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My name is Edward Carlstedt, and I am a professor of English and Psychology. I've known Katherine for well over 15 years now. She has been a great support to me through her tremendous active listening skills and empathy. However, most of all she has been there for me in my times of grief. When my mother passed away, Katherine was there to help me through the whole process of grieving, and again when my father died a number of years after that. And Katherine also knows first hand about how to successfully work through the grieving process as she herself has been through the loss of many loved ones, particularly her young son who tragically died of a sudden illness. I also know of the great work she has done in the hospice to help individuals who are dying and their loved ones. This was all done from her heart on a voluntary basis, but the effort she put into the counseling, therapy, and fund raising for this institution over many many years was amazing. She is definitely a person who should be seen as an expert in this field and one who gives her efforts from the heart.
Edward Carlstedt, UAE
I met Katherine shortly after the loss of her son, while I was experiencing a grief of my own. Her warm and welcoming demeanor, coupled with her ability to actively listen to my rambling, emotional thoughts, drew me to her. Katherine's deep, personal understanding of loss and grief, and her ability to carefully unpack and critically examine all parts of bereavement, make her a wonderful support and resource for anyone trying to make sense of life and its inevitable but painful endings. As a bereaved mother and healer, she knows how to truly acknowledge loss, and has has a repertoire of strategies and tools to offer to begin the healing journey.
Sandra Z., Owen Sound, ON
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