‘How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change. And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us, are the very ones that break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be’.
Broken Open: How difficult times can help us grow – Elizabeth Lesser
Practitioner: Jaki Harris
At the age of 25, Jaki experienced her first major loss of a loved one through suicide. Since then, she has lost many close friends and family, as well as facing the possibility of her own death through a serious illness. All this led to the realisation that this is her life’s work.
She has worked in the field for nearly 30 years, initially as a bereavement counsellor, then as a play therapist specialising in work with terminally ill children and their families, before teaching death and dying on a Play Therapy diploma and Masters in Family Therapy. She then went on to train in Life Coaching, and subsequently completed the Living Well Dying Well Death Doula foundation training. Jaki also has personal experience as sole carer for her elderly father with dementia, who lived with her for five years.
She now runs trainings in grief and loss, death and dying, as well as working individually with people going through major life transitions. Her clients have included those facing their own death, the death of those close to them, death of a child, grief and loss over ending relationships, divorce, parenting and relationship challenges, loneliness, menopause and empty nest syndrome.
Interested in meeting Jaki?
With her extensive experience, Jaki will quickly help you identify and explore ways to accept and move through your situation, in order to reach resolution and peace of mind. For more information, see LinkedIn, find her at Life Transitions Coaching with Jaki Harris on Facebook, or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org.