Teaching Assistant

Brian Smith
became acquainted with grief in 2015 after the sudden passing of his 15 year-old daughter Shayna. As part of learning to survive this tragic loss, Brian immersed himself in the study of death and grief, and now works with individuals and organizations helping parents heal from the trauma of child loss.

Brian also operates a life coaching and small business consulting practice, and is the author of Grief 2 Growth, Planted, Not Buried.

There are five CE hours available for this workshop
Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public.
Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.


. CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.

. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by  approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

. LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact The Afterlife Education Foundation at terri@danieldirect.net. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com  or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com


​Learning Objectives: 

At the end of the program, participants will be better able to…

. Analyze embedded beliefs and social constructs about life and loss
. Create processes for grieving in community
. Create personalized bereavement rituals and ceremonies
. Assess your own pain and the pain of others
. Discuss multi-cultural approaches to loss and grief
. Utilize drawing and writing processes for exploring the grief journey


Grief as a Mystical Journey:
Sacred Practices for Turning Loss into Light

Online!  January 5 and 12, 2020 

In this workshop you will experience:

. Multi-cultural loss and grief practices 
. Art and music therapy
. Guided meditations and journeys
. Heart-healing ceremonies and rituals
​. Grieving in community


​Questions about the workshop? Call 503-957-7419 or email  terri@danieldirect.net

Instructor
 
Dr. Terri Daniel, CT, CCTP is a clinical chaplain, certified trauma professional and end-of-life educator certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Her workshops help the dying and the bereaved find healing through meditative, ceremonial and therapeutic processes that focus on inner transformation rather than external events, and her work is acclaimed by physicians, hospice workers, grief counselors and clergy for its ability to help grieving individuals discover a more spiritually-spacious understanding of death and beyond. 

Terri has a BA in Religious Studies from Marylhurst University, an MA in Pastoral Care from Fordham University, and a DMin in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is the author of four books on death and the afterlife, and is also the founder of the annual Afterlife Awareness Conference. 

If you are mourning the death of a loved one or a loss of any kind, or if you are a professional working with the bereaved, join us in a rare learning environment that provides unique healing tools not found in traditional counseling or support group settings. 

The educational and therapeutic processes in this workshop include guided meditation, art & music therapy, interactive group work and sacred ceremony for moving the “stuck” energy of grief out of our bodies and into a more spacious, less constricted, more ventilated  emotional landscape.

Two live, interactive video sessions:
Sunday, January 5
Sunday January 12 
4:00 - 6:30 pm Pacific Time
 
5 Continuing Education hours
for counselors, social workers, RNs
​and more!