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Grief Doodling

Bringing Back Your Smiles

Harriet Hodgson, MA


List Price: 11.95*
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From the very first page, Grief Doodling invites action. Topics range from the benefits of doodling, to why doodling is fun, to doodling tips, and responding to doodling prompts. The prompts, based on grief research, promote self-worth and healing. This is a hopeful book—something all grieving kids need.

Praise For Grief Doodling: Bringing Back Your Smiles

"Grief Doodles will take the reader’s hand and lead them down an inspiring and whimsical path toward healing. Hodgson has created a magnificent tool that every person experiencing loss should have at their fingertips. I love this book!" —Sandy Goodman, grief speaker and author of Love Never Dies

"Grief Doodling is an insightful, creative way for tweens and teens to express and process grief. Harriet aptly reminds readers that there is no right or wrong way to doodle—or to grieve. Harriet’s illustrations are poignant in how they illustrate the bio-psycho-social impact of grief. Grief Doodling will help children and bereaved people of all ages." —Heidi Smith, Fellow in Thantology, Certified Grief Therapist

"Harriet has happened upon one of the least-known benefits of doodling—healing. With this book, doodling opens yet another door—beyond insight, creativity, and solving—showcasing its greater ability to ease our passage from grief back to joy. Grief Doodling is an essential book for kids experiencing loss." —Sunni Brown, Best-selling author of The Doodle Revolution and Chief Infodoodler

"What Harriet has created is brilliant and I heartily endorse its use by all who grieve or have experienced trauma in their lives." —Mich Carmody, artist, author, grief educator

"Grief Doodling is a wonderfully powerful and well thought-out resource. Harriet, an experienced griever herself, invites the reader to give themselves the gift of doodling. If accepted, it can lead to healing and happiness. This book serves as a guide for people of all ages."—Glen Lord, Founder of The Grief Toolbox website

"Putting pen to paper is a meaningful, healing way to process difficult emotions like grief." —Joanne Fink, illustrator, calligrapher, founder of Zenspirations

"I wholeheartedly endorse Grief Doodling as an important resource and know it will help many young people easily and safely express their feelings involving grief and loss." — Linda Goldman, author of Life and Loss: A Guide for Helping Grieving Children, Fellow in Thanatology

"Hodgson’s gentle, fact-based approach is evident in the doodling prompts. This is a wonderful kids’ book—a creative outlet for children to process their grief." —Dr. Heidi Horsley, Executive Director of the Open to Hope Foundation

WriteLife Publishing, 9781608082520, 72pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2021

About the Author

Harriet Hodgson has been a freelancer for 39 years, is the author of thousands of articles and 40 books. Grief Doodling draws upon her BS in Early Childhood Education, MA in Art Education, 12 years of teaching experience, and extensive grief experience. She writes for two bereavement websites and Grief Digest magazine.