I'm a Certified Grief Educator
"A Certified Grief Educator is committed to providing the highest level of grief support through education, experience, and insights into the often unacknowledged rocky terrain of grief" -David Kessler
I am excited to share that I am officially a Certified Grief Educator designed by world-renowned grief expert David Kessler. I began studying death, dying, and loss in high school and followed the work of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, so this is a big deal for me! This intense comprehensive training program consisted of 12 lessons, 12 labs, and 12 additional hours with guest speakers. Oh, the labs were intense! We made meaningful and deep connections by honoring each others grief journey and learning experiences.
I'm integrating these newly learned skills with my experience as a clinical social worker, bereaved person, and truth-teller to expand my focus on supporting others. I've witnessed others' grief journey through individual and group work. There is power in healing in community!
Grief can feel isolating, and loss takes many forms. It can be the loss of a loved one, pets, a divorce, broken dreams, and so much more. However, I invite you to allow yourself time to feel without rushing through them or pushing them away. In that case, those feelings will transform into something beautiful. A healing process that helps you grow with purpose and meaning as individuals and as communities!
Grief is unique, but it's also universal. Grief is one of the most common responses to loss, but it's still misunderstood and shamed. It's time for us to get honest about grief. It's not an event or something you do; it's a process.
"What we run from pursues us. What we face transforms us" -David Kessler.
Do you or someone you know want a safe place to process your grief journey?
Here are some current offerings:
Women's Grief Support Group: You don't have to do this alone! Let your grief be witnessed while gaining a deep connection with other women. Click here to learn more and join other courageous grievers.
Workshops: Led by other experts in the holistic field that will help you build the tools you need to stay present and spark joy.
One-to-One Grief Support: You may want individual support to process your grief journey. Stay tuned for more information.
Mindfulness Workshops: Stay tuned for more information.
I want to remind everyone that grief is a process that can sometimes feel overwhelming. Your grief journey is personal and unique to you. Resist the urge to compare yourself to the next. It may seem like the same type of loss, but everyone's road is different.
Honor your experience!