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  • 00:31

    Close-Up Talk Radio spotlights Bereavement Life Coaching by Shirley

    in Motivation

    Topeka, KS – We will all lose a loved one at some point in our lives, and yet we’re never truly prepared for it. Bereavement, the period of grief and mourning after the death of a loved one, can be a transformative experience. Unfortunately, many people struggle with bereavement because our cultural training is to ignore, deny, and avoid whatever is unpleasant. We live in a society that has sought to protect us from sadness. 

    Shirley Bradley is the founder of Bereavement Life Coaching by Shirley, which offers compassionate companioning for individuals struggling with the loss of a loved one.

    “The first thing a client does when they come to see me is that they apologize for their emotions,” says Shirley. "I allow my clients to be authentically emotional by creating a safe environment for them to to express their sorrow. It’s essential to be able to honor their story and validate their emotions."

    According to Shirley, grief is not a mental health problem; it’s something everyone experiences, but they don’t have to do it alone. Having experienced grief herself, she has developed a more spiritual approach to recovery.

    “I went deeply into my sorrow and I allowed the healing to happen on its own,” recalls Shirley. “So my focus is to allow my clients to grieve so we can work toward a new beginning, a new life, a new hope and a new joy.”

    You have to create a new life in order to heal and recover. Shirley’s clients learn to utilize new skills and new ways of coping. They’re not trying to get over the pain, but rather learning how to work through the pain.

    “My hope is that I empower and inspire my clients to live their highest vision and create a joyful, fulfilling life,” says Shirley. “I give as much of myself as I can because we’re walking a very sacred journey together."

  • 01:01

    Pet Loss and Bereavement Counseling; Understanding Your Loss, Helping You Heal.

    in Caregiving

    Pets are real friends and their loss causes real grief. The loss of a beloved animal companion can be a significant event in our lives. The grief is real and often very painful. Sometimes a person's expression of grief over the loss of a pet may be met with social disapproval or minimization. We all need a safe and supportive place to grieve. Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver as he interviews Ann Beyke, M.A. LPC, Ann has the following qualifications:

    Master's degree in Counseling
    Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement training for on-line chat room
    Training with the Children's Grief Center
    Extensive experience and employment in the animal welfare field

    and who also offers the following services:

    Short or long term individual counseling
    Initial phone assessments
    Three pet loss groups offered at different locations in Albuquerque each month
    Support for those anticipating the loss of a pet
    Counseling via phone
    Consultations for people considering welcoming a new pet into the home

  • 01:02

    Bereavement Unravelled: Completing Unfinished Business When Someone Dies

    in Psychology

    Bereavement Unravelled: Death is as old as life and so is bereavement. Whether a death is sudden or expected, the process of coming to terms with it is challenging. Themes of anger, loss, sadness and resentment about the actual death as well as a wide range of feelings about the person who died can all surface in waves. Old skeletons pertaining to the relationship, family, history and oneself can also lead to confusion, disillusionment and challenges with surviving loved ones. The stages of grieving are complicated. However, the process also creates an opportunity to find new hope, strength and enlightenment in areas that were previously cast in shadow. In this powerful episode of Intuitive Transformation Radio, Matthew Engel and Joy Barker will discuss the process of grieving and rebirth in the aftermath of the loss of a loved one.

    Matthew Engel is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, past life regression therapist and intuitive counselor who has supported thousands of people in transforming their lives for 18 years. He is also the host of Intuitive Transformation Radio. For more info and to sign up for his popular newsletter, please visit: www.matthewengel.com

    Joy Barker is a psychic, angel intuitive trained by Doreen Virtue and Host of Angel Talk Cafe on Blogtalk. She has supported countelss people in achieving clarity and loving guidance when they needed it most. For more info, please visit: angeltalkcafe.com

  • 01:04

    Perinatal Bereavement - The Flip side of Birth

    in Women

    Fetal death is hardly ever talked about, women and their families suffer and mourn in silence. There is help in the resource of Perinatal Bereavement counseling taught by Angelique Hearthside owner of Hearthside Maternity Services.

    Please join Denise Bolds and special guest Angelique Chelton as we discuss perinatal bereavement and resources to healp and heal. 

    Hearthside Perinatal Bereavement Care is a special project of Hearthside Maternity Services. Born out of a desire to serve bereaved families and those who care for them, Angelique Chelton began this project in 2013.

    Families who experience a perinatal loss deserve compassionate, skilled services from the professionals around them. This project brings together Angelique’s passions to serve clients directly and to enrich birth communities by raising the level of local bereavement skill and awareness.

    Hearthside is also available to offer bereavement training services to professionals such as midwives, doulas, Labor & Delivery nurses and others who serve families during the perinatal time. 


  • 00:43

    Coping with the loss of a loved one/ grieving/bereavement

    in Self Help

    This is not an easy topic for anyone.  But important to talk about, and share, or just listen.

     In this episode I share with you my experience of losing both of my parents and how I really did get through the worst phase of grieving, though at the time I thought I would never get through it!  Perhaps you can relate?

    I'm Lisa Erhard and I welcome followers of my podcast!   

    I look forward to you calling in an upcoming broadcast to share your experiences with our listeners.

  • 02:59

    Curious Times - August Goforth, Grief and Bereavement

    in Spirituality

    Join us for 2 hours at 10 PM Eastern.
    August Goforth joins us tonight and we will discuss Grief and Bereavement. He will update us on the progress of his next book and share some of the contents of that book with us. 
    We will open up the phone lines and take questions live or from chat. 
    August Goforth, a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in New York City, is also an intuitive-mental and psychophysical spirit medium. Timothy Gray was a writer, editor, and photographer in New York City until he made his transition to his present Risen existence in the early 1990s. With two spirit teams known to them as "The Risen Collective & The Risen Assembly" they assisted in writing and manifesting a book, called: "The Risen: Dialogues of Love, Grief, & Survival Beyond Death—21st Century Reports from the Afterlife Through Contemplative, Intuitive, & Physical Mediumship."
    As a work-in-progress, the book took almost eight years to complete.
    To learn more about it, visit www.therisenbooks.com
    August is currently working on a new book with The Risen about grief and bereavement.
    He has also been a guest on Coast 2 Coast, Forever Family Foundation, Hay House Radio with Eldon Taylor, Late Night With Pete Price, and many others.
    Check out August’s blog at http://augustgoforth.blogspot.ca/

  • 00:28

    Pets in the World Beyond

    in Spirituality

    Join our host Jennifer Warters for another fascinating discussion exploring the nature of consciousness.  This week's guest is Rob Gutro a medium who communicates with animals who have passed over and who discusses his experiences of direct contact?


    Energetic bonding - Animals and ESP
    Soul connection - Still here with you!
    Continuity of consciousness
    Evidential communication
    Pet bereavement - No Separation  

    If you have any comments or questions relating to the content of this show, or similar experiences which you would like to share, you are welcome to post them on the Rainbow Light Forum.  

    We also invite you to visit the Rainbow Light website.  See the Paranormal Matters Radio Show Archive where you can download podcasts of previous programmes. 

  • 00:31

    Encouraging Widows

    in Women

    Mary Hollis hosts an encouraging show for widows. Through spiritual readings, poems, and the power of love, listeners receive treasured nuggets to inspire them. Guest speakers also offer great tips on the day to day issues that often challenge widows. This ministry is called The Next Chapter. Invite widows and others who can use a little encouragement.

  • 01:01

    Hollister Rand - "The Healing Heart of Mediumship"

    in Spirituality

    Hollister Rand is an author and internationally renowned medium. Known for her extraordinarily detailed work, she provides specific messages from loved ones living in the spirit world with feeling, heart, and grace. Hollister is clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient. Her unique gifts have provided comfort and closure for people all over the world.

    Hollister’s first book, I’m Not Dead, I’m Different: Kids in Spirit Teach Us About Living a Better Life on Earth, was released by HarperCollins in April 2011 and has garnered glowing reviews and endorsements.

    Hollister has moved national and international audiences with messages of love, hope and healing through demonstrations of spirit communication and television and radio appearances. Her messages on SiriusXM’s “The Seance” with John Edward, “Coast to Coast” with George Noory, KOST FM’s “Angels in Waiting,” KBIG FM’s “Radio Medium,” and numerous other morning drive-time shows have touched the lives of thousands of people.  Her television appearances include America Now and Oxygen’s Tori & Dean:  Home Sweet Hollywood.

    The scope of Hollister’s work has extended through her public appearances, writings, published works, and teaching workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her interest in supporting the science of spirit communication led Hollister to present seminars and workshops with leading researchers in afterlife science. She is consulted as an authority on the subject of life after death by journalists, screenwriters and documentarians.  She has also been a guest speaker at CUNY, where her book is included on the syllabus for History of Religion. Her messages focus on the healing aspect of re-establishing a relationship that has been broken by death.

  • 00:36

    Encouraging Widows

    in Women

    Mary Hollis hosts an encouraging show for widows. Through spiritual readings, poems, and the power of love, listeners receive treasured nuggets to inspire them. Guest speakers also offer great tips on the day to day issues that often challenge widows. This ministry is called The Next Chapter. Invite widows and others who can use a little encouragement.

  • 00:48

    Kat Downey Shares Funeral Preplanning Strategies

    in Self Help

    Brenda Pearce, The Empowered Nurse, interviews Kat Downey, a Preplanning Strategist and Funeral Director.  This interview delves into the deep and often difficult topic of death.  Everybody does this, but nobody wants to talk about it.  eFactor Radio wishes to dispel myths, and help our audience to understand that there is a proper time to plan and pre-planning is the way to go.  We are offering an open forum where you can ask questions, get answers, and tap into resources intended to lessen the burden, and not leave it until a time of crisis to be dealt with by family at the time of loss.

    Kat Downey has made a commitment to serving humanity combining her roles as a funeral director and insurance advisor.

    Having earned a BA in Biology and a Masters in Education from two prestigious Universities, she taught school in both the Secondary and College levels in Toronto.  Realizing her true calling was in assisting people in dealing with difficult decision planning such as funeral planning and estate preservation Kat left the educational system behind for her true calling.

    Obtaining her license as a Funeral Director in 1998, Kat embarked into a new career path.  Though death is an essential component of the human experience, she provides a unique perspective  and service to provide peace of mind to her clients.  Kat has a strong knowledge base which includes insurance and benefit products as well as she is a licenced Insurance broker.  She has taken courses in Palliative Care and Bereavement Facilitator’s programs as well.  She has also published the Executor's Companion Workbook in 2010 and is a Certified Executor Advisor, obtaining that designation in 2014.

    She is an active volunteer and networking and is recognized as an upbeat, honest and capable professional whose main goal is to leave her clients feeling cared for, validated and secure.