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Writing with and through grief

Live webinar
Wednesday 17th April 1:00pm - 3:00pm NZST
Online (New Zealand)
Sarah Penwarden
The course "Writing with and through grief" has finished

Using writing to tell your stories and re-make life after loss

Who should attend this webinar?

This webinar is designed for both bereaved people and clinicians working with bereaved people. It is suitable for anyone working in a professional care role or who supports people through all forms of loss and grief. This could be a wide variety of professions including counsellors, social workers, funeral professionals, teachers, emergency response teams, medical, corrections, mental health, hospice, volunteers, caregivers and more. 

Webinar overview

Losing a loved one can create a profound disruption in a person’s sense of the world and their own identity. Storytelling is one way to bring some order to chaos. While storytelling can happen in social settings, a bereaved person can also tell their own stories through personal writing. Writing stories of loss can also bring some order into the experience through crafting the experience anew. Personal writing can also offer a new perspective, as the bereaved person becomes an author and witness to their life and future in a new way.

In this two-hour webinar, Sarah will lay a foundation for understanding fluctuations in grieving. She will then explore personal creative writing as one way to help make meaning of grief, to remember a loved one, and create a version of a life well lived.

She will primarily focus on the use of three writing approaches:

  • Journalling
  • Memoir/life review writing
  • Poetry (haiku, free verse)

Practical examples of these kinds of writing will be shared and ideas given for creative approaches to writing in and with grief, in order to both acknowledge loss and focus on remaking life. Sarah will also talk about potential audiences for writing, beyond oneself, and also about self-care during writing. Opportunity will be given during the webinar to do some live personal writing. This webinar is designed for both bereaved people and clinicians working with bereaved people.

Webinar registration details

  • Access to the live webinar and the recording 
  • Access to a downloadable PDF handout
  • Certificate of accomplishment issued on completion of a short quiz

Certificate of accomplishment

We can provide a certificate of accomplishment for all our training courses. The requirement for receiving a certificate to confirm professional development for CPD/OPD points is as follows:

  • You must view a minimum of 80% of a recorded or live webinar workshop
  • You must complete a short quiz on the webinar content.

CPD Points/Credits

We are accredited to provide points/credits to the following organisations, educational institutes, and associations:

New Zealand


Our training is endorsed or recommended by the following Organisations, Educational Institutes, and Associations:

New Zealand

The CPD Group

ACA (Australian Counselling Association)

To receive your CPD points/credits, you will need to receive a certificate of accomplishment which you can then provide to your relevant institution.


Using writing to tell your stories and re-make life after loss Who should attend this webinar? This webinar is designed for... more

Group Discounts Available 5.00% discount for groups of 5 or more registered in one booking

Webinar Participant $85.00 +GST
(Sales Ended)

Available 25 Mar 2024 - 17 Apr 2024

All prices in NZ Dollars

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