Art and the Grieving Process

Art has long been recognized as a powerful tool for navigating challenging circumstances. Its ability to convey emotions, provide an outlet for self-expression, and promote healing is unparalleled. In times of grief, art can serve as a guiding force, allowing individuals to explore and process their emotions in a unique and meaningful way. That’s where the Soul Care™ program steps in, offering a distinctive approach to utilizing art as a catalyst for healing and self-discovery. By engaging in a transformative journey of relaxation, self-love, and creative expression, Soul Care™ provides a sanctuary for those seeking solace amidst the storm of grief.

The Soul Care™ program is a beacon of hope during challenging times, offering solace and healing to those who are grieving. This extraordinary art kit goes beyond ordinary measures.

Embarking on a transformative journey, Soul Care™ accompanies individuals through relaxation, self-nurturing, and profound healing. By harnessing the power of expressive tools, this program empowers users to embrace their creative essence, silence the noise from external influences, and usher in tranquility and restoration where it is most needed.

At the heart of the Soul Care™ experience lies our exclusive kit, meticulously curated by Certified Art Therapy Practitioner Karen Hanlon, CLC, CPC, CATP. Soul Care™ encompasses everything necessary to engage in a distinctive fusion of art, meditation, and journaling, serving as a guiding light throughout the grieving process. Each step of this transformative experience is carefully navigated, ensuring that those undergoing grief receive the support they require.

How The Soul Care™ Kit Can Support the Grieving Process:

  1. Acknowledging Loss. Each time we engage in the creation of art, we give ourselves the opportunity to acknowledge and express our feelings about the loss we are facing.
  2. Remembering Loved Ones. As the brush touches the canvas, paint glides into an image, and you are creating art in memory of the one(s) you have lost.
  3. Cultivating Memories. Soul Care creates a safe place for you to recall, reflect on, and express your feelings about memories in a journal and on the canvas.
  4. Attending to Spiritual Connections. Art grants you the freedom to create beauty amid tragedy and connect to those you have lost. It provides a respite from bereavement and creates healing energy.
  5. Treating Yourself Kindly and Gently.  The repetitive, soothing actions of reflecting, painting, and journaling activate relaxation responses and enable meditative healing thoughts.
  6. Embracing Simple Movements. Soul Care is designed to help you walk through and give shape to each phase of the grief cycle. The process of creating art will activate your creative side, focus your attention in one place and decrease your anxiety.
  7. Using the Fluidity of Art. The wonderful thing about Soul Care is that it can be used at any time. It does not expire, and its meditation, journaling, and art tools are revolving and never-ending.

For more information on how Soul Care can help with grief and loss or to coordinate a grief and loss workshop with Karen, please email

Elana shares how Painting Your Soul helped with the grief of losing her spouse.

“Going through this process helped me to release a bit of grief from the loss of my mother that I didn’t know I was holding onto.”
– Lynette Hoy