Center for Loss and Life Transisition

A turnkey web outreach library for funeral homes, hospices, hospitals, and other organizations.
Brought to you by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director - Center for Loss and Life Transition- and Batesville Technology Solutions


Dr. Alan Wolfelt has developed a great turnkey web outreach program called Griefwords. It provides a web-based, comprehensive library of articles and book excerpts about grief for bereaved families as well as bereavement caregivers. While Dr. Wolfelt continues to create content for Griefwords, Batesville Technology Solutions now administers the program.


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The Articles Included in Griefwords:

Helping Others in Grief

  • The Misconception of the Funeral as a Rite of Closure
  • Helping a Friend in Grief
  • Helping Yourself Heal When Someone You Care About Dies of a Drug Overdose
  • Helping a Grandparent Who is Grieving
  • Helping a Grieving Friend in the Workplace
  • Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal
  • Helping Your Family When a Member is Dying
  • Helping a Friend or Family Member After a Cancer Diagnosis
  • Helping Your Family Heal After Miscarriage

Helping Yourself with Grief

  • The Teeter-Totter of Resilience and Vulnerability in Grief
  • What's Your Love Language? Identifying and Asking for the Most Effective Grief Support for You
  • You Must Say Hello Before You Say Goodbye
  • You Must Make Friends with the Darkness Before You Can Enter the Light
  • You Must Go Backward Before You Can Go Forward
  • Helping Your Family Heal After Stillbirth
  • Helping Yourself Heal When an Adult Sibling Dies
  • Mustering the Courage to Mourn
  • Love and Grief: In Communion and Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
  • Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Loved Dies
  • Will I Befriend My Feelings Or Will I Deny, Repress, Or Inhibit Them?
  • Helping Yourself Heal When Your Spouse Dies
  • Helping Yourself Heal When Your Child Dies
  • Helping Yourself Heal When Your Parent Dies
  • Helping Yourself Heal When a Baby Dies
  • Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season
  • Healing Your Grief About Getting Older
  • Embracing the Sadness of Grief
  • When Your Soulmate Dies

For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers:

  • Finding the Right Words: Guidelines on how to talk to grieving children about death
  • How to Talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life About the Newtown, CT Tragedy
  • Helping Infants and Toddlers Cope with Grief
  • Helping Children Cope with Grief
  • Helping Children with Funerals
  • Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief

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About the Author

Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt is a noted author, educator, and grief counselor. Recipient of the Association for Death Education and Counseling's Death Educator Award, he serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition, in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is also a faculty member of the University of Colorado Medical School's Department of Family Medicine.

In addition to presenting dozens of keynotes and workshops across North America each year, Dr. Wolfelt facilitates 4-day training seminars for bereavement caregivers in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Wolfelt is a popular media resource who regularly provides his expertise to many top-tier television shows, newspapers, and magazines.

He is the author of more than fifty bestselling books on grief and loss, including Companioning the Bereaved: A Soulful Guide for Caregivers; Grief One Day at a Time; The Depression of Grief; Loving From the Outside in, Mourning From the Inside Out; Understanding Your Grief; The Journey Through Grief; Healing a Spouse's Grieving Heart; Companioning the Grieving Child; Healing a Parent's Grieving Heart; and Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies.

Dr. Wolfelt and his wife Sue, a family physician, are parents to three children. They live in the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains next door to the Center for Loss and Life Transition.


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