Healing Your Grief

When You've Lost Someone Close To You...

Debbi Dickinson

P.O. Box 3082, Lisle, IL 6032-8082
E-Mail to: debncurt@flash.net


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Gentle, Honest, and Insightful

"Debbi Dickinson is a gentle, honest and insightful young woman whose gift is her ability to integrate the insights of her wisdom and experience, with the gifts of her heart. She has the gifts of her personal journey, and her FAITH to share with you."

 Dr. Reverend Richard B. Gilbert -
The Dr. Reverend Richard B. Gilbert, D. Min., BCC, The World Pastoral Care Center;

Author of "HeartPeace: Healing Help for Grieving Folks" and "Responding to Grief: A Complete Resource Guide"

Debbi has experienced much personal grief, including four miscarriages and the death of her parents over many years, including

  • Junior - 24 DEC 80 - Christmas Eve
  • Kimberly Melissa - 25 AUG 87 - 10 days after the death of her mother
  • Angel Winter Dawn - 25 DEC 89 - Christmas Day
  • Ashley Brooke - 03 SEP 95
  • After living with Debbi and her husband since 1987, her father died of Alzheimer's Disease peacefully on 24 JUL 94
  • Debbi has no living children

Enriching, Helping and Teaching

"Debbi Dickinson has walked the road of grief far too many times, yet she has taken her experience on a healing path to enrich, help and teach others. I am sure that you will find her presentations enriching, as well as being full of knowledge and helpful wisdom for those on a grief journey."

- Paul Alexander -
Singer - Songwriter
Bereavement Specialist

Debbi has a B.A. degree in Psychology from Westfield State College, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA. She attended a Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Chicago.

She has advanced certification in pastoral bereavement counseling after having trained with Dr. Patrick Del Zoppo of the Archdiocese of New York. She has received a certificate in Advanced Study, completing an intensive Bereavement Training Program in the personal and technical skills of bereavement care giving on the issues of complicated mourning. The program is approved by the

She also received a certificate in 60 hrs. of completion of study in the Advanced Skills and Techniques of Bereavement Counseling with specialization of study in Bereavement Assessments and Diagnosis, Essentials of Clinical Empathy Recognition and Response to Complicated Mourning, Developmental Issues within the Mourning Process, Treatment and Response to Crisis Intervention, Pastoral and Spiritual Issues within the Bereaved and Family Systems, completed through Saint Paul National Center (Bereavement Ministry, Education and Research, N.Y.,
N.Y.) and The World Pastoral Care Center for Death Education in America.  In October 1998, she completed the Bereavement Specialist Skills Training and Certification Program (by the American Hospice Foundation and World Pastoral Care Center.

Debbi's work has appeared in over 400 publications. She was on  a Chicago radio talk show in March 1997 and has been featured numerous times in newspapers. Debbi was interviewed by a Japanese author for a book about grief that will be coming out in Japan in the near future.

Debbi Dickinson was a guest on an internet grief chat forum December 26, 1998. This event was held by The Meeting of Hearts website  (http://www.meetingofhearts.com).


Creative Presentations

"Debbi's highly creative presentations will awaken and inspire you to appreciate life more fully. Her versatility continues to impress me, as she carries an important message to every audience she addresses. Debbi has an extraordinary way of reaching a crowd of people. A sincere compliment is that each participant leaves with the feeling that they have had a personal conversation with her."

- Dr. Raymond Brandt -
Founder and Director of
Twinless Twins Support Group - International