Grief Art 101
Art for the grief journey ahead - beginners welcome!
“Grief is a process.”
When you hear that, how do you feel?
Why did no one tell me this before?!
Overwhelmed and afraid to start
Unsure how you feel and how to proceed
Ready to tackle that process - and feel better
In order to move forward in your grief journey, you have to start with where you're at.
In this mini-course, I’ll help you discover:
Your starting point - where you’re at in your grief
Your personal roadmap - vision and goals how you want to heal and grow
All the while we'll be using ART as a metaphor and tool for our grief journey.
And guess what? No previous art experience is necessary.
Important - please read:
I (Danica) am not a licensed art therapist. I teach art as a therapeutic tool for recovery from grief. The difference is subtle, but important. This mini-course is not meant to give a medical diagnosis, nor is it a substitute for mental health treatment. This course is for self-reflection and self-help only. It's like the equivalent of picking up a self-help book for a topic you want to grow in.
This course can be taken on your own, or in conjunction with counseling. There is no shame in asking for some extra help - I've benefited from counseling too! To find a licensed therapist near you, please visit: https://www.counseling.org.
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. "The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones," according to their website. Your life is precious and worth saving.
Q: what brings you here?
Hello, dear one. My intention is to welcome you, but I realize that grief is the journey you never wanted to be on. I'm so sorry for the loss (or losses) that got you here.