A Bartender, Hair Stylist, and Nail Technician Walk into a Funeral. . . Responding to Grief in Service Professions

When we think of professions that regularly interact with grieving people, we might think of healthcare workers, hospice employees, and funeral directors. Yet many service providers routinely find themselves in the thick of conversations about grief with little to no training on how to navigate these interactions. In this webinar, experts will share strategies for how to respond to grieving clients with compassion while still maintaining professional boundaries as well as what to do if your own grief is triggered by a client’s story.


Hunter Donia, Hair stylist and Industry Educator


  • Rachelle Bensoussan, M.A., CT, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Being Here, Human
  • Shelby Forsythia, Intuitive Grief Guide and author of Your Grief, Your Way
  • Luis Resendez, LMFT, Founder of Vida Emotional Wellness

This presentation is intended for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition. Please consult your physician or other qualified health care provider immediately if you are experiencing any suicidal thoughts. If you are in crisis, help is available through texting FUTURE to 741741 for free, 24/7 support in the U.S and/or calling the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 1-800-273-8255. More information is available here: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/