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Master Grief Coach

What is a Certified Master Grief Coach?

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I am so excited to announce that I am now a Certified Master Grief Coach through Cathy Cheshire, LLC. Profoundly evolving after extreme suffering following the death of her two sons, Cathy Cheshire left a business career in healthcare to support other grievers. In honor of her sons, she became an author, speaker, grief coach and the founder of the “Master Grief Coach” training program with a certification option. She has diverse education from traditional and progressive professionals with varied grief expertise including the areas of thought, emotion, mindfulness, and resilience. Cathy received her BS degree from Arizona State University. Her book is titled, “Thriving After the Death of a Child.”

Certification as a Master Grief Coach refers to the confirmation of competent skills by online testing and oral assessment. Proficient knowledge of the “Understanding Grief and Healing” and “Master Grief Coaching” training modules are required for certification. Training hours included 7 one-on-one sessions with a Cathy who ensures you have a complete understanding of the program material.


It is natural for even resilient grievers to have trouble focusing, sleeping, eating, and to feel a roller coaster of emotions. Preoccupation with loss, fearing feelings, prolonged isolation, and overindulgence in distractions are signs of someone who may benefit from support. Knowledgeable about grief expert research, a Certified Master Grief Coach empowers others to heal in a way that works best for them. Clients decide their grief goals and as a coach, I can now support a client in achieving them.

Example Grief Goals

Understanding grief and healing

Resolving individual specific grief challenges

Talking with someone who can empathize

Reducing stress and anxiety

Understanding common spiritual experiences


The death of a loved one or major life change can affect every area of our life. The more we focus on what we value, the less negative emotions are triggered. Knowledgeable about best practices for every major area of life, a Certified Master Grief Coach can empower someone to gain control over their life. They decide their life goals and a coach helps them move past limiting beliefs to find hope again.

Major Area Life Goals

Life action planning

Thought, emotion, and mindfulness

Organization and productivity

Life mystery

Critical tasks completed

Physical health

Financial planning

Loving relationships

Fun and pleasure

Career and helping others

Dreams achieved

I will continue to keep you updated as my own Master Grief Coaching Program becomes an official offering!


Sending you love, comfort and peace!

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Online Grief Support Events & Services

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In an effort to extend our grief support to the virtual environment, we are now offering more online events and services. This is because there are so many grievers who cannot attend in-person services or events due to work schedules, health-related issues or overall logistics.



Grief & Healing Corner – Every Tuesday. Weekly opportunity to meet influencers from around the Grief & Healing community. Conducted via Facebook Live. Length: 20 – 25 minutes. Cost: Free.

Ever wanted to learn more about what is happening in the world of grief and healing? If so, join us every week on Facebook Live to learn more about many of the current influencers around the Grief & Healing community. This is your opportunity to hear their stories, what helped them to heal and how they have turned their heartache into helping others. Don’t worry if you miss an episode, you can catch up on our You Tube Channel!

Grief Circles – Every Wednesday. Weekly opportunity to meet with other grievers to share loss stories, support and caring. Conducted online over Zoom. Up to 6 attendees. Length: 1-hour. Cost: $10 Donation.

Have you ever suffered a loss in your life? If so you are not alone. There are 40 different life events that can produce the range of emotions we call grief. Unfortunately many of them are not treated as grieving events. This includes divorce, retirement, miscarriage, loss of health, moving, pet loss and many others. I started this group to provide a safe place to share our emotions and begin the healing process. Be willing to share your loss story and show compassion when listening to the loss stories of others. Sign Up



Grief Recovery Method Individual Program – For those who want to deal with loss on an individual basis rather than in a group setting. Conducted online over Zoom. Length: 1-hour session for 7 weeks (or more if needed). Sign up for 1-hour FREE initial phone consultation to learn more. 

We provide a safe environment for you to look at your old beliefs about dealing with loss, and provide actions that will lead you to complete unresolved emotions that may still be causing you pain. Materials (included): The Grief Recovery Method® Handbook, The Grief Recovery Method® Handbook for Pet Loss or When Children Grieve Handbook. Sign Up



The Grief Reiki® Academy – For those who want to learn more about grief, loss and healing in an on-demand format. Conducted online via Teachable. Cost: Free.

We also offer webinars you can watch from the comfort of your home or office anytime. These webinars are on a variety of topics including: Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds, Healing with Reiki, Dealing with Pet Loss, Beyond the Casserole, Helping Children Grieve and many others. Learn More 


Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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2019 Bereavement Cruise

2019 Bereavement Cruise

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I am proud to announce that I have been chosen to be a speaker on the The Journey’s of Hope Healing & Health 2019 Bereavement Cruise! The Bereavement Cruise is a powerful transformational journey at sea honoring and celebrating the lives of lost loved ones.  It is an opportunity to experience an inspiring continuation of healing that will be shared in a nurturing community of people who are their own grief journeys.

The bereavement cruise provides an opportunity for guests to better understand their grief journey, receive compassionate support and enhance their coping skills. Workshops and activities will take place on the days when the ship is at sea. Small group sessions will be available during the entire cruise. There will be plenty of time to relax, spend time with others, share meals with new friends and much more. Participants will also have time to explore off ship excursions. You choose how you spend your time.


Dates:  March 3 – 10, 2019 (7 Days)

Ship:    Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas

Departs: Port Canaveral, FL

Ports: Labadee, Haiti (Private Island); Falmouth, Jamaica; and Cozumel, Mexico


Presenters will be sharing their time and their compassionate support with guests.  All of the workshops will be suitable for any type of loss. Workshops will continue to be added.

Glen Lord (Cruise Host) from The Grief Toolbox

Linda Findlay (Cruise Host) from Mourning Discoveries

Barbara J. Hopkinson from A Butterfly’s Journey

Diane Speer from Way To Wellness

Herb Knoll from Widowers Support Network

Lynda Cheldelin Fell from Grief Diaries

Mitch Carmody from Heartlight Studios

….and many others!

Here is a LINK to a list of all the presenters and a description of their presentations.


How do I get more information about the Bereavement Cruise?

To get more information about The Journey’s of Hope Healing & Health Program, seminars at sea, on-board sharing sessions and special activities, please call:  Linda Findlay at 315-725-6132 or email LF6643@yahoo.com

What does the cruise fare include?

The cruise fare includes all taxes and fees, activities and entertainment, meals, fitness & relaxation, and accommodations.  Royal Caribbean sets the price for the cruise.  The Journey’s of Hope Healing & Health tries to get the best price available for the cruise at the time the booking is made.

What is the Seminar Fee?

The seminar fee is $300 (per person) and includes all workshops, small group session and activities, including a “Walk to Remember”, A Service of Remembrance, and many more sessions and activities especially planned for you.  All of the events are private and are not available to any quests who are not with the group.


How do I make reservations for the Bereavement Cruise?

Reservations can be made HERE.


Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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