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Moving Through Grief with Wendy Black Stern

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Moving Through Grief with Wendy Black Stern

January 21, 2021
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Moving Through Grief with Wendy Black Stern

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Experiencing grief and loss is inevitable and, at times, can feel unbearable. 

Through her own personal experience of profound loss, our next guest has dedicated her life’s work to supporting people to heal and transform through the process of grief.

Wendy Black Stern is the President of the Grief Support Network, whose mission, programs, and network of resources are inspired and informed by Wendy’s personal experience of losing her son.

In 2007, when Noah passed away, her grief propelled her into a process of profound transformation, which taught her to live with more joy and gratitude in her life.

Join us for this candid and touching conversation to learn more about Wendy’s vision of a culture that does not run from grief but embraces it as an opportunity for growth and connection.

Episode Highlights:

  • Wendy’s personal story of loss
  • Wendy’s choice to travel abroad to process her family’s loss
  • The creation of the Grief Support Network
  • The phoenixes that can rise from the ashes of the pandemic
  • The future of grief support in society

About our Guest:

Wendy dedicates her life’s work to supporting people to heal and transform through the process of grief. In 2012, she founded a non-profit organization, Grief Support Network, whose mission, programs, and network of resources are inspired and informed by Wendy’s personal experience of loss and professional background as a yoga therapist, yoga instructor, teacher trainer, and group facilitator. Wendy has devoted the last 20 years to being a student and teacher of yoga. 

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is certified as a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, yoga teacher, reiki practitioner, and facilitator of yoga therapy groups for grief support and self-empowerment. Before the loss of her son, Noah, Wendy had spent years helping others to explore, express, and integrate experiences through the practices of yoga and body/mind exploration. In her private practice as a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner and PRYT faculty member, Wendy witnessed the ways that thoughts, emotions, and life traumas manifest through our bodies. 

In 2007, when Noah passed away, her grief propelled her into a process of profound transformation, which has taught her to live with more joy and gratitude in her life. Through this journey, Wendy found herself deepened in her commitment to supporting others. Wendy is filled with love for her husband, Brian, and daughters, Hannah, and Layla. She feels the most at home while hiking with her family in Boulder, Colorado.

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