There is no moment more sacred than when a person touches another person’s broken and trembling heart.  
~Doug Manning   

The Helping Grieving Hearts Heal program is designed to provide services that support individuals as they grieve.  In conjunction with Koch Funeral Home, this program is offered by Jackie Naginey Hook, M.A., a certified Spiritual Director, Celebrant and End-of-Life Doula.  What is a certified Spiritual Director and a Celebrant? 

A certified Spiritual Director is a companion who is trained to listen deeply and attentively to your story and offer new perspectives to your experiences, all while encouraging you to reflect on your own spiritual life.  Spiritual direction provides a hope-filled place where you are supported to make your own decisions and choices as you open to new insights and inspiration.  Jackie is not a therapist, but instead someone to help you look at things from the spiritual perspective, that place of meaning and purpose.  Spiritual direction is a relationship more than a program or a method.

A certified Celebrant is someone trained to create and officiate at personalized and meaningful ceremonies.  Jackie can work with you to create a unique service that reflects your loved one’s background and values – both religious and non-religious.  A celebrant service celebrates a life, honors a death and supports the bereaved.

As both a Spiritual Director and Celebrant, Jackie can companion you on your grief journey and help you create an experience that helps you both honor your loved one and start to heal.