The Grief Training Center

Learn to walk with others through their grief.


Many participants find themselves surprised at the unique depth and value of our grief training. 

We recognize the wholeness of grief’s impact on one’s mind, body, heart, and soul.  Our approach is not about analyzing, directing, or resolving another’s grief.  Instead, it’s about making a difference in the lives of others through core principles and behaviors that truly nourish, heal, and empower one along their journey through grief.

"Our staff's feedback was very positive, and they had so many key takeaways from this training. Thank you!"
Christina D.
Wisconsin Salvation Army - Social Services Team
"This program was simply outstanding!"
Attendee - 2020 Annual Education Conference
The Southeastern Wisconsin Grief Network
"I've spent the last few years attending conferences related to grief, and by far, this presentation was the most applicable."
John D.
WI Dept. of Health Services

Private & Group Training

Group training is the highlight of our work

Private group training programs are delivered in-house at The Wellness Center, on-site at your location, or online through video conferencing. 
We offer a wide portfolio of courses and programs to accommodate group meetings, team training, and retreats.  We also deliver powerful, keynote speeches and abbreviated presentations to enhance your team training or conference events.
We’ll even tailor them to address the specific needs or interests of your group.
CE hours are available to help satisfy professional license requirements, upon request.
"I’ve attended many programs in my life but yours was the best I’ve ever attended. I highly recommend it."
Karen W.
Prison Chaplin
"Everyone was very pleased. Your workshop was the buzz of our communityh all day."
Eve L.
Saint John's on the Lake

Honoring Grief: Intending to Heal

Our pinnacle program.  An in-depth, experiential, five-session training series for those who wish to companion the bereaved or are already doing so in various capacities. 

Honoring Grief: Intending to Heal delivers a unique and transformative approach to grief and bereavement support. 

Rooted in three core, proven principles, this training prepares you to competently companion the bereaved with confidence and compassion while providing insight and application through your own grief and healing.  It’s an excellent approach to companioning and integrates with any modality of support for the bereaved.

This training is exceptionally powerful because it is experiential, guiding one to transform oneself into a companion for the bereaved through one’s own grief experience.

“The teachers are extremely gifted in sharing these amazing ideas and concepts, but the most valuable part of the training was the change in me."
Social Worker

Your Team

The Center’s leaders and facilitators operate with aptitude and compassion, helping people transform through grief in their lives, relationships, and vocation.

Our team offers decades of experience, practicing and teaching how to grow through grief in ways that are unique, healthy, and purposeful.

They lead competently with heart-centered desire, offering a truly holistic approach, embracing the mind, body, and soul.

Program Director
Speaker and Program Facilitator
End Of Life Care Doula
"Daryl and Melissa were right on target. I got some very practical ideas for helping our families experiencing grief and what that actually means. Thanks!”
Rachelle O.
Conference Attendee, 2020
“Excellent! Exceeded my expectations. Kathy has a gift of drawing people into the topic. Inspiring—Deep—providing an invaluable framework for the client/therapist relationship.”
Julie M.
Student - Ethical Dimensions

Grief Wellness

We help you navigate your grief in ways that are healthy and true to you.

A compassionate, competent approach to grief and healing.