those facing loss and grief. Grounded in empirical science and informed by rich clinical experiences, it is an excellent contribution to the field of Thanatology.
  • Alexandra Kennedy MA MFT author of Honoring Grief, Losing a Parent, The Infinite Thread: Healing Relationships Beyond Loss and How Did I Miss All This Before: Waking Up to the Magic of Our Ordinary Lives.

    In Seasons of Grief Claudia Coenen has collected a rich, inspiring treasure trove of stories, reflections, guided meditations, art projects and suggestions to explore the world of creativity in the territory of grief. The chapters flow brilliantly with the cycle of seasons-- a superb way to organize all these powerful and splendidly varied approaches to creative expression. I look forward to regularly using In Seasons of Grief as a valuable resource for my grieving clients. Thank you, Claudia!
  • Karla Helbert, MS, LPC, C-IAYT, author of Yoga for Grief & Loss, The Chakras in Grief and Trauma: A tantric Guide to Energetic Wholeness, and Finding Your Own Way to Grieve: A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids & Teens on the Autism Spectrum

    Seasons of Grief is a beautiful journey through the natural healing power of creative expression in grief. This book is filled with wisdom and compassion and is a gift for both grieving people and providers alike. There are so many creative methods, prompts, stories, activities and insight for the energy of grief and transformation to be channelled into expression, no one will put this book down without feeling inspired to create and explore their capacity to create. Thanks to Coenen and all the contributors for this exceptional book.
  • Dr Jennifer Dayes, Registered Counselling Psychologist

    Seasons of Grief taps into a deep inner wisdom. In doing so, it achieves what I wish more of Psychology did; to move with the seasons, to acknowledge the wisdom of nature, and to celebrate our instinct to create.