Support for Women* Bereavement Support * Consulting & Education
Support for Women and Mothers
One of my passions is supporting women in their own journey. One of my greatest strengths is deep listening and “space holding” for all that is and is not. Often in our worldly work we are giving and giving, responding and reacting, even around the most worthy of issues, but over time these demands can take a great toll on mind, body and psyche. If we are in the work of transforming our world for the long haul, I believe we have to know how to radically care for ourselves along the way.
When working with me, reflection time is an opportunity to pause, breathe and turn inward and then outward as a means of processing goals, dreams and passions in a way that feels relevant, creative, meaningful and helpful. There are many ways to approach this time, including: narrative or written reflection, exploring various mindfulness techniques, creative problem-solving tools, learning and practicing energy exercises and other non-verbal methods of integration, and more.
These sessions are confidential and offered to individuals and groups, both in-person and virtually via Zoom.
Compassionate Bereavement Care
When a traumatic death occurs, such as the death of a child or loved one under violent or traumatic/sudden circumstances, not just any counselor, physician, nurse, clergy, or therapist will understand the complexities and challenges of grieving family members. It is critical to find a provider who specializes in traumatic grief. An effective provider will walk with you, help you connect with your feelings, and help you discover ways to cope with the overwhelming sense of loss.
Formal counseling isn’t always necessary but for some it can be helpful, particularly when the provider has been well-trained in traumatic grief. This training, however, is exceedingly rare. A provider who is Certified in Compassionate Bereavement Care®, however, may help at a much deeper level, addressing trauma specifically, interpersonal relationships, feelings of guilt, shame, or self-blame, and can even help with past events that negatively affect daily functioning and further add to the trauma of your Beloved’s death.
I am a provider (chaplain) Certified in Compassionate Bereavement Care®. Other providers can be found here.
Consulting, Speaking and Education
I am available as a consultant to churches, faith groups and non-profits as well as businesses committed to fully supporting the holistic well-being of their employees. I am available to facilitate workshops, seminars and retreats as well as speaking engagements.
Contact me for more information about any of these services.