Cindy’s husband Mike died unexpectedly in a bike riding accident in 2005. After her own initial healing, she began helping others by giving back to the spousal loss community within Canada. Over the past ten years Cindy has co-facilitated hundreds of people through a six-week at Grief Centre within Alberta Health Services, focusing on spousal loss, as well as group sessions focusing on bereavement. She has been a featured presenter primarily focusing on after the initial impact of the first year. Cindy is a transitions coach who provides widows and widowers with the tools and processes to help re-build their lives. For most widowed people, this is new and uncharted territory. Cindy provides and encourages support for wherever her client is at that moment – she defines her support of others based on the belief that those that lose their loved one do not have to re-build alone. Her well-designed and thoughtful workshops and one-on-one coaching make sure they don’t have to.
Cindy’s focus is on the, “Now What?” stage that occurs for people following the initial impact of the loss. “After that first year, you find yourself looking around and thinking, What do I do Now?”. She understands where you are, because she has been there. She believes the grief process never really ends, it just evolves and softens over the months and years. Cindy helps you with YOUR “Now What?”, your Rebuilding, and your life with the loss constantly in the background. Though her journey she has learned the importance of rebuilding together. You don’t have to do it ALONE.
What people are saying
“Cindy has been a blessing in my life, following the sudden loss of my husband. Her compassion, thoughtfulness, guidance and understanding was instrumental as I learned to manage the grief process for myself & our children. The wisdom that Cindy gained with her own experience and the insight she gleamed from it has been invaluable at each stage over the years. Cindy gave me inspiration and hope. She is a treasure”. Tanya M.
“When I met Cindy, she was the only mom who had a toddler like me and the only young widow who seemed like she was really trying to keep living her life after the death of her spouse. She gave me hope and I was able to see someone who was doing the things that I wanted to do in life after the loss of my husband.” Cathy