Would you like to find hope and joy beyond grief?
Running Towards Grief
We run from grief because loss scares us, yet our hearts reach toward grief because the broken parts want to mend. ~ Brene Brown
The emotions that accompany grief are universal, yet in the midst of it we often feel completely alone in our pain. There is no quick fix—we must all go through the process—however there is community and support if we reach for it. In this online course, Dana Schwartz will accompany you on your grief journey, within a supportive community, using the healing tool of expressive writing.
Through online videos and live workshops you will acquire the tools you need to work through and integrate grief into your life. The goal is to honor the past while living fully in the present and looking toward the future.
Who will benefit
This course will benefit anyone suffering a loss, whether it’s the passing of a loved one or the ending of a relationship. No matter how much time has passed, weeks or years, Crossing the River will lead you through an exploration of your grief, and ultimately a deeper understanding of who you were then, and who you are now.
Why it works
Expressive writing—the act of writing down our thoughts, and the feelings we attach to them—has long been proven as an effective method to help people deepen their understanding of self and process emotions. Any time we can write out our thoughts, and connect those thoughts to how we feel, we gain deeper insight into who we are and the blocks that keep us from living our best life. It isn't enough to just think or talk about these emotions; writing them down enables us to process and understand ourselves in a way that thinking or conversation doesn't allow.
Using the metaphor of crossing the river you will be guided through a series of writing exercises that will help you create a shift in your thinking and loosen emotions that may have been stuck or dormant. This shift will enable you to come to a new place of understanding in both your grief and your relationship with self.
What you'll gain
- Access memories you may have forgotten
- Gain a new understanding of your emotions and a deeper understanding of your grief
- Reconnect emotionally with your loved one to enable release and closure
- Forgive yourself and your loved one (if applicable)
- Enjoy the healing company of others dealing with grief
- Witness your grief from a new perspective
What you'll invest
Crossing The River will take you on a journey like no other with people experiencing similar complex emotions. The unique aspect of this course is the in-person coaching with Dana, which fosters a deep and comforting community.
You'll also gain lifetime access to video, audio and written content to accompany you on your grief journey.
Purchase Crossing The River for just $197 and you'll also enjoy peace of mind with our money back guarantee. If you are dissatisfied with the course for any reason, please let us know within 15 days and you will receive a full refund.
Meet your instructor, Dana Schwartz, and learn what to expect as you journey through the coming weeks with her.
Module 1: River as a Metaphor
Where are you in your grief journey? We'll look at crossing the river as a metaphor for the course and ask where you see yourself in the process.
Module 2: Wading In
How did you cope or are you coping during early grief? What are your regrets around your loss? Discover what connects you to your loved one and how to use those placeholders to journey through your grief.
Module 3: Deep Water
Grief brings with it a series of secondary losses we may not have thought about. What are yours? How has grief affected the other key relationships in your life? In what ways have you disconnected from the life you knew prior to your loss?
Module 4: View From Above
Our perspective changes continually as we journey through life with grief. How do you see yourself and your grief now? We'll also address the topics of guilt and forgiveness in this module.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will I have access to the course for?
You will have lifetime access to the course.
What is the return policy?
If you are not satisfied for any reason, email me within 14 days for a full refund...no questions asked.
What do the lessons look like?
Each lesson is available in video, text and audio formats to allow you to learn in the way you prefer.
Will I have access to the course immediately?
No. Due to the in-person workshop schedule the course begins and ends on a specific date. The course is currently scheduled to open fall 2016, with exact dates to be confirmed.
Do I need to be an experienced writer to take the course?
Not at all! Expressive writing is not about writing talent, but only your willingness to be open with your emotions and allow them to come out on paper. The more you can speak your own truth without worrying about how it may sound to others, the more you will get out of the course.
How can I connect with the instructor and other course participants outside of the live workshops?
You can share your work, ask questions, and connect with other students via the private course forum.
Will I receive feedback from the instructor?
If you have a specific question or concern, please direct this to Dana via the course forum and she will guide you and provide feedback.
Will my writing and responses to the exercises be assessed?
No. Your writing sessions are for your own personal development. There are no right or wrong answers and you will not be assessed in any way.