How Soul Sitters Has Touched Lives

"Stacey Lievens is a rockstar! The Soul Sitter seminar was a perfect fit for our inaugural Death and Dying Conference. Her presentation was entertaining, interactive and profound. We can’t wait to have her return next year!"

Janet Gangl
President of the Arizona Holistic Chamber of Commerce Founder of the Real Double D’s Conference on Death and Dying

"I recently had the good fortune to attend one of Stacey's presentations in Scottsdale Arizona. It was the highlight of the conference for me. Stacey is passionate about this work, and is very keyed into what is meaningful for her audience. She was fully prepared to meet her audience where they were, not only with the many wonderful tools she shared with us, but with her stellar presentation skills and organization. She is a true professional, with the heart and intuitive instincts that make her extremely effective in any setting, and extremely rare. This is such important work, and her enlightened and authentic voice needs to be heard. It will light the way for many. Keep on lighting the way, dear one."

Jackie Roliardi
Attendee, The Real Double D’s Conference, February 2013

"Last week we had a presentation at a Hospice Volunteer Manager’s Association meeting from Stacey Lievens. She is an author of a book called The Soul Sitter’s Handbook. She is INCREDIBLE and her presentation is truly amazing on what to do when your loved one is dying. I plan on bringing her to speak to our volunteers and staff."

Alex Silva, CVA, CRT, RCP
Volunteer Services Manager VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

"Last evening was the most powerful, insightful, professional, attention getting presentation that I have ever seen by Hospice. I might add that I have been a Hospice Volunteer for 13 years so you outdid yourself!"

Warren Howes
Hospice Volunteer

"The first thing that struck me about Stacey Lievens when I met her was her clarity and authentic presence of being. She brings that authenticity to her Soul Sitters curriculum, offering us all a way to comfort our loved ones and to bring ease and peace into life’s most challenging transition. Add Stacey’s name to the list of today’s inspirational spiritual teachers."

Pam Fox
Co-founder of the Arizona Holistic Chamber of Commerce

"I personally enjoyed your presentation so much and I know all of the others in attendance did as well. I was particularly touched by the positive grief method. I lost my mom in 2006 and during the exercise I thought about how we used to go to Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center and she would always buy these little candies called “fruit gems” and every time I see them, I think of her. In that moment of the exercise, I equated that to 'enjoy the sweetness of life.'"

Jennifer Maestas
Volunteer Coordinator, The Elizabeth Hospice

"How wonderful to have some universal guidelines and tools that anyone can adopt and apply to be the most comforting and effective when called upon to help your loved ones at the time when you are most needed."

Dr. Bob Uslander
Integrated Lifecare Foundation

"Thank you ever so much for sharing with our volunteers and staff members your inspirational message. It was absolutely wonderful, heartfelt, warm, helpful, the best ever!"

Gisela Sannar
Volunteer Manager, The Elizabeth Hospice

"Stacey’s book provides an avenue for those soul sitting and caring for the dying to embrace the experience for themselves while ensuring a quality of life while dying for those facing the reality of death."

Linda Strause, PhD
Executive Director and Head, Clinical Operations, Vical Inc., Research Scholar & Founding Research Ethics Chair for San Diego Hospice and Institute for Palliative Medicine, and Adjunct Prof. UCSD Dept. Biology

"Stacey holds your hand through a difficult process so that you can hold the hand of your loved one with confidence, love, grace, ease and a calming peace in your heart. This book will transform your relationships and your own peace with transition."

Joyce O’Brien
Speaker, Vitality Specialist, Author of #1 Best seller Choose to Live

"The mission of Soul Sitters is more than a method, it is a movement from fear to love."

Sara G. Gilman, M.F.T., F.A.A.E.T.S.
Marriage & Family Therapist, Fellow, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, EMDR Approved Consultant

"When Stacey Lievens shared The Soul Sitter Handbook with me, I was delighted to read it. Although talking about and preparing for death is not an easy subject, Stacey addresses it directly and with such care and heart. Her experience and gentle words carried me past the upset of thinking about losing a loved one into the wisdom that knowing her or his desires is such a blessing. I know this book will serve many women in midlife who are helping aging parents as well as partners, friends, and siblings who are ill. And as much as we may dislike thinking about it, we can help our families by communicating our desires for our own exit. This book will help us have the tough but meaningful and essential conversations about leaving. I wish I had it 25 years ago when my father was dying. I am glad I have it now to help my mother make her departure and to prepare for mine, which of course I hope is many years away."

Adele Michal
Midlife Zest Mentor

"Stacey Lievens has done a wonderful job explaining how people can provide love and care to the dying in her book, The Soul Sitter’s Handbook. Not only will this book help the ordinary person facing the death of a loved one, but also professional care-givers. She has a unique story to tell, plus provides useful insights that will encourage many people. I wholeheartedly recommend it!"

George Pratt, PhD
Past Chairman of Psychology, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California; coauthor: Code to Joy; Instant Emotional Healing: Acupressure for the Emotions; and A Clinical Hypnosis Primer

"At a time of passing when most people feel inept and awkward about to how to be appropriate to their departing beloved, your book shows exactly how to see into the entire journey as sacred and the exact steps to take to satisfy each one's soul. "Soul Sitters" helps to lessen the anticipated dread and fear of losing a loved one. And it shows the reader how to say farewell in a deeply connected, heart-filled, sacred, loving way - as well as how to continue the relationship in a new and perhaps equally meaningful way from the other side. Stacey, you're a Soul Master!"

Shannon & Scott Peck
Intimacy experts & authors

"This book transforms our cultural beliefs of fear and denial into beauty, grace and inspiration. Read it and allow your heart to be touched and restored."

Dr. Michael J Sasevich
Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Founder of the Inspirational Heart Center Job Title

"Until now the conversation for families, friends and individuals supporting loved ones in transition has been largely unspoken. Stacey Lievens explores the power behind the conversation to break this silence. In doing so she moves you to new insights about yourself, family, friends and the power of love in death."

Dr. Sarah Farrant
Author of The Vital Truth: Accessing the Possibilities of Unlimited Health

"Finally, a guide to help through the toughest of times. Stacey's Soul Sitter's Handbook is like a good friend's arm around your shoulder. Comforting and thoughtful. This is one of the best books I have read on loss and the healing power of staying in the present moment. I recommend this handbook for anyone struggling to make sense of loss and for those who want to find the sacred moments in challenging times."

Rebecca Williams, PH.d
Author of The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors

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