Welcome to the The Rainbow House @Home Grief & Loss Online Program.
Over six sessions together, we will look at grief, loss and life’s big changes. We have stories, activities, meditations, exercises and tools to help guide and support you to grieve your loss, commemorate what was and embrace your future after change. This is your safe space to heal as you complete the tasks of grief at your own pace.
If this is your first time here, start by scrolling down to our INSTRUCTIONS TAB & SUPPLIES TAB to help you set-up your own space and gather everything you will need. Then when you are ready click on Session One to begin. At the end of each page you will see the next session to click on.
Each session has activity worksheets that can be downloaded and printed out for your use.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ACCESS OUR ONLINE PROGRAM PLEASE FILL IN THE FORM BELOW.
COMPLETING THE PROGRAM
The @Home with The Rainbow House program consists of seven sessions that are designed to be completed over seven weeks. Your weekly lesson can be done in one day during the week or in small parts throughout the week.
During the lesson, you may want to cry, that’s OK and totally normal for crying is part of life, especially when big changes happen. Tears let us know that we loved something and the loss of that something or someone makes our grief overflow from our eyes in the form of tears. Tears can be healing so let them flow. It is safe for you to do so.
The @Home Program is best accessed via a laptop or desktop computer. Our sessions contain videos, audio files, storybooks and content sections with words and images. It also contains downloadable worksheets that will require printing for use.
To begin, choose a comfortable and safe space within your home where you can watch your lesson as you complete your workbook, perform the exercises and activities each week. Check your space and ensure it is free from any cords or trip hazards so you can perform your exercises and activities safely.
ASK FOR HELP
Depending on your age, you may need an adult to help you read and complete the activities. This program is to be a safe place for you to explore your feelings after a big change. What you share and write down is for you, to help you heal, grow and move forward. Sometimes, you may not be ready to share your feelings with anyone but it is still good for you to notice them.
program worksheets (printed off)
your favourite teddy
your special stone (see activity in session 1)
an old magazine or newspaper (session 4)
2 separate pieces of play-dough (session 4)
a balloon (session 5)
special pictures of you (session 2, 6 & 7)
an empty jar or bottle with lid (session 6)
glitter | glitter glue | food colouring (see activity in session 6)
glue (session 6)
bubble wand and solution (session 6)
a box or a special place to keep everything in
An Inside Story: @Home with The Rainbow House.
Online Grief and Loss Program for Children aged 7 to 12
© 2022 by The Rainbow House. Part of the Rev. Dr Ian Mavor Foundation
The ideas, concepts, opinions, activities and exercises part of the @Home with The Rainbow House Online Program are intended to be used for educational purposes only and does not take the place of professional medical advice.
The activities and exercises part of the @Home with The Rainbow House Online Program are not to be shared with third parties or used in any manner whatsoever without permission of its creators.
Please modify or leave out any or all activities and exercises if your child has the following…
1] experiencing physical pain or
2] an existing medical condition in which they would be unable to perform the tasks and moves associated with the activity or exercise. If you have any concerns or questions about your child’s health, you should always consult with a physician or a health-care professional.
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An Inside Story: @Home with The Rainbow House Online Grief & Loss Support Program is fully subsidised the Rev. Dr Ian Mavor Foundation and made possible by our generous donors and faithful supporters. If this program has been helpful, please consider making a donation so we can continue help to heal the heartache. Thank you!