Healing the Grieving Heart of America
A Community Grief Ceremony


Photo by Kathleen Barry


Who Should Attend?

Join us if you are grieving:

. The death of a loved one
. Loss of any kind (relationship loss, job loss, pet loss)
. Loss and change due to Covid 19
. Loss of faith in political, social and religious systems
. Economic fracture
. Assumptions about how life is supposed to work

Grief statue
Heart and hands

Many of us are suffocating under an unbearable weight of grief and rage as we find ourselves coping with enormous losses and separated from one another like never before.  We often feel that we are holding more emotional, social and spiritual pain than we can carry, and now, more than ever, we need practical, constructive tools for regaining equilibrium.

Dr. Terri Daniel will facilitate this unique gathering to honor our grief while learning to communicate constructively about our divisions and our hopes for the future.  We will use narrative, guided meditation, art & music therapy, family dynamic mapping, interactive group work and sacred ceremony to help move the “stuck” energy of grief out of our bodies and into a more spacious, more ventilated emotional landscape.  

  • LEARN principles of non-violent communication 
  • SHARE  ideas with other participants about beliefs that keep us broken
  • ACQUIRE tools for self-care and anxiety management
  • JOIN in a sacred ceremony for healing and transformation


Dr. Terri Daniel is an interfaith hospice chaplain, grief counselor and end-of-life educator. She is certified in death, dying and bereavement by The Association of Death Education and Counseling, and in trauma care by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Her workshops and classes help the dying and the bereaved find healing through meditative, ceremonial and therapeutic processes that focus on inner transformation rather than external events. She is the founder of the Conference on Death and Afterlife Studies, and the Ask Doctor Death podcast.

Terri has a BA in Religious Studies from Marylhurst University, an MA in Pastoral Care from Fordham University, and a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the San Francisco Theological Seminary.  In addition to facilitating workshops and seminars online and around the U.S.  currently teaches in the interreligious chaplaincy program at the Graduate Theological Seminary, and in the Spirituality and Mental Health program at the University of Redlands.