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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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(With) the recent loss of a loved one, the presentation was very helpful.
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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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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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This topic was so well-done and useful. Thank you so much!
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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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Thank you so much for letting me unburden myself to you. You are a remarkable person and a great blessing to me and all those to whom you minister.
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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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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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The Webinar was highly informative.
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Love your caring and loving approach to those in pain or in trials.
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Your words and example inspire me to be a better person. I especially admire your openess to embracing change. Everyone who knows you can't say enough about how much they adore you. You clearly have touched many lives, including mine, in profound ways.
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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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In the 11 months I have been attending Innovative Educators workshops, this was probably my favorite. Excellent workshop!
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You are a gift to all who know you. Keep beaming your light!
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Thank you for coming to see me and letting me let my frustrations out!
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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."