Links, References and Support Groups
The following have been great teachers, beacons of light or supporters of mine and thus I wanted to be sure to take a moment to honor each of them. The people on this list are heart-centered and shine their light brightly. This list is in no way complete but it is a good start!
Be sure to show them a little love and let them know Brian D. Calhoun sent you!
Angie Carter is the author of the upcoming book, Rainbows from Heaven: A Grieving Mothers Story of Love, Loss and Healing. On June 28, 2014, the worst thing to happen to a parent occurred with the loss of her 19-month-old daughter, Bella unexpectedly. You can read more about her story at www.AngieCarter.ca
Brenda Rachel is the author of the inspirational book In This Moment: Angels Sweet Reflections. When faced with being on disability and unable to walk due excruciating spinal pain, Brenda turned a higher power for the answers to some of her questions. Inspiration flowed from the Angels through her and continues to this day. Visit Brenda's website and discover what blessings await you today.
Brian D. Ridgway is the author of Break Your Self-Help Addiction who helps people to step into the power of the conscious creator we are. If you are seeking the perfect body, health, finances, relationships or the life of your dreams, it is time for you to be introduced to this master “spellbreaker.” Get a free copy of his book today at www.breakyourselfhelpaddiction.com
Georgie G. Deyn is the founder of Angelic Harmony Therapy and one half of the musical duo Seraphisa. Her voice sounds like that of an angel with music is sure to touch your soul. She is also currently working on writing her first book. Visit her musical website today www.SeraphisaMusic.com
James Van Praagh is an internationally renowned spiritual medium and bestselling author of over a dozen spiritual classics including Talking to Heaven, The Power of Love, and his latest release, Wisdom From Your Spirit Guides. Having met and studied with James, it is a pleasure to refer him to others. Visit Jame's website at www.VanPraagh.com
Jamieson Wolf is the author of multiple books, including Little Yellow Magnet which is the story of his life, lessons and learning to live again after a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. He continues to amaze me as he rises above life's challenges. Visit Jamieson's website at www.JamiesonWolf.ca
John Holland is a bestselling author, medium and teacher. His books include Born Knowing, Power of the Soul and his latest Bridging Two Worlds. He has a variety of meditation CD's, audio programs and oracle decks that are sure to connect you with spirit. His light is a gift in the world, and I am glad to have him as a teacher. Visit John's website at www.JohnHolland.com
Angel Greetings by Louise Lajeunesse
Watercolour painting gifted to Brian
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Louise Lajeunesse is a divinely creative master. She is very talented in a multitude of ways including sewing, painting, writing and more! Be sure to check out her website for some of her creative masterpieces at www.LouiseLajeunesse.com
Louise Hay may have transitioned from the physical world but you can rest assured that her legacy continues on through her many books, audio programs and Hay House Publishing. Her book, You can Heal your Life charted many bestselling lists and continues to help others on their healing journey. Visit her website for your daily inspiration at www.LouiseHay.com
Megan Vickell is an animal communicator, social media and marketing powerhouse. Like a "Modern Day Dolittle," she conducts a two-way telepathic dialogue with animals (of any kind). As a social media expert and marketing powerhouse, Megan can help elevate your presence on the net, expand and build your brand. Reach out to her today at www.MeganVickell.ca
Vonne Solis is the author of the book Divine Healing – Transforming Pain into Personal Power and The Power of Change – A Path to Enlightenment. After losing her twenty-two-year-old daughter to suicide in 2005, Vonne dedicated herself to becoming a voice for the grieving to change our cultural view on loss and grief. Her work offers a thoughtful discourse and self-help practice for transformation based on the insights of Divine wisdom. Visit Vonne's website at www.VonneSolis.com
Wayne Dyer touched many lives when he was alive through his spiritual teachings, books and audio programs. You can rest assured that his legacy will continue on for years to come with new people finding his teachings daily. I highly recommend any of his books, including some of his bestsellers: There is a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, Wishes Fulfilled, Excuses Begone and Change Your Throughs, Change your Life. Visit Wayne's website for further inspiration www.WayneDyer.com
If you are grieving there is no shame in reaching out to ask for help, in fact it is a strength to do so. Your doctor is also a good starting point to find local support groups that are open and available for your unique needs.
There are many worldwide support groups to help you copy with grief and loss. I aim to grow this list and need your help, contact me any national or local bereavement support groups in your area to include on the list. Together, we can help heal those grieving find a little comfort and support for their healing.
www.MyGrief.ca is a national website which hosts a bounty of reading materials and links for many support groups across the nation. Developed by families and grief experts. With stories and information from people who "been there," I highly recommend visiting this site out for free, confidential advice in the comfort of your own home.
Crisis Services Canada - Online or call Toll-Free 1-833-456-4566 - Available 24/7
Kids Help Phone -Online or call Toll-Free - 1-800-668-6868 - Available 24/7
A few Ontario Support Groups
Bereaved Families of Ontario: Individual and group support programs for all ages.
The Canadian Mental Health Association: Tips on how to cope with grief.
The Ontario Psychological Association: Search for professional psychologists.
Distress Centres of Ontario: Professional support available for stressful times.
GriefNet.org: An internet community of people coping with grief, death and loss.
KidsAID.com: A safe place for kids to talk to each other about grief and loss
Bereaved Families of Ontario - Ottawa Branch: Individual and group support programs for all ages.
Dying with Dignity Canada - Ottawa Region provides additional support to those individuals and families who have gone through, or currently going through the MAID process.
Hospice Care Ottawa provides support to those dying, as well as those experiencing living grief or whose loved ones have transitioned.
Grief Counselling Ottawa: We all need support when we lose someone we love, and this is where Grief Counselling Ottawa can help. Grief counselling is there for when we go through a natural period of grieving, which can involve a complex set of emotions. Ottawa grief counselling can also help when life becomes unmanageable.
Wabano’s Mental Health Walk-in Counselling is a free counselling service for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit clients of any age or gender. It offers the same day short-term mental health/wellness support for you and/or your family.
United States of America
www.GriefHaven.org provides loving guidance and support to those who are grieving. Lots of good information online for anyone in the world dealing with loss and the ripples of grief.
Nova Scotia Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team - 1-902-429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (Toll Free)
The Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT) provides crisis support for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis. Service offers telephone crisis support 24 hrs a day 7 days a week anywhere in Nova Scotia
Non-Crisis: Suicide Prevention and Support Resources
Grief Relief for Survivors of Suicide Loss
https://www.facebook.com/groups/griefreliefforsurvivors/ Provides a private online Facebook group. Provides free virtual support to family and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide
CASP (Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention)
AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)