My Grief Comfort Book

Creative Activities to Help Kids Cope with Loss and Keep Memories Alive

Coming Soon

Contributors

By Brie Overton

Formats and Prices

Price

$18.99

Price

$24.99 CAD

Format

Format:

  1. Trade Paperback $18.99 $24.99 CAD
  2. ebook $12.99 $16.99 CAD

This creative activity book belongs in the hands of every child who has lost someone special in their lives to help them heal through play and art therapy with stickers, coloring sheets, keepsakes, and comfort cards.

Whether a child has lost a grandparent, a pet, or an important person in their life, My Grief Comfort Book offers them space to process their emotions through hands-on art, play, and storytelling. From Writing a Goodbye Letter on the stationary in the book to creating a Memory Box to hold and share memories, the projects help kids heal after a death. Kids are encouraged to sketch Before and After Drawings, put together a Comfort Kit to cope when they're sad, or make an Activity Jar of things a loved one enjoyed before they died. The 25 prompts, games, exercises, and keepsake crafts were designed by author Brie Overton, the clinical director at the Experience Camps for grieving children. My Grief Comfort Book invites kids to take a creative break from the heaviness of their loss. As they draw, paint, share a story, or play a game, they build coping skills, manage their emotions, develop resilience, and make peace with their grief.

  • Creative, thoughtful, and genuine! Brie Overton does a beautiful job in setting the tone and making grieving kids feel seen and understood with dozens of wonderful activities included that will allow kids to process their feelings while simultaneously experiencing joy and fun. 
    Michelle Cove, Director of Communications, Experience Camps for Grieving Children
  • This book evokes feelings of comfort, connection, and an open path forward to find our way in grief. My Grief Comfort Book rockets to the top of my list of grief resources for kids and families!
    Kiri Meyer, bereavement programs manager and licensed therapist
  • What a beautiful book! Creativity can be a powerful tool for healing and connection, and this book offers so many accessible ideas the whole family can try to address the challenges related to the death of a loved one.
    Tara Wright, Senior Manager Content Design, US Programs Education, Sesame Workshop
  • Brie Overton has compiled a great resource for children who are grieving the death of someone in their lives, with creative options for remembering and expression.
    Brennan Wood, Executive Director, Dougy Center: The National Grief Center for Children & Families

On Sale
Jan 14, 2025
Page Count
88 pages
Publisher
Storey
ISBN-13
9781635868227

Brie Overton

About the Author

Brie Overton is the chief clinical officer at the Experience Camps, a national overnight camp for grieving children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or caregiver. Brie is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in grief and bereavement, life transitions, and working with underserved populations. She is an active member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, serving on the Credentialing Council and the National Alliance for Grieving Children. 
 

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