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Part 4: Helping Children Understand and Appreciate Dying as Natural Part of Life (Dr. Lani Leary)

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Children are not naturally afraid of dying. How can you teach children about death and bring them into the process?

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About our Guest:

Lani Leary, Ph.D. specializes in work with chronically ill, dying, and bereaved clients. She has worked for the past 25 years as a psychotherapist in private practice, as a chaplain in the intensive care unit of a hospital, and as a counselor in 6 hospices across the country.

She served as the director of mental health services at an AIDS clinic, as a professor of Death Studies at George Mason University, and as a researcher at the National Cancer Institute of NIH. Lani has spoken nationally at over 250 conferences including the American Holistic Medical Association, Virginia Association of Hospices, Spirituality and Healthcare, International Sudden Infant Death Symposium, and Omega Institute of Holistic Studies.

She is the author of Healing Hands, an internationally best-selling audio tape about therapeutic touch and complimentary approaches to pain management. She is certified in grief therapy, EMDR, hypnotherapy, and Critical Incident Stress Management.

Her book, No One Has To Die Alone: Preparing for a Meaningful Death, will be released in April 2012 by Simon & Schuster Publishing Co.

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