A Conversation with Claire Willis



Join author & clinical social worker Claire Willis* for a presentation on grief’s ability to transform based on her new book Opening to Grief: Finding Your Way from Loss to Peace.

The first 45 minutes of this event is a presentation by Claire Willis and the last half hour is a Q&A from participants.

When: 17 November 2021 from 6pm-7:15pm Mountain Time (Check EveryTime Zone to see what time it will be in your region)

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*Claire B. Willis, a clinical social worker, has been working in the fields of oncology and bereavement for more than twenty years. Her work and her life experience were the primary sources of inspiration for Opening to Grief. A former staff member of The Wellness Community, a national organization, and cofounder of the Boston nonprofit Facing Cancer Together, Claire has led bereavement, end-of-life support, and therapeutic writing groups. She has co-taught Spiritual Resources for Healing the Mind, Body, and Soul at Andover Newton Theological School. Claire maintains a private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Claire has worked in hospice care for many years, both as a volunteer and a social worker. As a lay Buddhist chaplain ordained by Joan Halifax at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, she focuses on contemplative practices for end-of-life care. For the past five years, she has been a student of Koshin Paley Ellison, a founding teacher at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. Claire is the author of Lasting Words: A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life (Green Writers Press, Brattleboro, Vermont, 2014).