I have worked with thousands of people over the years, helping them to make sense of themselves, their hopes, dreams, losses and challenges. Life brings many gifts and loves, but sadly, it also takes them away. It’s in this place of losing something or someone, whether it’s a job, relationship, lifestyle, loved one or an animal companion, that we experience strong emotions.
I have personally experienced many losses in my own life and work and know first-hand the pain, loneliness and confusion that loss and grief can present. It’s because of these losses that I have become involved in grief work, in order to help others move through their own journey of healing.
Since 2008 I have been facilitating Bereavement Support Groups with the Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society (LMGRS), of which I am President. The individuals who attend these groups are dealing with the loss of a loved one, and are open and appreciative of the compassion, tools and structure that a group such as this can provide in their grieving process.
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My education in this area includes: Grief Facilitator Education with the Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society; Bereavement, Grief and Loss Training with The Living Through Loss Society and ongoing industry-specific professional development seminars.