Grief Education

Grief Education


What are some reasons you might seek a grief educator?

      • To understand that grief is a process that is different for everyone

      • To validate that grief is not something you get over, that it is a journey

      • To have someone to talk to outside your family or circle of friends

As a Certified Grief Educator, I am committed to providing the highest level of grief support through education, experience, and insights into the often unacknowledged rocky terrain of grief.

Certified Grief Educator training by David Kessler has brought me unique methodology and tools, and when combined with my years of experience in hospice and bereavement care, I will help you navigate the challenges of grief. But, one of the most important things I can offer is to simply listen to you talk about your situation and the death of your loved one or other loss. Grief needs to be witnessed if we are to heal. I have personal ‘lived experience’ of multiple and traumatic losses, so I understand just how challenging grief can be. I can offer you understanding and compassion, whatever your loss. I know that it can often feel like those around us simply don’t fully understand how painful and complicated grief can be. Grief can also be the death of a relationship, job loss, or other major life transitions.

      • Grief can be traumatic and transformative. People in grief are not broken and don’t need fixing. I offer people in grief the utmost respect and serve them based on their needs and their unique experience and expression.

      • I offer an individualized approach to grief. There is no timeline for grief and we know there is not a cure. But as a grief educator, I can reflect and guide people toward creating a life that honors their loved ones.

      • The foundation of serving comes from a place of connection. Empathy, genuineness, honesty, and respect are essential elements of the work I do as a grief educator.

      • True expertise in grief lies with the griever. It is my role as a grief coach to understand you as a whole person and your strengths and individual levels of wellness.

      • Connection is important to our well-being. I use a mind/body/spirit approach to grief and remind people of the importance of connection to themselves, their friends, family, and community, as well as cultivating an ongoing relationship with your loved one who has died.

      • I am committed to providing a safe, peaceful office space here in Exeter, New Hampshire, or via video teleconference for those in grief and for engaging in ongoing spiritual care discussions.

My office is in Exeter, New Hampshire and I work within all the Seacoast area towns including Portsmouth, Rochester, Rye, Durham, and Hampton. Teleconference (video meetings) are also an option. Please see my About page for more information, or feel free to contact me with any questions. 

Certified grief educator

"Grief is our common bond. Opening to our sorrow connects us to everyone, everywhere….it is sacred work"

-Francis Weller

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Rev. Steve Reddy
24 Front Street
Office #306
Exeter, N.H. 03833