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Compassionate Companionship: Navigating Grief Together

Session was held on November 24, 2023.

We commemorated National Grief and Bereavement Day by coming together to support one another on the path of grief. 

This webinar was a call to action, encouraging everyone to extend a helping hand and walk alongside those who are experiencing grief. It’s a day to be a comforting presence when words fall short. Our session delved into the universal experience of dealing with grief and bereavement, addressing the unique challenges faced by individuals of all ages. 

We explored strategies, insights, and stories of resilience as we learn how to be there for one another on this journey of healing and hope.


  • Matthew Fillier, Grief and Bereavement Lead Primary Health Care – Integrated Palliative Care Team

Compassionate Companionship: Navigating Grief Together

Grief Books:

  • When Life Hits Hard: How to Transcend Grief, Crisis and Loss with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (2021) Russ Harris
  • What’s Your Grief? Lists To Help You Through Any Loss (2022) Eleanor Haley, Litsa Williams
  • The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith (2009) John W. James and Russell Friedman
  • It’s OK That You’re NOT OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand (2017) Megan Devine
  • Resilient Grieving: How to Find Your Way Though A Devastating Loss (2017) Lucy Hone
  • Death Interrupted: How Modern Medicine Is Complicating The Way We Die (2022) Blair Bigham

Trauma Books:

  • Walking the Tiger: Healing Trauma (1997) Peter A. Levine
  • The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (2015) Bessel Van Der Kolk


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