Kerry Hager, GRMS
Welcome! I'm so glad you found my information. Let me share a bit about my experience with you. My background includes multiple social service, healing arts and instructional roles. From completing a BA in Community Psychology from CWU, to working in social services in a geriatric setting, CWCMH case management and group facilitation for Adults with Major Mental Illness and their families, to having my own Complimentary Healing Arts Practice where I specialized in helping people through bereavement and life transitions. However, the most important part of my path to becoming a Advanced Online Grief Recovery Specialist is my own journey through loss. In 2001, my family experienced the surprising loss of my father when he suddenly died from a heart attack while driving home from work. He was 55. Eight years later, my Husband Tim, didn't come home from a regular Saturday Mountain Bike ride. We had the panicked experience of searching for a missing person, and the devastating reality of finding he had died from a serious biking accident, leaving me the solo mother of two young children. He was 42. These two losses have been the most painful of my life. After a decade, my heart wanted to reach out in new ways to help others facing their own losses. I sought out specialized training and found an evidenced based and researched method to successfully help lesson the pain. Had I found this method earlier, I know I would have saved years of attempts at healing the grief in my own life and found myself able to help others sooner. I'm so excited to be guiding people through this process! It's helped me heal more thoroughly from my own losses, even after I felt I had done everything I could. Let me share this work with you so you too can get complete with the unresolved grief from life's inevidable transitions.