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Nurture a Culture of Care in your Organization
As a community of human beings in relationship with one another, we see the people we care about experience both the highs and the lows of life. Celebrating is easy. Walking beside each other in the hard times can leave us feeling inadequate as a friend or co-worker.  
Strengthen your group's ability to care for one another in difficult times by bringing in Clair for a private workshop. With a range of wellness topics and flexible formats, we can craft an experience that will equip your people to confidently support one another in painful experiences.
Invest in your people.
Enrich your culture.
Elevate the value of care.  
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Seminar topics include:
  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Reframing Disappointment as a Loss Event
  • Bereavement Grief
  • Support Group Facilitator Training (3-day event)
  • Complicated Grief
  • Coping with the Holidays
  • Companioning the Bereaved
  • Myths Surrounding Grief

Upcoming Events

  • Facilitator Training for Grief Support Groups - Kelowna, Oct 2023
    Facilitator Training for Grief Support Groups - Kelowna, Oct 2023
    Wed, Oct 25
    Prestige BeachHouse (Regatta Salon)
    Oct 25, 9:00 a.m. – Oct 27, 4:00 p.m.
    Prestige BeachHouse (Regatta Salon), 1675 Abbott St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8S3, Canada
    Oct 25, 26, & 27, 2023 9 am - 4 pm daily. Equip yourself to support divergent needs in unique individuals while enhancing your facilitation skills. This workshop specializes in loss and grief environments, affirming, inspiring and strengthening you in leading the bereaved.

Past Events

Upcoming Workshops
Books & Resources​
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Tears in a Bottle: Stories of Life and Loss

Tears in a Bottle: Stories of Life and Loss, Clair's first book, was published in October 2010.


4     Sally

They wonder why I'm not “over it” yet. What in the world do they mean? Do they mean, am I back to normal? Not crying my eyes out, wanting to die? No longer feeling pain? Not talking endlessly about my husband? I'll never get over this. If by getting over it they mean forgetting him, never tearing up at the mention of his name, or falling strangely quiet in a room full of chatting friends, no, I don't think so. No, normal for me would mean getting him back; that will not happen here on earth. So, no, I don't think I'll be getting over it.

  • One book is $13 plus $7 S&H in Canada

  • Two books are $25 plus $8 S&H in Canada

  • For 3 or more books or outside Canada, email for rates. 


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Living with Grief

This article was originally written for the American Hospice Foundation of America. Price: $5 plus $4.00 shipping and handling. To order, email


This article is designed to help parents and guardians think through the idea of including young children in the death and funeral process. It was originally presented to the American Hospice Foundation at the invitation of Dr. Ken Doka, who wrote the forward to my book, Tears in a Bottle: Stories of Life and Loss. 

Click here to download a free PDF version.

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