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Out of Darkness Comes The Light.

Helping move you from a culture of grief aversion to one of acknowledgment and compassion.

Grief is a result of all the losses we have experienced during the pandemic. Loss of nomalcy, loss of connection, loss of stabiliity, loss of the ability to enjoy a meal, a concert, a game. Relationships are strained from the stress of the unknown.

The grief due to the accumulation of losses, great and small, is wearing on all of us.

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Grief Conversations | Webinars | Presentations
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"You gave me courage to use my voice. Your smile and gentle way of helping me made me feel safe."

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Whole Person Conversations

Melissa McCreery Douaire, M.Div., M.Ed., GC-C has over 15 years of experience walking beside the grieving. She helps others by giving them the tools necessary to acknowledge and address the grief we will all eventually experience, understand the impacts of loss, and find the meaning in owning our mortality. “Healthy healing allows us to live intentionally, treat each other kindly, and gently walk through dark days back into the light of hope,” comments Melissa.

Melissa is known and recognized for her gifts and expertise as a compassionate listener, faithful optimist, and knowledgeable confidante. Melissa earned her Masters in Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary. Melissa is an ordained UCC minister and a certified grief counselor. Early in her career, after earning a Masters in Education from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from DePauw University, Melissa taught at the elementary and college levels.

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Testimonials
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Your encouragement and compassion have been a response to my prayers.
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You are a ray of sunshine.
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Melissa had some very unique suggestions, and she had a way of making me feel at ease during this difficult conversation.
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I not only used this service, but I also recommended it to my colleagues who suffered recent loss. Highly recommend!
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Thank you for coming to see me and letting me let my frustrations out!
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The Webinar was highly informative.
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Thank you for always being there in our time of need. Your words, caring, and wisdom were so helpful as we navigated our son's difficult journey, and they still resonate.
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Melissa was fantastic. In just one session she was able to help me figure out where my grief was coming from and recommended more in person local therapy.
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Thank you for your kindness, love and strong leadership.
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I felt a great burden lifted after only an hour meeting. She listened and provided constructive solutions in a compassionate and professional manner
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I found this webinar particularly helpful. I believe that grief is not talked about as much as it should be. This really made an impact on me especially in today's society with COVID-19 grief as something that some many people are facing and struggling with. Thank you for all the vital information.
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You are a gift to all who know you. Keep beaming your light!
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In the 11 months I have been attending Innovative Educators workshops, this was probably my favorite. Excellent workshop!
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I appreciate your knowledge, compassion, wisdom and care. You have been a big help to me this past year and it is reassuring to have you in my corner. I/ we, the church community, are lucky to have you with us on our journeys.
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Thank you for the sermon on Sunday. It was just what we needed to hear at this time... My 18 year old cousin, who is gay, was at the baptisim and it brought me to tears to see her feel loved and supported. Thank you for a morning our family will never forget.
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See what our Clients are saying
"Melissa had some very unique suggestions, and she had a way of making me feel at ease during this difficult conversation."