Terri DeMontrond has been supporting others in their journey to wellbeing for over 20 years. The tools and skills she has accumulated include Life Coach certification with the Martha Beck Institute and studying Holistic Nutrition with Clayton College. She is a Yoga Therapist trained by Phoenix Rising, a Reiki Master utilizing mindfulness and energy balancing, a trained facilitator for NEA-BPD’s “Family Connections”, and has extensive experience with emotional regulation techniques using Dialectical Behavior Therapy practices developed by Marsha Linehan.
In April 2015 Terri completed the course for Compassionate Bereavement Care (CBC) taught by Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, granted by the MISS Foundation, the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust, and the Center for Loss and Trauma. Her personal experience as a bereaved parent has led her to passionately endeavor to repurpose her own traumatic loss and grief into a source of presence, love and support for other families on that same journey. Terri has been a HOPE (Helping Other Parents Endure) Mentor since 2014 within the MISS Foundation.
Personally, Terri continues to seek awareness for wellness and spiritual growth. She loves her family, her community, her mindfulness and yoga practice, as well as creative cooking, painting and writing. She is an avid reader, hiker and traveler. Most of all she loves to be inspired by people and their life experiences and to share inspiration with others.
We live, we love, we experience loss…it is the way. Losing a loved one cracks us wide open. We can shrivel and contract, or open and expand. Making loving, authentic connections, sharing our stories, feeling seen and heard – that is where the magic happens.
Awareness, mindful self compassion, and self care is the foundation for living wholeheartedly – sprinkled with peace and contentedness.
Loss is inevitable, so live well and love deeply, being mindful that loss is only a heartbeat away.