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Grief 101


Grief 101 was developed because our society does a poor job preparing us for this inevitable event in our lives. As we cross the threshold into a life touched by loss and grief, the reality of our experience conflicts with what our families, friends, books and movies have conditioned us to “know” about grief. As a result, the isolation of grieving is compounded by our belief that something might be wrong with us for feeling a certain way, and not being “over it” by now. 


Grief 101 seeks to dispel the myths surrounding grief by providing a historical context to how and why those myths may have developed, what we may actually experience in grief, why we have those experiences, and what we can do to help process the grief and even grow out of it

  1. Understand the “How’s” and “Why’s” of Grief

  2. Put a societal context around Grief

  3. Help participants recognize that they are not alone or unique in their grief experience

  4. Learn ways to process and grow from their grief

  • Meeting 1: Introduction and Grief Overview

  • Meeting 2: My Grief Timeline

  • Meeting 3: History of Grief in our Culture

  • Meeting 4: Biology of Grief

  • Meeting 5: Clinical Views of Grief

  • Meeting 6: Approaches Through Grief

  • Meeting 7: Grief in Different Cultures

  • Meeting 8: Review - Synthesis and wrap-up

  1. Zoom Video access via Desktop, Laptop or Tablet (No phone usage with Zoom)

  2. Notebook or Journal (paper or digital)

  3. Suggested Reading Material/Download: N/A

Support: Bereaved Individuals

Duration: 8 weeks

Session Length: 60 min

Day: Wednesdays 

Time: 10am - 11am PT

Start Date: May 13, 2020

Program Cost: $360 ($45/session)

Participants: 5 - 12

Facilitator: Brian Hartzman

Support: Bereaved Individuals

Duration: 8 weeks

Session Length: 60 min

Day: Mondays 

Time: 5pm - 6pm PT

Start Date: May 18, 2020

Program Cost: $360 ($45/session)

Participants: 5 - 12

Facilitator: Brian Hartzman



Brian Hartzman

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