Grief Counselor and Author Karen O. Johnson Selected as Contributing Writer for Open to Hope Foundation

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Karen O. Johnson, Grief Counselor, Founder of EveryDayGrief, and Author of Griefabet: Everyday Letters to Wrap Around Your Heart, a book ideal for professional and personal use or as a thoughtful condolence gift, has been selected to contribute four articles annually to the Open to Hope Foundation website. Her first article, “Welcome Mat for Grief in the School Counselor’s Office” is available online now.

Welcome Mat for Grief in the School Counselor's Office

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Karen O. Johnson, MEd, grief counselor and author of Griefabet: Everyday Letters to Wrap Around Your Heart, announced today that she will be a contributing writer for the Open to Hope Foundation, an online resource helping people find hope after loss. Johnson will write four articles annually, focused on issues relating to grief and loss. Her first article, “Welcome Mat for Grief in the School Counselor’s Office” can be found online by searching “Karen O. Johnson” on http://www.opentohope.com.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to share my knowledge, through the Open to Hope Foundation, with those who are dealing with loss,” commented Johnson. “The Open to Hope Foundation’s website is a such a supportive vehicle to reach those in need of comfort and healing.”

With a keen understanding of the complexities of grief, Johnson recently published Griefabet: Everyday Letters to Wrap Around Your Heart, a comfort book for anyone dealing with loss. Written with the individual griever in mind, Griefabet uses the letters of the alphabet to offer thoughtful coping strategies for individuals experiencing grief. Griefabet is ideal for personal use, utilization as a counseling tool for professionals, or as a condolence gift for loved ones experiencing grief.

“My contributions to the Open to Hope website will work in conjunction with my book, Griefabet, to help those experiencing loss learn how to embrace the past, live for today, and discover a different voice of gladness for the future,” says Johnson.

Johnson has been a grief counselor since 1981, providing individual and group counseling to a large population of youth, families, and adults coping with loss issues. She has four decades of experience as an educator and is currently the Area Chair, Lead Faculty in the Social Sciences Human Services Program at the University of Phoenix, Utah main campus. She is also the founder of EveryDayGrief, LLC, a company offering training seminars and innovative curriculum for helping professionals.

In addition to providing group and individual counseling and seminars for helping professionals, Johnson offers her expertise to large groups as a speaker at meetings and conferences. Some of the events Johnson has spoken at so far this year include the Depression Recovery Conference, the Utah School Counselors Association Conference and the What a Woman Wants Exposition.

Visit the Open to Hope Foundation website to read Johnson’s article: "Welcome Mat for Grief in the School Counselor's Office." To learn more about Griefabet, or to purchase a copy, visit http://www.Griefabet.com. To find out more about EveryDayGrief, or to book Johnson for your next conference, visit the EveryDayGrief website.    

About Karen O. Johnson
Karen O. Johnson, MEd has been a grief counselor since 1981, providing individual and group counseling to a large population of youth, families, and adults coping with loss issues. She has four decades of experience as an educator and is currently the Area Chair, Lead Faculty in the Social Sciences Human Services Program at the University of Phoenix, Utah main campus. She is also the founder of EveryDayGrief, LLC (http://www.everydaygrief.com), a company offering training seminars and innovative curriculum for helping professionals. Karen holds a BA in English/Speech from the University of Utah, a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Brigham Young University, an Administration Endorsement from Utah State University, and English as a Second Language Certification from the Utah State Office of Education. Karen is also a certified laughter yoga instructor and a Human Services-Board certified practitioner.

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