Important: Please read before getting started

The holiday season is just plain difficult for those of us who've experienced a loss (and it doesn't matter if the loss was yesterday or years ago). You're taking a brave and awesome step in enrolling in this course! Way to go!

Before we get started, let me introduce myself and the course.

If you feel so inclined, introduce yourself with your name, and a brief statement about what brings you to this course. Leave your comment below, or in our Facebook group.

Important - please read our disclaimer:

This course is for self-reflection and self-help only. It's like the equivalent of picking up a self-help book for a topic you want to grow in.

I (Danica) am a certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach, not a licensed art therapist. This course is not a substitute for mental health treatment. Completing this lesson means you understand that I am not able to provide counseling or medical advice. Instead, I will teach you how to use art as a therapeutic tool for your own recovery from grief.

This course can be taken on your own, or in conjunction with counseling. There is no shame in asking for some extra help - I've benefitted from counseling too! To find a licensed therapist near you, please visit: https://www.counseling.org.

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. According to their website, the "Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones," Your life is precious and worth saving.

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