Deb Brandt

Deb Brandt

Certified Funeral Celebrant, Creative Grief Practitioner, Professional Writer and Educator

Celebrant Services

As a certified funeral celebrant, I am a story-catcher; listening for and collecting the stories of a family and their precious loved one. Collaborating with family and funeral directors, I develop highly individualized memorial or celebration of life services that tell the stories of a life well-lived. Together with family members, I remember the one who has died while creating the space for mourning to begin. Service elements may include music, stories, video tributes and poetry, as well as traditional practices.

Creative Grief Practitioner

As a certified creative grief practitioner, I accompany individuals searching for wholehearted living after significant losses. Using writing, painting, collage and other artistic practices, I help clients tap into their own resilience to reconnect with life again.

As a grief educator, I facilitate workshop and class offerings ranging from creating remembering journals to writing to self-care for those who mourn. Most recently, I have offered basic grief and self-care strategies for primary caregivers.

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