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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."
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
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.
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/
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Are you dealing with grief after a loss? Looking for grief support? Join Grief Recovery Specialist, Audrey Pellicano R.N., on Giving Grief a Voice.
What are bereavement services?
How can Hospice support a grieving family?
How can a bereaved individual care for themselves after loss?
Why is grief so difficult?
Join me and my guest Bruce Page, Volunteer and Bereavement Coordinator at Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester, as we discuss these questions and provide answers to the many questions that arise when caring for and following the death of a loved one.
Bruce Page Bruce just concluded 35 years of Protestant ministry. He developed youth ministries for six congregations. After training as a psychotherapist, Bruce began Hospice work nine years ago providing Spiritual Care (Chaplaincy) to patient families at home or in nursing homes.
Dr. Luciano Sabatini, author of "Bereavement Counseling in the School Setting" will discuss his recently released book. And, of course, share his thoughts on the writing and publishing process. Teachers, counselors, school administrators -- this show's for you!
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Sewell, NJ – Grief can take hold of us: our belief system, our values, our perceptions. Those obstacles can prevent us from moving forward. How do you go through change and come out the other side?
According to life coach Sharon Roth-Lichtenfeld, grief can be an empowering experience if you allow it to be. Sharon is the co-founder of the Afterwards Program, which combines the healing power of therapy, with empowerment of coaching to help people move purposefully toward a new and different life. Along with her partner Pat Obst, a licensed clinical therapist, Sharon helps people create the bridge into their new and different life with meaning, purpose and resilience.
“We call it residual grief as opposed to complicated grief,” says Sharon. “Everyone else is moving on and you’re not. But you want to. That’s where Afterwards comes in.”
The mission of Afterwards is to deliver unique and innovative programming that delivers healing and self-empowerment to individuals who are 1-5 years out from a forever change, a change that alters the direction of your life forever. Forever changes can include the loss of a loved one divorce/relationship breakup, serious illness, trauma, or any other significant change.
“My life coaching model is all about sustained well-being,” says Sharon. “How do you sustain your well-being in the face of forever changes? It can rock you but it can make you stronger too. It can define you in a healthy way.”
Afterwards addresses the lack of resources available to help people get “unstuck” and emotionally transition themselves in healthy ways toward a new life.
“Afterwards can serve as the critical link from being supported through therapy to gaining the ability to flourish,” says Sharon. “I want to change the way people view life and live life after loss and forever changes.”
Christine Duminiak became involved in spiritual bereavement support in 1998 after her deceased in-laws spontaneously appeared to her in her bedroom and stayed for an hour. Duminiak is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, author, speaker, and an internationally recognized expert on afterlife contacts & signs. She is the Founder of Prayer Wave For After-Death Communication and co-hosts Ask the Angels Show. Author of Heaven Talks To Children and God's Gift of Love: After-Death Communications, Duminiak has been featured on Fox & Friends, Good Day Philadelphia, the Arizona Midday Show, NBC's the 10! Show, NBC and CBS News, The God Squad, and Coast To Coast AM.
She is a speaker in high demand, she is a keynote speaker of the National Grief & Hope Convention 2015, and frequently appears at The Learning Annex in NYC, The Compassionate Friends, MADD, Rotary Clubs, bereavement and cancer support groups, college groups, and seminars, and in James Van Praagh’s chat room. A certified reflexologist and energy healing practitioner, Duminiak has volunteered her time to hospice and cancer patients, for women in crisis pregnancies shelters, and for women transitioning from substance abuse shelters. Her website is www.christineduminiak.com.
Join hosts Lynda & Angie as they chat with Christine about communicating with heaven as a tool for grief recovery beginning at 6 pm pacific / 9 pm eastern on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at www.griefdiaries.com.
Shelley Bowen is the Director of Family Services and Awareness for the Barth Syndrome Foundation (BSF).
BSF works to increase awareness on a global level among the medical community, academic community, the medical research community and the lay population about Barth Syndrome. There are better strategies today than ever before for living with Barth Syndrome. Nonetheless, it often shortens the lifespan of people, especially children.
Shelley speaks with Mike and Joyce about life with Barth Syndrome, and how families cope when life ends.
For more information about Barth Syndrome, see https://www.barthsyndrome.org
What Does It Take to Get Over Losing a Child?
INTERVIEW: Surviving The Death Of A Child, & The Grief, from RN & Mom, Lisa DeLong.
Lisa is a registered nurse, a bereaved mom, author and co-founder of Justin Time Children's House, an art based grief center for children and families experienced in the death of a loved one.
DATE: Saturday, January 3, 2015
TIME: 3:30 Pacific / 6:30pm Eastern (60 min.)
She is also a bereavement facilitator, and an inspirational speaker who has spoken on the famous TED x, TEDTalks.
She lost her 15 year old son Justin, to leukemia, and almost lost her other son to it as well. But fortunately, he is doing fine today.
Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Lisa, Hear this interview live.