Shauna Janz – Community Grief Workshops

ShaunaJanz_150In Shauna Janz’ own experience with grief in her life, she discovered that what she needed was an ability to connect in community with others, and means to actively process her grief. Shauna Janz came to understand through her lived experience that grief is universal. She also observed an unsettling paradox: although everyone will experience some kind of loss in his or her lifetime, there is a profound scarcity of educational and wellness resources available to help people process their grief. Shauna is passionate about bridging this gap.

Through her business, Shauna Janz Consulting, Shauna has dedicated her life’s work to offering resources for people encountering grief, loss and trauma. She provides training and education for groups and individuals, workplace support, and one-on-one consultations.

Shauna chose to present her “Pitch Your Passion” to generate support for her latest offering. Shauna is planning to launch a 6-part learning series entitled “Being with Grief”. In this workshop series, Shauna would be able to offer an affordable, accessible option for adults seeking education and community connections. In addition to sharing her skills, tools, and wisdom with participants and providing a space to connect with others, Shauna also envisions offering wellness practices for body, mind, and spirit that help cope with grief.

With extra funding, Shauna wants to offer a subsidy to a community organization or individual in need who otherwise could not afford the workshop fee. She would also utilize additional monies to produce short video guides, to create and print a “Being With Grief” guidebook, and to promote the workshops in the community.
Shauna is passionate about the notion that “grieving is not something we need to do on our own”, and she hopes that the community at large comes together to support one another through our adversity.

To help Shauna fulfill her dream to launch “Being With Grief”, of if you can suggest or donate a space to hold the workshops, contact her by email: | By phone: 250-857-9642 | Online:

yoUnlimited's Pitch Your Passion is an opportunity gather, for five individuals to share their passion and go home with $500 in cash to support their idea. It is a unique 'in the moment' giving opportunity. The only judging criteria being the heart-centered support of someone's passion.

Linda Hunter Linda Hunter has spent more than 35 joy filled years as an independent writer, published author, and professional event planner. Dedicated to service and open to possibility, she aspires to walk a path of grace.

Linda can be found blogging at Living with Grace, where she speaks about her philosophy on life and love. Her newest blog, entitled “LOVING LARGE, living small” will launch in 2018 and will introduce readers to her latest adventure, communal living; creating a future shared life with her husband and grown children in Shirley, BC.

Linda’s passion for life also includes volunteering in Palliative Care at Saanich Peninsula Hospital and as an active member of the Victoria Holistic Death Care Community. You can find out more about her work around end of life and honouring our life’s journey at Dying with Grace.

“We’re all just walking each other home” – Ram Dass

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