Liberating unmourned loss and unforgiven guilt/shame

Speaking Topics

Presentations Designed for Education, Inspiration, and Transformation

Deborah Grassman, and other Opus Peace speakers provide presentations on Soul Injury and other topics (see program description and objectives below). The titles of the presentations are:
  • Soul Injury: Liberating Unmourned Loss and Unforgiven Guilt*
  • PTSD and Trauma Integration*
  • Liberating Unmourned Loss*
  • Forgiveness: Re-Vitalizing the Wounded Soul
  • Dying Healed: A Shared Quest for Wholeness
  • Wounded Warriors: Their Last Battle
  • Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and Their Families
  • Vietnam Veterans: Untold Stories at the End of Life
  • Spiritual Care and Meaning: The Paradoxical Dimension
  • Aging & Chronic Illness: Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born to Fulfill
There are also two ceremonies available:
  • Fallen Comrades Ceremony* (for Veterans & First Responders)
  • Soul Restoration Caregiver Ceremony* (for personal & professional Caregivers)
A one- or two-day intensive based on the above topics is also available.

*CEs from HFA are available upon request for the Soul Injury and PTSD programs for: Nurses, Social Workers, Clergy, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Addiction Professionals, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), Nursing Home Administrators, Psychologists, and the Academy of Funeral Home Directors. HFA will provide you with a group rate for the event with pricing based on number of attendees. If you want to pursue HFA CE credits, email Irene Putzig at IPutzig@hospicefoundation.org.

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Speaking Engagement Program Descriptions & Objectives



Soul Injury: Liberating Unmourned Loss and Unforgiven Guilt

The mental and emotional injuries that accompany trauma are readily identified. Less recognized are the insidious wounds that occur when we deny the truth of our own experience, becoming separated from our “real” self.

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PTSD and Trauma Integration

Research now shows that PTSD is in the head – the traumatized brain is remarkably different than it was prior to the trauma.

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Liberating Unmourned Loss

There are numerous programs on loss and grief. There are few programs, however, on FEAR of loss and FEAR of emotional pain.

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Forgiveness: Re-Vitalizing the Wounded Soul

If peace on earth begins with me, then how do I make peace with everyone and everything causing me unrest? Have I ever considered that anger could be a gift, guiding me into the forgiveness process?

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Dying Healed: A Shared Quest for Wholeness

This presentation provides information and tools to Healthcare Providers about how to initiate conversations about end-of-life care with patients and their families so end-of-life strategies can be developed.

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Wounded Warriors: Their Last Battle

Many military experiences impact peaceful dying for veterans – even though their death might not occur until decades later.

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Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and Their Families

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to listen as Deborah Grassman shares personal stories about how 10,000 dying veterans fundamentally changed her over her 30-year VA career.

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Vietnam Veterans: Untold Stories at the End of Life

As of the year 2015, there are more Vietnam veterans dying than World War II or Korean veterans. Vietnam veterans face unique issues at the end of life.

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Spiritual Care and Meaning: The Paradoxical Dimension

Would you like a coupon that you can cash in to redeem your suffering? Would you be surprised that the coupon would not erase your suffering, but rather draw you into it so you could discover its meaning?

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Aging & Chronic Illness: Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born to Fulfill

American culture overvalues youthfulness and undervalues or completely dismisses the value of aging. Acute illness is viewed compassionately and treated aggressively; chronic illness receives less attention, support, and sympathy.

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