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Grief - A Guided Journal By Jo Betz

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Grief - a guided journal has been created by Jo Betz for those wishing to explore their grief through writing, after the death of a loved one.

Whether your loss was six months ago, or six years, this journal is a safe space to journal on a variety of topics. From the stages of grief, connection and anger, to loneliness, gratitude, regret and more - guided writing prompts are provided every step of the way.

Through the proven therapeutic benefits of writing, this journal will allow you to self-explore, heal and improve wellbeing. This journal can also be a gift to people who you know are grieving. In a time when you want to help and don’t know how, this can help. They may not open this journal for a year, that’s okay, simply pop it on their shelf, and they can get to it when ready.


  • Beautiful hard cover, case bound.
  • 160 pages on 120gsm paper stock
  • Journal measures A5 size (210mm (L) x 148mm (W) x 18mm (H)
  • Written, designed and printed in Melbourne, Australia

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Grief - A Guided Journal By Jo Betz

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06 December 2021
Luci R.

A gift when you don’t have the words to say...

I bought this gift for a student of mine who lost their parents. They shared they were worried about forgetting memories about them. Thank you for creating something that allows people to gift something to those who are hurting.

27 November 2021
Pia S.
Australia Australia

Essential. For all on the grief journey.

At times, incredibly hard, but with such a safe & gentle feeling. Challenging, beautiful, painfully heartbreaking and equally heart-warming. An amazing resource for all those experiencing, or have experienced grief. No matter where you find yourself upon your journey. Kindest thanks and sincere gratitude.

06 October 2021
Juanita P.

A safe place to land

I have found so much comfort in between the pages of this beautiful journal - it’s been my safe place to land, a capsule to explore, express and honour all that is within.

25 June 2021
susan k.

Perfect bereavement guide

I purchased a number of copies of Grief: A guided journal to gift to clients. I am a bereavement counsellor and I found the journal a fabulous companion for my clients when I was not with them. The journal is thoughtfully put together and the kindness and compassion grieving individuals need was evident in every page. Simply perfect ❤️

13 December 2023
Anna B.
United States United States

An Excellent Companion for a Grief Journey

I bought one of these journals several years ago for a friend who lost her young adult son. I asked her if she found it helpful and she said she did. So I bought another one to have on hand should a friend or I need it. I thought I would be giving it to a friend who lost her husband, but then she passed before I was able to give it to her. Recently, my uncle (mother's side died) and then, my dad died. I asked my husband to bring the journal when he picked me up from my mom's house after being there several weeks. He did and as we were eating dinner the night before we were to travel home, we got the call that my brother was in the hospital so we all drove there to be with him. He died a few days later. I promptly ordered the journal for myself and my niece, my brother's daughter. 3 deaths in less than 2 1/2 months in our family so I felt we all needed this as one tool for helping us process our grief.

02 December 2023
Anna SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

I bought this for a friend who lost her son a few years ago. She found it helpful so I bought another to have on hand. I ended up giving that to my mom when my dad died. Shortly after that, my brother died so I bought one for myself and for my niece (his daughter) and we have all found it to be very helpful.

18 September 2023
Sara T.
Australia Australia

perfect gift

The journal is a perfect gift. Have purchased a couple to send out to friends who are going through a tough time.

17 September 2023
United States United States

Really nice journal

I bought this journal after my mom passed away from cancer. It arrived in great condition, plus the handwritten note and sweet message included in the box is such a nice touch. I’ve just started this grief journey but I think this will be a great tool to help me along the way.

17 August 2023
Kerry C.
New Zealand New Zealand

Finding it very helpful

I have only started but finding it helpful

25 February 2023
Fiona G.
Australia Australia

Buy this book when you don’t know what to do to help someone who is grieving

I have purchased this beautiful book for a number of friends who have experienced a loss of a loved one. They have all told me that it has been a fantastic resource to help them during this time. A wonderful gift to share what you don’t know what to do to help someone who is grieving.

24 January 2023
Tamara C.
Australia Australia

Jo's story is too close to home - which is what I needed.

Having lost my partner and soul mate suddenly to a heart attack in November, I have been at a loss, trying to deal with the grief. It was sudden, one moment I was kissing him goodbye (he was heading home) and the next moment I was watching ambulance officers perform CPR on him. I had purchased 3 other books on grief before I came across this, and whilst I don't consider myself a writer, I have found this book to be so cathartic by breaking things down into smaller manageable chunks in a time where just getting out of bed can feel hard. I am only part the way through this book, but have just bought another 3 copies as gifts.

30 December 2022
Rachael H.
Australia Australia

Loss of my young dad

I haven't completed this, as I know it's supposed to be over time, however there's questions in here that are very thoight provoking & writing my feelings into this book has given me the strength to actually feel my grief wholly & allow me to keep living, and enjoying the small things, like my dad did. For me this was another way, ontop of my grief counsellor, to feel my way through the distraught feelings of loss properly.

10 November 2022
Brooke H.
Australia Australia

Amazing gift for the hardest times.

Jo’s Grief journal is the perfect gift for anyone you know who is dealing with loss. There is no manual for navigating grief but this journal provides some direction and comfort in the darkest times when you cannot see a way forward. It’s not a gift you ever want to have to buy for a loved one but it’s the PERFECT gift for those moments in life when you don’t know what else to do to help someone who is in so much pain. Thank you Jo for transforming your own personal journey with grief in to a tool that is providing a path of light for others walking that dark and lonely path. You’re amazing.

07 September 2022
Brooke B.
Australia Australia

Thank you for the gift of comfort

Hi Jo, I gifted this beautiful book to my friend who just lost her husband and father of their two boys suddenly earlier this year. She called me the next day to say how beautiful the journal is and how you had thought of everything. You are truly amazing and it shows in this beautiful journal. Thank you again

27 May 2022
Anna L.
New Zealand New Zealand


Hi Jo, I know it's been a while....but, as you know all too well, this does need lots of "whiles", doesn't it. And for me, to "fit in" the journaling two very different kinds of grief does challenge me a lot. My mother, who passed away after years of dementia. 2 of my 3 girls, who decided to quit our relationship....prodigals, which is nearly worse. Your book most certainly helps, to "frame" my reflections, being understood! At the same time, I am going alongside 2 dear friends who also lost loved ones. Sending much love and encouragement to you, from Anna

02 May 2022
Kathryn B.
Australia Australia

Wonderful Resource

I give the journal to my friends who have suffered loss. I think it is a wonderful way to work through some of the grieving process.

19 April 2022
Pauline S.
Australia Australia

Thank you Jo

I purchased grief for a dear friend, I had a browse through before giving it to her and your book is amazing Jo. Thank you for putting your heart into writing this, your terrible grief enabled you to help others.

18 March 2022
Rhiannon D.
Australia Australia

A necessity for healing

I purchased this journal for a friend after it was purchased for me during my grief journey. Thank you jo for creating such a beautiful piece to help people process their pain.

09 March 2022
kat r.
Australia Australia


I really liked being able to put my feelings down on paper & the prompts were great… I found using the journal quite comforting during my grief journey..

24 February 2022
Penny B.
Australia Australia

Very good

I purchased a copy of Grief for a friend who had lost her daughter. I wasn’t sure how it would be received but was so happy when my friend told me how much working her way through the book had helped her deal with her loss. I highly recommend this book and have since purchased another copy for a friend who recently lost her brother. We feel so helpless when faced with the grief of friends and loved ones and I found it of great benefit to be able to offer something that may help pull them through the toughest of times.