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Spirituality and Bereavement

Grieving Between Heaven and Earth

For grieving individuals or professionals working with loss and grief, this course introduces multi-faith/interfaith conversations and unique therapeutic tools that combine art therapy, sacred symbolism, creative ritual, family dynamic mapping, guided meditation and mystical practices for navigating the grief journey. These conversations and processes are designed to express the energy of pain, grief and stagnation through symbolic representations that can be worked with to aid in healing. The intention is to shift the griever’s focus toward inner transformation rather than external events, and help the griever embrace a sacred perspective in which grief can be viewed as a gift of growth rather than a meaningless tragedy.


Terri Daniel, MA, CT is a clinical chaplain, interfaith minister and end-of-life educator certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling. The focus of her work is to assist dying and grieving individuals to discover a more spiritually-spacious understanding of death and beyond.

Terri conducts workshops throughout the U.S. to help the dying and the bereaved focus on inner transformation rather than external events. Her work is acclaimed by physicians, hospice workers, grief counselors and clergy for its pinpoint clarity on the process of dying and grieving and its heartfelt depiction of consciousness beyond the physical body.

Austyn Wells is a Dying Consciously and Munay-Ki Rite educator who blends her certification as a grief counselor with her knowledge of energy medicine and healing practices from indigenous cultures.

Austyn has master level certification from The Four Winds Light Body School of Shamanic Studies, and is currently completing certification as a spiritual counselor with The American Academy of Health Care Professionals.


This May 4th – 6th, 2018 Weekend Workshop is being held at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) in Petaluma, CA. The cost to attend includes meals and lodging.


If you’re grieving a loss of any kind, or if you’re a professional working with loss and grief, please join us for an extraordinary weekend that will introduce you to unique therapeutic tools, including sacred ceremony and mystical practices for navigating the grief journey.

*Are you a student or pastor and interested in attending?  Let us know by sending us an email.  You may be eligible for a discounted rate.  Limited quantities available, inquire today:

Learning Objectives:
  • Guided Meditations
  • Multicultural teachings and practices for working with grief
  • Heart-healing ceremonies and rituals
  • Family dynamic mapping

12.5 contact hours for CEUs are available for MFT, LCSW, LEP, LPCC, RN, EMT, paramedics, pastors, pastoral counselors, and chaplains whose certifying boards, agencies, or organizations require CE hours.

For CEU questions, contact The Applied Wisdom Institute at 415-488-6589. For workshop questions, contact Terri Daniel 707-827-3156


IONS Earthrise Retreat Center
101 San Antonio Road
Petaluma, CA 94952


$ 1090 (with Accommodations)
$  827  (without Accommodations)