There are numerous types of mental health practitioners who have specialized skills and training to assist those working toward healing the emotional and psychological effects of grief and trauma. But choosing the right therapist- and the right therapy- can be completing overwhelming! Shall I see a licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), […]
Susan Hannifin-MacNab, MSW, PPSC is a social worker, educator and author of the award-winning book A to Z Healing Toolbox: A Practical Guide for Navigating Grief and Trauma with Intention. Susan holds a Masters of Social Work from San Diego State University, a Bachelors of Education from Boston College, and credentials as a teacher and school social worker. After her husband died in 2012, Susan founded A2Z Healing Toolbox®, an organization that provides powerful tools and resources to accompany and accelerate the healing journey of those living with grief and/or trauma. Through A2Z Healing Toolbox®, Susan offers workshops for the bereaved, professional training and development, guidebooks as curriculum, and keynote speaking presentations. For more information, please visit www.a2zhealingtoolbox.com
Relationships with friends, family and colleagues can become severely altered after the death of a life partner. Interactions with the people and places who once made us comfortable can now cause anxiety, stress, anger or pain. Join us as we navigate these social changes by eco-mapping our new lives. Through an ecomap, plans can be […]
Stop by this unforgettable and interactive workshop to learn more about the healing power of animals. We will discuss ways to integrate animals into our lives AND get some much-needed puppy love…
Join us for an informational, inspirational and interactive workshop focused on the A to Zs of widowed parenting. Using framework from the award-winning guidebook, A to Z Healing Toolbox…
Our own grief and trauma are experienced in a variety of ways- emotionally, physically, behaviorally. Our minds and bodies can react with shock, rage, fatigue, appetite changes, sleep disturbances and loss of concentration.
Grief and trauma can cause an enormously painful dividing line in our personal life story: there is the person we were before our loved one died and the person we are now becoming.