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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 normalcy, loss of connection, loss of stability, 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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"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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Love your caring and loving approach to those in pain or in trials.
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(With) the recent loss of a loved one, the presentation was very helpful.
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I think this is a very valuable offering. I was surprised at how much I benefited from one session with Melissa. The conversation felt natural and covered a variety of topics that were contributing to the struggle I was experiencing. I felt encouraged after our call, and the effects were long-lasting.
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Thank you for coming to see me and letting me let my frustrations out!
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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 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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You helped me so much after losing my husband. You helped me get through the grieving, and I thank you so much for that.
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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 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 not only used this service, but I also recommended it to my colleagues who suffered recent loss. Highly recommend!
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The Webinar was highly informative.
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Thank you for your kindness, love and strong leadership.
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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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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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"Melissa had some very unique suggestions, and she had a way of making me feel at ease during this difficult conversation."