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Good Mourning: The Many Faces of Grief

Darcie D. Sims, Ph.D., CHT, CT, GMS

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Good Mourning! There are many faces of grief. Grief and loss are universal experiences. Whether the result of a death, a divorce, illness, injury, disability, job loss, retirement or any kind of change, grief permeates everything and we fear we will never know peace, love or joy again. Join Darcie D. Sims, Ph.D., CHT, CT, GMS, a bereaved parent and child, an internationally recognized speaker and the author of 8 books, as she explores the journey through grief and identifies the choice points we encounter along the way. You will discover you can cry and laugh at the same time, learn tools for coping and find a personal path towards hope.

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Good Mourning: The Many Faces of Grief with Darcie D. Sims, Ph.D., CHT, CT, GMS

Darcie D. Sims, Ph.D., CHT, CT. GMS is president and co-founder of Grief Inc., a national grief consulting business in Seattle WA. She is a bereaved parent and child, a grief management specialist, a nationally certified thanatologist, a certified pastoral bereavement specialist and a licensed psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. She is the author of Why Are the Casseroles Always Tuna?, Footsteps Through the Valley, Touchstones and If I Could Just See Hope. She co-authored A Place For Me: A Healing Journey for Grieving Kids, Footsteps Through Grief, The Other Side of Grief and Finding Your Way Through Grief with her daughter, Alicia Sims Franklin. Darcie co-authored The Crying HandBook, In the Midst of Caregiving and How Much Does It Cost You To Care? with Bob Baugher. She also wrote and produced the videos Handling the Holidays and What Color is Dead: Death From A Child’s View as well as authored numerous chapters in professional books and textbooks. Darcie is featured in the award-winning video series “Good Grief” produced by Iowa Public Television and the “Walking Through Grief Series” by the Grief Toolbox. She has been featured in several other videos as well. She has written 6 Care Notes for Abbey Press.

She is an internationally recognized speaker and was Coping Editor for Bereavement magazine for 15 years. She now writes for Grief Digest. She served on the national board of directors for The Compassionate Friends, the national board of directors for the Association of Death Education and Counseling and the board of trustees for the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved. She co-chaired the 1991,1996 and 2005 World Gathering on Bereavement, and keynoted at all 4 World Gatherings.

Darcie is the Director of the American Grief Academy in Seattle, Washington and the Director of Training and Certification for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). She is a Board Certified Professional Counselor (APA), a Fellow in the American Psychotherapy Association, a Certified Diplomat in Clinical Hypnotherapy and is listed in Who’s Who in America, The World Who’s Who of Women and The International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women.


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