MAKING USE OF THE AFTERTALK WEBSITE
The AfterTalk website offers you and your therapist a convenient way to write, share, and archive therapeutic exercises as a tool to process grieving. The website, www.aftertalk.com is free and non-denominational. Your writing and other uploads are password protected and secure; only you and those you invite can see what you share on this platform. You can revisit, revise, or remove your content uploads whenever you want.
Five Features of AfterTalk
is a sanctuary where you can write to your loved one and save your writing, photos or videos for as long as you wish.
Hospice Memory Archiving
is your private space to document, share and preserve what you want your loved ones to know today and for the future .
is home to a plethora of articles and inspirational quotes and a safe place to share your feedback as well.
Ask Dr. Neimeyer
column is where renown Grief Expert Dr. Robert Neimeyer answers reader's questions about grieving as well as anticipatory grief.
is where you'll find books, DVDs and grief counseling resources for guidance and healing along with information-related financial, insurance and estate planning.
How to Use Private Conversations
Private Conversations is a space is where you can write to your loved ones and save your writing, photos or videos for as long as you wish. You can also use "Family and Friends and Therapist" to set up a group of people you select to share your conversation with and write collectively. Managing grief by writing can have profound and positive effects on the grieving process.
How to Use Hospice Memory Archiving
- Log into your free AfterTalk account by clicking on the key icon at the top right of the homepage
- Once you are logged in, click on the “Private Conversations” tab on the menu bar or the big icon that looks like the tip of a pen. This will take you to the “My Private Conversations” page. Let’s start with creating a new conversation.
- Click the button “Create a New Conversation”
- Create a title for the conversation, like “Uncle George” or “Dear Mom.”On this page you can also upload a photo or video by clicking the “Upload Image” button and following the instructions (please keep in mind you can always return to this page to upload content at any point)
- Look for the line that says “Invite Friends, Family or Therapist” and click the small box beside it
- You will now see a box below where you can type in the email address of the individual referring you (this may be your therapist, bereavement counselor or social worker) as well as a box to create a message to go with your email. You don’t have to enter anything here, or you can just insert your name.
- Then click “Start Conversation.” This takes you to the screen to write to your deceased loved one, or any other exercise you and your referring therapist, bereavement counselor or social worker want to use it for. Remember that everything you say here can only be seen by you and those you invite to share with. The public has no access to your writings, nor does the AfterTalk staff.
- When you’re done, click the button “Save This Message.” After you save, you can continue writing or go “Back to Conversations”, which gives you another chance to add those you want to share with.Your therapist, counselor or social worker will find your latest writing when she or he logs into AfterTalk.
Hospice Memory Archiving is a new way of celebrating and paying tribute to your loved ones online. So often there is so much left to say. Many times what is left to say doesn't get preserved and shared. This is your private place to create a free, secure and confidential archive to preserve and share your loved ones’ conversations, pictures, videos, hopes and dreams for generations to come.To learn more, log into your free AfterTalk account by clicking on the key icon at the top right of the homepage. Once you are logged in, click on the Hospice Memory Archiving
tab on the menu bar. Now click on the green button that reads “Click Here to Start Archiving Now.”
How to Use AfterTalk Blog
is home to a plethora of articles and inspirational quotes and a safe place to share your feedback as well. Find strength in the stories of others and gain insights and encouragement from AfterTalk’s weekly inspirational quotes. To learn more, visit the AfterTalk Blog at www.aftertalk.com/blog
or click the “Blog”
tab on the menu bar from the homepage.
How to Use Ask Dr. Neimeyer
Ask Dr. Neimeyer
is where renown grief authority Dr. Robert Neimeyer answers reader's questions about grieving. Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D.M is one of the foremost authorities on bereavement and grief in the US and abroad. We invite you to access Dr. Neimeyer’s weekly question and answer column on our website. We also encourage you to submit your own questions with the security of anonymity and confidentiality. Simply email your question to Ask@aftertalk.com
. To learn more, visit AfterTalk’s Dr. Neimeyer column at www.aftertalk.com/ask-dr-neimeyer
or click the “Dr. Neimeyer”
tab on the menu bar from the homepage.
How to Use Resource Center
is where you'll find books, DVDs and grief counseling resources for guidance and healing along with information-related financial, insurance and estate planning. Our links provide you with easy access to dozens of websites that can offer you advice, guidance, and support. Our bookstore gives you access to resources that you may find useful at Amazon’s low prices. To learn more, visit AfterTalk’s Resource Center at www.aftertalk.com/resource_center
or click on the “Resource Center”
tab on the menu bar from the homepage. You will see a list of resources on the right hand column.
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