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A to Z Healing Toolbox with Susan Hannifin-MacNab

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A to Z Healing Toolbox with Susan Hannifin-MacNab

Susan_2_913402001.pngJane was introduced to Susan through a mutual connection, Casey Gauntt. After one zoom call, they became fast friends. After a 20 year career as a teacher and social worker Susan made a life altering pivot. She is now working with groups of youth and adults who are learning to navigate life with grief and trauma. This includes at-risk teens, families with medical challenges, bereaved parents and young widows with children. In this interview you’ll find out what happened to Susan in 2012 that started her along this fascinating journey of healing.  As Susan will tell you, there is no timeline for grief and she had to lean into her pain and discomfort which ultimately resulted in the creation of the A to Z Healing Toolbox

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Susan_1_637084607.pngSusan Hannifin-MacNab, MSW, PPSC is a social worker, educator and community organizer who has spent her career teaching and leading health and wellness workshops, classes, and support groups for children, youth and families across the Mainland USA, Hawaii, Canada, and Australia.  She holds a master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University, a bachelor’s degree in education from Boston College, and credentials as a teacher and school social worker. She is the Programs and Education Manager for Soaring Spirits International and the author of A to Z Healing Toolbox: A Practical Guide for Navigating Grief & Trauma with Intention.


About Jane Asher:

Jane Asher has always been a natural connector who has enjoyed a successful career in media and the music industry, most notably at major radio stations in San Diego and Santa Barbara. Several years ago, she stepped away from terrestrial radio when Empower Radio reached out and asked her to create a show about her passion. The Next Room podcast was born.

Demystifying death daily, she interviews professionals and practitioners from diverse backgrounds about death, dying, grief, beliefs and cultural traditions surrounding the journey we all must ultimately make. The show airs across 11 platforms and has connected her with extraordinary people throughout this community. The Next Room has recently become the official podcast of the Beautiful Dying Expo.

Jane is also passionate about being involved in mission work. She has been part of a team for over five years that has built homes in Tijuana for families in need through Lutheran Border Concerns. She has traveled to El Salvador to feed the homeless, Malaysia to help build a school on Borneo, and Armenia to work with women and children in the small village of Amre Taza. Most recently, she was on a humanitarian mission in the Dominican Republic. 

Her book, The Next Room is a story transcending space and time, of a relationship between mother and daughter that grew stronger through death. Written together, by initially enlisting interpretation through a psychic medium, The Next Room takes us on a daughter's journey through learning eternal life lessons on forgiveness, grief, grace, gratitude, and the limitless love of all, God.

Jane lives in San Diego with her husband, Tom. She is now answering her passion-filled purpose and writing daily alongside her puppy and muse, Mamba.