THE EXTERNALIZATION WORKSHOPS and RESOURCES
(Led by the Staff of the former Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Center and People Who Have Attended Trainings Led by that Staff)
(Revised January 2022)
List is updated on our Web page at: https://www.externalizationworkshops.com
Compiled by Nancy Mullins, Westwater Apartments, 221 First Street, Apt. 411, Kirkland, WA 98033, 913-530-8318
ELISABETH KÜBLER-ROSS FOUNDATION (www.EKRFoundation.org) (email@example.com)
EKR Foundation’s newsletters are on website and Instagram
36 videos on Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation – U Tube
The Essence of Caring for the Dying and the Grieving
4-5 online courses for CE nursing credits
Lessons from the Dying Patient, featuring Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, is being released as a joint effort between Nurse.com and ContinuingEducation.com, 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
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Change Curve is used to train many Fortune 500 companies
The family of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. has donated the official archive collection of her work to Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collection
Death’s Best Friend (by Jessica Weisberg) (discussed in NYR Daily, The New York Review of Books, April 2, 2018)
EKR Foundations are in Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Kerala and Mumbai, India; Japan; Mexico; and Switzerland (where Birgit Hegewald is giving regular tours of memorial places Elisabeth worked and lived)
A new band in Sweden is called, Kübler-Ross
U-Tube-Citizens Bank TV Commercial: A Citizen’s Perspective on The 5 Stages of Planning Retirement
LARRY LINCOLN, M.D., and ANNE TAYLOR LINCOLN, L.P.C. (Licensed Professional Counselor)
Larry and Anne 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. It is also the culmination of theoretical contributions from many, many staff over the years since Larry and Anne first began working with the Elisabeth Kubler -Ross Center in 1983/85.
Although Larry and Anne have closed the Growth and Transition Workshops in Tucson, Arizona, after 31 years, Natasha Korshak and Beth Strauss, trainees from 2010, have continued the weekend workshops there (see workshops below).
Anne, Larry, and Sharon Burnett are considering a final 2022 Professional Training Program, to be held, over 3 weekends, in the Los Angeles , CA area. This would be the 4th National Training that Anne, along with other staff members, has organized. The emphasis would 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 is posted at www.growthandtransition.com
Contact Anne Taylor Lincoln at 520-591-9177 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WORKSHOPS LED BY STAFF OF ELISABETH KÜBLER-ROSS CENTER (USA) and LED BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE ATTENDED TRAININGS LED BY ELISABETH KÜBLER-ROSS STAFF (USA):
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 is the Founder and Director of West Valley Counseling Center which sponsors 3-day Life in Transition Workshops near Los Angeles, CA scheduled for August 20-22, 2021 at the Lazy W Ranch in San Juan Capistrano.
Contact Sharon at 818-758-9450. or email: email@example.com
(28226 Ventura Blvd., Suite 206, Tarzana, CA 91355). Website: www.westvalleycounseling.org
ROZ LEISER, RN, and VALERIE KNIGHT, PhD, are presenting zoom workshops: Black and White – Reckoning with Racism and Reconciliation. These workshops offer a small group, evenly composed of black and white people, the opportunity to explore their own experience with racism and listen deeply to the experiences of others, in the hope of taking a step toward a society where everyone can breathe. Valerie and Roz apply the skills they used as facilitators in externalization workshops to create a safe environment. There is no fee for these workshops but participants are encouraged to contribute to organizations focused on social justice and understanding. The next workshop will be held in the fall of 2022. For more information please contact: Valerie Knight at DoctorVal@sprynet.com or Roz Leiser at RozReckons@gmail.com
PAUL MATTESON, M.S., L.C.P.C. (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor), leads 4-day Edgebrook Moving Through Grief and Loss Workshops at the Notre Dame Spiritual Center in Alfred, Maine, scheduled for April 7-10, 2022. Having the coronavirus vaccine will be required. Contact Paul at 207 753-0135 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Edgebrook, P.O. Box 13, Pownal, Maine 04069), www.edgebrook.org
NATASHA KORSHAK and BETH STRAUSS are leading 3-day Transforming Grief & Loss Workshops in Tucson, AZ, scheduled for October 15-17, 2021 (at the Redemptorist Renewal Center, 7101 W. Picture Rocks Road, Tucson, AZ). Contact Natasha Korshak at 520-628-9642 or email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.com
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). Erin leads 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 at 571-274-8427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org See Psychology Today Profile
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 3-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: email@example.com
Book: Surviving the Fall: The Personal Journey of an AIDS Doctor.
Have you experienced loss and the natural emotions of sadness, anger, fear, and love? How do you process your losses and move through your life? Many of us have not yet found safe and effective ways of expressing these emotions and we can feel burdened, both emotionally and physically, with the cumulative weight of our unfinished business.
Using the tools of the 5Rhythms movement practice combined with a process of grief work grounded in emotional presence, non-judgment, and supportive witnessing, participants will come together in a safe space to help heal mind, body, and spirit:
Lucia is a dancer and meditation teacher with more than 25 years of global teaching experience. She will facilitate the 5Rhythms movement practice as a way of experientially accessing and transforming the emotional states that come with grief.
Peter is a physician with more than thirty years of experience in HIV/AIDS, palliative care, and grief work for caregivers, working in a community now heavily affected by Covid-19, and will facilitate an exploration of stages of grief, using story-sharing as part of releasing and working through losses.
The weekend also includes didactic and experiential sessions focused on natural and distorted emotional responses to grief, caregiving vs. caretaking, and more.
Please bring photos or other mementos of anyone whose memory you would like to bring into the workshop.
For more information or to register, please see: https://www.esalen.org/workshops/grief-dancer
Contact Peter at 718-920-8434, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Lucia at email: email@example.com
RESOURCES OF THE STAFF OF ELISABETH KÜBLER-ROSS CENTER (USA):
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 303-547-8153 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.meganbronson.com
Book: Helping Children Recover From Burn Trauma
Pamphlet: Helping Children Heal the Effects of Loss and Trauma
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 email@example.com
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.
Blog: www.GriefCorner.com, Website: www.GriefCareProvider.com
Book: Helping Grieving People–When Tears Are Not Enough: A Handbook For Care Providers (2nd edition)
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. She is featured on Zocdoc.com and will do telehealth in the United States and the Caribbean. Contact Valerie at 212-457-1051 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (171 Madison Avenue, Suite 400, New York, NY 10016).
ROZ LEISER, R.N., 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.
She led her last 3-day Moving through Loss and Transition Workshops in the San Francisco bay area in February 2020. You can contact her at email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, a gift for each day.
Book: We’re Gainin’: Collins Brook, A Maine Free School—A Memoir
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).
RESOURCES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ATTENDED TRAININGS LED BY ELISABETH KÜBLER-ROSS STAFF (USA):
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: email@example.com, website: www.cancerasaturningpoint.org
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.
CAREY GAUZENS, LCSW, CP is a psychotherapist in a not for profit pastoral counseling practice in Alexandria, VA. She trained in the 1990’s at the Elisabeth Kubler Ross Center, and later with David and Nancy Mullins and Anne and Larry Lincoln. She also had the privilege of cooking with Elisabeth for several workshops in Head Waters, VA before the Center closed. Carey is nationally certified in psychodrama/creative arts therapy (CP) and uses a combination of Gestalt, Externalization, Psychodrama and other experiential approaches in her work. In her practice, Carey works with people around issues of trauma, aging, chronic and terminal illness, grief and loss and adjusting to transition. She also currently teaches social work at George Mason University, and is hoping to be a part of bringing Elisabeth’s wisdom and sacred work to a new generation. She can be reached at 703-903-9696 x255, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PEGGY HAYMES, M.Div., M.A., L.P.C. is a Hospital Chaplain and Licensed Professional Counselor in Winston-Salem, NC. For many years she staffed Sharon Tobin’s Safe Harbor Workshops and Nancy Mullins’ Life, Loss and Healing Workshops, and continues to staff Edgebrook Workshops. She is the founder of Heart Callings, working with women in midlife through groups, courses, coaching and small group studies. Contact Peggy at 336-655-7369, or email: email@example.com. You can find out more about her work at www.heartcallings.com. Her books include:
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).
Didn’t See It Coming: How I Faced Bouncing Off a Buick and Other Assorted Stuff (2009) (recovery after a traumatic biking accident/dealing with aging parents)
Strugglers, Stragglers and Seekers: Daily Devotions for the Rest of Us (2013)
Available on Kindle: How to Heal From the Loss of Your Dog and How to Heal From the Loss of Your Cat
THOMAS LINK, MHA, CPHQ, CPH, trained with Larry and Anne Lincoln and works for Novant Health System in Winston-Salem, NC. Contact Thomas at 864.423.7703, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
STAFF OF ELISABETH KÜBLER-ROSS CENTER (Europe and New Zealand)
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: email@example.com (Tregurno Cliff, Lamorna, Penzance, West Cornwall TR19 6XL, UK). Website: www.caffellsculpture.co.uk Website: www.round-house.co.uk
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (5 Christina Park, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5UT, England)
Book: First Fruits and The Flower of Life
For workshops and resources in FRANCE: Contact Hervé 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, email@example.com, Website: EKR.France.free.fr
For workshops and resources in GERMANY with Phyllida Anam-Aire: go to www.engeltage.org or www.bodyspirit.org (firstname.lastname@example.org) and click on Phyllida’s name (all contact people speak English) or you can contact Phyllida at: email@example.com
Book: A Celtic Book of Dying (Findhorn Press, 2005)
Book: Celtic Consciousness (Findhorn Press, 2007)
Book: A New Hallelu-JA, A New Consciousness for Renaming the Sacred (Ennsthaler Publishing Austria, 2011)
For workshops and resources in IRELAND: Contact Kay Conroy at 011-01-2801603 or 011-01-2800626 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (23 Herbert Street, Dublin 2, Ireland) (www.turningpoint.ie) (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 www.veritas.ie)
For workshops and resources in THE NETHERLANDS: Contact Rochelle Griffin at 011-31-487-57-3378 (Vuurvlinder, Hogestraat 30, 6624 BB, Haarewaarden, The Netherlands)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (Octagonen, Skräddaröd 165, 27297 Gärsnäs, Sweden)
Book: The Death Midwife, To Give Birth to Death
For workshops and resources in NEW ZEALAND:
LIESE GROOT-ALBERTS, 68 Hunterville Road, RD1 Orapiu, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand,
011-64-9-372-6601, email: email@example.com
SUE MARSDEN, M.D., P.O. Box 527, Kaikohe 0440, Northland, New Zealand, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Book: Palliative Care in the Developing World (chapter on rabies by Sue Marsden and chapter by Val Maasdorp) (IAHPC Press)
HETTY RODENBURG, M.D., 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 (available at www.DreamingALighthouse.com)