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We all absorb knowledge differently, whether it’s by reading, video tape or simple trial and error. But speaking directly with distinguished experts and practitioners is an exciting and revealing experience for anyone. Especially for those going through the grieving process from loss, the perspectives born of experience can comfort and inspire.

Share the experience of innovative and successful practitioners like those you can hear from and respond to in our TeleClasses, Seminars and Online Learning. They are gifted in reaching others as helping professionals, but also in their ability to convey their ideas clearly to others who share the goal of healing.

Groups are kept small enough to ensure you the ability to participate and benefit. Topics are specific enough to provide a deep experience for those seeking answers in their own grief or that of other people they care about. Hours are convenient to people with different routines. And access is as easy as dialing your telephone into a conference line or logging into the class.

Here’s another time- and expense-saving way to get professional support and enrichment at

These seminars utilizing conference-call technology are more than convenient. Just the ability to access this kind of enrichment over the telephone or online would certainly be enough to make enrollment worthwhile. But the seminars offer much more!

Topics focused on grief and its various facets. Choose from our ever-expanding and
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National Grief Support Services is pleased to be working with Self Healing Expressions to bring you the following courses. Self-Healing Expressions brings the self to healing, one lesson at a time. Their custom-made database with unique "scheduler" technology lets you specify the course start date, intervals and pace of lesson delivery to your e-mail inbox. Be informed and inspired by thought provoking commentary, questions, stories, as well as, transformative exercises and interactive web exercises.
Most courses contain interactive web features designed to delight, and enhance your learning experience. Self Healing Expressions has a nominal charge for these outstanding classes.
The Joy of Coping: Coming to Terms with Cancer, MS, Stroke, Anxiety or Another Debilitating Illness
The Joy of Coping: Coming to Terms with Cancer, MS, Stroke, Anxiety or Another Debilitating Illness by Arthur Soissons-Segal, Ph.D. This course is for those struggling with the disabling effects caused by cancer, a brain tumor, multiple sclerosis, stroke, anxiety. . . to name a few. Lessons support and guide learner to reclaim their dignity and life after a debilitating illness has occurred. Lessons can also help caretakers, spouse, and family of a disabled or seriously ill person better understand and support their loved one. Arthur Soissons-Segal, is a well qualified guide for this course having been on of both sides of the healing experience - as a brain tumor patient and as a therapist.
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"Since he has been both the 'disabled' patient as well as the healer in his lifetime, he offers up unique perspectives and positive solutions."

Dreams for Healing: Using Dreams as a Pathway to the Soul
Dreams for Healing: Using Dreams as a Pathway to the Soul by author Laura V. Hyde. Did you understand your dreams last night? Learn your personal 'dream language' and let it assist you in healing relationships, your body, and life by discovering the longings of your soul. Learn to recall and interpret your dreams, the language of the heart and soul, to heal your heart, body and life.
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"Laura creates a safe environment to explore dreams and transform our judgments about them. In changing perceptions about our dreams, a miracle happens and we are able to use them effectively instead of being puzzled or frightened by them." ~ Celia M, California

Writing for Life: Creating a Story of Your Own
Writing for Life: Creating a Story of Your Own by Sandra Lee Schubert. The therapeutic power of journaling, proven and embraced over the last century by doctors and psychologist, is an effective tool to improve health and achieve healing of the body, mind and spirit. The journaling and scrapbooking techniques taught in this course provide a creative way to connect with the inner self and heal emotional wounds while documenting your story, your life, in a fun and unique way.
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"'Writing for Life: Creating a Story of Your Own' is a creative and thoughtful guide to self-understanding. In 20 lessons, she takes the students' hands and leads them through a series of exercises that deal with family, spirituality, health, the future and the past, and other topics central to human existence." ~ James W. P, PhD author

The Healing Power of Food: The Energized Body Plan
The Healing Power of Food: The Energized Body Plan by Julianne Koritz, a registered, licensed dietitian. -- Learn how food can heal your body by strengthening your immune system and increasing your energy level -- create a plan for boosting your immune system. Lessons address common health complaints and offer up remedies for issues such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, memory loss, joint pain, depression, anger, and weigh loss. Make food your best friend to energize, nourish and heal your body!
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". . .I spent $300 for two sessions with a registered dietitian to get educated on what was missing in our diet. And it worked. Today, I am more energized and healthy. This course is a great review on nutrition and perhaps the next best thing to hiring your own dietitian! Julianne provides advanced nutrition knowledge and in many cases, even more details then my dietitian did - mostly because she had 18 lessons in which to do so."

Laughter for the Healing Heart
Laughter for the Healing Heart. A laugh therapy course by Lynn Shaw, author and laugh therapist. -- If you are experiencing a health or emotional low, laughter exercises can be an adjunct to a healthy outlook. Discover how laughter can help reduce symptoms of allergies, abdominal pain and digestive problems -- to name a few. And help you manage anger and fear. For those dealing with physical or emotional distress, finding laughter in daily life can profoundly enhance healing and the quality of life!
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"As a nurse, I've seen first hand the healing value of laughter. Furthermore, studies show that laughter is good for you. It boosts the immune system and relieves tension. This course was outstanding! Lynn does a great job of educating people on the many benefits of laughter and guiding them towards embracing wellness through laughter and humor." ~ Jean Kolp, RN

The First Year of Grief:  Help for the Journey
The First Year of Grief: Help for the Journey. by certified hospice bereavement counselor Marty Tousley. Understand the nature of grief and its potential impact on all aspects of your life: physical, financial, emotional, social and spiritual. Learn how to move through grief actively and make the process of mourning a healing one. Find support and guidance in dealing with the many facets of grief including: different grieving patterns in your family; ways to minimize stress in your life; meaningful ways to memorialize a loved one on holidays and special days; how to access all available resources for recovery; identifying and establishing a support system; and how to cope with the upsets, setbacks and aftershocks that accompany normal grief. Finally, find meaning in your loss, so you can continue to live productively in the years to come.
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"Marty's work is concise and informed as well as warm and wise. I can wholeheartedly recommend it. I especially enjoyed the Moment of Reflection. The list of signs that one is progressing in Lesson 23 provides a rich tool for self-examination." ~ Patricia S.

More Power to You: Personal Power Through Self-Awareness
More Power to You: Personal Power Through Self-Awareness by Catherine Crusade, Career Consultant. This powerful course guides awareness towards thoughts and emotions so you respond to life's events from your potential, rather than react and allow the ups and downs of life to control you. Align with your authentic self to create a fulfilling life.
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"More Power to You asks you: Who programmed me? How do I re-set that old program? Am I reacting or responding? Am I creating solutions or depleting my energy? What is my self-perception? Through commentary, quotes, exercises…Catherine guides us towards self-empowerment and living a purposeful life."

A Different Grief:  Coping with Pet Loss (with Child Component)
A Different Grief: Coping with Pet Loss by Marty Tousley, certified hospice bereavement counselor who also specializes in pet loss. Are you anticipating or mourning the loss of your pet, and surprised and even overwhelmed at the depth of your grief?The lessons in this course are designed both to help you understand and cope with the grief of losing your pet, and to guide you towards meaningful growth, healing and inspiration. Come to a better understanding of the emotional upheaval caused by the shock, disbelief, anger, guilt and sorrow that are commonly experienced when a beloved pet is lost. Learn meaningful ways to memorialize your faithful friend. You deserve to feel comforted, understood and acknowledged as a person in grief, and reassurance that you are normal and healthy in loving your faithful animal friend so deeply.
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"I want to thank you so much for this course. It has helped tremendously. Although I am still struggling after all this time, I go back and read the lessons and find peace." =^..^= Jo Ann, Illinois

A Different Grief: Helping You and Your Children with Pet Loss
A Different Grief: Helping You and Your Children with Pet Loss - by Marty Tousley. Is the loss of your family pet your child's first experience with death?This course includes all the lessons from the course described above, with additional information important to families with children. Learn how children of different ages may react to the loss of a beloved family pet, and how youngsters differ from adults in expressing their grief. Find useful suggestions that will help you talk with children about the sensitive topics of death and euthanasia.
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"This course is written "from the heart"! Marty has experienced pet loss personally and it shows. . .The lessons were not too long and the information was imparted in a concise manner. This is particularly helpful since it is sometimes difficult to concentrate on anything when you are grieving a beloved pet. . ." ~ Terry H.

Holistic Prayers:  Healing the Mind, Body and Spirit Through Prayer
Holistic Prayers: Healing the Mind, Body and Spirit Through Prayer - by June Soyka Cook. This course seeks to guide, assist and support inward journeys leading to peace and healing using interfaith prayers. (no fee, click here to enroll)
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"I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful Self Healing Expression Prayer Course. [Lessons] have been so uplifting, full of encouragement, healing and love. I am going through some challenges, and changes in my life. Receiving these [lessons] everyday has truly been a blessing. . ."~ Varonica

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