This guide is written for those who, while not certified grief therapists or regulated professionals, feel called to work with grieving and/or bereaved people. Whether planning to facilitate a group as a volunteer, as a student or professional-in-training, or because of your own personal life experience with loss and grief, you know how important it is to find validation, companionship and a sense of belonging at this most vulnerable time in a person’s life. Companioning is about supporting people, through acceptance of the pain of loss, to come to a renewed sense of hope, meaning and purpose. Ultimately, HHH believes that community is at the heart of healing. We hope this booklet aids you in your efforts to build compassion within your community.