When it comes to grief and trauma, the language that's used by expert healers is almost the exact opposite of that which is used by everyone else around them. In fact, it's the language they use and perspectives they hold that really sets these experts apart. That's actually good news in a way, because it means almost everyone can increase their emotional intelligence just by learning some new language skills and shifting some perspectives!
If you're someone who wants to "be there" for friends and family, but you feel like you just don't know what to say or how to help when tragedy strikes, all that really means is that you're just like the majority of other North Americans, and this course is perfect you!
Designed specifically as a foundational course for small business owners, HR managers, teachers, attorneys, real estate agents, caregivers, hospice workers, clergy, and anyone else who is going to encounter grief or trauma in
their lives, this special 2-hour course draws on the most current research by top experts in a variety of fields. It's also perfect for friends and family who have suddenly found themselves thrust into a supporting role unprepared, or anyone who simply wants to become more skillful when it comes to dealing with life's greatest challenges.
Touched by grief and tragedy at an early age, I spent my most of my 20’s and early 30’s either running away from my grief, trying to numb the pain, or desperately looking for solutions. From psychotherapy to hypnotherapy, and from Christian churches to shamanic ceremonies, I literally tried everything in my quest to understand and heal.
By the age of 45 that journey to heal myself had led me to helping others. I had become a
meditation teacher, life coach and the co-founder of a very successful retreat company with programs in Sedona, AZ and Maui, HI. But I kept coming back to grief, because it kept coming back to me, and eventually my passion to change cultural attitudes about bereavement lead me to focus all of my efforts in this area.
I also realized there was a desperate need for better grief education programs, as well as a need to certify individuals and organizations with designations less than a full licensure as "therapist" or "counselor" since most grief and trauma support groups are actually not led by licensed individuals in the United States. From that decades-long journey through incredible sorrows and back to profound joy The Grief & Trauma Resource Center was