Category Archives: Professional Advice

How Important is Touch at the Bedside of the Dying?

An interview with Everflowing director and educator Irene Smith, Part One

Today SevenPonds speaks with Irene Smith, founder and director of Everflowing, an educational program centered around creating a more supportive environment for hospice patients and their healthcare providers. Smith has three decades of experience as an educator and practitioner, focusing primarily … Continue reading

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How Can We Open Our Hearts to Grief?

An interview with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, the founder of the MISS Foundation and an expert in traumatic grief, Part Two

Today SevenPonds concludes our interview with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D. a psychologist and educator who specialize in helping clients navigate the experience of traumatic grief, especially in the wake of the death of a child. The founder of the MISS Foundation, an … Continue reading

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What Is Traumatic Grief?

An interview with psychologist, grief counselor and educator Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, Part One

Today SevenPonds speaks with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D. a psychologist and educator who specialize in helping clients navigate the experience of traumatic grief, especially in the wake of the death of a child. The founder of the MISS Foundation, an … Continue reading

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How Can Photographs of Babies Who are Dying or Have Died Help Families Heal?

An interview with documentary photographer Todd Hochberg, Part Two

This week SevenPonds continues our discussion with Chicago-based documentary photographer Todd Hochberg, the owner of Touching Souls Bereavement Photography. Among other things, Todd takes photographs of babies who are dying or have died so that their families will have a … Continue reading

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How Can Photographs of Babies Who are Dying or Have Died Help Families Heal?

An interview with documentary photographer Todd Hochberg, Part One

This week SevenPonds speaks with Chicago-based documentary photographer Todd Hochberg, the owner of Touching Souls Bereavement Photography. Among other things, Todd takes photographs of babies who are dying or have died so that their families will have a way to remember them. When babies … Continue reading

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What Is It Like To Run A Camp for Grieving Children?

An interview with Cherie Shoemake, director of Optimal Hospice Foundation, Part Two

Today SevenPonds talks to Cherie Shoemake about Kids Camp, a summer camp for grieving children ages 8 to 16 who have recently experienced the loss of someone close to them. Cherie is the director of Optimal Hospice Foundation, the organization … Continue reading

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