Grief is a subject most of us do not want to talk or think about until we are forced to, and we will all be forced to
Whether you are Michael Jordan, or the parent of a recent terrorist victim, or Celine Dion, or the sibling of a refugee lost at sea, or Keanu Reeves, or the spouse of a suicide victim, or World Boxing Champion Oscar de La Hoya, or the friend of someone who overdosed, or Vin Diesel, or the child of someone who lost their battle with cancer, or Prince Harry, or the grandchild of someone lost to dementia/ALZ, or Liam Neeson, or the aunt of a teen killed in a car accident, or Whoopi Goldberg, or the parents of a stillborn baby, or CNN News Anchor Anderson Cooper, or someone grieving the loss of their lifelong companion pet - we are all in grief together.
Grief can kill us, but most of us and our families don't know it.
According to a recent online survey of people who had experienced a loss:
Over 80% of us felt completely unprepared to deal with the grief/grieving process and
the majority believed we should be providing greater education on the subject in our schools and universities.
The focus of this course is on "practical" knowledge that you can use if you are grieving, or if you know others that are grieving alone at home, in your community, in your school or at work. This is a course on grief, the grieving process, and how grief can impact our lives, our health, our families, our jobs, and our communities.
When one is grieving, any task can be a challenge; including an online course on the subject. However, in this self-paced course, you can take the sections of the course you are interested in learning about anytime/anywhere and come back to the others at a later date. Like in our grieving processes, there is no right or wrong way to approach this course.
Lesson 1 - What is Grief and the Grieving Process About? Do we all Grief in the same way? Lesson 2 - Health: How Can Grief Impact our Health? Our Families? Our Jobs/Workplace Grief? Lesson 3 - Grief Attacks: What are they? Role Models: How have others gotten thru them? Lesson 4 - Online Grief: How are new technologies and social networks impacting our grieving process now? Future? Lesson 5 - Good from Grief: How are people facing unimaginable grief making the world better for all of us
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.