(Revised April 2018)
  (Led by the Staff of the former Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Center and People Who Have Attended Trainings Led by that Staff) 
List is updated on our Web page at:
Compiled by Nancy Mullins, 1909 N. 73rd Terrace, #6, Kansas City, KS 66112, 913-299-3211


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4-5 online courses for CE nursing credits
The first EKR fundraiser will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Fiat Lux Gallery, in Scottsdale, AZ, 6 pm. There will also be an exhibit of Kenneth Ross’ photographs
EKR Foundations are in Brazil; Chile (which is opening the first pediatric hospice in Chile); Columbia, Kerala and Mumbai, India; Japan (which just finished their 42nd workshop); Mexico (which just completed their first international thanatology conference); Switzerland (where Birgit Hegewald is giving regular tours of memorial places Elisabeth worked and lived)
Kenneth Ross and the dean of palliative medicine at Stanford University are discussing a partnership with the EKR Foundation
A new band in Sweden was just started called, "Kübler-Ross"
U-Tube: Citizens Bank TV Commercial: A Citizen’s Perspective on The 5 Stages of Planning for Retirement
Lessons From the Dying Patient, featuring Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, is being released as a joint effort between and, two healthcare brands of OnCourse Learning, and The Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation. The topics include: The Fear of Death, The Five Stages of Grieving, Children and Death, and Sudden Death
Melina Kanakaredes will co-write and produce film based on the Life Of ‘On Death & Dying’ author, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Death’s Best Friend (by Jessica Weisberg) (discussed in NYR Daily, The New York Review of Books April 2, 2018)



Larry Lincoln, M.D., and Anne Taylor Lincoln, L.P.C. (Licensed Professional Counselor), are pleased to announce that Larry's book, Reclaiming Banished Voices: Stories on the Road to Compassion is now available on Amazon. Both a personal narrative and a compilation of stories, this book is a tribute to the spiritual ripples of the externalization process, created by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and her staff. With humor and poignancy, Reclaiming Banished Voices includes the newest teachings from their workshops, as well as insights to inspire the reader's own ongoing journey.

Although Larry and Anne have closed the Growth and Transition Workshop in Tucson, Arizona, after 31 years, they are offering one final Grief and Loss Workshop, in Basking Ridge, NJ, scheduled for October 26-28, 2018.

Larry and Anne are offering a 2019 Professional Training Program in Basking Ridge, NJ, consisting of 3 weekends: March 29-31, 2019, May 3-5, 2019, and September 20-22, 2019.
Their emphasis will be on the weekend workshop format (primarily the one used at the Growth & Transition Workshop) and the facilitation of participants, via the externalization process, in a variety of settings (including residential workshops, office settings, and small groups). They will introduce picture interpretation and review the rationale for the current teachings, while encouraging creativity in order to meet the needs of each professional's goals. In order to qualify, candidates should have already attended an externalization workshop.
A more detailed description of the program will be posted at  soon Contact Anne Taylor Lincoln at 520-591- 9177 or email:

Roz Leiser, R.N., leads 3-day Moving through Loss and Transition Workshops in the San Francisco bay area scheduled for June 1-3, 2018 (at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA).
Roz is an Integrative Health and Bereavement Counselor in private practice in San Francisco, CA. She is an Integrative Health and Bereavement Counselor in private practice in San Francisco, CA. She specializes in working with people facing issues of wellness, illness, dying, caregiving and grief (in the broadest sense). As a Registered Nurse for more than 20 years, Roz specialized in the areas of psychiatry, HIV/AIDS, and Hospice. She was a staff member of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center and is certified in Interactive Guided Imagery.  She leads bereavement groups and has taught health care professionals about end of life issues and mind/body healing skills.  She consults with health care providers and agencies about working with issues related to caregiving, burnout, loss and the end of life.
Contact Roz at Life Transitions Network at 415-263-4822 or email:  (P.O. Box 31579, San Francisco, CA 94131) 

Roz Leiser and Nancy Mullins co-lead 1-day Compassion Fatigue and Burnout Workshops nationwide for animal control officers and animal shelter staff and for the staff of veterinary practices. They also lead 1-day Pet Loss Workshops. Contact Carol Brothers at Support Services for Animal Care Professionals, 828-424-7909 or email: (12 S. Lexington Ave., #602, Asheville, NC 28801)

Peter Selwyn, M.D., M.P.H., is an AIDS and palliative care specialist working at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, where he is Chairman of the Department of Family and Social Medicine and Director of the Palliative Care Program. He has been working with patients, families, and caregivers affected by AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses for over 30 years, and was a staff member of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center. He is leading twice-yearly three-day Healing Loss Workshops in the New York area, for staff and employees  from Montefiore Medical Center.  Contact Peter at 718-920-8434, or email:
Book: Surviving the Fall: The Personal Journey of an AIDS Doctor by Peter A. Selwyn, M.D. (Yale University Press)

Peter Selwyn and Davida Taurek will lead a 3-day 5Rhythms: Grief, Loss and the Body in Motion Workshop April 20-22, 2018, at The Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. Using the tools of the 5Rhythms movement and dance practice combined with a process of grief-work grounded in emotional presence, non-judgment, and supportive witnessing, participants will join together in a safe space to help heal mind, body, and spirit. Davida will facilitate the 5Rhythms as a method to experientially access a wide spectrum of feelings. Peter will facilitate story sharing and witnessing as part of releasing and working through losses. Other elements of the workshop include both didactic and experiential content, focusing on natural and distorted emotional responses to grief, caregiving vs. caretaking, and other topics. This workshop is especially useful for healing professionals in their work with clients and patients. For more information or to register, please see:
Contact Peter at 718-920- 8434, or email:
Contact Davida at



Sharon Burnett, PhD., is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, with a private practice since 1981 specializing in grief, loss, and trauma. She trained under Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, and has been a staff member for many Safe Harbors Workshops (led by Sharon Tobin) and Growth and Transition Workshops (led by Larry and Anne Lincoln). She serves on the Medical and Counseling Advisory Board for WeSpark Cancer Support Center. She is the Founder and Director of West Valley Counseling Center which sponsors 3-day Life in Transition  Workshops scheduled for scheduled for October 2018 (dates to be confirmed), as well as additional dates in 2019, near Los Angeles, CA (led by Sharon Burnett with Jean Burg, M.D. & Eileen O'Connor staffing). Future dates in 2018 to be announced.
Contact Sharon at 818-758-9450. or email: (19634 Ventura Boulevard  Tarzana, CA 91356), Website:

Peggy Haymes, pM.Div., M.A., L.P.C. (Licensed Professional Counselor), Paul Matteson, M.S., L.C.P.C. (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Founder of Edgebrook), and Mike Yow, M.A., L.C.A.S., are continuing the Life, Loss  and Healing Workshops every October at Avila Retreat Center in Durham, North Carolina. They are scheduled for October 26-29, 2017. Contact Mike Yow at 336-540-8532, email: (4018 Primrose Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27455) or Paul Matteson at 207 753-0135, email: (Edgebrook, P.O. Box 13, Pownal, Maine 04069),

Paul Matteson, M.S., L.C.P.C. (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor), leads 4-day Edgebrook Moving Through Grief and Loss Workshops in Alfred, Maine, scheduled for April 5-8, 2018.   His staff includes Mike Yow, Liz Colburn, Peggy Haymes, Lea Abdnor and Ned Rockett. Contact Paul at 207 753-0135 or email: (Edgebrook, P.O. Box 13, Pownal, Maine 04069),

Erin McKeague, Psy.D., is a Licensed Psychologist, with a private practice in Chadds Ford, PA, specializing in treating relationship and sexuality issues, issues of grief and loss, LGBT individuals, young adults, and women. She trained under Larry and Anne Lincoln, along with Sharon Burnett, Linda Caravello and Nancy Mullins, and has been a staff trainee for the Growth and Transition Workshops (led by Larry and Anne Lincoln). Contact Erin at 571-274-8427 or email    See Psychology Today Profile

Lisa Spartin, L.C.S.W., M.F.T., is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Chadds Ford, PA specializing in Anxiety and Depression, Grief and Loss, Women's Issues and Abuse and Trauma.  She trained under Larry and Anne Lincoln, along with Sharon Burnett, Linda Caravello and Nancy Mullins, and has been a staff trainee for the Growth and Transition Workshops (led by Larry and Anne Lincoln) and the Life Loss and Healing Workshops (led by Nancy Mullins). Contact Lisa at 302 545-7967 or email  (Lotus Counseling, LLC, 512 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford, PA  19317)
See Website:  or  Psychology Today Profile

Erin McKeague and Lisa Spartin lead a monthly Tending Your Garden Support Group, an externalization group focused on expressing natural and healthy emotions to break self-defeating patterns of behavior. The focus of this group is on continuing to balance physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual lives to replace fear, guilt and shame with mutual love, compassion and respect. Participants must have attended an externalization workshop to attend. Contact Erin or Lisa (above)

Natasha Korshak, is an Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Director and runs the Sol Center for Contemplative Practice & Training in Tucson, Arizona. She trained and staffed the Growth & Transition Workshops with Larry and Anne Lincoln. Her private spiritual counseling practice emphasizes the integration of emotional, psychological, and spiritual growth; and Sol Center offers a variety of introductory and in-depth yoga, meditation, and mindfulness training programs with a trauma informed methodology. Contact Natasha at 520-628- 9642 or email (3131 N. Country Club Road, Suite 112, Tucson, AZ 85716)

Beth Strauss, L.P.C., is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tucson, Arizona, with 20+ years post-masters experience working with diverse populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings including her work as a social worker for Tucson Medical Center Hospice for almost 10 years. Beth currently has a private practice in Tucson working with adults who have PTSD, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and other significant life challenges. She utilizes much of what she learned from her training and staffing of Larry and Anne Lincoln’s “Growth and Transition” workshops in her practice which is based on the transformative power of having a safe place to tell the story, express repressed emotions while being heard and understood with compassion. This process often leads to a powerful awareness of how our internal world often impacts our life experiences. Contact Beth at 928-275- 3863 or email

Natasha Korshak and Beth Strauss will be organizing workshops soon in the Tucson area!!! 


Leanne Abdnor, M.S.W., works as a grief counselor in Boulder, Colorado, helping people who are experiencing loss and trauma. She is also a volunteer Victim Advocate with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. Before moving to Boulder in 2000, Lea organized and staffed Life, Loss, and Healing Workshops for five years in Arlington, Virginia. She was a staff member of the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Center. Contact Lea at 720-645- 2526 or email:

Megan Bronson, R.N., M.S.N., has been involved with grief, loss, and trauma workshops, retreats and camps in the United States and Canada for many years and continues to practice as a psychotherapist in these specialty areas.  Website:
Book: Helping Children Recover From Burn Trauma by Megan Bronson
Pamphlet: Helping Children Heal the Effects of Loss and Trauma by Megan Bronson

Linda Caravello, L.C.S.W., has staffed workshops for Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and Larry and Anne Lincoln for many years. She has a small private practice in Tucson, AZ, limited to treatment of women, focusing on issues of grief and loss. Contact Linda at 520-603-5042 or email

Shep Jeffreys, Ed.D., F.T. (Fellow in Thanatology) has a clinical practice focused on loss, bereavement and end-of-life. He is on the faculty of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine-Psychiatry; and Loyola University-Maryland-Pastoral Counseling, teaching Loss and Bereavement. Email:
Blog:,   Website:
Book: Helping Grieving People--When Tears Are Not Enough: A Handbook For Care Providers (2nd edition) by J. Shep Jeffreys
He is currently writing a chapter on the grief of older adults for  Family-Centered Approaches to Working with the Bereaved, edited by David Kissane, M.D. (Memorial Sloane-Kettering).

Valerie Knight, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist & therapeutic artist in New York City, specializing in those with chronic illness, their friends and families, and in grieving. Throughout her career, she has worked with long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS, doctors, nurses, and case managers in expressive workshops to understand the stages of grief and how to nurture the needs of the grieving.  Contact Valerie at 212-457- 1051 or email:   (171 Madison Avenue, Suite 400, New York, NY 10016).

Irene Smith C.M.P. (Certified Massage Therapist) was considered one of Elisabeth's assistants on the West Coast for over 10 years. She is founder and director of Everflowing, an educational project teaching Mindful Touching as an integral component to end of life care. Trainings, educational resources and consultations are available for health care providers, bodyworkers, family and volunteers. Contact Irene at 415-564-1750 or email: (41 Carl Street, #C, San Francisco, CA 94117)  Website:
Book: Massage In Hospice Care: An Everflowing Approach (by Irene Smith). This interactive book contains more than 2 ½ hours of video demonstrations and 1 ½ hour of audio interviews.

Shannon Steck, Psy.D., and Sharon Tobin, L.C.S.W., are no longer available for professional consultations.

Rev. Jacob Watson D.Min., offers individual meetings for Spiritual Companionship, interfaith trainings on spiritual practices and end-of- life care. He teaches at The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, which provides a 2-year program of spiritual growth leading to ordination as an interfaith minister. He publishes a monthly email Newsletter, Spiritual Companion, available on his web site. Contact Jacob at 207-761- 2522 or email:
Book: Essence: The Emotional Path to Spirit, a practical guide to emotional and spiritual development. Essence presents what Jacob teaches in The Elisabeth Kübler-Ross workshops, the Center for Grieving Children, and the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, woven with personal stories from his life and work experience over the years. Essence describes models of emotional health that can heal old wounds and describes how this transformative work leads to spiritual realms of art, meditation, prayer and peace.
Book: Enso Morning: Daily Meditation Gifts, with over 165 Morning Blessing Letters to awaken, stimulate and deepen meditation and spiritual practice. Jacob uses poetic images and personal experiences of New England nature, the birds, animals, woods, and beaches of coastal Maine, to awaken readers to begin their day nurtured and encouraged to be themselves, joined with like-minded souls. The letters in Enso Morning provide a friendly, comforting and accessible way to wake up and affirm the whole self. Each letter has seven brief paragraphs that offer a welcome to the day, a silent meditation, affirmations of body, heart and soul, a blessing and a gift for each day.

 Emmaline Weidman, Ph.D., has a private practice in Charlevoix, Michigan, being present with individuals, 16 and older, facing anxiety, depression, stress and abuse. Along with work on the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross staff, she has been a Gestalt trainer. Contact Emmaline at 231-547-7323 (18611 Clipperview Road, Charlevoix, Michigan 49720).


Just Enough: Collected Writings of an Old Gangster by Nancy Jaicks Alexander (84 pages of musings and prayers) (available through this link at Amazon to benefit Growth House (a great website for end-of-life issues,


Ruth Bolletino, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in work with people dealing with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses (patients, former patients, and those close to them), trauma and loss.
The therapy focuses not on what's wrong with you, but what's right and true for you, and how to express yourself in your own best and natural ways that bring meaning and enthusiasm to your life. Making psychological and life-style changes has shown to have physical as well as emotional effects. Those who are ill often exceed medical expectations. Those who have recovered appear to increase their chances of non-recurrence, and those already well, their chances of maintaining their health.
Ruth has given numerous workshops and presentations in the U.S. and abroad and published articles in professional journals. Besides weekly or intensive office sessions in New York City, she offers phone or Skype sessions for people living anywhere in the U.S. or abroad.
For information about her approach, background and services, contact Ruth at 212-496-9136, or email:,  website:
Book: How to Talk with Family Caregivers About Cancer  (2009)

Jim Fenley, M.A., L.C.A.S. (Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist) and Mike Yow, M.A., L.C.A.S., were trained by the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross staff  in the 1990's. As the Clinical Director and Assistant Clinical Director of Fellowship Hall, a drug and alcohol treatment center in Greensboro, North Carolina, they developed a 90-day Extended Treatment Program which includes The Externalization Process/mat work. Many of the clients in the Program have suffered repeated relapses and/or have experienced deep emotional trauma. The mat work allows them to externalize the emotions around their trauma and to discover the issues that have been blocking them from a lasting recovery. A recent graduate sent a note saying, Thank you, Fellowship Hall, for helping me to get sober and for helping my little girl find her voice. For more information about the Program, contact Mike at Fellowship Hall, 336-621-3381.

Deborah Forrest, Ph.D., is a psychologist in a private practice that focuses on issues of grief, loss and bereavement. Her dissertation was An Exploration of Grief Reactions Treated with Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's Externalization Process Approach (The Fielding Graduate Institute, 1995). Contact Deborah at 770-870-4042, or
(P.O. Box 2154, Jasper, GA  30143),  website:
Presentation: Redefining Grief Reactions (8th Annual Conference of Society of Indian Psychologists, Logan, UT, June 1995)
Presentation: Use of the Grief Experience Inventory (GEI) in the Assessment of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's Externalization Therapy Grief Groups (Association of Death Education and Counseling Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, April 8, 2000)
Book: Symphony of Spirits: Encounters with the Spiritual Dimensions of Alzheimer's (Deborah Forrest and C. Richmond)
Book : Symphony of Strings: An Overture to Dementia’s Soulful Memories  (Deborah Forrest)

Peggy Haymes, M.Div., M.A., L.P.C. is a Minister and Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Winston-Salem, NC. For many years she staffed Sharon Tobin's Safe Harbor Workshops and Nancy Mullins' Life, Loss and Healing Workshops. In her practice she works with adults dealing with issues of grief and loss, depression, anxiety and abuse. Contact Peggy at  336-293-4407, or email:  (2594 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106)
She also hosts monthly webinars. You can find out more at her website: and
Twitter: @PeggyHaymes, Blog:
Facebook: Peggy Haymes Counseling

Article for Kindle: Five Ways to Stop Saying Yes When You Really Mean No (2012)
Article for Kindle: How To Heal From the Loss of Your Dog (2012)
Article for Kindle: How To Heal From the Loss of Your Cat (2012)
Book: Didn't See It Coming: How I Faced Bouncing Off a Buick and Other Assorted Stuff (2009)
2 CD Set: Healing From the Loss of A Pet (Peggy Haymes and Susan Lautemann, 2006)
CD: Feeling Good: Four Guided Imagery Journeys for Healing Mind, Body, and Spirit (Peggy Haymes and Susan Lautemann, 2006)
Book: Heart Prayers: Poems, Prayers & Meditations (1997)and Heart Prayers 2 (2010)
Book: Strugglers, Stragglers and Seekers: Daily Devotions for the Rest of Us (2013)
Book for Kindle: I Don’t Remember Signing Up for This Class: A Life of Darkness, Light and Surprising Grace (2014) (which includes her experience of Sharon Tobin's Safe Harbor workshops).



For workshops and resources in ENGLAND and the UK, contact
Colin Caffell, B.A. Hons, is an artist and sculptor, running a remarkable circular art gallery only yards from Atlantic breakers on the Land’s End peninsula in West Cornwall. The only externalization he now does is to make sculptures. He has been commissioned to create a 7-foot bronze figure of a tin miner, as a memorial to the hard rock miners of Cornwall’s coastal region, which is virtually where the industrial revolution got going in Britain. In his work, he tries to get beneath the skin of his subject, to the soul as it were. In this statue, he will endeavour to capture both the inner and outer strength of these wonderful resilient men. Contact Colin at his home number: 0044 1736 732886 or email: (Tregurno Cliff, Lamorna, Penzance, West Cornwall  TR19 6XL, UK).  Website:   Website: 

Peter Grebot  is an accredited Core Process Psychotherapist (which draws mainly on Buddhist Psychology) and is accredited in Narrative Therapy. He has worked in a University setting with young people for nearly 20 years and has developed effective workshops on Anger, Depression, and Relationships. He has a private practice in Totnes, Devon. Contact Peter at 00 44 (0) 7812104933 (mobile) or  email:  (The Maisonette, 50A Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5RP) 

Nick Price  followed up his EKR training with qualification in Biodynamics (body oriented psychotherapy) with Gerda Boyesen. His work continues to evolve, as a synthesis of these two trainings with other influences. He is also a long term student of The Diamond Approach. He led and co-led 'transition' workshops all over Europe for many years, often with other European EKR staff. For the last decade he has concentrated on his one-to-one psychotherapy practice in Totnes, England, the original great 'Transition Town' in the south west of England. He is also an active singer/songwriter. Contact Nick at  011-44-1803 840 850, mobile: 011-44-7809 601321 or email: (5 Christina Park, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5UT, England)

For workshops and resources in FRANCE, contact Herve' Mignot, EKR France, Equipe d'Appui Départementale en Soins Palliatifs de l'Indre, 23, rue Saint-Exupéry, 36000 Chateauroux, France, 011-33-02-54-08-00-72,,   Website:

For workshops and resources in GERMANY with Phyllida Anam-Aire, go to   or  ( and click on Phyllida’s name (all contact people speak English) or you can contact Phyllida at:
Book: A Celtic Book of Dying by Phyllida Anam-Aire (Findhorn Press, 2005)
Book: Celtic Consciousness by Phyllida Anam-Aire (Findhorn Press, 2007)
Book: A New Hallelu-JA, A New Consciousness for Renaming the Sacred by Phyllida Anam-Aire (Ennsthaler Publishing Austria, 2011)

For workshops and resources in IRELAND, contact  Kay Conroy at 011-01-2807888 or 011-01-2800626   email: (23 Crofton Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland, ( (trained with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.)
Book: Living After Death and Helping Your Child Through Bereavement by Mary Paula Walsh (available through Veritas at

For workshops and resources in THE NETHERLANDS, contact Rochelle Griffin, Vuurvlinder, Hogestraat 30, 6624 BB, Haarewaarden, The Netherlands,  011-31-487-57-3378.

For workshops and resources in SPAIN, contact Alba Payas, Passeig de Sant Joan 124, 5º, 2ª, Barcelona 08037, Spain, office: 011-34-610-423433, cell: 011-34-610-423433,  email:,  Bereavement Center web site: (there is an English version)

For workshops and resources in SWEDEN (on life, loss, transition and healing, including lectures, workshops, training,  individual psycotherapy and art therapy), contact Ann Madsen at  46 (0) 70 5375777, email  (Octagonen, Skräddaröd 165, 27297 Gärsnäs, Sweden)
Book: The Death Midwife, To Give Birth to Death

For workshops and resources in NEW ZEALAND, contact:
Liese Groot-Alberts, 68 Hunterville Road, RD1 Orapiu, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand, 011-64-9-372-6601
Sue Marsden, P.O. Box 527, Kaikohe 0440, Northland, New Zealand, email:
Book: Palliative Care in the Developing World (chapter on rabies by Sue Marsden and chapter by Val Maasdorp)  (IAHPC Press)
Hetty Rodenburg, 42 Kotari Road, Days Bay, Eastbourne, New Zealand,  011-64-4-562-7475,
Book: Dreaming a Lighthouse: A Creative Partnership—a Teenager, her Doctor and Cancer by Hetty Rodenburg