Join us on Wednesday 21st December at 10.30am in our Port Macquarie Library for an inspiring presentation with author Karon Coombs. Karon will read then discuss personal stories from her book The Grief Journey: Inspirational Stories & Strategies to Move & Motivate You To Successful Healing.
Karon Coombs Registered Nurse, Educator, Documentary Maker, Energy Medicine Practitioner, Author, Speaker. Karon Coombs is a registered nurse who specialised in palliative care and oncology. She has been a nurse educator for the past 20 years and has also spoken at many state, national and international healthcare conferences on grief and bereavement. Her extensive knowledge in this area is both professional and personal. Karon has had to deal with the loss of one of her own three children. After her son Dashiell died, she created an award-winning documentary to educate healthcare professionals about providing better care for bereaved parents in order to improve their bereavement outcome. This documentary was subsequently bought by a distributor in the Netherlands. Karon created systemic change that continues to have a ripple effect today. She is passionate about supporting bereaved people to make their grief journey easier.
Karon is a member of the Australian College of Nursing and Nepean Therapy Dogs. Her own Moodle is a therapy dog. She facilitates workshops for the bereaved and people diagnosed with a terminal disease as well as offering one-on-one sessions. Karon has studied how art can help people to heal and incorporates it into her work. In her spare time, she loves to dance, something she’s done since she was a child. Karon believes in giving back to the community and is also a volunteer for Gateway Family Services, Community Smiles and Shared Reading New South Wales. She has travelled extensively throughout her life, visiting New Zealand, England, Wales, Scotland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Noumea, the Isle of Pines and Vanuatu. Karon is the author of The Grief Journey. She currently lives in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and her beloved therapy dog, Teddy.
The Grief Journey: Inspirational Stories & Strategies to Move & Motivate You To Successful Healing
Life’s never just about happiness, it’s about meaning…
We all suffer from loss and grief at some stage in our life, whether that’s from losing a job or business, or health, mobility, fertility, to losing family, pets, your home or even one’s sense of self and dignity. All losses lead to grief in varying degrees for the person experiencing it.
International author and bereavement nurse educator, Karon Coombs has sensitively interviewed these well-known people about their personal experiences around loss. These inspiring stories will give you courage and help you work out ways to manage your grief journey.
This book is full of easy and practical advice that will guarantee your road to successful recovery.
Essential strategies to help rebuild your life after loss
Tips and secrets from well-known people that will help you on your journey
How to break through the emotions of anger, sadness, fear and guilt to find forgiveness
Five golden rules to create meaning from your loss
Practical strategies to manage your waves of grief
About the challenges of intimacy and sex after loss
Why being of service to others can help heal your soul