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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


I believe grief is a process that involves a lot of time, energy and determination. I won’t “get over it” in a hurry, so don’t rush me!

I believe grief is intensely personal. This is my grief. Don’t tell me how I should be doing it. Don’t tell me what’s right or what’s wrong. I’m doing it my way, in my time.

I believe grief is affecting me in many ways. I am being affected spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and mentally. If I’m not acting like my old self, it’s because I’m not my old self and some days even I don’t understand myself.

I believe I will be affected in some way by this loss for the rest of my life. As I get older, I will have new insights into what this death means to me. My loved one will continue to be part of my life and influence me until the day I die.

I believe I am being changed by this process. I see life differently. Some things that were once important to me aren’t any more. Some things I used to pay little or no attention to are now important. I think a new me is emerging, so don’t be surprised – and don’t stand in the way.

by John Kennedy Saynor
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About this Credo

I wrote this Credo many years ago as a statement of my personal beliefs about the grieving process. Since that time, it has been picked up and used by people and organizations around the world. Perhaps nothing else I have written has been met with such widespread acceptance. It just seems to hit a cord with people.

If you would like to reprint the Credo, please contact me for permission. The credo is also available for sale as a postcard in lots of 100 for $20.

Kindest Regards
John Kennedy Saynor