February 2017

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Welcome to the February issue of our Helping Parents Heal Newsletter!  Hello!  We are glad you have found us.  This newsletter is a space that allows us to share our amazing children. We are all in this together.  We understand and we walk the same path. Thank you for your compassion and for the constant support you provide.  Together, we will help each other heal! 

Please remember to visit our beautiful new website:  It is a wonderful tool to share our affiliate chapters, recommended books, providers, links and videos as well as our favorite causes. There is also a new page for 'Daily Tributes' to celebrate our children's' birthdays and Angel Dates.  This is a private page and the password is Everest.  Please take a moment to enter your child's name, dates, information and photo.  Each child will automatically appear twice a year with his or her tribute, photo and information.  This is a permanent and wonderful way to remember our children!  

For those of you in the Phoenix area, please join me as I welcome Roberta Grimes on January 15th at Unity of Phoenix from 1-3 pm.  Roberta is the author of 11 books and an afterlife expert.  She is also one of the most uplifting people I know! Please RSVP and learn more by clicking here.  

First Annual Helping Parents Heal Conference April 2018
George Anderson and his most recent bestseller, Life Between Heaven and Earth

We have very exciting news! As you know, we will hold our first annual Helping Parents Heal conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 13-15th, 2018.  We are thrilled about the many talented presenters who have agreed to speak as well as the 100+ parents who have already said they would join us for this joyful event.  

Conference Coordinator Irene Vouvalides, our Hilton Head Affiliate Leader, has been corresponding with George Anderson's assistant and is thrilled to announce that he has generously agreed to open the conference on Friday night.  He plans to do a one-hour talk and a one-hour 'discernment,' connecting with our children and bringing forth messages from our loved ones in spirit.  H will also take time to autograph his books after.

George Ande
rson is the author of many bestselling books including 'Walking in the Garden of Souls' and his newest work, 'Life Between Heaven and Earth — What You Didn’t Know About the World Hereafter and How It Can Help You'.  He has also earned the distinction of being the world's most scientifically tested medium. He will be available to give readings the rest of the weekend; we will soon have a link available on our website. 

Please stay tuned as we finalize the list of speakers for the conference, including keynote speakers
Suzanne Giesemann, Susanne Wilson and Dr. Gary Schwartz, as well as Bill Guggenheim, Dr. Craig Hogan, Roberta Grimes, Mark Ireland, Dr. Mark Pitstick, Sara Ruble, Paula StephensErnie Jackson, Sheri Perl Migdol, Judy Hancox, Jake Samoyedny, Christine SalterDavid Router and Beth D'Angelo.

We will need to raise money to make this wonderful conference happen!  Please click here to be transferred to the fundraising site. We will include a short tribute in our conference program for any donation of $50 or more.   

Sending love and light to each one of you and to your beautiful children.  You are not alone.

-Elizabeth Boisson, Co-Founder and President of Helping Parents Heal, Newsletter Editor and Affiliate Leader for Phoenix/Scottsdale.

Gary E Schwartz, PhD and the Soul Phone
Would You Like a SoulPhone®?  A Historic Opportunity
“I lost both my parents about 12 or 15 years ago.
I had a great relationship with them. I really miss them.
I would love to believe that their spirits are around somewhere.
And, I’d give almost anything to spend six minutes a year with them. “
-Carl Sagan, PhD
When someone we love moves to a different city, state, or country – for example, our child goes off to college – we may miss them dearly and deeply, but we do not typically grieve their loss. 
Why?  Because (1) we know their life is continuing, (2) we know we can remain in contact with them via texting, phone calling, and video conferencing (such as Facetime, Skype, Zoom, etc.) using our smart phones, tablets or computers, and (3) we expect we will be together again (for example, over holidays).  
In contrast, when someone we love physically dies, especially a child or a spouse, we grieve their passing painfully and profoundly.   
Why?  Because (1) we often believe their personal lives have ended, (2) we believe we cannot continue our loving relationships with them, and (3) depending upon our religious beliefs, we may assume that we will never see them again.
However, imagine that science and technology have advanced to the point where it is only a matter of time before accurate and reliable devices will be available for us to continue our relationships with our loved ones who have “passed on,” but definitely not “passed away.”
The Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health at the University of Arizona is actually progressing toward a working prototype of what my colleagues and I call the “SoulPhone.”   I express this emerging historic development as the evolution from the cell phone, through the smart phone, to the SoulPhone.
Now, imagine that this technology exists, and that you can literally text, speak to, or video conference with your child who has physically died.  What we call “death” will have been radically transformed from “passing away” to “moving to” a different realm (like a different city, state, or country). 
Yes, we will continue to miss our loved ones, but we will no longer need to grieve them.  
The SoulPhone is not pie-in-the-sky science fiction.  In fact, history reminds us that sometimes, somethings are too good not to be true. I first presented proof-of- concept laboratory discoveries on soul communication technology six years ago in Chapters 13 and 14 of my book The Sacred Promise: How Science is Discovering Spirits’ Collaboration With Us in Our Daily Lives.   
Recently, on December 1, 2016, in my Keynote Address to the Academy of Spiritual and Consciousness Studies in Scottsdale, Arizona ( ), I presented the comprehensive rationale and latest evidence for the SoulPhone.  You can watch this address titled The Case for the SoulPhone: Understanding Transformative Science from a link found at the new website  .   
Briefly, the history of science (for example, the theory, research, and applications of quantum physics) tells us that genuine transformative discoveries and applications involve three core principles (1-3), and they have at least three major beneficial outcomes (4-6).  These core principles and beneficial outcomes are summarized in the diagram below.
1. Validating Anomalies: Groundbreaking discoveries are sometimes made that seem impossible, and defy common sense and knowledge.
2. Changing Assumptions: These transformative discoveries raise fundamental and far reaching questions about our core assumptions of the essence of reality.

3. Transforming Understanding: These transformative discoveries often challenge our cherished beliefs and radically change our understanding of nature and reality.

4. Increasing Wellness: Sometimes these transformative discoveries make major contributions to improving the health and wellness of humans, animals, and the planet.

5. Inspiring Unity: These transformative discoveries can unify humanity and foster increased understanding, collaboration, and peace, and
6. Creating Wealth: These transformative discoveries may result in the creation of entire new industries and services that provide increased wealth and jobs for people worldwide.
The invention of the SoulPhone exemplifies these three core principles and three major beneficial outcomes of transformative science. 
To help manifest this historic opportunity, Dr. Mark Pitstick (a board member of Helping Parents Heal) and Mr. Robert Staretz, MSEE have created The SoulPhone Foundation for the purpose of education, community building, and fund raising for the SoulPhone.
The SoulPhone requires the collaboration of a devoted team of scientists and other caring individuals “on the other side” (we call them the A Team) with a similarly devoted team of scientists, mediums, and other individuals here (the B Team).  
Do you agree with Dr. Carl Sagan (a member of the A Team) who said to Charlie Rose in a PBS interview, “I would love to believe that their spirits are around somewhere. And, I’d give almost anything to spend six minutes a year with them,” Would you like to join the B Team in some capacity and help take this from proof-of-concept discoveries to personally useful technology?   I encourage you to visit and explore the many ways that you might become involved.
You can reach Dr. Pitstick, Director of the SoulPhone Foundation, at .
Gary E. Schwartz, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry and Surgery
Director, Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health
The University of Arizona
1601 N. Tucson Blvd.
Medical Square Suite 17
Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone (520) 318-0286
Fax (520) 318-0365

Dr. Mark Pitstick and his book 'SoulProof'

Evolved Souls Don’t Need Long Earthly Lives
February 2016

by Mark Pitstick, MA, DC 

Welcome!  I recommend reading the Foundational Articles for Healing and Transforming at the lower left of  Listen to the free radio shows with top experts and our answers to life’s toughest questions including why children die.  The website shares scientific research indicating that the consciousness/soul does not end after physical death. is an excellent source of evidence that life and love are eternal.  Let me know if you need a product, but cannot afford it, and we will send you a digital copy at no charge.

I am very sorry you have experienced the pain, sadness and other very difficult emotions that arise when your child dies.  At the same time, it’s very clear that:
1. Your children are alive and well in another phase of forever.
2. They are very happy and peaceful and want you to be that way too!
3. You will definitely see each other again and can enjoy a great relationship now.
4. You can choose to convert your grief into a spiritually transformative experience
     that powerfully improves your life and blesses others.
5. You can create more meaning to your child’s passing by lovingly serving others. 
Many parents have done this, and you can too.  Read relevant Foundational Articles for Healing & Transforming on the homepage and take action steps.  Listen to free radio shows with experts and our answers to life’s toughest questions including why children die.  Use the recommended techniques. Let me know if you need a product but cannot afford it, and I will send a digital copy at no charge.
Q: Five years ago, my mom and only two children died within two years of each other.  I’ve seen many doctors and counselors, but they don’t seem to know what to do with me.  I still feel so stuck in my depression. Does anyone have any advice on how to heal my shattered heart and live the rest of my life? - Irene

A: Oh Irene, no wonder you are still stuck.  It’s rare for health care professionals to address body, mind, and spirit.  Big grief like yours requires holistic solutions.  My recommendations for you include:
1. Article #1 to more deeply know that death is not an end
2. Articles #2 - 3 for practical tips to handle your understandable mourning
3. Articles #12 and 26 to tune up your body/mind so you can feel happy again.  I
    especially recommend
Nutrition Response Testing since you went through so
    much shock and pain in such a short period of time. 
Holistic Breathing Technique to release pain and anger and regain stuck energy

If you want to remember the big picture of life, read article #25
Did My Soul REALLY Choose All This?  In a nutshell, you and your loved ones KNEW before this earth-experience that you are forever beings, you will always be together, and nothing can really hurt you.  Your soul wanted to go through these “losses” for some reason—usually to grow, learn, and serve at higher levels. 
Your mom and sons were cast members in this blink-of-an-eye play that we call a human lifetime.  You desired to know and share love so much that you were willing to have your human heart broken.  You knew it could awaken you, to help you remember and demonstrate who you are and why you’re here.  The soul’s of your mom and sons love you so much that they were willing to assist your soul’s plan. 
I’m in the process of creating a Your Pre-Birth Planning audio-product so you can remember why you, on a soul level, volunteered to go through all this.  Under deep hypnosis, you likely will recall what your reasons were so you can find and share the silver linings instead of being stuck in anger and depression. 
Q: Woke up this morning thinking that I had not written for three months to my daughter who is in prison in Europe. Then it finally hit me that she transitioned three years ago.  I was almost awake, but my dream seemed so real. Our brains are strange things; they try to make sense of something that doesn't register. - Lynn

A: You’re exactly right, Lynn.  The brain can’t fathom it for several reasons.  From a human perspective, it doesn’t seem right that a child should ever die before a parent.  From a spiritual or greater reality viewpoint, death is an optical illusion.  In reality, your daughter is very near.  Your “dream” that she is in Europe and you can still communicate with her is actually much more accurate that waking beliefs that she is dead and you’ll never hear from her again. 

It’s very common to visit with our “departed” loved ones while we sleep.  It’s very likely that you and your daughter were enjoying time together.  Your analytical brain was quieter while asleep so you could better perceive her very real presence.  While half awake, your brain was trying to make sense of it all so it created a story.  Dive into the resources listed above so you more deeply know, without a doubt, that she is experiencing the complete opposite of prison.  She is completely free, enjoying a heavenly existence, and wants you to remember that she is right beside you. 
To increase your awareness of this great news, read article #9 and use the
Facilitated After-Death Contact session.  You also can pray and intend just before falling asleep to have more dream ADCs and be more aware that you are really visiting.  Finally, a team of far-sighted scientists are working on devices to allow spirit-communication.  Depending on funding, it will be a few years before reliable technology is available, but it’s something to look forward to.  To learn more about this exciting research, visit

Q: We chose to have Daniel cremated when he passed.  When we first brought him home we kept his urn on our mantel, but I found people would avoid that room when they came over.  We moved a couple of months later because I couldn't handle being in the house.  His urn is now in a special cabinet with a name plate and special items of his.  How do we handle people being uncomfortable with this? - Stephanie
A: Great question, Stephanie.  Kudos for focusing on helping others instead of feeling angry about their discomfort.  The fear of death is widely reported as the #1 fear.  This is completely needless since much clinical, scientific, and first-hand experience evidence clearly shows that life and love are forever.  You can help others be less uncomfortable by sharing the afterlife evidence and, most powerfully, walking the talk.  The more you awaken to the great news that life is forever, the more they will feel that peace and want it as well. 

I noticed your wording about Daniel’s ashes, “When we first brought him home . . .”  As you know, those ashes are not him, nor are they all that is left of him.  Over 99.999% of who and what he really is still exists.  The physical shell was such a small part of who he is and yet it gets so much attention.  I’m not being critical, just pointing out another way to remember more clearly that Daniel is having the time of his life.  To paraphrase Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet, ‘When death claims your body, then shall you truly dance.’  

Q: I need some help, friends.  I lost my only child, my 19 year old son, in 2015. I struggle every day. I go into his room daily to smell him. His room is just as he left it, including the light still on.  For some who have been in this horrible club longer than me, have you changed your child's room?  I don't think I will ever be able to do it and I don't think I want to.  Always on my mind, forever in my heart. I miss you so much, Evan. - Pamela

A: Well, you get the tearjerker award this month, Pamela.  I usually spend some time with tears in my eyes, a lump in my throat, and pressure over my chest after reading these letters.  Yours put me over the edge today.  At first, it feels like such deep sorrow as I feel what it is like for you and others.  Then I take some slow deep breaths, focus on the present moment, and  remember . . .  

I remember that this earthly life is but a dream – just like the song Row, Row, Row Your Boat says.  I remember that we each are one with God and part of Source Energy right now.  I recall that our real selves—our consciousness, spirit, bioenergy, —cannot really be hurt or destroyed.  I think of the indications that we, as souls, volunteer to go through such sadness for meaningful reasons. 

I rejoice in the knowledge that your son is yelling out to you right now, “Come on, mom, try to remember!  You can do it.  We set this tragedy up for important reasons.  I did my part playing the young son who dies.  Now it’s time to read your lines and be the mom who comes through all this stronger and more loving than ever.” 

The more you do, the more clear you’ll be about what to do about his room. Every parent’s grief is different so it doesn’t matter how others handle it.  For now, read your own words and don’t change a thing.  You aren’t ready.  Use the resources above and you’ll know how to best handle this and other questions. 

To all readers, your difficulties aren’t going to go away overnight.  But, again, study the resources listed at the top and take actions steps for just 90 days.  Focus especially on remembering #1 – 5.  Then let us know how you are doing and we’ll go from there.  Love and blessings, Mark

Note: This information is not designed to replace medical or psychological care.  Dr. Pitstick’s recommendations are based on his forty-four years of training and experience in hospitals, pastoral counseling settings, mental health centers, and private practice. 
Mark Pitstick, MA, DC is an author, master’s clinical psychologist, holistic chiropractic physician, frequent media guest, and workshop facilitator. He can help you know and show that—no matter what is going on around you and although it certainly may not seem like it—your earth-experience is a totally safe, meaningful, and magnificent adventure amidst forever. Visit for free articles, newsletters, and radio shows with top consciousness experts.  Email your toughest questions about life, death, and afterlife to him at

-Dr. Mark Pitstick is a Board Member of Helping Parents Heal and of Eternea

Fellowship and Coincidences
Kristine and Ernie

Christmas with Quinton

I love being the first one up in the morning.  The peace and tranquility of it, and invariably this is when I hear the whispers of spirit.  This morning, December 14I got up, poured my coffee and sat on the couch in the loft watching the weather channel, and then switched channels to find out who won the NBA games last night and then back to the weather channel.  Suddenly I found myself thinking of Quinton and Christmas.

There was one Christmas, one of the last with us in the physical realm, that 'the Q' and I surprised Kristine by putting up the tree together while she was out shopping.  There was something very special, calming, cool and peaceful about doing that with him – together.  This was very special to me and in hindsight, a gift to me.  Usually Kristine and I did the tree, so imagine her surprise and appreciation to come home and find the tree already up and decorated.

And then our world came crashing down.  Suddenly our child transitioned to the other side of the veil and we were left here in the material world.  And we grieved and struggled.  While we shared the gifts and blessings of knowing there is more as Quinton showed us, we didn’t put a tree or any Christmas decorations for at least three years; maybe more.  This tradition that Kristine and I usually did together, was no more.

We no longer felt like celebrating Christmas.  No decorations and no tree. Although this was perfectly understandable, at some point even it didn’t feel right.  One December in Arizona, I went to the local store, bought an artificial Christmas tree with the lights already installed and decorations.  Not long afterward I put the tree together, adding garlands, additional lights and a star.  I am sure Quinton was with me.  Afterward I put lights on the house too.

No, it doesn’t feel the same, but it does feel better than with no tree or decorations at all.  We put our presents under the tree and in the evenings we would sit close to it, watching the lights blink – and remembering.  Not the same, but moving forward. 

And now, there is new life.  Our grandsons are here and they are too young to really even get excited about Christmas, but the tree is up. Grandpa put it up one afternoon while they napped, and put up the exterior lights.  “Pretty” the oldest exclaimed!  Wait until they meet Santa and then wake up to presents under the tree.

Quinton will undoubtedly be there too!

Wishing you a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017,

-Ernie and Kristine

Opening Night of Collateral Beauty - Scottsdale, AZ
Members of the Phoenix/Scottsdale Chapter of Helping Parents Heal - December 16, 2016

Finding the Collateral Beauty

After seeing the previews months ago, we were excited about the new movie, Collateral Beauty.  The previews spoke to us; about grief, about the death of a child and a grieving father.  The previews showed a grieving man writing letters to Love, Time and Death.  We became even more excited.  We expected this movie to be profound and we were not disappointed.

This movie has layers, not unlike the layers of an onion.  How deep do you want to go?  On the surface, while a man grieving the transition of his daughter for more than two years continues to struggle, his business partners acting on behalf of their own self-interests hire actors to play Love, Time and Death, to basically make the grieving man look incompetent.  If this is as deep as you can go, you will hate the movie.  However, it goes much deeper than this.

As a fellow grieving parent, we appreciate the movie because it shares how tough life is after a child transitions.  As somebody whose son visited us from the other side, we can understand completely that the actors hired to portray Love, Time and Death where actually ethereal!  And as a member of this esteemed group called Helping Parents Heal, we understand Collateral Beauty all too well because after Quinton ‘died’, he started visiting us and sending us the most beautiful signs – all of which so moved us that we are here to help as many as we can.

As the movie progresses, we discover that the business partners are in various stages of their own grief, (grieving the loss of love, the loss of health, and the loss of family) and are not dealing with it.  And in this whole dance called life, in a way they are actually helping each other as are we.  Herein lies some of the magic of the movie; regardless of specifics or motives, on some level, we are helping each other.
As for the story line, I was surprised as anyone else who saw it through.  I suspected something when Love said, “Shed your skin, begin your life” early in the movie, but it was fleeting.  I resonated with the main character saying, “I am trying to fix my mind”, and then the grief group leader indicating that there is no fixing your mind; you lost a child.  I for one, understand this all too well as the things I once thought important are not, no matter how hard I try to make them important.  Now different things are important.  Yes, this is a completely new normal.

The story line and plot, maybe as our lives are too, is the vehicle to learn and grow.  The dialogue from Love, Time and Death to the main character and his partners is profound. “Don’t waste the time you have” – from Time; “You think you can live without me” – Love; “Heal your relationship with your daughter and you will see me again” – Love.  There are many more examples of profound dialogue in this movie that impact us all, speaking for myself – this depends upon how many times I choose to see the movie.  It will be many.

The tears flowed as I realized the significance of the dominos.  I gasped out loud when I realized the relationship of some of the characters.  And I smiled when the final clever twist occurred at the very end.  I recommend this movie to anyone who knows loss and who might be open to a broader view of our time here on earth.

Blessings! -Ernie Jackson

-Ernie Jackson is a Board Member of Helping Parents Heal and the proud father of Quinton.  His two books,'Quinton's Messages' and 'Quinton's Legacy', are available at

Please also view Ernie and Kristine's video of their June 2015 presentation at the Phoenix/Scottsdale Chapter of Helping Parents Heal here. Please learn more about Quinton and his family here

The following is a Facebook post by Nichet Smith.  We were fortunate to meet her and her friend Celia Schauble through Margaret Anderson while at Collateral Beauty.  We immediately felt drawn to them and they are now friends with many of us who attended: 

Tonight as Celia and I walked into the theater to see Collateral Beauty, we noticed a large group of fabulous women coming in; all different sizes, shapes and ethnicities. There were a couple of men who also came with them. I said hi to most of them as I left to get snacks. When I came back they were sitting in our row and in front of us. But there was this powerful presence about them that I can't describe.. Celia said, "someone is wearing my Mom's perfume," (which was interesting considering what the film is about). We watched the movie...we laughed, cried and had "a ha" moments. What we didn't realize until the movie ended is that we were sitting amongst a group of women and men who all had lost a child.They were part of a support group. They all grabbed hands and took a photo. My heart got so full; the compassion and love I felt for them was immeasurable. I was so grateful to be with them because they were so open, loving and happy; even through their tears. There was a peace about them; they freely talked about their children and showed us pictures. We all hugged; It was a magical night. My big takeaway? When I am open, loving and happy, that's what will show up for me. God puts amazing things in front of me. I'm so grateful for them. I will never forget this night. -Nichet Smith

Affiliate Updates - 
Helping Parents Heal - Phoenix/ScottsdaleSusanne Wilson and some of the parents who attended the December 18th meeting

What an amazing meeting with 
Susanne Wilson, the Carefree Medium December 18th at Unity!   Not only did she give an uplifting presentation about connecting with our children for the parents who attended, she also led us through a Guided Meditation to show us how. She then brought through 8 separate validations for parents. Moreover, she donated her portion of the proceeds, $150, to our Helping Parents Heal 2018 Conference!

Thank you, Susanne, for all you do to help parents heal.  We are truly grateful for your support.

Watch a video of Susanne's presentation that was skillfully filmed by Ernie Jackson
and download Susanne's Free Meditation here

-Elizabeth Boisson, Affiliate Leader of Phoenix/Scottsdale

Helping Parents Heal - Tucson
Farewell & Thanks to Janice Crowder-Torrez, Welcome, Terri Petz & Sandra Hassel!

We regret to say that Janice will be stepping down after several wonderful years of being our affiliate leader in Tucson.  We appreciate all she has done and feel grateful to her!  Terri will be taking over as affiliate leader snd Sandra will be assisting her.  They are currently looking at several new meeting locations so we will keep you posted!

-It is with much love and gratitude that I thank the parents of Tucson's HPH Community for the many wonderful healing opportunities shared. From our stories of loss to our amazing validations, I have found much comfort and peace in the "forever" presence of our children and my son (Anthony's) "aliveness".

What a wonderful experience to be able to share our stories without judgment with parents joined by a common thread, knowing there is more to life than our physical presence here.

Listening to that "inner voice," I realized it was time for me to step aside and have several other active members take over as affiliate leader. Looking forward to our meetings as our group continues to grow and serve our community.

-Sending love, light, and healing, Janice

Helping Parents Heal - Hilton HeadEvidential Medium Suzanne Giesemann Speaks at Helping Parents Heal - Hilton Head

What an honor to share messages of hope at the Hilton Head chapter of Helping Parents Heal meeting January 8th! The best part was bringing through evidence from the spirit family members of several of those present with life-changing results. Thanks to Irene and Tony Vouvalides for hosting us and to all those in the Helping Parents Heal organization ( for your service to those on both sides of the veil. xxxooo

-Written by Suzanne Giesemann, Messenger of Hope.

Please view Irene's wonderful interview on WSAV TV about Carly's Kids and Helping Parents Heal here.
Members of the Hilton Head Affiliate with Irene Vouvalides at Collateral Beauty

Helping Parents Heal - Cave CreekSome of the parents at Carol Allen's home on January 5th

I met the most amazing group of women and men on January 5th! They have all lost a child! This group shares the love and happiness their child still brings to them through spiritual connection and messages. They keep their memory alive and talk about them with our reserve. It was completely validating, comforting and full of love. Different than any bereavement group I have ever gone to or heard of! Thank you to Helping Parents Heal. So grateful to Kim Camacho for the introduction.

-Written by Heather Nielson Conway about Carol Allen's Cave Creek Affiliate

I'd like to share a validation that happened while I was attending Carol's meeting this month.  Her sister Marilyn felt the presence Carol's son Tyler.  She turned to ask Laurie Savoie, a gifted medium, whether she saw Tyler with her.  Laurie laughed and hid her eyes, saying that she wasn't going there this time (last meeting she brought through many wonderful validations from Tyler).  I looked at Marilyn and 'saw' Tyler hugging her from behind.  Not only could I see him, I could feel his beautiful energy.  He was pure, radiant white light.  I piped up and said "I can see Tyler!," but no one heard me since everyone was still joking with Laurie.  I didn't wan't to push it because I don't have enough trust in my own ability.  

As I drove away from the meeting, I decided to turn on the radio. Although I normally only listen to the news, a music station came on.  I was amazed by the first song that played; 'See You Again' by Charlie Puth and Wiz Khlalifa.  This was the song that the Allen family played at Tyler's service and it always reminds me of him!  

I knew that Tyler was letting me know that I truly did see him and not to doubt my ability.  We can all do this!  Thank you, Tyler, for the confirmation and thank you, Carol, for graciously opening your home to us.  Your monthly meeting is warm and healing.

-Elizabeth Boisson

Sheri’s Corner-
Wisdom and Quotes from The East Coast
Sheri’s Corner - Wisdom and Quotes from the East Coast

"You are not your body. It is just something you wear for a while, because living in the earth plane is infinitely more meaningful and more involved if you are encased in its trappings and subject to its rules."

-P.M.H. Atwater

Why is this? I believe it’s because we can learn lessons here in the earth plane that we can’t learn in spirit, precisely because of the impermanence of the body. It brings us to understand the meaning of love in a way that is profound. By entering a body and becoming “subject to its rules” everything becomes imbued with greater meaning. Physical birth and physical death demonstrate the depth and the breadth of love. On the other hand, thank God the spirit is eternal and that although we have to say good-bye to the body, we never lose the soul that once dwelled within it. 

-Written by our NYC Affiliate Leader, Sheri Perl Migdol

Please visit Sheri's Prayer Registry here.

The Passing of a Beloved Parent
Juliet Osserman Burns

We are sad to announce the transition of a very dear friend and member of our Helping Parents Heal group here in Phoenix/Scottsdale.  Juliet Osserman Burns passed on January 8, 2017.  We will miss you, Juliet.  Give all of our kids a hug and be sure to send us lots of signs.  

Would you like to share a story of validation or healing with other Parents? We are all able to heal when we share personal stories about our children with others.  Moreover, everyone benefits from validations that we receive from our children.  We love to hear about them!  If you have a story that you would like to share about your child, please let us know and we will include it in a future newsletter.  Please send it to Elizabeth Boisson at (Due to space limitations, please be sure it is no longer than 500-600 words.)

Mission Statement of Helping Parents Heal: Our mission is to help bereaved parents, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. We will go a step beyond other groups by allowing the open discussion of spiritual experiences and evidence for the Afterlife in a non-dogmatic way. In other words, we will welcome everyone regardless of their religious (or non-religious) background and allow for a very open type of dialog. We receive all and do not judge people or their children on the basis of life choices. -Mark Ireland, Cofounder, Helping Parents Heal

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Stories of Validation -

Terri Petz's validation with Susanne Wilson
Sheridan Fraccaro

I attended the December 18th meeting of Helping Parents Heal in Phoenix with Susanne Wilson, and wanted to share my experience. First of all, I'd like to add that I had decided NOT to go, after a long weekend of shopping, because of the long drive back to Tucson. As I started my car, I very clearly heard the word "GO". As I was driving down the street I heard it again, so a little reluctantly I turned toward the freeway to go to Unity. As I drove the 45 minutes to get there, I received multiple signs- the last one being Sheridan's favorite, "Chasing Cars", which brought me to tears. I just let the dam break, and by the time I reached Unity, my eyes were red and swollen. As I walked up to the door, I realized I had no cash for my love offering! As I spoke with Elizabeth, a kind woman in front of me paid on my behalf, which began a lovely conversation between us. 

Susanne spoke about our loved ones in spirit, and I loved the description of our kids sitting around a heavenly table, telling stories and bragging about their parents. As she led us thru a guided meditation, I suddenly felt a very strong connection, not only to Sheridan, but to Susanne. She said that some of the children had been with her since the night before, and I was pretty sure my girl was one of them. She's pretty pushy in the spirit world. Lol. Anyway,  the connection was so strong, that I KNEW she was going to say "Is there a Sher-Bear? Sher Bear and Ter Bear?" She then described my shopping trip to the letter- from Star Wars to Anime characters for her brother. Then she asked if I had a dolphin necklace- which was tucked inside my shirt. It was Sheridan's belly button ring that I wear on a chain. Susanne explained it held very strong energy, since she wore it near her solar plexus. She said Sher was so funny and just a fiery personality, which is very true. She also added that Sheridan is learning from Elizabeth's son, Morgan, helping the other children. This was a major validation of what someone else had told me about Sheridan's work. 

Had I not listened to her tell me to go, I would have missed this beautiful gift. She knew how much I needed it, and it was the best Christmas gift ever. I had the best holiday, knowing that she wasn't missing one minute, including my shopping trip. Our kids work hard to put us in the right place at the right time. I couldn't feel more blessed, for this group and the people in it. My goal is to give my babygirl lots to brag about. Many thanks to Susanne for a wonderful afternoon, and to Elizabeth for all she does. Love and Light!

-Written by Sheridan's Mom and our new Tucson Affiliate Leader, Terri Petz

Patti Brennan's Validation with Susanne Wilson
Patti's daughter Rachael 

I want to share my experience at the December meeting of Helping Parents Heal with Susanne Wilson. About a week before the meeting I told my daughter, Rachael,  although I really wanted her to come through at the meeting, I knew there would be many mothers who may need this more than me. I selfishly really wanted her to come through, but I've had some good readings in the years since Rachael passed and I know she's helping others over there just like your son. I guessed she would do what I suggested, even though I knew I wouldn't be happy about it.

As Susanne was telling her story, some of her details were connecting to Rachael's story.  Rachael was allergic to many things and ultimately passed from anaphylactic shock. I felt Rachael telling her own story through Suzanne. 

At the break, I ran out to go to the bathroom. When I returned, I quickly grabbed a yummy chocolate desert.  As I walked away and took a bite, I realized it was chocolate/ peanut butter pie - that is how Rachael passed. Someone gave her a piece of chocolate pie and she didn't know it had peanut butter in it. I did exactly what she did. I unknowingly took a bite of what killed her. 

I was frozen in shock in the middle of the room as people walked around me. I've not come across chocolate/peanut butter pie in the 12 years since she passed, but here it was and in this meeting. Rachael was letting me know she heard me about letting the others have a chance for a connection, and also letting me know she was with me. 

-Patti Brennan, Rachael's Mom

Mabel Chan's Validation with Suzanne Giesemann
Leo Chan and his beautiful friends

It was about 4 years ago when I 'wandered' onto Suzanne Giesemann's website.  I live in the NW corner of North America and she lives in the SE.  I had never heard of her and at that point, I was still very new to the Internet.  I only knew that Leo had things to tell me and I truly believed that he was still around.  He had transitioned 11 months before the reading. I had got a lot of signs from him by then but I was not sure.

I was overjoyed and very nervous when Suzanne agreed to give me a reading by phone.  Everything that had happened the year my son suddenly and unexpectedly passed on was surreal.  I am now recalling from my memory what transpired during the reading.  

I remember saying 10 minutes into the reading, "You have got my son there".  Suzanne described Leo to be at least 6 feet tall and that he was very good looking with a swimmer's body.  She was able to see his face and even the kind of haircut he had.  She said that he was popular and well loved by those who knew him. He was talented and gifted, he was kind and polite and courteous to all. He was an excellent student who won lots of scholarships and he enjoyed playing his musical instruments. 

She was able to talk about his personality and Leo shared the kind of parents we are with her. I know how appreciative and respectful my son is towards my husband and myself.  I was crying and laughing at the same time, listening to what was being said.  It was all so true!  He said through Suzanne, "my father taught me to be kind and respectful to everyone no matter what station in life the person is in".  And this was true.

Then Suzanne said she was being shown a banner that was hanging somewhere at the university Leo attended.  My husband and I knew that a plaque was made to remember Leo at the residence where he spent good times with his friends.  We were a bit puzzled. She then said, "it has got information about him".  We did not have a clue.

A few days later, I called one of Leo's friends.  It was good that they were still all at the university.  He and another of Leo's friends took action to raise awareness about meningitis on campus.  They knew that my husband and I were doing the same thing here in Vancouver.  

I asked him if there was a banner and he told me that yes, they made one and it was hanging in the main dining hall of the student residence.  The website that he created to give information about Leo and promote awareness for the risk of meningitis was on the banner!  Viola!  That was what Suzanne saw in the reading.  I emailed her right away about this piece of evidence that was given by a third party.  She was thrilled. She was not reading our minds.

Leo is our son and only child.  He lived life fully in his short 19 years.  He was very accomplished as a young person.  His kindness and brilliance is still felt by all his peers and his professors.  His compassion is still making an impact on children and young people.  

I asked for another chance when I knew that Suzanne and Ty would be here in Vancouver the following summer.  I knew there was more that Leo would want to share with me.  It was another amazing reading.

There were some things that I still vividly remember about the second reading.  Suzanne saw Shakespearean costumes and asked if Leo was in a play.  He had been in a musical but not in a Shakespearean play.

She was told to say something about which she was a bit hesitant initially because it meant something quite different in America.  It was a nickname and really a term of endearment given by Leo's grandparents.  We know there's no way Suzanne could have known it.  

Leo comforted me and his dad and he knew we were trying to advocate for changes to prevent the tragic loss of another child to meningitis.  The analogy is 'like moving the mountain a rock at a time'.  He told me to relax and that whatever I couldn't do, he would accomplish.  

A few weeks after the reading, we drove to Mt. Shasta with friends.  On the way there, we stopped by a quaint town called Asheville.  Just as we entered from the highway, I saw a huge sign that said 'Shakespearean Festival'.  We got out of the car to cross the street to find a restaurant for lunch.  And can you guess what's in front of our eyes behind the huge windows of the storefront shop?

There were many mannequins and they were all clothed in Shakespearean costumes!  The shop was closed but that was enough evidence for me.  I emailed Suzanne about the verification.  There were many other signs that Leo was with us during that trip.  It took a while for me to take them all in.

Just this past April, the BC Legislature announced that the quadrivalent vaccine, which would have saved Leo’s life, would be given to all grade 9 students. This is a huge breakthrough considering that it takes 'forever' for anything to be changed in government policies here in Canada.  We don't have a national health policy and you might be surprised that the provincial government here does not want to pay to vaccinate our kids here against the deadly and fatal y strain meningitis.  Before the summer, the second breakthrough came when we were asked to help promote the quadrivalent vaccine by the BC Center for Disease Control.  There is now a link that will take you to the Leo video from the 'I boost immunity' website.  We believe that not everything has to be free but information to save lives needs to be free and available to all!

Protecting children and young people from suffering and dying of meningitis is part of Leo's Legacy.  Human life is precious and it is to be treated with reverence.  

January 18th, 2017 will be our son's 5th Angelversary. My husband and I will be at the university where Leo lost his human life.  We will advocate for all students there to be given the vaccination.  The Director of Health has finally agreed to publicly share the information with the students.  So this is another major breakthrough, thanks to Leo and all who are on 'The Team'.  

Thanks to Suzanne and her guides for the readings.  I would not have survived to this date without the messages from Leo.  I live with broken heart syndrome and I told a cardiologist that there's nothing he can do for me.  But knowing that my precious son still exists and that he is working hard for Humanity that carries me through.  Everyone knows that Leo's mission is to 'make positive changes and make this world a better place'. His Light shines on brightly.  Let us all work together to arrive there someday!

-Love and blessings, Leo’s Mom Mabel

Kim Calhoun Carson's Validation with Susanne Wilson
Brennan and his mom, Kim Calhoun Carson

At the December 18th meeting at Unity of Phoenix, I had the privilege of getting a reading from Susanne Wilson.  My son came through & shared some interesting bits of information.  He always presents himself with one of our dogs & that is how he connects through the mediums to get to me.  Susanne told me : 1. That Brennan was embarrassing me about falling in love. (I did not expect him to just blurt it out. Yes, I was embarrassed!   He got me on that one!  2. That Brennan said, ‘This is magical – Can I light the fireworks now?’  (Not quite yet)  Brennan likes to see that I am happy. He seems to know a little more than I do! 3. That this is real (yes it is!), and to enjoy his stamp of approval (I shall). 4. He also said : “Bye bye car car," I was getting rid of a car, that was past its time. (Yes, my vehicle is about ready to go to the junkyard!) 5. Brennan told me to be aware of new opportunities being presented to me, tied to new person. (Not sure what this means but I will keep you posted!) and finally spoke of 6. Hawaii (I have no plans yet, but this could be forthcoming later in the year as my love goes to HI a couple of times a year)
Brennan was my 1st born child.  He came into this world, anxious to get here & I was told I had to quit my job & try and hold off my labor.  That was an understatement.  I was in a hospital bed for three days as the nurses would flip me every 30 mins to hold off my labor.  I would lay there in bed and count the hours going by.  I was glad to do so if it meant saving my baby.  I had premature rupture of membranes and was in guarded condition.  Finally the time came when I could not bear it any longer, and I hadn’t dilated very much, and I knew I did not want a C section.  Some power came over me and literally I was so panicked that I started going into hard labor.  They rushed me in thinking they were going to do a C-Section.  And, thank God for the doctor that delivered him and the nurse I called Helga, even if that wasn’t her name.  She threw herself onto my belly and pushed him down and finally got some movement.  His Apgar scores weren’t very good and after they checked him he ended up in the neo-natal room for preemies.  I stayed with him every day, until they kicked me out in the evening.  My son’s big blue eyes were always on me, except when he was sleeping.

He turned out to be a beautiful baby, and grew up loving to play soccer.  He knew he wanted to attend Notre Dame High School & we made that happen.  He wanted to go to NY for college at St Johns, and to get a trench coat.  Unfortunately, he had kidney damage and a torn mitral valve, which was causing severe regurgitation.  We headed to NY for a consultation with a very well known Cardiac surgeon, but with the dialysis he was on, he could not eat enough to sustain himself for the most of recovery.  We came back heavy hearted, and I realized that it was the dialysis, which was slowly killing him.  I wish I could go back in time, knowing now that he should have just had a kidney transplant & then repair the heart.  These are not the life challenges that I would wish on anyone, but I learned more than I ever would have imagined & especially, about unconditional LOVE.

He has been a beacon of light in many ways, he saved my youngest son from dying in a car accident, and he helped my 2nd eldest to get to a gas station after getting on a toll road with no gas in his car.  He is always with me & he sits outside my window every night, and is so full of love. 

Thank you to Brennan for the beautiful validations that you shared with our lovely group and me.  Come again soon. I Love YOU!

-Written by Brennan's Mom, Kim 

NEW COLUMN: Smile Worthy :)
Doryce Norwood has suggested that we send in short validations from our children to share with other members.  Here is our first contribution from Doryce:

Not long ago my terminally ill childhood friend from Chicago came to visit (along with her two daughters) myself and another friend already residing in Arizona. When getting on the elevator to go to the airport parking lot, there were FIVE pennies on the for each of us. Wendy and Haley were sending their welcome in a very special is rare to find a penny in an elevator and even more rare for us to find five of them, especially in that specific elevator we were getting into.

-Doryce Norwood, Board Member of Helping Parents Heal

Please be sure to send in your own smile worthy moment to if you'd like for it to be included!  

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Messenger of Hope Suzanne Giesemann-Online Medium Mentoring!
Please join Suzanne Giesemann once a month - TUESDAYS 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EASTERN TIME : February 7, 2017 and March 14, 2017 Click here to register.  

Back to Your Center - Weekend Retreat
Dr. Mark Pitstick and Evidential Medium Suzanne Giesemann will be hosting a weekend retreat in St Petersburg from February 24th - 26th.  Please learn more here

Mediumship for Non-Mediums Workshop
Mediumship for Non-Mediums Workshop with The Carefree Medium Susanne Wilson, February 26th at the Scottsdale Embassy Suites.  Please Register here.  There is a $15 discount for members of Helping Parents Heal - enter code HPH2017.

Upcoming Meetings of Helping Parents Heal
Helping Parents Heal - Phoenix/Scottsdale hosted by Elizabeth Boisson with special guest Roberta Grimes, January 15th. Please RSVP here.Helping Parents Heal - Cave Creek, AZ hosted by Carol Allen on February 2nd - Please RSVP here.  
Helping Parents Heal - Hawaii hosted by Beth D'Angelo, January 28th.  Please RSVP here.
Gentle Yoga for Healing Grief with Elizabeth Boisson - Desert Broom Library, Phoenix, every Tuesday from 1-2 pm.  Please click here to learn more.  
Helping Parents Heal - Ottawa, Canada.  Please contact Patti May: for the next meeting time and place.
Helping Parents Heal - Missoula hosted by Jan McArthur and Joan Freedman -  Please contact Jan for next meeting time and place: jankmcarthur@msn.comHelping Parents Heal - Hilton Head, hosted by Irene Vouvalides February 12th.  Please RSVP here
Helping Parents Heal - Tampa, FL hosted by Marla Grant and Amy Diehl with P
sychic Medium Jennifer Farmer January 25th.  Please RSVP here.  
New Leaders! Helping Parents Heal - Tucson, AZ with Terri Petz and Sandra Hassel, Please email Terri to find our meeting times and dates:
Helping Parents Heal - Dallas, TX, hosted by Tracy Venters.  Please email Tracy for meeting times and dates: and visit her website:

Helping Parents Heal - Fort Lauderdale, FL hosted by Ana Fernandez, January 29th. Please RSVP here. 
Helping Parents Heal - Online Support Group hosted by Diane Romagnoli and Rachel Pearson with special guest speaker Sara Ruble on January 22nd  Please RSVP here.
Helping Parents Heal - NYC, hosted by Sheri Perl Migdol. Please contact Sheri for next meeting date and time:
Helping Parents Heal - Surrey, UK, hosted by Marta Arce-Dubois, Please learn more on the Event page here, or email Marta:
Helping Parents Heal - Cincinnati with Tywana & Brian Smith, February 5th.  Please RSVP here.
Helping Parents Heal - Phoenix/Scottsdale hosted by Elizabeth Boisson, with special guest Rachel Pearson on February 19th.  Please RSVP here.
Helping Parents Heal - Hilton Head, hosted by Irene Vouvalides with special guest Sara Ruble May 14th.  Please RSVP here.

Affiliate Groups and their leaders (by alphabetical order)

NEW GROUP - Carol Allen - Cave Creek, AZ

Tina Babloski-Anderson Citrus County FL

Marta Arce-Dubois-Surrey, UK

NEW GROUP - Tracy Bayes-Northamptonshire, UK

Elizabeth Boisson-Phoenix, AZ

Kristen Brown-Sanders Pensacola, FL

Lancy Carr - Washington DC

Nancy Courtmanche-Eureka, CA

Beth D'Angelo-Kona Side of Big Island, HI

Amy Diehl-Tampa, FL

Ana Fernandez-Fort Lauderdale, FL

NEW GROUP - Joan Freedman-Missoula MT

Marla Grant-Tampa, FL

NEW LEADER - Sandra Hassel - Tucson, AZ

NEW GROUP - Carla Haynie-Little Rock, AK

Lori Fina Jennings-Cape Coral, FL

Julia LaJoie-Washington DC

Paige Lee-Boise, Idaho

Patti May- Ottawa, Ontario

NEW GROUP - Jan McArthur-Missoula, Montana

Maria Pe - San Diego

Glenda Pearson - Mishawaka IN

NEW GROUP - Rachel Pearson - Online Zoom Conference Group

Sheri Perl-New York, NY

NEW LEADER - Terri Petz - Tucson, AZ

NEW GROUP - Diane Romagnoli - Online Zoom Conference Group

Tiffany Rose - Sedona, AZ

NEW GROUP - Tywana and Brian Smith - Cincinnati, OH

NEW GROUP - Michelle Stein - Lafayette, CA

NEW GROUP - Katrina Thomson-Northamptonshire, UK

Tracy Venters - Dallas, TX
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Christine Volpe-Tom’s Creek NJ

NEW GROUP - Vida Vaiciulyte - Chicago

Irene Vouvalides-Hilton Head, SC

Please contact Elizabeth Boisson ( if you would like to start an affiliate chapter in your area.

You can read the bios and see photos of each of the affiliate leaders at our website:

Board Members: 
Elizabeth Boisson Co-F0under/
Mark Ireland Co-Founder/
Doryce Norwood /
Ernie Jackson /
Dr. Mark Pitstick /

Treasurer: Celia Cheves-Edwards /
Secretary: Laurie Savoie /

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