Catch a Falling Life

"A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain"

Catch a Falling Life™ offers comprehensive educational workshops and presentations in areas of grief, traumatic stress, PDST, and crisis management. These innovative educational programs provide continuing education for professionals and training programs for those interested in working with people in grief and crisis.

Grief is triggered by many different circumstances including the death of a loved one, divorce, disease, depression, social, financial, emotional and spiritual loss as well as natural disasters and terrorism. Loss and crisis have an impact on the individual and the family spotlighting the importance of understanding family dynamics.

Our goal is to foster awareness to the immediate and continuing needs of individuals coping with loss and traumatic stress. The mission is to provide people the means to tackle and manage the worst kind of adversity. 

CFL strives to provide the most up to date approaches to age old problems.

Speaker and Workshop Presenter Sherry Russell BCETS BCEBT

Author of Conquering the Mysteries and Lies of Grief  


Sherry Russell is a highly sought after speaker and workshop presenter on grief and crisis. She has been instrumental in bringing a range of trauma and bereavement reaction preparation and management services to companies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Sherry's broad range of experience provides companies and professionals with valuable expertise. She has shared her expertise as a Grief/Crisis Specialist with a wide range of audiences from those surviving a loss to physicians, social workers, psychologists and licensed mental health workers.

She has participated in:

  • Continuing Education Conferences

  • Keynote Presentations

  • Lectures

  • Training Workshops

  • Community Presentations

  • Panel Discussions

  • Radio and Television Interviews

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About Sherry:

Sherry Russell is a highly sought after speaker and workshop presenter on grief and crisis.

  • Board Certified Expert in Bereavement Trauma

  • Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress

  • Fellow in Experts in Traumatic Stress

  • National Center for Crisis Management Premier Speakers Bureau

  • Listed in the International Directory of Experts

  • CEU workshop presenter and key not speaker

  • She is on the Premier Speakers Bureau for the National Center for Crisis

  • Founder Catch a Falling Life and Pull Your Own Wagon with Crisis Gertie for children

  • National Incident Management System in times of crisis

  • National Center's Directory of Expert Witnessess

Memberships include the The National Center for Crisis Management, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and a Suicidology Research Group. 

Sherry is recognized as an inspirational speaker and a talented writer capable of "healing people's hearts and minds with her encouraging words". Her articles have been referred to as "circuit breakers for the brain". She has one published book and over 200 published articles on line and in magazines. Sherry first book, "Conquering the Mysteries and Lies of Grief", is being utilized in colleges in the U.S., Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and China. The book is also highlighted on numerous grief-related and medical sites including the Medical College of Wisconsin.  


A Guide for Students Coping with Grief & Loss at School

The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Association of Death Education and Counseling

The Bright Side Wings of Support


Medical College of Wisconsin

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Speaker & Author Sherry Russell
Conquering the Mysteries and Lies of Grief
Human Resources
Continuing Education
Pull Your Own Wagon with Crisis Gertie


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