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Mission

As a Grief Companion and Circle Facilitator, Laurie Lynn Clark is committed to sharing a confidentially safe and vulnerable circle space where each individual is an expert in mourning their own unique grief process. 

Taking  fairness, and finances into consideration and

to ensure accessibility to clients:

Zoom calls, individual phone sessions and grief circle groups are based on sliding fee scale or by donation.

Requested Donation

Connect with Laurie directly through her Contact Page

to discuss sliding fee scale.

 

OR 


Sound Circle Facilitator

Vision

Sound Immersion & Grief Work
....

Experience Sound Centering  within a 
GRIEF companionship Group CIRCLE 
or individual private session. 

Promotes
Grounding and relaxation
Somatic awareness

 Mindfulness of triggers.
 Acknowledgement of your emotions.
Every emotion has a place
in body and mind
Listen.
Feel. 
Pause
Take a breath.
Heal

 

Education/Training

Updated Vulnerable Sector Check & CPR

(2023/2024)

 

Healing Trauma Master Series- Live Course w/ Dr. Peter Levine: Working with Somatic Wounds

October 2023-  Peter A. Levine PhD, the developer and founder of Somatic Experiencing (SE™) : A  four-part workshop series exploring  Somatic Experiencing™. Dr. Levine demonstrates a deep understanding of how complex trauma originates––and how somatic-based therapy can help clients address, process, and begin healing more quickly and effectively. (https://www.theembodylab.com/schedule/healing-trauma-somatic-wounds)

ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills. Instructors: Breanne Pizzuto and Maria Redpath. Talktoolstraining.com. 2022

LAST AID COURSEFacilitated by Julie McIntyre & Linda Hochstetler- 2022

 https://www.hpco.ca/last-aid/. 

The Last Aid program is designed to provide palliative care education to the public through a series of facilitated sessions with interactive online or in-person programs.  1.Dying as a normal part of life.   2. Planning ahead.   3.Relieving suffering.   4.Final goodbyes

 

Restorative Practice Circle Keeping For Educators and Facilitators. Lanark County- 2022

Laying foundations for building relationshipsRestorative Communication with co-workersBenefits of Restorative Practices in SchoolsKey Components of a restorative circleUsing a circle to celebrate differencesParaphrasing reframing and non-violent communicationListening to understand. What happened?Who was harmed/ How were they harmed?How to weave restorative practice into the curriculumSocial and emotional learning

Bereavement Facilitator Course-2021

Module References: Center for Loss with Dr. Alan Wolfelt: https://www.centerforloss.com 

Course Trainer: Maria Kliavkoff. 

Module 1 – Basics of Group Facilitation

Group Agreements / Intentions /Creating a Safe Environment / Flags of Resistance /Power of Intention
Module Two: Volunteer Training
Categories of Grief: / Grief Journey (Parts 1, 2 and 3) / Common Grief Responses . /“Mourner’s Six Reconciliation Needs” / “Mourner’s Bill of Rights” 

 Facilitator Training Module 3 Working With A Group 

Working with Group Resistance – The Victim Prison / Building Trust in the Group / Needs of the Group and the Mourner’s Six Reconciliation Needs / Role of the Support Group. 

Training Module 4 Challenges and Opportunities 

• Role of the Support Group By Dr. Alan Wolfelt / Developmental Phases of a Group / Grief Leader’s Qualities / Grief Leader’s Skills Seeing Challenges as Opportunities 

Mourning in a Grief Pandemic 

Module 5: 6 Needs of Mourning Overview of the Module 

 Needs of Mourning
o Develop a New Self-Identity.  Search For Meaning . Receiving Ongoing Support from Others o Develop a New Self-Identity. Search For Meaning 

Module Six - Stepping into Self Care 

• Self Care Terms of Reference / Symptoms of Caregiver Burnout / Burnout Survey / 12 Steps of Self Care / The Gift of Self Love 

Trauma-Informed Care Course  2021

Building a Culture of Strength © CTRI Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute.

-TRAUMA’S RIPPLE EFFECT -WHAT IS TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE?  -BUILDING A TRAUMA-INFORMED CULTURE  -TRAUMA INFORMED CARE ASSESSMENT WHAT IS TRAUMA

-PROMOTE AWARENESS -SHIFT ATTITUDES -FOSTER SAFETY -PROVIDE CHOICE-HIGHLIGHT STRENGTHS -STEPS TO IMPROVING

Bereaved Families of Ontario. 

BFO Halton/ Peel

 Course  - 2020

https://www.bereavedfamilies.ca/professionals

NAVIGATING THROUGH GRIEF : Support Systems. Coping Strategies. Self-Care. Myths and Misunderstandings. Grief and Culture. Grief and Guilt. Coping with Death in the Workplace, School, and Community. Grief and Mourning: How it is different for everyone​. Finding a New Normal.

Palliative Care Course/ Hospice Volunteer Training- Lanark County Home Support 2018

Understand the impacts of loss and grief at end of life . Be able to identify symptoms and how to employ strategies to manage those symptoms . Understand and apply comfort measures at end of life. Understand ethical challenges at end of life and how to address them • Understand communication and other practical challenges at end of life and how to address them. 

Restorative Justice Seminar: Alan Howard and Vanessa Slater:  An engaging discussion with four front line leaders in the field of Restorative Justice. Why Restorative Justice? Because it works. It is universal, humane, real and has been proven effective for countless generations across every community and cultural setting.

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