Holding Space for Grief

Dr. Joanne Cacciatore is a remarkable, wise, and good heart.
Her writing and teachings have impacted so many.

Listen to Institute founder/director Amy Wright Glenn
interview Dr. Joanne Cacciatore on:

Holding Space for Grief

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To fully inhabit grief is to hold the contradictions of the great mystery that loss shatters us and we become whole… We know the darkest of all nights and in so doing can bring the light of our loved ones into the world. We are the paradox. We are the bearers of the unbearable.

~ Dr. Joanne Cacciatore


















Joanne Cacciatore, PhD is the founder of the MISS Foundation, supporting families following the death of children at any age and by any cause. Cacciatore is associate professor at Arizona State University and director of the ASU’s Graduate Certificate in Trauma and Bereavement program. She is the author of the highly acclaimed “Bearing the Unbearable ~ Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief.” Cacciatore is an ordained Zen Buddhist priest and founder of the Selah Care Farm in Arizona. Learn more.