For more information on any of the offerings below, contact the identified name or email Pat at

March 2015

March 5: 17th Annual West Texas Conference on Aging, Midland Center, 105 North Main, Midland, Texas. Deborah Grassman will do the keynote presentation on Aging: Redeeming the Destiny you were born to Fulfil and breakouts sessions on Wounded Warriors. 7.5 CEUs offered, cost is $50 if registered in advance, $75 for walkins. Contact Lisa Jones, for more infomation.

March 6: Hospice Midland Inspiration Centre, 4629 Andrews Hwy., Midland, Texas. Deborah Grassman will present on Dying Healed, Peace at Last, Vietnam Veterans and one other presentation TBD. Contact Lisa Jones at 432-682-2855.

March 10: 8:30-1200. Tidewell Hospice, Sarasota, Florida Tidewell, Hospice Administration Office, 5955 Rand Blvd, First floor large conference room, Sarasota, FL 34238. Deborah will present Good Grief and Aging & Chronic Illness. For information, contact Irene Henderson at Office – 941-894-1712 or Mobile 941-928-4838.

March 13: 9 – 4:30 pm. Join Opus Peace at the Clubhouse on beautiful Lake Tarpon for a workshop on Aging Wisely: Discovering the Destiny You Were Born to Fulfill. The workshop costs $50 and includes lunch and snacks. Registration and directions are available at Only 20 tickets available!

March 18: 8:15-10:15, Lincoln, Nebraska. NHPCA 2015 Annual Conference, Embassy Suites, 1040 P Street, Lincoln, NE 65508. Deborah Grassman will do the keynote address on Aging: Discovering the Destiny You Were Born to Fulfil. 10:30-11:30, breakout session on Soul Injury.Additional speakers are listed on the NHPCA website. Registration for both days is $260 for members, $285 for non-members.Us are available Tuesday 6 hours, Wednesday 6.25 hours. Registration opens online in February.

March 19: 8 am, KIOS (NPR radio show) Deborah Grassman interviewed by Michael Lyon. 7pm, Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE. 68114. The Center for Faith Studies presents Deborah Grassman who will do her presentation on, Vietnam: Untold Stories at the End of Life. CEUs are available for a donation of $10. For more information contact Kelly Keller at 402-391-0350 or

March 24: 5-7:30 pm. Wellmont Health System, Tennessee. Wellmont Hospice Dinner and Deborah Grassman presents, Dying Healed: A Shared Quest for Wholeness.

March 25, 8:15 – 4 pm: Wellmont Health System, Bristol Regional Medical Center, Monarch Auditorium, 1 Medical Park Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Deborah Grassman will do 4 presentations: 1) Wounded Warriors: Their Last Battle, 2) Forgiveness: Changing our Relationship with the Past, 3) Soul Injury: An Overlooked, Unassessed Consequence of Trauma, 4) The Hero Within: Restoring Wholeness. Free for Wellmont employees, volunteers, veterans and veteran family members. All others, $20 for full day, $10 for half-day. To register, contact Lora Johnson 423-844-5279 or online at

May 2015

May 1, 9 – 4:30: Join Opus Peace at beautiful Lake Tarpon Clubhouse for a Soul Injury Ceremonial Workshop to provide an experiential shift in the relationship to pain in the soul. Civilians and clinicians join together to create a safe haven so veterans, their families, and others can re-own and re-home the parts of themselves that may still be carrying unmourned grief or unforgiven guilt. Following the ceremony, mental health counselors, massage therapists, veteran resource programs, and others will be available for follow-up care. Registration opening soon. For more information call Pat at 727-385-8471.


Book Circles: Consider Starting One

What do churches, civic groups, book clubs, community associations, and prisons have in common? They have used Deborah’s book, The Hero Within, Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born To Fulfill, as a guide for creating and achieving pervasive, personal peace. Deborah provides clear, practical, and meaningful perspectives based on the hospice care she provided to more than 10,000 dying people: “Everything I know about living, I learned from the dying.” These insights are shared in simple, powerful ways that not only provide insight, but tools for personal growth and healing:

-“I keep this book at my bedside now and reference it frequently.”

-“I wish I would have known about this book years ago. It would have saved me a lot of heartache.”

-“Sharing the concepts within a community was simply awesome.”

Sharing stories in a small community of trustworthy people, remind us that we belong to one another and that we can help each other. Stories connect us to each other and ourselves. Don’t miss this opportunity for new vistas that will awaken your interior hero. Contact us and we will help you start an 8-week Book Circle. Deborah will even join you via phone for one of them!


Education. Compelling workshops presented in unusual and engaging ways on intriguing topics: Soul Injury, Soul Restoration, Aging, Personal Healing, Veteran issues, Self-Care, Chronic Illness, End-of-Life care, Spiritual Growth, PTSD, Forgiveness, Good Grief.

Low-cost Retreats. 1, 2, or 3-day retreats in your city or ours (Tampa). Topics include: Soul Injury, Soul Restoration, Personal Growth and Healing, Forgiveness, Aging.

Soul Restoration Ceremonial Workshops. Caregiving, whether personal or professional, takes a toll! Understandably, we often disconnect from the pain. Disconnecting from the part of self carrying the pain contributes to loss of energy, emptiness, and compassion fatigue. This 4-8 hour ceremonial workshop will provide a restorative experience for your staff or your patients’ families.

Soul Injury Ceremonial Workshops. We will help your community organize, plan, and implement a ceremony for combat veterans which helps them lay down any burdens of unmourned grief or unforgiven guilt they may still be carrying. The gaping hole in our society from the aftermath of war can be healed!

Book Circles for Personal Growth.Utilizing the book, The Hero Within: Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born to Fulfill, we will help you grow small communities of people who want to cultivate pervasive personal peace.

Book Circles for Veterans. Utilizing the book, Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and Their Families, you can become an agent of healing for our nation’s heroes by hosting a book circle for veterans and their families.

Free web-based Materials, Tools, Resources, and Blogs.

We offer these services with our Opus Peace prayer: Cultivate in me, oh God, the willingness to re-own and re-home scattered pieces of myself so that I might be restored to Your wholeness. Grow in me the honesty, humility, and courage to release my fears of who I am and who I am not. Fuel me with your Grace. Amen