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Soothe your pain, get the support you need, and heal

Thank you and well done for joining us today – we know how hard it can be to face up to the pain of grief.

Usual therapy costs £3,000/year
Usual therapy costs 3,000€/year
Usual therapy costs US$5,000/year

Grief Works 95% cheaper

3 Months Support
£9.99 per week
£8.99 per week
billed £116.88 quarterly
10% OFF
No commitment. Cancel anytime.
12 Months’ Support
£4.99 per week
£4.49 per week
billed £233.53 yearly
10% OFF
BEST VALUE
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10% OFF
3 Months Support
11,99€ per week
10,79€ per week
billed 140,28€ quarterly
No commitment. Cancel anytime.
BEST VALUE
10% OFF
12 Months’ Support
5,99€ per week
5,39€ per week
billed 280,33€ yearly
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10% OFF
3 Months Support
US$11.99 per week
US$10.79 per week
billed US$140.28 quarterly
No commitment. Cancel anytime.
BEST VALUE
10% OFF
12 Months’ Support
US$5.99 per week
US$5.39 per week
billed US$280.33 yearly
No commitment. Cancel anytime.
Ratings

This is the closest I have come to
1:1 therapy in an app.

Hannah

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We’re here to make sure you’re completely satisfied. If our support doesn’t help you, contact us within 30 days for a full refund, no questions asked. We’re here to support you.

How you will be supported

Therapeutic course + tools

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Process your grief at your own pace with a 28-session therapeutic course

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Manage your emotions with 30+ tools to help the moment you need

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Rebuild life after loss by practising the 8 pillars of strength

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Live Community - Grief Works

Live support

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Live group sessions with Julia herself every month

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Live 1-to-1 text chat with non judgemental, empathetic counsellorsh

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Connect with others going through similar experiences in a supportive community

Course curriculum

The Grief Works course, which is based on Julia Samuel’s best selling Grief Works book, takes you through a profoundly optimistic and compassionate journey that helps you process your grief in a holistic manner and guides you as you transition into your new life and identity.

Part 1: Managing emotions

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Session 1: Grief does work

Grief is a process that works and with Julia’s guidance, it will work for you. In this session, you’ll look at what is motivating you to work through your grief.

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Session 2: Pain is the agent of change

Although it can be really tempting to block out our pain, we need to engage with it in order to heal. This Session will show you how, by helping you take the first steps to articulate, share, and ultimately, manage your pain.

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Session 3: Filling in the pieces

Thinking about the circumstances of the death may feel like the last thing you want to do. But in this Session Julia will guide you through how you can find greater peace of mind by reflecting on what happened.

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Session 4: Tuning into your emotions

Did you know that by simply labelling your emotions they reduce in intensity? This Session is all about getting to know your emotions so you can work with rather than against them.

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Session 5: Soothing your fear

Grief can make us feel very jumpy and on edge – a totally exhausting state to be in. This Session provides you with practical steps to shift your mind and body from threatened to soothed.

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Session 6: Managing your anger

Anger is a very common response to death – there’s a lot to be angry about. It can boil below the surface and bubble up in surprising ways. This Session guides you through the most helpful and effective ways of dealing with this.

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Session 7: Dealing with numbness

It’s common to feel numb after someone close to us dies – which can feel like a confusing reaction. So in this Session we’ll figure out how best to understand and deal with this.

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Session 8: Coping with sadness

Sadness can be an incredibly helpful emotion, and Julia will guide you through the fine line between engaging with your sadness and wallowing in your misery.

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Session 9: Working through guilt

Guilt can be harder to spot than emotions like anger and sadness, but it’s very common during grief. We recommend four ways to help manage feelings of guilt, which Julia will guide you through in this Session.

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Session 10: From futility to hopefulness

It can be incredibly hard to feel motivated during grief as life can start to feel a bit pointless. In this Session, we’ll look at how to break out of this cycle, and inject your life with activity and hope.

Part 2: Coping mechanism

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Session 11: Exploring your relationship

The relationship we had with the person who died is a really important factor in how we feel during grief. So this Session’s focus is on exploring this relationship the good, the bad, and everything in between.

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Session 12: Love and support

Although it can be tempting to shut ourselves away, Julia believes the single most important factor in working through grief is social support. This Session will help you receive the support you need from friends and family.

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Session 13: Coping behaviours

What activities or behaviours do you engage in to help you cope with your grief? This Session will help you identify your helpful and unhelpful coping behaviours.

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Session 14: Relationship with time

Grief can distort time: the future can suddenly look daunting, and we can long to return to the past. In this Session, you’ll explore how to keep your outlook short, and focus on each day and each week as they come.

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Session 15: Exercise

Being physically active may be the last thing you feel like doing. But in this Session you’ll learn why exercise is so important during grief, and you’ll put a plan into action that works for you.

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Session 16: Making “no” a positive

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed during grief. In this Session you’ll explore the importance of saying “no”, and you’ll learn how a firm “no” makes your “yes” more powerful.

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Session 17: Journaling

In this Session you’ll explore one of the most powerful tools available to you in working through your grief – journaling.

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Session 18: Focusing

Focusing is another one of your pillars of strength. It’s an exercise most people find profoundly impactful. Julia will show you how to do it in this Session.

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Session 19: Soothing and relaxing

It’s so important to create moments of calm and comfort during grief. In this Session Julia will help you find ways to soothe your mind and body.

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Session 20: A structure of good habits

In this Session you’ll bring all your tools and strengths together to create a routine of good habits. Having a structure brings all sorts of benefits, from saving energy to feeling more in control.

Part 3: Letting light in

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Session 21: New normal

In order to prepare ourselves for life beyond death, we look for ways to let happiness and sadness co-exist within us. This Session looks at how, over time, life will grow back around the shadows of our loss.

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Session 22: Continuing relationships

Death ended their life, but it doesn’t end your relationship with them. In this Session you’ll focus on your continuing relationship with the person who died.

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Session 23: Staying connected

By finding ways to express and externalise your relationship with the person who died, you can help yourself to adjust to the reality of their death. In this Session you will look at finding meaningful ways to stay connected with them.

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Session 24: New relationship with yourself

It’s no surprise that experiencing a death changes us. This Session is about adjusting to these changes and figuring out who we want to be from now on.

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Session 25: Changed relationships

In this Session you’ll explore the impact our loss has had on our relationships with our family and friends – and what we can do to strengthen the bonds we value most.

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Session 26: Managing milestones

In this Session you’ll look at how to prepare for milestone days – like birthdays and anniversaries. Although they’re often difficult, they can also provide special opportunities to connect to others and to the person who’s died.

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Session 27: Life grows

In this Session you will focus on the future. Julia will show you that your grief is not ‘all there is’ and that your new normal life can bring you happiness and fulfillment.

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Session 28: Grief Works

It’s the final Session of Grief Works. You’ll bring together everything you’ve learnt and take a look at how far you’ve come on your journey.

Do you need more support with your grief?

Learn more about how Julia can help you on your grieving journey

Your expert guide Julia Samuel MBE

Julia Samuel, Masterclass

Renowned psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE created this to provide high quality support that you can have with you and turn to at any time.

She’s distilled everything she’s learned from more than 30 years counselling the bereaved into something you can download and use immediately for the price of a coffee a week.

You can interact with it similar to how you would a counsellor, but at your own time and pace, with private and personalised support.

Julia Samuel, Masterclass

93% of the time

people report feeling “better” or “much better” after using Grief Works.

Listen to how Grief Works is helping others

1000+ five star Reviews
and Awards from Apple

1000+ five star Reviews

Eternally grateful

“In the depths of my grief a friend recommended the app and I am eternally grateful. The tools helped me through my saddest loneliest times, when the pain was almost unbearable. The app is money well spent and is helping me through the most difficult, painful time of my life. Thank you.”

Unravels the complexities

This app has done so much to help me unravel the complexities of my grief. Three heavy years of being stuck but after only 10 days I feel lighter and calmer. I’m so glad I found it.

Helpful for anyone grieving

This app is a wonderful resource for anyone who is trying to cope with the death of a loved one and is feeling lost in a new and unwelcome new world. It feels remarkably personal and nurturing.

Like a good friend

It’s been like having a good friend with me each day who understands more than anyone else the despair and loneliness of grief. I wish I’d found this earlier.

Great app

A really powerful tool which is supporting me to move through one of the toughest periods in my life.

Lifesaver

“Grief Works has been truly life changing. The app helped me feel deeply connected to my wife, who died 5 months ago. It has allowed me to appreciate both the bright moment as the moments of sadness. I’ve gone from floundering in despair to feeling more like myself.”

Support at whatever stage you are in your journey

This app has the potential to change your grief journey into a reflective, supportive and more positive experience, at a time when you might be feeling lost, alone and fearful of your future. Highly recommend.

Take the next step with us

Soothe your pain, get the support you need, and heal

Thank you and well done for joining us today – we know how hard it can be to face up to the pain of grief.

Usual therapy costs £3,000/year
Usual therapy costs 3,000€/year
Usual therapy costs US$5,000/year

Grief Works 95% cheaper

3 Months Support
£9.99 per week
£8.99 per week
billed £116.88 quarterly
10% OFF
No commitment. Cancel anytime.
12 Months’ Support
£4.99 per week
£4.49 per week
billed £233.53 yearly
10% OFF
BEST VALUE
No commitment. Cancel anytime.
10% OFF
3 Months Support
11,99€ per week
10,79€ per week
billed 140,28€ quarterly
No commitment. Cancel anytime.
BEST VALUE
10% OFF
12 Months’ Support
5,99€ per week
5,39€ per week
billed 280,33€ yearly
No commitment. Cancel anytime.
10% OFF
3 Months Support
US$11.99 per week
US$10.79 per week
billed US$140.28 quarterly
No commitment. Cancel anytime.
BEST VALUE
10% OFF
12 Months’ Support
US$5.99 per week
US$5.39 per week
billed US$280.33 yearly
No commitment. Cancel anytime.
Ratings

This is the closest I have come to
1:1 therapy in an app.

Hannah

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

We're here to make sure you're completely satisfied. If our support doesn't help you, contact us within 30 days for a full refund, no questions asked. We're here to support you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this app differ from professional therapy?

Grief can result from many types of death and loss, including living loss, facing one's own death, miscarriage, death of a pet, and more. Grief Works was created with all of that in mind, and its principles work equally for each of those cases.

Does Grief Works work on both iPhones and Android phones

Yes, the app is available for modern iPhone and Android devices.

What if I'm not happy with my purchase?

Contact us at feedback@psyt.co.uk so we can help you in case you have doubts. If you still are not happy, you can request a refund.

Does this app work for other forms of grief?

Yes. This app helps you to navigate your process of grief and includes multiple types of grief.