Jodie Atkinson

An accomplished individual with a range of expertise. She holds the title of a Certified Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist®, Speaker, Author, and Entertainer.

Recipient of the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival Debut Award 2023

Jodie Atkinson

An accomplished individual with a range of expertise. She holds the title of a Certified Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist®, Speaker, Author, and Entertainer.

Recipient of the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival Debut Award 2023

Recipient of the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival Debut Award 2023

Since 1991, Jodie has found her home in Adelaide, where she has nurtured and raised her family. Following a profound personal loss, she became acutely aware of her own lack of preparedness to face grief.

This was largely due to society’s reluctance to openly discuss the topic of grief.

Driven by a deep passion to aid individuals dealing with grief, Jodie wrote a book on the subject.

Moreover, she pursued certification in the very program that had aided her in navigating her own loss, all with the intention of extending that assistance to others.

Jodie actively engages in writing and presenting to offer support to those struggling with grief, as well as their families, friends and colleagues. She takes part in speaking engagements for various community groups and takes the lead in orchestrating programs and workshops tailored for both individuals and groups, addressing a wide spectrum of losses.

With her wealth of knowledge and personal experience, Jodie employs diverse platforms to establish a safe space where the emotions, thoughts, and behaviors accompanying loss are destigmatized.

Her primary goal is to promote awareness that healing and recovery from significant loss are not only attainable but also facilitated by proactive steps taken over time, in conjunction with a supportive community.

Her debut book, “Have You Met My Grief?”, not only serves as a written work but has also been transformed into an Award-winning Cabaret show that premiered at the 2023 Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival.

“Unresolved grief is everywhere. Incomplete recovery can prevent a person from finding new meaning in life and greatly impacts their capacity for happiness.

You don’t have to forget, get over or move on from your loss, but getting emotionally complete allows you to positively experience your fond memories, moving forward with the realization that it is actually normal and healthy to talk about your loss.

“All relationships are unique.  Therefore all recovery is individual”.”

Jodie xx

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