Grief Dialogues Compassion Culture Series
Interview with Vena Wilson LCSW

Interview with Vena Wilson LCSW

July 6, 2020

I met Vena Wilson through another Las Vegas therapist when I brought our play, Grief Dialogues, to the Cockroach Theatre in Las Vegas.  The show, in honor of the first responders of the Las Vegas Strip Shooting a year prior, required a therapist for our talk back.  When the original therapist was unable to attend and moderate the post-show discussion, she recommended Vena, and a new professional friendship was born. 

Since that day in late September 2018, I’ve had the pleasure to work with Vena on other projects including a reading of Grief Dialogues: The Book for the Nevada Hospice Care

Vena is a licensed clinical social worker in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a small private practice Honeybee Behavioral Health. Here Vena works with teenagers and their families on building skillful, healthy, joyful relationships and helping the teenager with taking self-harm or suicide off the table as an option.

She finds that the teenage stage of life tends to be a very difficult one, especially so for those with a very sensitive emotion regulation center.  It is only exacerbated by COVID.  Vena teaches her clients about strategies to tolerate painful emotions, handle stress skillfully, and have a better happier relationship with their parents.

 

Listen in and/or watch as Vena discusses her practice and the techniques that help alleviate tension.

 

Peggie Dickens Interview Where Are We Now?

Peggie Dickens Interview Where Are We Now?

June 4, 2020

An update from mental health counselor and coach Peggie Dickens on what’s happening in our medical community. What has changed for healthcare providers in the last month?

Funeral Celebrant Paul Boardman

Funeral Celebrant Paul Boardman

June 3, 2020

How funerals have changed in time of COVID

Interview with Peggie Dickens, M.A., LHMC

Interview with Peggie Dickens, M.A., LHMC

April 24, 2020

Elizabeth Coplan interviews mental health counselor and coach Peggie Dickens, M.A., LHMC in this inaugural podcast for health care professionals. Peggie Dickens shares her experience with health care providers navigating their way through the current unknowns they're facing during the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic, covering her thoughts on the place the mind/body connection will play in healing moving forward.

Mary Ormbrek Shares Her Story of Love and Loss

Mary Ormbrek Shares Her Story of Love and Loss

October 17, 2019

Mary’s story losing both her parents within two years is not uncommon. Hear how this former addict built a strong on a dead bed promise to her mother.

Novelist Tara Marta Reflects on Her Own Grief to Write Look Back to Yesterday

Novelist Tara Marta Reflects on Her Own Grief to Write Look Back to Yesterday

August 25, 2019

By the year 2009, Tara lost all the people that was close to in her life. She wanted to write a story about loss specifically to share her own experiences of loss and combine it with a fantastical idea of being sent back in time to deal with her grief.

Author Elliott Rose speaks to Grief Dialogues about New Audio Drama, Works of Love, and the Importance of Mr. Rogers when Discussing Grief

Author Elliott Rose speaks to Grief Dialogues about New Audio Drama, Works of Love, and the Importance of Mr. Rogers when Discussing Grief

August 5, 2019

Works of Love is an audio drama about love: the possession of and loss of it.  It centers on recent widower Julian Silver as he re-launches his wife’s old show, the eponymous “Works of Love”. Each week Julian reads a new essay about love and one of its variations, be it romantic, familial, fraternal, or existential. Through other’s words he strives to remember the reason why we love if the cost is grief. And once again we learn that Out of Grief Comes Art.

Grief Coach Emma Payne Discusses Her New Text Messaging Service

Grief Coach Emma Payne Discusses Her New Text Messaging Service

May 6, 2019

PERSONALIZED SUPPORT, DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR PHONE

Grief Coach is a text-messaging service that delivers personalized content, tips and reminders, to people who are grieving, as well as to the friends and family who want to support them. Find out more at www.grief.coach.

“Mysterious Moments” with clinical psychologist Dr. Jane Williams

“Mysterious Moments” with clinical psychologist Dr. Jane Williams

March 27, 2019

Special Grief Dialogues host Kimberly C. Paul, author and founder of Death by Design interviews Dr. Jane Williams on her book Mysterious Moments: Thoughts that Transform Grief. Dr. Williams shares some of her stories and thoughts on the transformative changes that can occur through "aha" or mysterious moments that can change how we experience our griefs. She explains how isolating grief can make us, but how our thoughts can help change our narratives surrounding the grief process and us heal.

Dr. Broadbent is interviewed by Kimberly C. Paul, also a fellow contributor to the book.

Grief Dialogues Contributor Kimberly C. Paul interviews Noha Waibsnaider of GatheringUS

Grief Dialogues Contributor Kimberly C. Paul interviews Noha Waibsnaider of GatheringUS

February 21, 2019

Elizabeth Coplan met Noha when they were both on a panel at ReimagineNYC this fall.  Intrigued by the beauty and simplicity of the Noha’s idea, Grief Dialogues reached out to the founder for a podcast about https://www.gatheringus.com/.

Kimberly C. Paul interviewed Noha, whose large family included planning an of memorials and funerals at her home in Brooklyn, NY.  Noha felt the challenges of organizing family and friends during these difficult times and yearned for a simpler way to mobilize everyone and commemorate loved ones. She created GatheringUS to gather family and friends after the loss of a loved one to support each other and celebrate life together.  In one location, you can locate your community to support you. Set up a free obituary in 30 seconds. Quickly & easily share event details with everyone. Crowdfund for funeral expenses or charity. Create groups to coordinate logistics (food, ceremony, themes).

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