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Aug. 9, 2019

Grief and God- When Religion Does More Harm Than Healing- Ep. 15

Grief and God- When Religion Does More Harm Than Healing- Ep. 15

Rev. Dr. Terri Daniel and I sat down for a chat about how religion can effectively complicate grief rather than providing relief. Dr. Daniel is a End-of-Life Advisor,  Interfaith Chaplain, and certified in death, dying, and bereavement.  

Terri and I have known each other for a few years as we are both part of Helping Parents Heal and Shining Light Parents. We have taught classes on grief together. When it comes to toxic religion, I have lived with the guilt and shame that comes from what so many of are taught in Sunday school.  Terri has hands on experience with the dying and the bereaved as a certified counselor. 

In this talk, we have a live audience that actively participates, sharing their stories.  


For more, get Terri's book God and Grief- When Religion Does More Harm Than Healing available from her website 


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Dr. Terri Daniel

Hospice Chaplain, Grief Counselor, Educator

Dr. Terri Daniel is an interfaith hospice chaplain, end-of-life educator, and grief counselor certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling and in trauma support by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. She conducts workshops throughout the U.S. and teaches at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Terri is also the founder of The Conference on Death, Grief and Belief (formerly The Afterlife Conference), and the Ask Doctor Death podcast. She is also the author of four books on death, grief and the afterlife.

Over the years Terri has helped hundreds of people learn to live, die and grieve more consciously. Her work is acclaimed by hospice professionals, spiritual seekers, therapists theologians, and academics worldwide.

Terri has a BA in Religious Studies from Marylhurst University, an MA in Pastoral Care from Fordham University, and a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the San Francisco Theological Seminary.