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Cheryl Eckl understands the transformative power of grief as well as the deep challenge of losing someone or something you truly love.
Now, nearly four years after the death of her beloved husband, this author, writer, speaker, workshop facilitator and transformational life coach is gaining a reputation as a courageous voice for those who mourn—either from the death of a loved one or from other profound losses that rock our worlds when life throws us a curve ball.
By honestly and authentically sharing her experience, she is helping countless others find acceptance and peace in their own journey with grief.
Downloadable Media Kit for radio and TV interviews about Cheryl’s new book, A Beautiful Grief: Reflections on Letting Go
Background material for interviews about Cheryl’s timeless personal story of courage and hope while losing the love of her life to cancer, A Beautiful Death: Facing the Future with Peace, see Media Inquiries
To invite Cheryl to appear on your show or speak at your event, please contact:
Cheryl Eckl Communications, Inc.
2442 Ferguson Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59718
Author Gives Voice to Those Who Mourn So They May Be Comforted
DENVER, CO—In a culture that values efficiency and quick fixes, the slow, messy, confusing and often debilitating process of coping with loss is neither understood nor supported. This leaves the bereaved feeling alone, frightened, and bewildered as to what life may hold in the future.
Coming to grips with the pain of profound loss takes time and understanding. Many people never heal from the experience and even fewer have the opportunity to transform their grief into a positive future.
Author, speaker, workshop facilitator and personal life coach Cheryl Eckl understands how traumatic grief can be and she’s not afraid to talk about it. In her latest book, A Beautiful Grief: Reflections on Letting Go, she offers readers a window into the transformational process that she experienced in her own journey with grief.
Now nearly four years after the death of her beloved husband, Stephen, she is gaining a reputation as a courageous voice for those who mourn—either the death of a loved one or other profound losses that rock our worlds when life throws us a curve ball.
In an uplifting interview she can share:
• Why letting go is so important on the journey with grief
• Why many people have such a difficult time coping with loss
• What causes a crisis of faith in those who are caregivers or survivors of a loss
• Why death isn’t the only loss that causes profound mourning
• Why the “stages of grief” concept gives people the wrong idea about what to expect form their own experience
• The three most important things anyone who is grieving must do in order to heal
• Q. How did you come to write this new book?
• Q. What makes it different from A Beautiful Death?
• Q. Why is letting go so important on the journey with grief?
• Q. What do you consider the biggest difficulty facing people who are in mourning?
• Q. You talk about people going through a crisis in faith. Why do you think that happens?
• Q. Most people are familiar with the “stage of grief” popularized by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross—denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. But you say that gives people the wrong idea about their own process of grief. Can you explain why and what they can do about it?
• Q. What do you consider the most important aspect of your work?
• Q. What are the three most important things anyone who is grieving must to in order to heal?
Contact: Cheryl Eckl
303-587-9115 or TheLightProcess@gmail.com
FINDING GRACE IN GRIEVING
An inspiring and moving book to revisit again and again.
WHAT MAKES US STRONG AND WHOLE, especially when faced with the intensity of a serious loss, is not ignoring or shutting away the pain, even though at times we don’t know how to carry on. Instead, Cheryl Eckl says we are called to “love our way through to grief’s natural conclusion.”
In this collection of her “soul space” writings, she open-heartedly shares the depth of her sorrow from the death of her husband, Stephen, and simultaneously brings to light her revelations of self-compassion, strength, and hope. Time and time again in her reflections, gentle grace reveals itself to bring her moments of understanding and renewal in times of despair.
As her thoughts unfold, you will feel Cheryl encouraging you to nurture your own insights, open your broken heart to the possibility of hope, and even entertain fresh adventure as you journey through your own process of grief.
In the presence of such a companion, the path to healing does not have to be as lonely as you might once have feared.
Cheryl Eckl began her career as a singer, dancer and musical comedy actress with a focus on improvisation. After figuring out that she needed a “real job,” she spent over 25 years supporting and training leaders in a variety of industries. For the past 15 years she has run her own business as a professional development trainer and transformational life coach.
She is a course author and certified instructor/facilitator with Learning Tree International in Washington, DC., Canada, and the UK—and a certified practitioner of the highly effective HBDI thinking style assessment used by Fortune 100 companies around the world. Cheryl holds a master’s level certificate in Transpersonal (Spiritual) Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California, and is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
Since her husband’s death from colon cancer in 2008, Cheryl has dedicated her life to offering comfort and support to those facing life’s most difficult journeys. She has translated her passion for showing others the way only into her first powerful book, A Beautiful Death: Facing the Future with Peace, and now in her new book, A Beautiful Grief: Reflections on Letting Go.
She also delivers inspirational speeches, workshops, and weekend retreats where she assists others in facing change, death, loss, and grief with confidence. Cheryl writes prolifically about end-of-life issues on her blog at A Beautiful Death.net and specifically about the grief journey on her blog “A Beautiful Grief” at Psychology Today.com