Grief Counseling and Education

 

We offer traumatic grief counseling through the MISS Foundation around the world and on site at the Selah Carefarm. The MISS Foundation also offers peer counseling through HOPE Mentors (Helping Other Parents Endure), family support packets, online support groups, and many other supportive programs at no cost for grieving parents. 

Traumatic grief certification, offering 30 CEUs, and counseling are offered through our Compassionate Bereavement Care (tm) program. 

Thank you for an incredible experience,

life altering without a doubt, world changing.​ 

-Shannon Norberg, Midwife

I don't have words to express the depth of gratitude that I feel for your amazing presentation today. Your knowledge, presentation style and compassion combined to "wow", and I heard nothing but the highest praise for you.

- Carrie Bradley, Executive Director, Bradley Center for Grieving Children

"Every word, every response, every 'teaching' mirrors what I believe is the calling for each 'chaplain' and what my heart pursues with each opportunity to serve others... whether the dying or the bereaved. Your work is life giving, soul work."

- Doug Overall, Chaplain​

I just wanted to say thank you again... You have given me such a beautiful, wonderful gift...the ability to cry again. I feel so relieved to have someone tell me that it's okay to just feel and to cry. There is so much "shame" from society behind being vulnerable but you have shown me that really, being vulnerable is one of the most beautiful things I can do.Thank you for making me be a human again. I am forever indebted to you.​

C.T., Student

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Once a year, we host a retreat for traumatic grief, Sedona Selah. Selah is a four-day intensive residential retreat that helps foster full inhabitation of grief. 

I feel I've come alive... the sun is warmer, the sky is bluer, the birds sing louder. And yet, there is my grief, standing right beside me. Thank you for teaching me this. Thank you for standing with me until I could experience it for myself. Just, simply thank you.

 

-M.T.,  Bereaved mother

 

The Kindness Project is a way for families to honor their children who have died. Founded in 1996 as one of the cornerstone programs of the MISS Foundation, parents and others can download free Kindness Project cards that they can use in their communities to help others, children, adults and animals, anonymously in honor of their child/children who died. Since 1996, we estimate that about two million Kindess Projects have been done all over the world! For more information visit this link.

 

© 2020 Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D.