Public Speaking

Maria is a dynamic speaker with decades of experience. Discover how Maria’s insight, wisdom and humour can deliver a message that inspires and resonates with your community. From 20-minute Rotary speeches to 3-hour seminars and keynote addresses, Maria delivers a powerful message of hope for those who are grieving and valuable insights for those who want to learn how to support those who are grieving.

Topics Include:

Buried and Carried Grief, A North American Epidemic

Many of us live lives of existence where the joy of life seems to have diminished and the weight of life has been consuming us. This is often a symptom of buried and carried grief. Slowly, but surely the spark inside is diminished and we find ourselves leading a hollow existence. In this talk we explore the symptoms of buried and carried grief. How do we recognize it and how do we do catch up mourning to heal the wound and live a happy, healthy life?

Healthy Mourning, Happy Loving

In the grief avoidant, mourning phobic environments that most of us living in, it is unlikely that we have been taught the difference between grief and mourning and the importance of converting our grief to mourning. This talk focuses on the importance of converting grief to mourning, the ways to do it and the benefits that come from it. Note, book launch and on-line training is expected in Summer, 2019. To pre-order the book, please click here.

MK Facilitations does a special 3-hour seminar of this talk in partnership with Funeral Homes. Often this is an afternoon or evening gathering of former clients who are needing aftercare support. It is also an opportunity for Funeral Homes to market their pre-planning packages. For more information or a proposal, please contact MK Facilitations directly.

Walking with a Friend Who Is Grieving

Whether you are a friend, a co-worker, in a community or service organization with or know someone who is grieving, learning the basic skills of how to support someone who is grieving is essential. This talk helps us to demystify grief, and teaches the right things to say and do.

Working with a Person Who Is Grieving

A brain that is grieving process information in a different way. If you are a frontline worker with people who are grieving, this is essential training that will allow you to be confident and compassionate as you assist your client in walking through the necessities of after death paper work and emotional work. This talk is ideal for

  • Insurance Company Representatives
  • Bankers and Investment Company Representatives
  • Medical Practitioners

Companioning Womb Twin Survivors

This is perhaps the most disenfranchised of all of the griefs. Little is understood of the pain a womb twin survivor suffers. Many only discover they are a womb twin survivor in middle-age. After discovering the truth of their womb story, they suddenly have symptoms of grief they have never known before. This talk is specially designed for womb twin survivors and those who love them. It is a gentle exploration of what it means to be a womb twin survivor, how being a womb twin survivor has affected their lives and how to work through the very unique grief they have been burying and carrying. Note, book launch is expected in Summer, 2020. To pre-order the book and companion journal, please click here.