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Our Wildly Popular Course Now Available On Demand

Grateful Grief: A Guide for Living with Loss

Join us this fall for a six-week, self-guided course that explores the empowering and nurturing ways that the practice of gratefulness can sustain and guide you when living with grief and loss.

Course Overview

Where do we turn for solace and guidance in the midst of grief and uncertainty? Grief arrives in many forms and disrupts both the life we love and the life we have. As prevalent as breath, it is part of every human story, requiring us to reorient to days and lives we had not imagined.

The practice of grateful living nourishes our daily lives and empowers us to find meaning and purpose in unexpected places — to show up to the uninvited life that is emerging in the wake of loss. This grateful stance acknowledges heartbreak and despair, while building our capacity to carry our sorrow alongside our joy. Yearning for what was and embracing what is, blessing the departures that birth the mystery of new arrivals — this is grateful grief.

Key Details

  • Self-guided course with six 75-minute video sessions including the primary teachings and special guests
  • First session available October 3; remaining sessions shared weekly
  • Accompanying resources to deepen each session’s teachings
  • Online community space for sharing insights and learning
  • Five special guests
  • Optional live session hosted by Joe Primo and Sheryl Chard
  • Access to all course materials through December 31, 2023

The course is taught by Joe Primo, CEO of Grateful Living, and Sheryl Chard, Director of Education, along with special guests Francis Weller, Susan Cain, David Whyte, Dacher Keltner, and Patricia June Vickers. The journey is enriched by Joe’s deep experience in the field of grief and bereavement.

Learn more about all of our guest speakers here.

I’m better able to hold grief and gratitude at the same time with no need to let go of one in order to embrace the other.

Gaye R., course participant

Would this course be ideal for your family, colleagues, staff, faculty, or spiritual community?

Reach out to us directly at [email protected] for details about group discounts and bulk registration for 10 or more.

How It Works

Explore our Course FAQ here.

As a hospice chaplain and grief counselor I know a lot about the grief process, but I found new perspectives and offerings here. As a new widow myself, I was blessed with insights, courage, and compassion.

Deborah C., course participant

Register Now

Registration is open through Monday, October 2. You will need a free grateful.org profile in order to access course materials and participate in the virtual community space. If you already have a profile, please login before continuing.

This course is offered for a contribution of $75 ($300 value). If $75 is not possible, please email us at [email protected] so that we can ensure access to all who are interested.

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