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Grief Support

The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences in life. Words fail to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is more challenging than we, or others, might expect.

These articles are meant to describe different types of grief; their intent is to help you understand your own, or to help you empathize with another person’s grief.

These articles were written by Dr Bill Webster, of Grief Education, and are part of a comprehensive library available on our Grief Journey web portal. Dr Bill is the founder and executive director of the Centre for the Grief Journey. He earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1990, and has been awarded a prestigious fellowship in thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC).

Dr Bill`s knowledge of grief exists not just in theory, but from a very difficult personal experience. In 1983, Bill`s young wife died suddenly of a heart attack. Her passing left him in the difficult situation of coping with immense loss while raising his two sons, who were only seven and nine when their mother died. Dr Bill has become a recognized author, and a renowned international speaker and seminar leader who draws from 30 years of experience in the field of grief support and counselling.

Understanding Grief

Grief can be complex and overwhelming. Understand the process of walking through grief.

Children and Grief

When children grieve it may look different than adults learn how you can support children in their grief.

Coping With Loss

Loss can bring many unexpected emotions, learn more about what comes with losing a loved one.

Helping Those Who Grieve.

When those we love grieve it may be hard to know what to do or say. Learn how you can help those who grieve.

Coping With Complicated Situations.

Some deaths come with complicated situations which blur the lines of grief. Learn more about navigating these uncertain waters.