A person can not live in "if"


originated by Sherry Russell BCBT BCETS


  •           Catch a Falling Life Series

  • ·         Pull Your Wagon Series for Children

  • ·         Pet Loss Support

  • ·         Grief Support Training

  • ·         CEU and CME sessions

The Catch a Falling Life is a ground-breaking advancement for those living with loss and crisis.

These pioneering and productive workshops are designed to aid those living with loss and/or crisis to progress forward to enjoy a radiant life. 

Due to lack of keen support, people become wedged in their challenging life traumas. Necessary efficient and effective education for crisis is not easily found leaving many to suffer alone.

The Workshops are a top quality educational series for laymen and professionals. They are not support groups. They do not require activity from those who attend.  People are not forced out of their comfort zone to talk or interact. 

Working through grief and trauma takes time and not all people are comfortable spilling out their pained raw feelings with strangers. They do provide the freedom and flexibility for interaction with those who choose. The Workshops spotlight an understanding of what is happening to the physical, mental and emotional health and why.    

Professionals working with survivors of loss/crisis are faced with the changing family. In today’s culture, families are transient and live a hurried lifestyle.  For many, the structure of the family has transformed. Considering the population of people over the age of 55 is increasing, it is essential to focus on the continuing needs and support of those in crisis.  Providing a safe environment for expressing concerns, awareness to the toll on the body, mind and spirit, and providing solid information is a precious community service.

The GriefWorkshops are presently used in Funeral and Cemetery Aftercare Programs, Community Outreach Programs and Hospice.

They are intended for the following audiences:

·         professionals

·         volunteers

·         members of support groups

·         caregivers

·         students

·         dying or grieving persons

·         members of the general public

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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

For more information on speaker availability please email:

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.  


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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