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Grief Reiki Healing Program

Grief Reiki® Healing Program

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Every year millions face the effects of dealing with loss and grief. This can be the result of death, divorce, moving, retirement or other life events. Since society hasn’t provided effective ways for handling grief, many grievers feel lost and alone.

Our first-of-its-kind Grief Reiki® Healing Program uses Reiki and other spiritually-based tools to help others heal who are grieving. In this educational program, students learn how to emotionally, physically, and spiritually guide a griever who is navigating their grief journey. Grief Reiki® Energy Healers are trained to better understand what a griever experiences, so they can provide support through the ups and downs associated with loss.

PREREQUISITES

This healing program is open to all new and experienced Reiki Practitioners and Reiki Masters. Students should have a desire to work with those grieving any type of loss.

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM

This healing program is designed to teach Reiki Practitioners how to help a griever move through the emotional, physical and spiritual effects of grief. Having a sense of calm and balance will provide a griever with the courage and stamina they need to tackle their journey.

This healing program is comprehensive and detailed. With over 3 hours of video lectures, as well as accompanying handouts and activities, students receive the tools to help others who are going through one of the most difficult times in their life.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

As a Grief Reiki® Energy Healer, you will have the benefit of a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary learning experience. You will gain meaningful new insights to impact your personal and professional life while elevating your Reiki expertise. Upon completion of the program, you will be equipped to guide others through a positive transformation that will leave a life-long impact.

NOTE: Becoming a Grief Reiki® Energy Healer identifies that you’ve taken our healing program and have demonstrated the skills necessary to help grievers using Reiki and other spiritually-based tools. Our program does not authorize you to use the terms “Therapist”, “Psychologist”, or “Counselor.”

WHAT TO EXPECT AS A STUDENT

– Unique focus on the benefits of Reiki and other spiritual tools to help grievers

– Improved helping skills including active and empathetic listening

– A transformative learning experience that provides positive results

– An integrated program where you receive substantive guidance and support

– Access to tools, handouts and activities to augment your Reiki practice

WHAT YOUR CLIENTS WILL GAIN

– A clearer path to understanding their grief so they can move through it

– Enhanced capability for self-care during a difficult time in their life

– Ability to integrate the emotional, physical and spiritual grief components

– Stronger belief they can move from surviving their loss to living again

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is meant by “Grief Reiki® Energy Healer”?

Individuals who become Grief Reiki® Energy Healers are trained in a specific approach and methodology to help clients move through their grief using Reiki and other spiritually-based tools.

When can I begin helping others?

You can begin helping others as soon as you have successfully completed the program.

Does the program address all kinds of losses or just the death of a loved one?

Grief is the normal response to over 40 different life events. You will be given techniques to support any type of grieving event.

What technology do I need in order to be able to participate in this online course?

You will require a computer with an internet connection.

Do you have a money-back policy?

Although we are super proud of this program, we realize that there are often circumstance where students change their minds. For that reason, we provide a 30-day money back guarantee. After 30 days, the program becomes non-refundable.

HOW DO I LEARN MORE?

CLICK HERE to learn more about becoming a Grief Reiki® Energy Healer on UDEMY.

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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Goodbye 2018

Thank You 2018

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I can’t lie, 2018 was one tough year. Now that 2019 is just peaking over the horizon, I felt it was important to remind myself that despite the difficulties, it was also a year of so many blessings. Here are some of them.

FRIENDSHIPS

This was the year of new “friends in grief” I met through social media: Linda and Lori (from The Death Deck), Maryanne (widow extraordinaire), Lisa (missing her Dad too), Rachelle and Sharon (two grief recovery gurus), John (the better not bitter widower), Cass (the pompous_btch), Leslie (the amazing sketch artist), Debbie (the crisis maven), Elizabeth (opening the door to conversations about death), Olivia (who taught me to be a death midwife), Ophelia (the kind and gentle soul from Canada), Robin (the tango dancer), Shelby (who is wise beyond her years), Melody (the composer and musician) and all the wonderful experts I have met through the 2019 Bereavement Cruise.

Then there were those so dear to my heart, Henri (the dowsing queen), Sandy (one of the kindest people I have ever met), Annah (my sounding board), Ginny (the Earth Angel), Lindsay (the fighter), Cathy (the grief coach), Sandy (who makes amazing jewelry all while being a newly single Mom), Nathalie (who helps grieving parents around the world), Andrew (who picks the most amazing music to grieve to and helped me to get to of my comfort zone), Rachel (one of the most eloquent widows around and my walking buddy), Melo (the be-who-you-are advocate for so many who are grieving) and Connie (for always being so kind to share my posts). I don’t know how I would have made it without all of you this year!

Finally there are the Grief Reiki® clients and followers who have bravely shared their grief journeys and emotions both in person by attending workshops, free events and support groups; and virtually by providing heartfelt comments and giving us a window into their stories on social media. It has been an honor to have met you and been a part of your healing.

NEW ADVENTURES

Grief Reiki® participated in many new adventures this year.

2018 was the year of FaceBook Live. I was a weekly guest with my dear friend in grief, Andrew from Music To Grieve To where we spoke about grief-related topics and accompanying music tracks. Our weekly show called, Andrew and Sharon Talk About Grief gave us an opportunity to discuss everything from the loss of a pet to the suicide of Avicci. I will be forever grateful to Andrew for this wonderful opportunity.

As a result of my collaboration with Andrew, I found the courage to start my own weekly FaceBook Live program called The Grief and Healing Corner where my guests included:

Episode 2 – Annah Elizabeth, The Five Facets of Healing

Episode 3 – Lindsay Marie Gibson, Just Be

Episode 4 – Angela Viesta, Adult Orphan Collective

Episode 5 – Shelby Forsythia, Coming Back Podcast

Episode 6 – Nathalie Himmelrich, Grieving Parents Network

Episode 7 – Cassandra Ceyla, Alchemy Cass

Episode 8 – Cathy Cheshire, Thriving After Loss

Episode 9 – Melody Nolan, Treasure Lives

Episode 10 – Rachelle Jones, Grief Recovery with Rachelle

Episode 11 – Andrew McCluskey, Music To Grieve To

Episode 12 – Robin Chodak, Suicide Survivors Support Community

Episode 13 – Henri Hebert, Inspiring You

Episode 14 – V. Ophelia Rigualt, Grief Coach Ophelia

Episode 15 – Linda Findlay, Mourning Discoveries & Bereavement Cruise

Episode 16 – Sharon Brubaker, Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist

Episode 17 – Sandy Evans-Pullin, Reiki Balance N Bliss

Episode 18 – John Polo, Better Not Bitter Widower

Episode 19– Lisa Ingrassia, A Daughter’s Love

Episode 20 – Elizabeth Copland, Grief Dialogues

Episode 21 – Ellen Monsees, Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist

Episode 22 – Tonya McKenzie, Sands and Shores

Episode 23 – Michael Gershe, The Magic of Life

I was also proud to participate in a number of summits including A Grief Felt Around the World Twitter Chat, Advent Calendar for Bereaved Parents and After Chloe and Friends Living After Loss Online Summit. It was such a pleasure to be able to share the tools that helped me get through my own grief in the hope they may help others.

I was also a contributing author for two books. The one that was published this year was Grief Dialogues: The Book where two of my poems were featured with pieces from 60 other authors. The other one should be published in 2019!

I was featured in LA’s own Voyage LA Magazine’s list of “LA’s Most Inspiring Stories.”  This article provided an overview of Grief Reiki®, how I got to where I am , and if luck played a meaningful role in my life and business.

Last but not least, our first online course, Grief Reiki® Healing Program, was launched on Udemy. By the end of the year, we had over 300 students from 25 different countries sign up. I am so proud of this program!

SAYING GOODBYE

This was also a year of professional changes for me. Although I quit my cybersecurity job at the end of last year, I found it too cost prohibitive to live in Los Angeles and run Grief Reiki® full-time. As result, I went back to cybersecurity (hopefully on a temporary basis)in support of the Air Force’s Global Positioning Satellite Program. Although is isn’t my heart, it is what is meant to be right now. Once I let go of the story I was telling myself about being a failure, I realized that everything fell into to place for me when I needed it most. And for that all I can say is thank you 2018.

I am looking forward to new challenges and opportunities in 2019!

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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Death Midwife

What is a Death Midwife?

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I am excited to announce I have finally completed all three training levels to become a Death Midwife! I realized after my Dad died how much I didn’t understand about death and the dying process. Mainly because, like grief, we rarely talk about it. As a result, I often felt helpless and uninformed on what my Dad was going through and the many of the choices we were asked to make. I really wanted to take this training to be able to talk about death so I could be better prepared as well as have discussions with my family.

WHAT IS A DEATH MIDWIFE?

A Death Midwife includes the roles of death doula, spiritual counselor, end-of-life caregiver, home funeral guide, funeral planner and celebrant. Death Midwives guide and support individuals and their families through all three stages of the dying process:

BEFORE… upon notice of terminal diagnosis or life-limiting illness

DURING…active dying and death, and

AFTER…unexpected death, final rites, burial or cremation, funeral or memorial and bereavement.

“A Death Midwife shepherds individuals toward a conscious dying experience; guides loved ones in after-death care of the body and empowers families to create personal and deeply meaningful funerals at home.” Sacred Crossings

SERVICES PROVIDED

Death Midwife services include but are not limited to:

– In-home, hospital, or nursing home visits with the family and their loved-one

– Detailed reporting to next-of-kin unable to visit

– Emergency room support after unexpected death

– Holding space while life-support is discontinued

– Support with stillborn and infant death and bringing baby home for a home funeral

– Finding a local, reputable hospice to meet a loved-ones needs

– Assistance with completing advance directives for health care and death care

– Assistance with fulfilling final wishes, healing relationships, and putting things in order

– Spiritual support including guided imagery, meditations, etc. to help alleviate anxiety and suffering

– Guidance with completing the life-review and legacy project

– Help with writing an autobiography or creating a video-biography as a legacy to loved one

– Guidance with after death care of the body for a home vigil and funeral

– Coordinating with funeral home for transportation and cremation

– Assistance with funeral planning

– Celebrant to officiate funerals, memorials and graveside services

I will keep you posted as we begin to incorporate some of these services into our offerings.

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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