Below you'll find descriptions of several different presentations and workshops on loss and grief that can be customized for a variety of different formats, from a 30-minute lecture to a full-day or weekend workshop. All of these can be presented either live or online. 

These presentations address a wide range of topics related to death, dying and bereavement, from conscious dying in clinical settings and interfaith spiritual support to progressive bereavement therapies and mystical practices for personal healing. Workshops are hands-on, experiential and interactive, and can include guided meditations, family dynamic mapping, art therapy, out-of-body journeys, sacred ceremonies, role play and group work.

CE credit hours are available for many of our workshops. Click HERE to learn more about our CEs.

 Endorsements from Workshop Attendees

I participated in the Bereavement and Past Life Trauma workshop facilitated by Terri Daniel and Linda Backman. I was deeply impressed with both Terri and Linda’s facilitation, the in-depth and cutting edge information they presented, and the thoroughness with which they brought the participants into their own experience.  The experiential rituals were beautifully created and extremely powerful. I can not recommend this workshop enough!  It was a life-changing experience for me.

Lisa Beytia, MA, Hospice Grief Counselor
Sebastopol, CA 

Terri, I appreciated how you articulately and artfully bridged the intersection of life experience, academia, and mysticism—helping each of us to more deeply understand not only the uniqueness of each dying experience but how the sacred rituals and practices complement the dying processes. Moreover, both you and Kelley (Keogh) were excellent facilitators who melded a beautiful cohesiveness with our large group and in particular, you were a wealth of information and resources. My heart is full of gratitude for these workshops on loss and grief!​

Lorinda Williams, Hospice Volunteer

I found it quite moving in a way very different from the many grief groups I have participated in over the last three years since my wife's death. My most memorable personal experience was when I found myself offering to "pray for" a woman in great pain from the suicide of someone very close. I don't even know her name, but have, and will, continue to offer positive thoughts for her coming to terms with the rage and frustration she expressed to us -- a totally unexpected spiritual outcome for me!​

Kenneth Mcclain, Widowed after 62 years of marriage
Los Angeles, CA

The activities had a powerful effect on me, and I left feeling like something had opened up inside me. In our little group, I voiced a fear that I never talk about, and while I had some misgivings about doing that, it felt safe to do so. I understand the process we took to transform the grief and move it outside of us,  and I will try doing that on my own sometime. Looking at everyone's drawings was interesting; one resonated with me so strongly it brought me to tears. And today, remembering that drawing, my eyes teared up again. I don't know whose drawing it was but its meaning seemed clear to me and it touched a deep and long-held grief. I left there feeling emotionally and physically better than when I arrived. I could use more of this!  ​

Marilyn Morton, Los Angeles​

I found your session the most helpful as a grief counselor.  Truly helped me reflect on my work and how to help those struggling with loss.

Sandra Dillon, Bereavement Specialist
BJC Hospice,  St. Louis, MO.

It was an honor to attend your workshop last week.  Thank you for some very important time for me to sit with my grief and to sit with the grief of others. A beautiful location, and many meaningful feelings remain from the evening.

Sarah H. Fitzsimmons LMFT ATR-BC,
Los Angeles ​

What a wonderful seminar! Terri Daniel is genuine ~ the Carole King of grief work. She rocks! As a health care professional for almost half a century, and having attended hundreds of workshops, I can attest that Terri's presentation is an exceptionally effective, meaningful and of significant substance ~ from the scientific to the sacred.

Kathleen Cooper Reishtein,
RN,MS,CS,CBT,RMT Interventions
Chicago, IL

Thank you for your presentation to Visiting Nurses Hospice of Santa Barbara. I want to express my appreciation for your excellent and enlightening talk. You provided relevant and up-to-date information on a subject that we are constantly being asked about in the field. I sincerely hope that you'll be back soon!​

Thomas Felkay, Hospice Serenity House volunteer
​Certified Advanced Care Planner,
Santa Barbara, CA.

Thank you for sharing your wisdom and experience in the workshop yesterday. Our community needs to make changes on our view of death and dying.  I hope in the future to learn more by attending your conference!

Simone Jenkins, director,
Jenkins-Soffee Funeral Chapel
Salt Lake City, UT.

When my husband passed away a year ago I was too overwhelmed and distraught to think about a memorial. For the longest time I did not know how to honor him publicly, and continued to push the question away. It was with the guidance of Terri Daniel, who talked to me about the value of rituals and traditions and offered suggestions about readings and poetry that the memorial started to shape into something that was uniquely suited for our situation. Terri was so understanding, creative and encouraging. I will always be grateful to her, because the experience of honoring my husband's life and death has given me an enormous sense of accomplishment. Now I feel that my husband’s life circle is complete.

Pauline Zonneveld, West Linn, OR.

Thank you for bringing your expertise and experience to Pueblo. It was a fantastic workshop. One woman said to me, "I just wish I'd had this two years ago!" It must be challenging to  lead a group who are at such different places in their grief journey, and it seemed the ones that are further along gave "faith/hope" to those who are fresh into it. I appreciate your broad knowledge base, your strength and clarity, your compassionate guidance. ​

Marcia Beachy, MS, LPC
Psychotherapist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
​Southern Colorado Conference on Conscious Living and Dying

I can't thank you enough for offering the Conscious Grieving Workshop last Sunday. My husband died suddenly a little over a year ago, and your workshop with its emphasis on ritual and the spiritual came at just the right time for me.  I felt the most beneficial parts of the workshop were the ritual combined with the music and chanting. I so appreciated the Stations of the Heart! I feel I have been stuck at Station 1, and this ritual helped me start thinking about moving to the other stations. Other groups, books, and internet resources are full of talking and intellectualizing. Your work took me to non-linear, symbolic ways of processing, and helped fill the gap which exists between my grief and the way our culture treats grief.​​

Anne Olson, Portland, OR

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