A GUIDE THROUGH GRIEF RELEASED!

A Guide Through Grief – First Aid for Your Heart and Soul

A Guide Through Grief – First Aid for Your Heart and Soul

Practical tools, creative activities and yoga exercises to help you cope with the loss of someone you love.

Grief hurts. It hurts like hell. It’s only natural to want to run as far and as fast as you can in the opposite direction. Trouble is, the further you run, the greater the spectre of your grief becomes, growing into a terrifying monster, hot on your heels.

Don’t be afraid. Use this book to help you turn and face that monster of grief. Maybe you’ll find it’s not that scary after all. Discover ways to tame your grief and make it a wise friend to walk beside through life.

There is a way forward. You will feel better. You will learn to smile again. One day at a time. One step at a time. Breath by breath.

Let me take your hand and gently guide you towards healing the pain of losing someone you love. A new dawn is on its way.

A Guide Through Grief is the book I wish I’d been given when I was fourteen, experiencing grief for the first time after the death of my father. It has the tools I needed when I was twenty-one and my younger brother killed himself after a long painful battle with schizophrenia. The tools I had when, many years later, I lost my third child a few days after birth. In A Guide Through Grief I share those tools with you in the hope that they will bring you comfort and make your journey through the pain of loss easier. With gentleness and love.

‘Part-memoir, part-guidebook, this will serve as a comforting ally to those whose lives have been turned upside-down by grief.

Dr. Warren Ward – Psychiatrist and writer

‘Just wonderful – heartfelt and wise. A soothing balm for your soul. A comforting hug in a book.’

Favel Parrett, best-selling author of Past the Shallows, When the Night Comes, and There is Still Love

“Edwina Shaw understands grief in many ways – through devastating personal experience, in her work as a yoga teacher, and through facilitating workshops that explore emotions through writing. Brimming with wisdom, comfort and practical suggestions, ‘A Guide to Grief’ is a tender and compassionate handbook for negotiating loss.”

Dr. Fiona Robertson, medical practitioner and writer.

It’s available now on Amazon as an ebook to read for free, or at a small price so that it can reach those who really need it. Just waiting a day or so for it to be available as a Print on Demand edition for the US and UK markets.

And here in Australia I’m printing some of my own 🙂 Will let you know when they’re ready to go.

Please help my little book shine in the Amazon firmament by downloading or buying, you don’t even have to read it – though of course I hope you will.

In other news my story “Pinwheels” has been awarded one of The National Association of Loss and Grief awards in the 8th Annual Grieve Project Anthology – also available now.

And if you’d like a taste of my writing on grief, here’s my essay “The Gifts of Grief” published online at UPLIFT CONNECT.

Red Backed Wren Publishing logo! I drew it myself!! 🙂

A Guide Through Grief is the first book I’ve released through my own publishing house – Red Backed Wren Publishing. I hope there will be many more. I love those little birds – joy lives in their tiny beating hearts.

With love and gratitude,

Edwina xx

UPCOMING EVENTS 2020! REGIONAL TOUR OF QUEENSLAND- YIPPEE!

DQSc0kKX4AAHBMi

I’m super excited to announce that through February and March (with more planned for later in the year) I’ll be travelling around my home state of Queensland running workshops for people who suffered abuse in institutional care, as part of my work at Lotus Place. This wonderful project is organised and funded by the Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Taskforce and Micah Projects. If you identify with having been abused in institutional care you are most welcome to attend. Please just ring Lotus Place first to get in touch and confirm your attendance. I’d love to help you get those stories out of your head and onto the page.

While I’m on tour I’ll also be holding some Bjelke Blues events – all free and open to everyone. So do come along and say hi.

While I’m in Cairns I’ll also be running a Life Writing Workshop in partnership with Cairns Tropical Writers and QWC is hosting a Memoir workshop in Esk. So if you live out woop-woop (as we like to say here) please come along and get writing!

BUNDABERG

THE HEALING POWER OF STORY WORKSHOP.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 3rd 10 am – 3:30 pm at Bundaberg Regional Library

This is a Lotus Place/ Micah Project – strictly only for participants who have experienced abuse in an institutional setting, out of home care included. It is free for participants and funded by the Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Taskforce and Micah Projects.

People wanting to come along should ring Lotus Place on 3347 8500 to check eligibility.

Bjelke Blues AUTHOR TALK

TUESDAY February 4th 10 – 11 am

Bundaberg Regional Library

ALL WELCOME! FREE! But book your spot here

TOWNSVILLE

Bjelke Blues AUTHOR TALK

SUNDAY February 9th 10:30 – 11:30 am

MARY WHO Bookstore. 414 Flinders St, Townsville QLD 4810

FREE but please phone MARY WHO to book  (07) 4771 3824

THE HEALING POWER OF STORY WORKSHOP.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 10th 10 am – 3:30 pm at Lotus Place NQ, 382 Sturt Street, Townsville Q 4810

This is a Lotus Place/ Micah Project – strictly only for participants who have experienced abuse in an institutional setting, out of home care included. It is free for participants and funded by the Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Taskforce and Micah Projects.

People wanting to come along, please contact Lotus Place NQ on 4724 2559 or email lotusnq@micahprojects.org.au to check eligibility.

CAIRNS

Bjelke Blues PANEL DISCUSSION

Wednesday February 12th 10am -11 am Cairns Central Library

With local contributors Christine Howes, Chris Morris and Bill Wilkie.

Hosted by the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival. FREE BUT BOOK HERE

THE HEALING POWER OF STORY WORKSHOP.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13th. 10 am – 3:30 pm at Cairns Central Library

This is a Lotus Place/ Micah Project – strictly only for participants who have experienced abuse in an institutional setting, out of home care included. It is free for participants and funded by the Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Taskforce and Micah Projects.

People wanting to come along, please contact Lotus Place NQ on 4724 2559 or email lotusnq@micahprojects.org.au to check eligibility.

LIFE WRITING WORKSHOP

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15th. 10 am – 12:30 pm at Stratford Library, Cairns

Come along and explore your creativity with this half day workshop guaranteed to get you writing!

$35 or $30 for QWC or Tropical Writers members.

See here for more info and to book 

ESK

MEMOIR WORKSHOP ESK:

February 22 2020-  9:30am – 12:30pm: Esk Library

FREE! Proudly brought to you by the QLD WRITERS CENTRE

SEE HERE TO BOOK   

Esk Library PHONE 07 5424 4080

BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW!

MACKAY

THE HEALING POWER OF STORY WORKSHOP.

MONDAY MARCH 9th: 10 am – 3:30 pm at Jubilee Community Centre, Gordon Street, Mackay  

This is a Lotus Place/ Micah Project – strictly only for participants who have experienced abuse in an institutional setting, out of home care included. It is free for participants and funded by the Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Taskforce and Micah Projects.

People wanting to come along, please contact Lotus Place NQ on 4724 2559 or email lotusnq@micahprojects.org.au to check eligibility.

ROCKHAMPTION

THE HEALING POWER OF STORY WORKSHOP.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 9th: 10 am – 3:30 pm at ??

DETAILS FOR THIS WORKSHOP ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED  

This is a Lotus Place/ Micah Project – strictly only for participants who have experienced abuse in an institutional setting, out of home care included. It is free for participants and funded by the Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Taskforce and Micah Projects.

People wanting to come along, please contact Lotus Place NQ on 4724 2559 or email lotusnq@micahprojects.org.au to check eligibility.

ADDITIONAL HEALING POWER OF STORY WORKSHOPS ARE PLANNED FOR LATER IN THE YEAR in BRISBANE TOOWOOMBA, GYMPIE AND GOLD COAST.

BOONAH

BUILDING YOUR CAREER AS A WRITER WORKSHOP

SUNDAY 3 MAY 9am – 12:30 as part of the Boonah Writers Festival

Register for the Boonah Writer’s festivalto join the fun weekend of writing and hobnobbing with writers 🙂

And so on… I’ll keep you posted!