Loss and Grief

Class Resources and Links for COVID-19

Week 1 – Loss, Your Feelings Matter

Definitions of Loss and Sorrow – to be emailed as a pdf to all participants

It’s OK to  Healing Patch graphic – to be emailed as a pdf to all participants


The OK’s of COVID-19: Validating Our Responses to the Pandemic – Healing Patch – UPMC

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook – Resource Published by The Wellness Group, Supported by Jamma International

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief  by Scott Berinato  March 23, 2020 referencing David Kessler, Harvard Business Review

Grief and Mourning in the Time of  COVID-19 4.15.2020 from Fertile Ground Communications

The Year without Graduation, author Jill A Johnson-Young, LCSW at Central Counseling Services, High School Graduation Loss and Grief 4.5.2020, from Thrive Global,

7 Tips for Grieving a Loved One at Home in the Time of COV-19 – Web article Oregon Synod, ECLA Bishop Laurie Larson – Caeser,

Charts and Graphs

Childhood Developmental Stages of Grief and Age Appropriate Responses

Podcasts and Videos

Link NPR interview On Point David Kessler on COV19

How do I Help A Friend Grieve By Megan Devine (acknowledgement and Parker Palmer)

Week 2 – Loss and Grief, It’s Real


Grief Has No Time Limit Pinterst Image link

All the Things We Have to Mourn Now
Atlantic Article by Joe Pinsker 5.1.2020
Six experts explain how to recognize the many new face of grief during a pandemic

Act Now To Get Ahead Of A Mental Health Crisis Specialists Advise
NPR Self Care Accompaniment Article with Link to Listen

Keep Crying
United Church of Christ Daily Devotion 5.12.2020


Stages of Grief My Reality pdf to be email

Developmental Stages of Grief and Age Appropriate Responses

Pod Casts and Videos

This is Grief by Wellcast

TEDtalk Nora Mcinerny You Don’t Move On You Move Forward

In a talk that’s by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let’s face it, affect us all, is as liberating as it is gut-wrenching. Most powerfully, she encourages us to shift how we approach grief. “A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again,” she says. “They’re going to move forward. But that doesn’t mean that they’ve moved on.” This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.  Nora McInerny makes a living talking to people about life’s hardest moments.

TEDTalk Jason B Rosenthal, You May Want To Marry My Husband, grieving process explored, end of life, consider the conversation now!

In her brutally honest, ironically funny and widely read meditation on death, “You May Want to Marry My Husband,” the late author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal gave her husband Jason very public permission to move on and find happiness. A year after her death, Jason offers candid insights on the often excruciating process of moving through and with loss — as well as some quiet wisdom for anyone else experiencing life-changing grief.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.


Jason B. Rosenthal · Advocate, artist  When Jason B. Rosenthal’s wife died, he says: “as clichéd as it sounds, I started working on living each day as it comes, to get through the complexities of life.”

Week 3 Loss, Grief and Ritual  – Your Action Plan for the Future


Creating rituals to Move Through Grief – June 27,2011 Blog Good Therapy

Chart and Graphs
Podcasts and Videos

How to Deal with Loss or Grief of Love OnesBrief Coping Video on Coping Mechanisms (disclaimer on EKR) – Psych2Go

Joe Biden – Hope in Purpose – PBS Newshour January 4, 2028 7:37 PM

Grief Rituals – Hospice Care of Boulder Colorado, Kim Mooney,

TEDTalk Elaine Mansfield Good grief1 – What I learned from loss

Telling her own story of loss, Elaine Mansfield explains the use of ritual as a tool for empowerment for life’s most challenging times.

Elaine Mansfield is a writer and bereavement educator who has lived on land overlooking the Seneca Lake Valley since 1972. She leads bereavement groups and workshops, and writes for Hospicare and Palliative Care of Tompkins County. Her writing reflects her forty years as a student of Jungian psychology, mythology, meditation and nature. Until 2011, she was a nutrition and exercise counselor. Since her husband’s death in 2008, her work has focused on healing, finding meaning, and creating a new life after loss. Elaine’s book “Leaning into Love: A Spiritual Journey through Grief” was published by Larson Publications in October 2014. The poet Naomi Shihab Nye wrote, “This magnificent, profoundly moving book gives encouragement and solace to all.” Elaine writes a weekly blog about life’s adventures and lessons at elainemansfield.com/blog.