Toni Brabec is an Advanced Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, a Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula and Co-Founder of Our Little Sparrows-Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support. Toni lost her first born daughter, Olivia Hope, shortly after birth at 33 weeks to a fatal diagnosis during pregnancy called Renal Agenesis, which is the the absence of kidneys. Exactly a year later, she lost her mother to a heart attack followed by the loss of two subsequent pregnancies to early miscarriage. In the midst of her pain and loss, she gave birth to her son, James, who is now 6 years old. Most recently in 2021, Toni gave birth to her second daughter, Audrey who is now 11 months old. Though raising her living son and daughter is a wonderful joy and gift, she felt the challenges of raising living children through the pre-existing lense of child loss, and the loss of her expectation of what her family should be like. Through the pain and grief, Toni and her husband, Geoff, discovered Grief Recovery Method and both have become certified specialists. They wanted to help others experiencing loss find hope and sense of purpose and completion through acknowledging their grief and utlizing correct action tools.
Toni's passion is to serve the broken-hearted and be a heart with ears. Toni serves the greater Sacramento area in California. As well as Online 1-on-1 Grief Support.
This has been an amazing program & I am very glad that I invested the time, energy & hard work into it because it has been rewarding. After a decade of not dealing with loss & grief well, I had a life-threatening emergency. This changed my outlook & I decided I was ready to dig into my grief and really process it. Learning that grief is a "normal & natural" response to loss or change was incredibly freeing! I feel like I have a better understanding of myself, my relationships & tools to help me grow to fit the grief I have experienced.One-on-One Online Support02/05/2022
I didn't realize that I had so many unresolved issues with my Mother until after she passed. A friend gave me a copy of The Grief Recovery Method. I tried to do it on my own but only got as far as the Loss Graph. That's when I found a Therapist who used the Grief Recovery Method. From the very beginning I began to feel lighter; a tightly wound spring inside me started to unwind. I hadn't realized how my grief had diminished my capacity for joy. This program gave me tools, guidance and support to recover. My perspective has changed and I look forward to completing other relationships using this method. I am very glad I did this and would recommend the Grief Recovery Method to all who have suffered a loss of any kind.One-on-One SupportParticipant in Roseville, Califormia10/23/2019
I know myself and realize that I probably wouldn’t have done the work without a class to provide that accountability. Had already read the book on my own. We just finished a week ago, so I think I will need more time to evaluate how the program has worked for me.Support GroupsParticipant in Rocklin, ca04/04/2019