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Grief Educator and
Professional Speaker

Laura has trained and researched on how one can best express their emotions around loss, focusing especially on how our culture views and values this process. She was taught and certified by renowned death and grieving expert and author David Kessler. Unfortunately, she too often has witnessed a lack of understanding on this topic by some who work in senior care. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, the loss of your home of 40 years, the loss of mobility due to significant health issues, or supporting someone entrenched in their own grieving process, the grief road is difficult to navigate.


As a Certified Grief Educator, she is committed to offering support and ideas where our culture often falls short. Debunking myths about the grieving process affords a better understanding and acceptance of one’s journey. Understanding the reality of how grief impacts our lives is important knowledge in creating long-term meaningful relationships with ourselves and others we love.


Laura has created an interactive Grief Education program to help demystify people’s perceptions of what is “normal” for the grieving process. She also outlined her thoughts and learning into a comprehensive presentation for the Society for Certified Senior Advisors. This is a national organization whose members focus on aging. As a member of this organization, she felt a call to share this grief education with other professionals. She has presented her findings at their national conference and offers courses at the accredited Center in Charlottesville.

Presentations can be modified to accommodate your specific audience. Current presentations include:

Demystifying Grief

This program introduces the audience to the grief illiterate culture Western society has cultivated. Examples of reactions to those that are grieving and its ability to promote shame and lack of healing can provide an opening of grace and understanding towards one’s personal grieving process.

Grief Education for Professionals working with Seniors

This program introduces another lens as to view the grieving process for those that work with seniors. Examples of appropriate and inappropriate responses to someone’s grief are provided. Additional skills and education on how to support those that are grieving are reviewed. 

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  • New Client Trial

    A personalized short term plan
    Valid for 3 months
    • 1 Goal setting consultation
    • 3 Individual sessions
    • Online resources
  • Best Value

    Monthly Unlimited

    Every month
    Unlimited access to services
    Valid for 12 months
    • 1 Monthly goal setting meeting
    • Unlimited individual sessions
    • Online resources
    • Phone support
    • Weekly newsletter
  • Weekly Consulting

    Every month
    Consistent weekly support
    • 1 Monthly goal setting meeting
    • 4 Individual sessions
    • Online resources
    • 1 Guest pass
    • Phone support
    • Weekly newsletter
    • Priority support
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