About Us

GENESIS Bereavement Resources offers support and encouragement to bereaved people. Our carefully prepared books, brochures and DVDs address some of the issues around grief and bereavement as well as encouraging bereaved people in creating a new life.

About John Kennedy Saynor

GENESIS: For Health Care Professionals

Including hospitals, hospices, home care agencies, etc.

GENESIS means beginning

The name “GENESIS” was chosen because the death of a loved one, or any significant loss is the end of one period of life and the beginning of a new phase. When someone you love dies the old patterns of your life, your former dreams, the rules that governed your life are no longer as useful as they once were. You are faced with a new beginning. At GENESIS we encourage people to move on with the love and the memories of those who have died motivating you to rediscover yourself and your life and begin again.

How can GENESIS Bereavement Resources help you care for the bereaved people you are serving?

Do you ever feel frustrated by the fact that you don’t have the time or resources to care for the bereaved in your care? If your training was anything like mine you received little or no teaching in this area. One of my goals in developing this programme is to provide resources to professionals many disciplines who find themselves working with people mourning the death of loved one. I attempt to cover a broad range of topics that will help you provide care for your people before, during and after the time of death. There is also an emphasis on the fact that people mourn many losses, not only loss incurred by death.

Many hospitals, hospices and home care agencies are discovering our resources and taking advantage of the reasonable price and the simple, direct approach taken to this difficult subject.


Our books and brochures are written in simple language to help bereaved people understand the dynamics of grief, why they are feeling the way they are, and how they can successfully navigate through the rough waters of grief.


GENESIS: A Personal Guide Through Grief is a helpful resource to make available to those in your care following the funeral. It was also written to be a guide for a support group.


Our children’s books are designed to help adults help children through this difficult time. The books are best used when an adult can sit with a child and go through the book rather than just give to a child to read alone. Please check out my newest book Buster the Clown is Dead. It was written to fill a gap in literature for children. It explains cremation to children and provides children with exercises that help them express their emotions and pay tribute to the one who has died. Dead Is a Four Letter Word: A young person’s guide through grief tells the story of Peter and his younger brother who are drowned in a boating accident. The reader is skillfully guided through exercises to help understand the symptoms of grief and the steps that can be taken to begin to resolve the grief. It is a positive, encouraging book that will support young people as they begin to rebuild their lives after the death of a family member or friend.


Our Growing Through Grief series of brochures are an inexpensive resource to make available to people suffering a variety of losses. The brochure Anticipatory Grief: What is it? is a helpful piece to give to people who are experiencing a long term illness in the family.

Please feel free to contact me regarding developing a programme for the bereaved in your agency or with any suggestions you may have about materials you would find helpful.


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