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Sandra Howlett, a ...
Sandra Howlett, a bereavement specialist for Hansen Mortuary, said suicide almost never makes sense to those left behind.
It is the last act of a desperate person, she
It isnt that they want to die, they just want out of the pain.
There is often an embarrassment and stigma attached to suicide for survivors as well as guilt, Howlett
In the past, there has also been religion condemnation, she
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Sandra Howlett, EdD
Dr. Sandra Howlett has been involved with New Song since 2003.
Sandi holds a Doctorate of Education from Virginia Tech University.
She has continued her studies in the areas of communication, personal growth, grief & loss, and spirituality.
She has two decades of experience designing and delivering effective, highly interactive workshops and training programs.
She is principle in Howlett & Company Inc., a twenty year old Phoenix based management development organization dedicated to grief education and support and improving relationships through communication, understanding, and experiential education.
In addition to her faculty and volunteer facilitator roles with New Song, she is the Bereavement Specialist for Hansen's Mortuary and a speaker for Grief in the Workplace for the American Hospice Foundation.
Her personal style is best described as content rich and compassionate balanced with humor!
Sandi is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Arizona Bereavement Alliance (as well as Costco, Sam's Club and the Chick Filet Biscuit Club!).
She is avid journaler and integrates it into her training.
She is also an outstanding storyteller and finds that her stories remind her audiences of their stories, creating a link that is timeless.
She has published articles in Bereavement Magazine and Values Realization Journal.
Online tribute to dad eases daughter's grief
With Father's Day just around the corner, tributes such as Haney's can be particularly valuable for those who are grieving, says Dr. Sandra Howlett, bereavement facilitator at Hansen Mortuary and the New Song Center.
"Father's Day can be a triggering event, like scratching a scab off a wound," Howlett
says."It hurts all over again in a really awful way."Howlett
says writing a eulogy or tribute is a way for survivors to take control because death tends to make people feel helpless.
Sandra Howlett, ...
Sandra Howlett, Ed.D.Sandra Howlett
has two decades of experience designing and delivering effective, highly interactive workshops and training programs.She
is principle in Howlett & Company Inc.
, a seventeen year old Phoenix based management development organization dedicated to improving personal and organizational performance and quality through communication, understanding and experiential education.In addition to presentations and training, Dr. Howlett
also offers strategic planning and communications skills coaching to individuals and organizations. Dr. Howlett
offers values based training programs as well as consulting and facilitation on a variety of special projects.She
has a unique ability to assist others in their individual and organization transformation by posing clarifying questions to examine situations from many angles, thereby identifying options.In addition, she
works jointly with clients to co-create realistic implementation plans for the desired changes.Her
personal style is both content rich as well as compassion based with humor. Her
interest in grief work began in childhood and she
has both extensive experience and expertise in loss, grief and healing work.She
has been the featured speaker at hospice retreats and celebrations, conducted grief workshops for hospice support groups as well as schools, corporations, private groups and does extensive 1:1 work.She is currently a volunteer facilitator for New Song Center in addition to her role as a member of the training faculty.