Grief and Trauma Healing Workshops

I work with both large and small groups of youth and adults who are learning to navigate life with grief and trauma. This includes at-risk teens, families with medical challenges, bereaved parents and young widows with children. Workshop participants are at various points in their healing process and individuals have an openness and willingness to try new or varied approaches to healing through action and intention.

Workshops are tailored to 60 minutes, 90 minutes, half-day or full-day sessions. Each interactive class engages participants and features teaching techniques that emphasize an entire alphabet’s worth of healing tools. The focus of each workshop is customized to meet the unique needs of the group. A2Z tools that may be included in your particular workshop are listed in the

If you are interested in scheduling a group workshop, please contact me via email:

Susan@A2ZHealingtoolbox.com


Here is what past workshop participants have to say about their A2Z experience:


Professional Development and Education

I offer keynote addresses, conference presentations, and staff trainings for organizations and groups of professionals who work with grieving and/or traumatized individuals, including those who are employed in mental health settings and those who are first responders. I have provided trainings for social workers, counselors, therapists, teachers, lay ministry, doctors, nurses, hospice interns, university staff, eating disorder specialists, marriage and family therapy students and non-profit foundations. My professional training as a social worker, educator and community organizer combined with my personal experience as a widow and mother to a grieving child give me a powerful perspective on grief, trauma and the healing process.

If you are interested in scheduling a professional training or a speaking engagement, please contact me via email:

Susan@A2ZHealingtoolbox.com


The topics I cover during trainings and presentations can be customized to meet your needs. Topics include:

  • A2Z Healing Toolbox: 26 Powerful Tools for Health Professionals
  • Solo Parenting: Tools for the Family Healing Journey
  • Post-Traumatic Growth: Tools for Learned Resiliency
  • Totally Terrific Tools for Kids: 26 Fun Ways to Heal
  • Grief to Growth: A Personal Story of Restoration and Renewal
  • Taming Trauma: Harness and Heal Trauma with Intention
  • Broken Yet Blooming: How to Bridge the Grief-Growth Gap
  • Eco-Map Your Life: A New Way to Navigate Social Change
  • Get into Your Right Brain: Creative Techniques to Heal Grief and Trauma

Here is what professionals have to say about their A2Z experience: