Glenda Law - Grief & Loss Advice
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Meet Glenda Law
Seminar Facilitator - Professional Speaker
Grief and Loss Advisor
Specialising in Suicide Bereavement Recovery
Coming from a background in Public Relations, Marketing, and Sales & Promotions in the entertainment industry, Glenda has built up a deep understanding of people from all walks of life. Dealing with famous entertainers and business people from all over the world, to handling crisis in her own family, (through alcoholism and schizophrenia) and counselling her own circle of friends, Glenda started her work dealing with people going through personal trauma in New Zealand 25 years ago with Al-Anon, Women’s Line and Lifeline.
After losing her mother Marie from suicide in 1992, Glenda realised just how little people understood about the grief associated with having a family member or close friend take their own life. Over the ensuing years, Glenda has specialised in helping people experiencing suicide bereavement, but soon realised they needed more than a one-on-one counselling session. She knew from experience that isolation and loneliness were a terrible side-effect of losing someone this way and the need to connect with others in the same situation was crucial to their recovery. Also realising that support groups do their best to help but seemed to perpetuate the grieving process she knew there had to be a better way than a process taking years before there were any positive results.
Suicide seemed to have a way of turning up time and again in Glenda's own life and she had five more losses with her immediate circle including her step-daughter and her son’s father. With this in mind and knowing just how hard it was for her to get effective education and assistance to deal with this specific type of grief plus a lack of books on the subject of bereavement through suicide, she decided to take some action.
Glenda could see that she needed to share the knowledge she had and the techniques she had learned with other people who were "stuck" in their bereavement. This started the intense process of research, study and interviewing men and women who had been suicidal, attempted suicide and not achieved it, or been rescued after an attempt.
Glenda’s experience and expertise in production and writing, learned through decades in the entertainment arena, prompted her to go the extra mile and she wrote and now facilitates a fascinating, immaculately produced day of enlightenment to people seeking recovery from bereavement. Her “multi-sensory” seminar is educational, entertaining, powerful and professionally presented. Her attention to detail is paramount.
The many years of personal development study in New Zealand and Australia culminating in two years in California USA 1998 – 1999 has resulted in Glenda being able to adapt and pass on the techniques of multi-sensory therapy learned through her own participation in seminars and study courses.
The seminars, group therapy and workshops are all tremendously effective however it is the full-day seminar which leads people through the intense grieving process and into recovery which achieves the best results. Glenda teaches participants to deal with issues they are having difficulty with, (which often include guilt and anger), and helps them to reach a place of acceptance and understanding. Giving people a new appreciation of what life now holds takes precedence during the day.
She also teaches those participating how to remember their loved ones with compassion and understanding and offers an alternative way of saying goodbye than the one they had (or in some cases never had). Teaching skills and techniques on how to get their life moving forward in a positive direction is another focus of the seminar.
This innovative and interactive programme has been extremely beneficial in assisting anyone recently bereaved through to people who are still grieving after twenty years and more.
Glenda is a warm and caring person with a great sense of humour and a unique ability to gain trust while building up a personal rapport with people in a short space of time. Making her SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT RECOVERY SEMINAR
entitled "HELPING OTHERS HELP THEMSELVES
" her life purpose, Glenda gains immense personal satisfaction seeing people letting go of their grief and once again taking charge of their own lives. She encourages them to be the best that they can be, without the tragedy of suicide being the focal point of their existence.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1945, Glenda has two sons, Christopher 49, (an artist/musician) and Daniel 31, (an audio engineer/musician) who is engaged to Cass. Her first grandson Jet was born in January. After residing in Los Angeles for 3 years and Australia for a decade she now lives in the tranquil beachside suburb of Orewa on the Hibiscus Coast north of Auckland. Her hobbies are music, interior decorating, op-shopping, writing and reading.
Glenda is Secretary of the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand
Although suicide bereavement is Glenda’s specialised area she is also available for general bereavement advice, telephone consultations, small group workshops on grief and loss after death, divorce, redundancy, pet loss, professional speaking and the powerful full-day recovery programmes. BEREAVEMENT RETREATS
at different locations are offered by special request. Glenda can officiate at funerals and memorial services by request.
For information and bookingsPlease phone
027 207 0071 - Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website www.suicidebereavementrecovery.com
International enquiries welcome through the email address.