Sherry Russell

Florida, U.S.A.

Sherry Russell

Sherry Russell has worked in Grief Management for over twenty years. She is the originator of a series of educational GriefWorkshops(R) which are currently being utilized in Funeral Home Aftercare Programs and in Community Outreach Programs. She is the founder of Catch A Falling Life and Pull Your Own Wagon. Catch A Falling Life is a think tank of educational resources for businesses as well as resources for those in pain from all types of loss including divorce, disease, self-esteem, as well as the multi layered loss of a loved one. Pull Your Own Wagon offers an innovative interactive series of Workshops and educational material for children.

Sherry is an accomplished writer, speaker and researcher. Her five-star grief book, Conquering the Mysteries and Lies of Grief, is being utilized in college classrooms in the US and abroad. She has been acknowledged for her ability to touch the human heart while helping those in need dissect their grief. Her inspirational and self-help articles have been published in magazines and e-zines.

Sherry is on the Board of Advisors for several non-profit organizations, including The Bright Side-Wings of Support where she is in charge of the Coping With Loss section and writes a monthly column. She is a member of the Suicidology Research Program and a mentor for "at risk" teens. She was active in providing help with the tragedy of the Columbia Space Shuttle and the hurricanes in Florida . Sherry is a presenter for CEU's (continuing education units) for licensed mental health workers, psychologists, and social workers. She is Board Certified in Bereavement Trauma and a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

  • Grief Management Specialist and Grief Consultant
  • Member of Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
  • Member of Suicidology Research Group
  • Member of Association of Death Care Education
  • Member of Society of Children's Illustrators and Writers
  • Board of Advisors for three non-profit organizations
  • Legislative Advocate for Breast Cancer
  • Founder of Catch A Falling Life and How to Pull Your Own Wagon
  • Founder of seven series GriefWorkshops
  • Workshop Presenter for Continuing Education Units for licensed mental health workers, psychologists, and social workers

Education / Credentials:

  • Board Certified in Bereavement Trauma and Crisis Intervention
  • Board Certified in Expert in Traumatic Stress
  • Diplomat American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
  • Listed in the Premier Speakers Bureau of the National Center for Crisis Management National Center for Crisis Management


  • Conquering the Mysteries and Lies of Grief
  • Surviving Cancer Workbook

Upcoming Releases:

  • Unlocking the Mysteries and Lies of Grief
  • The Life Adventures of ZeldaLou and BabyBoo
  • Death Row Philosophy 101


  • 2 children's books are soon to be published in 2008.

Recent Publications:

  • Grief and Sexual Abuse
  • Grief and Divorce
  • Grief and First on the Scene
  • Coping with Natural Disasters
  • Hurricane Anxiety
  • An Empty Place at the Table
  • Loss of Self-Respect
  • The Psychological Autopsy
  • Tsunami - A Word I Won't Soon Forget
  • Sinking Memories-Sinking Hearts

Television Appearances:
Interviewed by the Florida Tissue Services, a subsidiary of LifeNet Health (2008)

Workshops, Presentations and Educational Seminars:
28th Annual Sharing Our Best Conference (Nebraska) (workshop for CEU's)
Hospice 8th Annual Conference (Nebraska) provided a 7 hour workshop for 7 CME hours
Women's Heal Me Conference (Florida)
Writer's Workshop (Florida)
Hospice (Florida)
Veterans Administration (Texas)
GriefWorkshops (Indian River and Broward County, Florida)
East Tennessee State University

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