It can be really hard to know what to do or say to support someone you know who is grieving. And when you’re afraid of doing or saying the wrong thing, it’s just easier to do... nothing.

Most of us are great in the beginning stages of loss. We know how to write a card, attend a funeral, drop off a hot dish (Midwest-speak for casserole). But grief is a chronic condition, and the people we care about need support in the long-term.

This course is designed to help anyone struggling with how to support a grieving person, with a combination of audio lessons led by Nora McInerny and psychologist Dr. Anna Roth and a downloadable workbook filled with with actionable steps. It will help the grief-adjacent:

- understand the physiological, emotional and psychological effects of grief on the person they care about -- and on themselves

- establish and maintain constructive ways to communicate with and support the griever

- identify their own reflexive pity responses and shift toward empathetic and compassionate communication and actions

Everyone wants to know how to help a person who is grieving. This course will teach you what you need to know to be a supportive, constructive part of a grieving person’s life.

Your Instructor

Nora McInerny & Dr. Anna Roth
Nora McInerny & Dr. Anna Roth

Nora McInerny

Nora McInerny is the creator of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, the founder of Still Kickin, and a person who has devoted her life's work to bringing the hard things in life into daily conversation. She was voted Most Humorous by the Annunciation Catholic School Class of 1997.

Dr. Anna Roth

Dr. Anna Roth is a Holistic Licensed Psychologist and grief expert who has channeled her own vast experiences of loss into learning, teaching and a deeply felt passion to help others heal. Heartfelt and holistic, Dr. Anna’s approach is relatable, warm and authentic. She advocates for integrative and embodied mental health treatment and believes every hardship is an opportunity for evolution. Dr. Anna obtained her MA and PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota with a concentration in Healing and Alternative Therapies; studied Yoga, Ayurveda and Traditional Tibetan Medicine in India; and has her 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification. Dr. Anna has a therapy practice in Minneapolis and offers virtual individual and group grief coaching nationally and worldwide. Learn more at and follow her at @drannaroth.

Course Curriculum

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  Session 1: Is This Normal?
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  Session 2: But What Do I Do?
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start? How long does it last?
This e-course opens to enrollment on Monday, April 27th and closes twelve weeks later on July 20th. But you can *start* the course whenever you want, because once you're enrolled, the course is self-paced and you have access to the materials forever! Just make sure you enroll within that twelve-week window so you don't miss out!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like — across any and all devices you own.
Can I get a refund if I decide the course isn't for me?
We of course (pun intended) hope the course is helpful to you, and we've laid out the course curriculum ahead of time so you know what to expect when you enroll. We will not be giving out refunds after a student enrolls in the course.
Who is this course for?
This course was created for the grief-adjacent, aka anyone who knows someone who is grieving and who want to support that person in their grief journey. Grief doesn't necessarily mean a death occurred — this course is applicable to grief supporters who know someone dealing with ambiguous grief as well.

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