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.
Connect with Laurie directly through her Contact Page
to discuss sliding fee scale.
Sound Circle Facilitator
Sound Immersion & Grief Work
Experience Sound Centering within a
GRIEF companionship Group CIRCLE
or individual private session.
Grounding and relaxation
Mindfulness of triggers.
Acknowledgement of your emotions.
Every emotion has a place
in body and mind
Take a breath.
Updated Vulnerable Sector Check & CPR
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 COURSE: Facilitated by Julie McIntyre & Linda Hochstetler- 2022
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 relationships. Restorative Communication with co-workers. Benefits of Restorative Practices in Schools. Key Components of a restorative circle. Using a circle to celebrate differences. Paraphrasing reframing and non-violent communication. Listening to understand. What happened?. Who was harmed/ How were they harmed?How to weave restorative practice into the curriculum. Social 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
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.