FREE VIRTUAL GRIEF WORKSHOP OFFERED MONTHLY ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY from 8am – 9am (PST) via Zoom. Every meeting offers information and insight about the grief process, as well as time for open Q & A. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Grief cannot be fixed, but there are ways to help.
Grief Guide Consulting offers assessment, education, and counseling to help grievers, professionals, and organizations understand the grief process and navigate loss.
What We Do
Assess and develop a supportive response to the grief needs of your organization or community.
Grief is a natural response to loss; a process that can be understood and a skill that can be taught.
Grief is a journey; when the path is unfamiliar or uncertain, it can be helpful to have a guide.
Understanding the Grief Process
Education Benefits for Licensed Professionals
Overcome the awkwardness of not knowing what to say when patients and clients express grief emotions related to significant loss.
Advance the quality of your care by learning simple yet compassionate responses, tools, and interventions that offer guiding support.
Improve relationships with patients or clients by understanding the grief process and developing skills that help others navigate a difficult journey.
Excel as a preferred health care provider in the wellness industry by knowing appropriate responses to the grief emotions that are natural loss reactions.
Licensed professionals improve the quality of their care through Grief Education.
EVERY patient who is navigating a life-changing or life-ending diagnosis is grieving.
EVERY client talking to a therapist about a significant loss is grieving.
EVERY person seeking pastoral care for a major life transition or sorrow grieving.
And yet, most academic programs do not adequately instruct licensed professionals – doctors, nurses, therapists, or ministers – on how to respond to the normal grief responses that are expressed during treatment.
As a result many professionals ignore or minimize natural grief emotions, not due to lack of care but because they are unequipped to offer a skilled response.
GRIEF GUIDE CONSULTING CAN BRIDGE THIS GAP.
“Wendy is truly incredible. We had the privilege of having Wendy visit our clinic to provide a Grief + Loss training to our new therapists in their onboarding process. We could not have loved it more. She brought incredible wisdom while also maintaining such marked warmth, connectedness and curiosity. Her material was beautifully and thoroughly created, she represented a wide variety of concepts and theories of grief work and spoke to incredibly complex emotional experiences with such ease and clarity. We can’t wait to have her back!”.
HANNAH BRANCH, LMFT
Licensed professionals need to process work-related loss through grief support.
Helping professionals are quitting in record numbers due to compassion fatigue and burnout. I believe that this crisis in healthcare is directly related to unexpressed and unresolved grief experienced throughout the Covid 19 Pandemic. Without the support and tools needed to process, understand, and release emotions – helping professionals are at capacity for holding the losses experienced by those they serve, in addition to grief related to their personal losses. And when practitioners are overwhelmed, many cope by disconnecting from caring work.
Opportunities for employees to support each other in their collective grief and build resilience for emotionally demanding work is critical for retaining seasoned staff.
GRIEF GUIDE CONSULTING CAN HELP.
“Our staff at Together We Grow were having a difficult time with the significant losses of patients we have cared for at our center. Not only did we lose the children but also the connections we formed with their families. Wendy helped us work through our grief and provided education to our staff in a warm and safe environment. I highly recommend Wendy to anyone struggling with grief and loss.”
KATIE REED, RN CASE MANAGER
Together We Grow
Pediatric Day Health Care Center
What Others Are Saying
Wendy is a grief counselor and educator who believes that grief is not a problem to be fixed but a journey towards healing and growth that we can learn to navigate. She offers assessment, tools, and support to guide individuals, groups, and organizations on their unique path.
Schedule a complimentary phone call to assess your consultation, education, or counseling needs.