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Beyond Loss: Suzanne Jabour on Living , Learning and Grieving

  1. Beyond Loss: Suzanne Jabour on Living , Learning and Grieving Dave Roberts 53:52

In this episode of The Teaching Journeys Podcast, Dave Roberts sits down with Suzanne Jabour, a grieving mother turned Grief educator, transformational coach, and workshop leader. Suzanne shares her journey of finding meaning and purpose after the tragic loss of her son Ben in September 2020. Through her personal insight and professional expertise, Suzanne discusses the complexities of Grief, the importance of facing and integrating Grief into our lives, and how to support those who are grieving. Furthermore, she emphasizes the significance of curiosity and Self-Care in navigating one’s Grief journey. Suzanne also delves into the profound impact that Grief has in the workplace and offers solutions for organizations to better support grieving employees, ultimately arguing for a systemic cultural shift in how society handles Grief.

Suzanne’s Bio and Contact Information

Suzanne is a grieving mom who has found meaning in her loss through providing Grief education – sharing how Grief really works and how we can support people experiencing it. She works with organizations and businesses to build the skills and protocols to better support people who are grieving at work. She is available as a speaker to share her story and help normalize Grief as a healthy response to losses big and small. She has a BA and BEd and decades of experience as a trainer. She is a certified Grief Educator, Transformational Coach and Workshop Leader.





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Dave Roberts LMSW, Author, Podcaster

David J. Roberts, LMSW, became a parent who experienced the death of a child, when his daughter Jeannine died of cancer on 3/1/03 at the age of 18. He is a retired addiction professional and an adjunct professor in the psychology child life department at Utica University in Utica, New York. Dave also teaches psychology classes at Pratt MWP School of Art and Design. He is the host of The Teaching Journeys Podcast, which can be found on Apple, Spotify and other podcast platforms.

Dave has presented workshops at national conferences of The Compassionate Friends as well as for the Bereaved Parents of the USA. He was also a keynote speaker at the 2011 and 2015 national gatherings of the Bereaved Parents of the USA. Dave also co-presented a workshop titled “Helping Faculty After Traumatic Loss” for the Parkland, Florida community in May of 2018, in the aftermath of the mass shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School.

Roberts has been a past HuffPost contributor and has contributed articles to Medium, Open to Hope Foundation, Mindfulness and Grief, Thrive Global, and the Recovering the Self Journal. He has also appeared on numerous podcasts, as well as Open to Hope Television. In 2021,he co-authored and published a book with Reverend Patty Furino titled, When The Psychology Professor Met The Minister.

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