Who Has Benefited

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Who are the 10,000 professionals who have benefited Grief Solutions?

Like you, they are business, clergy, health care professionals, military personnel, firefighters and police who encounter grief reactions in those they work with or serve.

Business professionals

You offer a service or product to the general public. In your area of expertise, you may provide critical or essential assistance to individuals and families that can affect their present and future well-being. From time to time, your professional path crosses with men and women who have recently lost someone close.

Many people in all occupations are uncomfortable with displayed grief. And if you’re like most people, you’re not sure of what to say or how to act. It’s sometimes easier to ignore it all and get to the task at hand. But grief in those you’re working with can be an impediment to getting the job done.

You are the:

  • Banking and finance professional
  • Life insurance agent
  • Real estate or mortgage professional
  • Attorney

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“A powerful, yet practical presentation. I appreciate the style in which she delivered her professional experience without artificially evoking emotions.”

Financial Planner, Virginia

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Health care professionals and clergy

You provide care and assistance to people in need. As part of your profession, you come across losses of all kinds in the young and old. As a result, you know firsthand that losses differ in predictability or impact. Each burdens its survivors with challenges.

Working in this area is an emotionally charged experience for both grief-laden men and women and those who assist them. As a care provider, you want to help and be a comfort to those in need—when it matters most.

You are:

  • Nurse, medical doctor, dentist or staff member
  • Behavioral health professional
  • Clergy or lay minister
  • Nursing home or assisted living staff
  • Hospice worker
  • Home health care provider


“My team really appreciated her words of wisdom on a seldom discussed topic.”

Dental care provider, Pennsylvania

Military and Casualty Assistance Personnel

You are a service member whose job responsibilities place you in contact with the family of a deceased service member or injured veteran. In all likelihood, you’re not a trained therapist or counselor—you’re a service member, called to perform the toughest duty of your career. You’re part of the casualty assistance team, tasked with notifying and assisting the immediate family of a recently deceased service member. Casualty assistance is tough for both the family and the service member. It may be new territory for you. And you want to get it right—for your deceased brother-in-arms, his or her family and the uniform you wear.

You are the:

  • Commissioned or non-commissioned leader
  • Casualty assistance personnel
  • Chaplain
  • Outreach provider

“Excellent presentation, relevant and well prepared. One of the finest presentations that pertains to our real world issues.”

Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center, US Army

Public service professionals

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  • EMT, firefighter or police officer

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You are a cross-section of America, a blend of ages, races, nationalities, and backgrounds. You’ve lost someone close much too early in life, and you struggle, often with great difficulty, to survive and adjust to this world you now dread—one without your loved one.

You are the…

  • Surviving mother or father
  • Widow or widower
  • Brother or sister
  • Surviving partner, fiancée or former spouse

“Joanne, you inspired us with your poignant wisdom, hard-earned insights and very practical guidance. Your poise and calm presence in the face of such pain was exactly what we needed.”

Gold Star Family Retreat, Minnesota