I am Kay Fontana, a lifelong learner, natural explorer, and navigator of Life. I have made it my life's intention to serve my higher purpose, which was unclear for a while. It became increasingly evident during my journey of ups and downs, that my purpose is to be a guiding light for others on their path of life.
I’ve experienced many losses in my lifetime. When I was nine, my brother died of cancer a month after his 17th birthday. After battling Alzheimer’s, my mom made her transition in 2014 in hospice care just three days after I completed a Grief Recovery Support Group. Most recently, a very good friend died after battling cancer. In between those losses, there have been too many to mention including beloved pets; however, the Grief Recovery Method has helped me move through the grief and has allowed me to be at a place where I can help others do the same.
In addition to being certified as a Grief Recovery Specialist, I am a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner (RScP) and wrote my doctoral dissertation on Mindfulness and Compassion: A Phenomenological Study of Hospice Dementia Care Volunteers. My experience includes facilitating grief support groups for adults and children, working as an ambulance paramedic, serving on Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) teams for emergency services, working in hospice care, and training 9-1-1 dispatchers and hospice volunteers. I have also received training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
I believe in the Grief Recovery Method and know it will help you as it has helped me move through many losses. I am located in the Phoenix metropolitan area and provide support groups in the West Valley.
Although I don't have a support group scheduled right now, if you click the link on the left to send me an email, I will keep you on a list and will notify you when the next one is scheduled.