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Welcome to the April issue of our Helping Parents Heal Newsletter! Hello, beautiful Shining Light Parents! 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 be sure that you have entered your child's information and photo onto the tributes page of our website,www.helpingparentsheal.org. We celebrate Birthdays and Angel Dates on our Facebook page, Helping Parents Heal. Our password is Everest.
Our Second Helping Parents Heal Conference, April 16-19, 2020, in Charleston, SC!
Our 2020 HPH Banner
Our wonderful Conference Director, Irene Vouvalides, is hard at work on our Second Helping Parents Heal Conference in Charleston, SC, which will be from April 16-19, 2020! 329 parents have already signed up. We hope that you can join us!
The registration price of $279 includes a Welcome Cocktail Reception on Thursday evening with appetizers and unlimited beer and wine, three breakfasts (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and two lunches (Friday and Saturday). The room rate for the Charleston Marriott will be $212 per night and registration will open on April 16, 2019.
Suzanne Giesemann, Susanne Wilson, Dr. Eben Alexander, Jeffery Olsen, Dr. Jeffrey O'Driscoll, Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley, Dr. Raymond Moody, Dr. Mark Pitstick, Dr. Mary Neal, Mark Anthony, Jake Samoyedny, Tina Powers, Christine Salter, Maureen Hancock, Jamie Clark, Rick and Beth Olsen, David Router, Mark Ireland, Ernie Jackson, Nicole Reilly, Melinda Kushner, Kim Griffin, Kat Baillie, Michelle Clare, and Fara Gibson will all be presenting at our conference.
David Kessler will also be joining us and we are very grateful! He is an author, public speaker, and death and grieving expert. Please visit his website by clicking here. We are thrilled that many of the esteemed presenters from our first conference will be returning to this conference! You can register for the conference by clicking here!
The Caring ListenersLinda McCarthy, Ernie Jackson, Glenda Pearson, Suzi Smith, Tracy Soussi, Lisa Laniewski, Tywana Smith, Brian Smith, David Alison, Jeff Hollahan, Lynn Hollahan and Suzanne Klokkenga of the Caring Listeners
Twelve wonderful Caring Listeners, led by Linda McCarthy, are willing to talk in person, by phone, or on a video-conference call like Skype or Zoom. They each are bereaved parents who are now shining brightly – most of the time – and want to help others. Please click here to learn more!
Susanne Wilson and her book 'Soul Smart'
Susanne is a huge supporter of Helping Parents Heal, she was a keynote speaker at our last conference and will be at our next conference as well. She organized a raffle with 14 other talented Psychic Mediums to raise scholarship money for our 2020 Second Helping Parents Heal Conference. $13,025 was raised and we held a live Facebook drawing on St Patrick's Day! Please click here to view. Please also view her wonderful talk to our parents that same day here.
13 Tips to Heal Your Energy, by Susanne Wilson, MA
1. Say out loud every day: “I declare that I am healthy in body, mind and spirit.”
You create your present and future through your thoughts, words and actions. Starting with your thoughts.
2. Talk to The Source. Then listen.
Prayer is talking to The Source. Meditation is listening to your "spiritual GPS."
3. Be a WARRIOR not a worrier.
Expect the best but prepare for the worst with no obsessing on "what-if." Trust that your antagonists are your teachers. You stand to learn the most, about yourself, from dealing with personalities and situations that challenge you.
4. When it comes to your time and energy, give until it feels good, not until it hurts.
Good acts will come back to you in time. But if you feel taken advantage of, figure out why you feel that way and how you will act differently next time.
5. Unclutter. Everywhere.
Home clutter: Get rid of stuff you no longer need. Have a garage sale or donate it to charity.
Head clutter: Limit your news intake to 20 minutes a day. Don’t watch TV programs that bring you down: shows about serial killers, autopsies, and demons. Switch to uplifting entertainments.
Always fill your "energy tank" before it’s half empty.
Give yourself an extra 15 minutes to reach your destination.
Gut clutter: Choose water as your default beverage. If you drink alcohol daily, figure out why. No one's body needs alcohol.
Stop eating before you feel full, at least six days a week, because it takes about 30 minutes after you stop eating to realize that you are full. Eat what you want on the 7th day; you have earned it.
6. Realize that nothing is permanent.
Youth, career, beauty, money, reputation, lovers, and friends are transitory phenomena. Don’t become so attached to people and stuff that you neglect your inner truth. Drastic life changes need not rock your world completely, forever. There are two things you can count on forever and always: (1) The Source, which is never apart from you; (2) Your loved ones in spirit, who are still with you.
7. Stop trying to change people.
If people in your life drain your energy, try to make yourself as unavailable as humanly possible. If you are partnered with a toxic person, love yourself enough to change the situation, because you cannot change the person.
8. Show up.
Focus on the person who is talking to you. Don’t think about what you are going to say next, until it is your turn to talk. Choose your words with compassion.
If your loved one is having a hard time in life, don’t assume you know what that loved one needs. Instead, ask them, “How do you feel I can best help you?” Perhaps listening is all that they require. Jumping in to "fix it," without being asked, makes it all about you.
9. Speak up.
Don’t tolerate abuse or neglect of a person or pet. Pay attention to what’s going on. If you see something, say something or do something. The universe has made you aware so that you can help. What you do (or don’t do) in response will become part of the tapestry of your life.
10. Appreciate nature.
Nature wants to help you heal. Go sit outside. Take walks, if you can. Pay attention to sounds, sights, smells, feelings, and details. Not only will this relax you, but it will also help you to develop your intuitive gifts.
11. Stay connected to the arts.
Artists bring a bit of heaven to earth. If you know how to play an instrument, paint or sing a song – Do it. You don’t have to be good at it. You will benefit from doing. Dance when the mood strikes. Take advantage of free and low-cost community venues. Visit a museum or attend a play.
12. Cleanse the energy in your home.
Your home is your sanctuary. Clear out the spiritual dust bunnies by cleansing your home on occasion. If you don’t know how, hire a caring professional who will not only clear your home but will teach you how to do it yourself next time.
13. Tell your loved ones that you love them. Often.
If you always say “I love you”, then you won’t have to doubt later whether you said it. Loved ones, who now reside in the Spirit World, are thrilled whenever you say, "I know that you are here, and I love you!"
-With love, Susanne
Link to Bridging Heaven and Earth, May 4-5, 2019, Scottsdale, HPH Discount Code: HPH_BHE, Link to Touching Heaven, June 15, 2019, Nashville. HPH Discount Code: HPH25
Why I Test Mediums, by Mark Ireland
Mark Ireland, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Helping Parents Heal
Why I Test Mediums
After the release of my first book, Soul Shift in 2008, I was swamped with requests for the names of good Mediums. Through my story, people came to understand that a high-quality reading with a credible Medium can serve as a healing balm for those grieving the passing of a loved one.
I always stress that Mediumship readings are just one (optional) component of an overall healing process and should never be viewed as the end all be all. Further, I discourage people from consulting Mediums more than 2x per year as they may become addicted and ignore other important healing practices or therapy. Some people choose not to consult Mediums at all and prefer to pursue other pathways to healing.
I encourage people to invest the time and energy to learn how to form their own direct connection with their loved one. But it’s not always easy for people in a fragile emotional state to accomplish this — hence the value of a Mediumship reading.
To address the requests I was receiving, I initially compiled a list of the top Mediums that I knew and began sharing it. But it soon became apparent that many of those on the list were overbooked, meaning that people in need had to wait months to a year for a reading appointment. Additionally, a few of the Mediums on my list charged more than some people could afford. I understood this from the Medium’s perspective since many of them left good-paying careers to do readings full time, yet still had bills to pay.
In December 2013, my second book, Messages from the Afterlife was released and included information about my intention to start a Medium Certification program. At the time, I had a sneaking suspicion that there were probably many talented, yet undiscovered Mediums. If I was correct about this, I also deduced that these individuals would have short wait lists and most likely charge less than the well-known Mediums.
In the spring of 2014, I launched my program, intent on providing a valuable resource to people in need. As I say on my Certified Mediums Website, “It has been established that evidential readings, or sittings as they are also called, can provide a therapeutic benefit to bereaved persons. Conversely, poor-quality readings with lesser mediums or fraudulent persons can derail the healing process for the bereaved.”
While other sites list mediums, some of these sources do not test the mediums they endorse — instead, they are just recommended on the basis of testimonials. There are also lists provided by research organizations, but they tend to include very few mediums — many of whom are over-booked or no longer conduct private readings. So while no Medium can guarantee a good reading, my program was launched with the intention of providing people with the best chance at a helpful and healing experience with a credible resource.
Mediums certified through my program are required to conduct at least five (5) blinded test readings for five (5) different sitters unbeknownst to them, with passing results based on statistical accuracy.
This method of testing has proven successful and now, roughly five years into the process, I have certified twenty Mediums. And while I’d already built a solid group of Mediums, an entirely new group has recently come through the program and performed at a very high level. People like Michelle Clare, Isabella Johannson, Kat Baillie, Lauren Startt, Freya Dunne, Shelby Mae, Ann Van Orsdell, and Danielle Wolfe are great additions to the program. Those Mediums already on the site do a great job too, but I wanted to acknowledge those who recently earned certification.
If you are contemplating booking a reading, don’t hesitate to check into the people on my site, https://www.findacertifiedmedium.com. I built this program with no external funding and no profit motive. I made this investment to create a trustworthy resource for people in need.
-Written by Mark Ireland, Author, Public Speaker and Co-Founder/Chairman of the Board of Helping Parents Heal
Dr. Mark Pitstick and his book 'SoulProof'
Evolved Souls Don’t Need Long Earthly Lives
by Mark Pitstick, MA, DC
To all parents, I am very sorry about the physical death of your child. However, I am glad you are open to learning how to heal and transform. Six key understandings to making that shift are:
1. Your child is alive and well in another phase of forever.
2. Only his physical body died. Everything else continues eternally: all the love, light, energy, humor, personality, memory, energetic and subtle bodies, and much more. Really knowing this allows you to journey from seeing yourself as a bereaved to a shining light parent.
3. She is happy, peaceful, and enthusiastic – and wants you to be that way now.
4. You will see her when you pass on and can enjoy relationships with her now.
5. You can choose to transmute your grief into a spiritually transformative experience that powerfully improves your life and blesses others.
6. You can heal and increase the gifts from his life by lovingly serving others
Many parents have realized this great news and are living happy and fulfilling lives again. You can do the same. It’s not easy and doesn’t happen overnight, but it is possible with small steps day by day. Here are five action steps . . .
- Attend local and online Helping Parents Heal (HPH) meetings
- Call The Caring Listeners to talk at no charge.
- Read relevant Foundational Articles for Healing & Transforming on SoulProof.com and take action steps.
- Listen to my free Radio Shows and our answers to life’s toughest questions including why children die.
- Lean on others then later, when you are doing better, pay it forward.
Q: Even though it’s been three years since our son passed, I’m still having anxiety and depression. Some days it is really bad, but I’d rather not take drugs. What can I do? - Mary
A: Dear Mary, I am sorry for all the hardship you’ve gone through and your continuing symptoms. The passing of a child, even when you know you will see him again, can be devastating to the body and mind. After such a huge shock, it’s important to reset your system so you can re-enter the flow of life when it’s time. By the way, three years is not that long so be gentle and patient with yourself.
Each person is different so there’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution. I agree with you about using natural healing methods whenever possible instead of drugs that don’t address the underlying imbalances and have serious potential side-effects. You can learn much more about how to heal and transform yourself by with articles # 2, 5, 12, 26, and 32 at SoulProof.com.
Here are my top three recommendations:
- Breathe. In some ancient cultures, the word for ‘breath’ also meant ‘spirit and life-force’. Normal breathing patterns can get stuck after severe emotional and/or physical trauma. I suggest these three breathing techniques to reset:
- Four times a day, or whenever you find yourself feeling quite sad and hopeless, take five slow deep breaths. With each one, mentally repeat to yourself phrases that are personally meaningful to you. For example, you might say: ‘Relax. I will get through this. I know my child is helping me right now. I will make her proud. I am looking for the silver linings and sharing them with others.’
- Sit quietly for 15 minutes daily with eyes closed and breathing slowly and deeply. See my book Radiant Wellness for several simple meditation techniques you can use.
- Use the Holistic Breathing Technique as directed. This is the best way I know to release old negative emotions such as anger, guilt, sadness, blame, fear, etc.
- Help your body/mind heal itself. Again, different people need different solutions to become whole and balanced. Holistic solutions are discussed in Radiant Wellness. I especially recommend Nutrition Response Testing (see article # 32 at SoulProof.com.)
- Ask Your Inner Wisdom. It’s great to get counseling from a minister and/or therapist, but don’t forget to ask your self. I’ve created the Ask Your Soul audio product that uses deep relaxation and visual imagery. You can check in with the part of you that sees more of the greater reality than you can with your human brain-induced myopia.
Apply these techniques and information for 90 days and let me know how you are doing. Becoming a shining light parent is like climbing mountains: when you get to the top of the one you’re on, you look around and see where you want to go next.
University-based scientific research has definitively demonstrated that life continues after bodily death. How might this news change the way you live and treat yourself and others?
-That life continues after bodily death has now been scientifically demonstrated.
Shall we live accordingly?
Note: I mention my products so you know all the information/strategies needed for healing and transformation. Let me know if you truly cannot afford them and we’ll send digital copies.
Disclaimer: This information is not designed to replace medical or psychological care. Dr. Pitstick’s recommendations are based on forty-five years of training and experience in hospitals, pastoral counseling settings, mental health centers, and holistic health practice. Some of his statements are supported by clinical and scientific data while others are based on empirical evidence and his best current understandings.
Mark Pitstick, MA, DC is an author, masters clinical psychologist, holistic chiropractic physician, frequent media guest, and workshop/webinar teacher. He also trained in pastoral counseling and suicide prevention. Mark directs the SoulPhone Foundation, co-founded Greater Reality Living groups, and is a board member of Helping Parents Heal. His mission is to help you know and show that this earthly experience is a totally safe, meaningful, and magnificent adventure amidst forever.
Fellowship and Coincidences
Kristine and Ernie Jackson
Quinton’s ten-year angleversary is nearly here; maybe that is why I have gone inward, reflecting and reaching deeper. I remember it like it was yesterday, the accident, the signs, and the epiphanies; and I remember the reading of oh so many books. All together, they were a splash of bright and vibrant color on the blank canvas of my soul, in my absolute darkest hour. While the signs and epiphanies lifted my spirits, the reading helped me begin to focus my attention and to make sense of how it all was possible.
Down the rabbit hole I leaped, just like many of you. My journey was fueled by the sensation of Quinton holding my hand thirty hours after he transitioned and his coming to a Medicine Man five days after the accident to get a message to us. We didn’t have Helping Parents Heal, so I went to a well-known bookstore, the Tattered Cover on Colfax in Denver, selecting books that spoke to me. While reading the first book, I came across a passage that compared death to coming home from a long day, going into your closet and stripping off your dirty clothes and getting into something more comfortable; only with death we go home and peel off our physical bodies. This profoundly impacted me since it spoke of death as only a transition, a crossing a threshold, a peeling off of our ‘earth suit’ and then a continuation in a different form. For me, somehow afraid of even the concept of death at the time, this thought was completely incredible. And so the journey began in earnest, as does yours.
Over the years, I have noticed truth can be found anywhere, in non-fiction and fiction alike, in books such as Celestine Prophecy. Again, understand the mindset. I was looking for information, for answers and for a deeper understanding of how Quinton was still alive and able to send me signs. My hunger for this knowledge was insatiable; I read what I was called to read and what was given to me in most cases. Celestine Prophecy falls in the latter category. It was this book, by James Redfield that identified the significance of coincidences. It explains that they most typically indicate a connection to something or a message of some kind. As an example of how this works, when you think of your loved one on the other side, suddenly a butterfly, a hummingbird or a dragonfly, or anything that seems unusual, suddenly appears. For many, the thought is, “What a coincidence!”, but we know better now, don’t we?
The reading was vital to me for a season, a season lasting possibly five years. During that time, there was another key element to my processing the information and pain. Physical exercise helped me immeasurably because even though an amazing community wrapped both Kristine and me in its arms, we still were not connected to Helping Parents Heal. The physical exertion helped me purge some of the grief as I grunted, groaned and felt the high from the endorphins. We talk of Light and Love, of Knowledge and Peace, but still, we must cry or do something to process the heaviness of grief. The fellowship of speaking with others on this path was equally beneficial.
Ten years later, the quiet returns. Having grown tired of the sound of my voice, being outside with nature, sitting in silence and listening, feeling, enjoying and noticing all that is going on around me – is a welcoming Peace. You see, we already KNOW, and in that knowing, now I endeavor to just BE. We know that Quinton is but a thought away; we know how to hear him when that faint whisper or sign arrives. We have a greater sense of why we remain and recognition that sometimes Quinton is on the keyboard or quietly in my head with ideas about how to help others or what must be shared.
What comes next? An even greater sense of peace and of just being, while being present to hear from our son; and this I wish for you as well. Our children are but a focused thought away, and with their encouragement, may your Knowing and Inner Peace be multiplied untold times.
I wish you all the best and feel free to contact me if you have questions. Dialogue is good. We are both teacher and student, each of us.
God Bless and Namaste, Ernie and Kristine, Quinton’s Dad and Mom
-Please click here to listen to Karl Fink's interview with Ernie.
-Ernie Jackson is a Board Member of Helping Parents Heal, a Caring Listener and the proud father of Quinton. His two books, 'Quinton's Messages' and 'Quinton's Legacy,' are available at www.quintonsmessages.com.
Suzanne Giesemann's W-Holy You! Retreat at Unity of Kansas
Suzanne Giesemann and some of her many fans!
Suzanne Giesemann's 4-day Retreat at Unity Village in Kansas City in April started by honoring Shining Light Parent in spirit Brenda Bollman Baker with multicolored feather boas! Suzanne will be presenting to Lynn Hollahan's new Scottsdale Book Club on May 5th from 1-3 pm at Unity of Phoenix and to Janine Quigley's Flagstaff Affiliate on May 12th at 2 pm!
Proof of Miracles, Debra Martin
Proof of Miracles; Profound True Stories of Hope and Healing
Debra Martin is a strong supporter of Helping Parents Heal and she will be presenting at our 2020 Second Helping Parents Heal Conference in Charleston. She has spoken to our group in Phoenix/Scottsdale twice.
World-renowned healer and medium Debra Martin takes people to places that most people think are unattainable. Her inspirational life story demonstrates how experiences such as suicide, the loss of loved ones, divorce, and near death experiences transformed her into the healer and medium she is today. After being called on by God to a life of healing and giving much-needed hope to others, Debra accepted her divine mission and has helped thousands worldwide heal spiritually, emotionally, and physically. These are true stories that go beyond our dimension and understanding, showing us that our greatest challenges and apparent failures can lead to incredible accomplishments and triumphs.
Debra Martin is a lab-certified research medium. Her skills have been meticulously documented by the scientific community, most notably by Dr. Gary Schwartz (author of The Afterlife Experiments) and Dr. Julie Beischel (director of the Windbridge Research Center). Her abilities have been featured in numerous media outlets. Visit her at www.goldenmiracles.com
“This wonderful compilation of true stories of healing will open your mind to the miracles that your heart already knows are possible. Debra is a gifted healer, as evidenced by these stunning personal accounts. Read them and experience the wonder and awe at how very loved we are by a very personal God-Source,” Suzanne Giesemann, evidential medium and author of Messages of Hope. "Debra Martin is a truly gifted Evidential Medium and Healer who has endured the rigors of extensive scientific testing and flourished in the process. More importantly, Debra is a kind, caring, and sincere person who strives to help others every day."Mark Ireland, Author of Soul Shift and Messages from the Afterlife.
To learn more, please click here.
Bridging Heaven and Earth
Susanne Wilson, the Carefree Medium, and Psychic Medium Tina Powers
Please join Susanne Wilson and Tina Powers in Scottsdale for Bridging Heaven and Earth from May 4-5, 2019. A discount code has been set up for Helping Parents Heal members to save $50 off the full price. At registration, when prompted, enter this code: HPH_BHE Please find out more about the event by clicking here.
Soul Summit Scottsdale
Please join Susanne Wilson as she welcomes John Holland, George Noory, Suzanne Giesemann and Howard Martin from September 12 - 15 in Scottsdale. Click here to register.
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Helping Parents Heal - Hilton Head/BlufftonJean Marie Randall with artist Tiffani Taylor / David and Jenni Lyle, Irene Vouvalides, Jean Marie Randall, Tiffani Taylor, and Sue Zetteler of Helping Parents Heal - Hilton Head/Bluffton
Jean Marie Randall, a participant and proponent of Helping Parents Heal - Hilton Head/Bluffton, was spiritually led to commission a painting from Tiffani Taylor of Savannah, GA. The painting is meant to show that your child is right there with you eagerly waiting for you to acknowledge the signs of their love. Open your heart and say thank you when you receive a beautiful hello from heaven. That gratitude will keep you in the moment where you get to experience your child's love as it is right now, not just a memory of the past. You are not alone. It is not always easy to express one's condolences for someone's loss. Jean Marie was spiritually led to having the painting contain symbolic beauty with nature. Butterflies, rainbows, feathers, the light and so much more than spiritually touches one's heart. We are "Shining Light Parents". If you have lost a child or know someone who has lost a child or loved one this may be the perfect gift for them or yourself. Prints may be purchased by following this link.
NEW GROUP - Helping Parents Heal - Minneapolis/St Paul Twin Cities
-Written by Jean Marie Randall
Jean Marie Randall commissioned artist Tiffani Taylor to create a work entitled Shining Light Parent. It was unveiled on April 11th at Tiffani's Gallery. Prints are available for purchase (see above link) and a portion of the proceeds will be given to Helping Parents Heal.
It was a wonderful night! (Tony was taking the pic!)
-Written by Irene Vouvalides, our Hilton Head/Bluffton Affiliate Leader
Lynn Argetsinger and her son Seth, Pam Demars and her son Brandon
My name is Lynn, and my husband and I are the parents of two beloved children. Seth was stationed with the Air Force in Louisiana where he contracted severe Lyme disease and became very ill; he took his own life and transitioned on September 20, 2017, at age 24. Throughout this winding and excruciating journey, I always felt that Seth continued to be right here with us. But it took my attending the Afterlife Conference in Orlando in November 2018 to finally be open to doing a reading with an evidential medium here in Minneapolis. From that day forward, both my husband and I have unequivocally known that Seth is still here, having only shed his earthly shell. His beautiful soul continues to shine brightly. We wanted to start a chapter in Minneapolis-St. Paul to offer other grieving parents a place where they can find support, hope, and kindness.
Christmas Day of 2017 my middle child and only son, Brandon, 35, died suddenly and unexpectedly right next to me of a massive heart attack. Wanting to know why this happened to my family and me, where did he go, and what he is doing now, I stumbled on this HPH group; with Brandon’s help of course. I had watched a video of Irene Vouvalides explaining what has helped her with her grief and reached out to her. She lovingly and so caring recommended a compassionate and evidential medium that changed the course of my grief journey. Now I would like to give back and spread the love for helping parents in my area to become shining light parents.
NEW GROUP - Helping Parents Heal - Mississippi Gulf Coast
Donna Tasker and her beautiful grandkids
Born in New Orleans, I grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Earning undergraduate and master’s degrees, I found my dream job providing educational and vocational services to Veterans at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for 41 years. In 2007, I joined VA Central Office to develop national policy and provide training to field vocational staffs.
I am blessed with amazing children, Dustin (1983) and Danielle (1986) who excelled academically and in life-being kind, compassionate, standing-up against injustices. During college summers, Dustin cared for children of migrant farm workers. After earning a master’s his employment was to protect and improve the rights of hotel workers and servers. My darkest day (4/28/15) was finding Dustin, not sleeping but having transitioned. Without a doubt, Dustin unled me to HPH which has provided me hope and light beyond measure. I aim to walk with bereaved parents on their journey to Shining Light parents.
Helping Parents Heal - New Hampshire
Hello everyone! Last month the Southern NH group had a great meeting of 8. I had made a small deck of cards for parents to look through. I passed them around the table and each parent picked a card which had an unfinished sentence. For example: I have made progress with_____, I am having a hard time with________, I wanted to share a story about______. The parents really liked it and was a good segue to subject-matter they wanted to talk about. This idea came about as an attempt to help the more quiet members in the group get equal time to talk. Everyone was very supportive of one another and it was requested that we do the 'cards' again at another meeting.
-Written by Susan Lynch, our New Hampshire Group Affiliate Leader
Helping Parents Heal - Online
Beth West, Tywana and Brian Smith and Tracy Soussi, our Wonderful Online Affiliate Leaders at our First Conference
Our fabulous, very beautiful upcoming Online Speakers:
From left to right:
-Christine Salter, Psychic Medium, Spiritual Healer and Teacher on May 1st
-Mitch Carmody, Author and Grief Educator on May 13th
-James Van Praagh Special Event on May 21st
-Kristin DiDomenico NDE, Holistic Health Coach and Author, June 3rd
-Debra Martin - Intuitive Healer and Author, June 12th
The Online Group welcomed Karen Noe on March 18th Karen Noe, Spiritual Counselor, Psychic Medium, Author and Healer
-An incredible, inspiring, hopeful, loving presentation! Please click here to view.
-Tracy Soussi, Online Co-Affiliate Leader
The Online Group welcomed Ingrid Honkala on March 27th
Ingrid Honkala, NDE Experiencer and Author
Ingrid Honkala had a near-death experience at the age of two that set her on a course for the rest of her life. A PhD in marine biology, she returned from her NDE with an incredible ability to learn (or remember) as she puts it. Guided by beings of light for her entire life, she shared with us who we all truly are- incredibly powerful beings who are never alone. You can click here to view.
-Brian Smith, Online Co-Affiliate Leader
The Online Group Welcomed Cheryl Murphy on April 3rd
Cheryl Murphy, Psychic Medium, Founder of the Prayer Circle
Cheryl Murphy's Presentation 04/03/2019 - Great Spiritual Talk & A few live readings! Please click here to view.
The Online Group Welcomed Michelle Clare on April 8th
Michelle Clare - Medium, Intuitive Life Coach and NDE Experiencer
Michelle told us about her three NDEs that led to the development of her mediumship ability. At the end of the meeting, she gave two mini-readings. Please click here to view! -Brian Smith
Please be sure to join our online group here to sign up for the upcoming Zoom conference meetings. They can be attended by anyone, anywhere in the world with Internet service! They hope to see you there.
Helping Parents Heal - Flagstaff
Janean and her son Sean, Dana and her son Cole
Thanks to all who attended Flagstaff HPH April 7th. We were small and mighty. We just shared and encouraged as we welcomed and listened to a new member share her story. We hope that our presence was comforting and reassuring that there is hope and that our kids are still right here.
Next month we will move our date to May 12 which is Mother’s day and which is the 2nd Sunday of the month instead of our usual first Sunday. Suzanne Giesemann will be our speaker. If you aren’t familiar with her, google her. She is an evidential medium, a shining light parent and a personal friend. She is a dynamic speaker and I guarantee this will be a highlight meeting that you won’t want to miss. In the meantime, if you want to read up on her, check out her website, www.Suzannegiesemann.com I highly recommend her books, Messages of Hope, Wolf’s Message, and Still right here. Having Suzanne is an unusual treat as she is an author, radio show host, keynote speaker on highly regarded conference schedules, as well as a humble spiritual teacher and evidential medium. She and her husband Ty travel the US 6 months out of the year delivering Messages of Hope.
-Love and Light, Janean Quigley, Co-Affiliate Leader of Helping Parents Heal - Flagstaff
Helping Parents Heal - MadisonMary and her son Chas, Tava and her daughter Christina
We had a great meeting April 9th with participants from all over the USA and Canada. Leader Tava Wilson presented information on dream states and how to use this to connect with our children. I think all of us left the meeting determined to try this! 😍The video is posted on our Helping Parents Heal Madison -WI affiliate site, and copies of Tava's presentation materials are under the Files link. If you would like to receive an email with attached documents, contact us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
-Written by our Madison Co-Affiliate Leader, Mary Bertun
Helping Parents Heal - The Villages
The parents of Helping Parents Heal - The Villages
The theme of our March 18th group meeting was Sharing. Many shared memories, things/ways they have used to heal on their journey - some converted their children's clothing to pillows and bears - Tim and Suzanne brought in their collections of heart stones and glass insulators their son, James collected... Cheryl shared with us her beautiful artwork - part of her therapy of healing. The one photo is of "The Bluebell Bridge"...its her interpretation of what Amanda Ellis channeled from Archangel Metatron. We discussed books, journaling, exercise, gardening, drumming circles, meditation and writing memory books as each one shared their path of 'finding' what heals them...
-Written by our The VIllages Affiliate Leader, Tami Clinard Brooks
Helping Parents Heal - Fort Myers
April 3rd was our 7th meeting. There were only 4 of us total, but I’ve always felt that those present are the ones that need to be. A mom led a meditation for connecting with our children. The 2 other moms present had never even meditated before. They both were able to establish wonderful and strong connections that gave them peace. There was so much joy in the room! During my meditation I could sense all of our children were present (the mom leading the meditation said she sensed it too). While I didn’t “see” anyone in particular, I had a VERY strong light come into my awareness on my left and a sensation on my left as well (different from my son that I always sense on my right).
I should add that the lights in the room were dim and there was no light on the left of the room where I was sitting. I don’t know who it is but I’ve always had the impression that any presence I feel on my left may be my spirit guide (I could be wrong). I’ve never experienced it as strong as I did tonight! I’m not sure what it means...I’ll have to meditate more on it. 🥰 I was very grateful for our group tonight. 🙏🏼
-Written by our Fort Myers Affiliate Leader, Laura Baltodano
Helping Parents Heal - Cave Creek
Carol Allen and the wonderful parents of her Cave Creek Affiliate Group
An absolutely amazing meeting in Cave Creek! We had a new mom who’s child passed just months ago and she said she found hope in our group. Many shining light parents who have been on this journey for a while provided her wonderful support. Lisa Wilcoxson said so many wonderful things that provided comfort to many. Lisa is a medium and a shining light parent.
-Written by our Cave Creek Affiliate Leader, Carol Allen
Helping Parents Heal - Phoenix/ScottsdaleSusanne Wilson, The Carefree Medium, at our St Patrick's Day Meeting!
Congratulations, wonderful Parents! $13,025 raised by Susanne Wilson, the Carefree Medium, as well as the 14 other wonderful Evidential Mediums who participated in the raffle to raise money for the Second Conference Scholarship Fund.
Thank you, Susanne and Diane Calderon, as well as Suzanne Giesemann, John Holland, Mavis Pittilla, Britta Grubin, Jake Samoyedny, Jamie Clark, Tina Powers, Christine Salter, Kat Baillie, Mark Nelson, Colleen Copeland Smith, Michelle Clare, Debra Martin and Freya Dunne. We are very grateful.
Susanne spoke about how we can connect more easily with our children in spirit and then brought through many compelling validations from our children. Lara Wolfe, Wendy Shackley, Kim Courtney and Sandra Howlett were some of the lucky recipients. As Susanne so beautifully says, "One day, all mediums will be teachers, because no one will need to 'see a medium for a reading' ever again. Everyone will learn how to direct-connect." Please click here to view her presentation.
Sending love and light to all of you and to your beautiful children, and thank you again, dear Susanne!
-Written by Elizabeth Boisson, Affiliate Leader of Phoenix/Scottsdale
You can read the bios and see photos of each of the affiliate leaders on the Groups page of our website: www.helpingparentsheal.org.
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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