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Sherry E.

Showalter, LCSW, MSW, PhD

Workshops Sessions Keynote Speaker

Compassion Fatigue Restoring Balance Walking With Grief Workplace Grief Motivation/Movement/Mindfulness Professional Commitments to Excellence Author of Healing Heartaches: Stories of Loss and Life

Experience the passion of a wise and caring woman with a healing spirit, who laughs through tears and helps transform lives while rekindling passion as she leads, teaches, and uses the power of storytelling to re-energize those in the professional arena to excel at what they do best - To care and provide for clients, patients and their communities. Dr Showalter has addressed thousands in communities across the nation speaking on her professional life lessons incorporating awareness of the mind/body/spirit to achieve mindfulness and balance. Winner and Warrior Tactics will be part of a tool kit presented to listeners offering the opportunity of renewed energy and hope to enhance their ability to be their best. Through Dr. Showalters experience and insights, stories, humor, strategies, participants will set a blueprint for change. Dr. Showalter provides a sacred forum for people to know they are cared about. Compassion Fatigue is flourishing in our world today and we need to take care of those who are suffering its impact in the best way possible" Dr. Showalter gives individuals and organizations permission to laugh, to think outside the box and the ability to think about the importance of selfcare in ways that will refresh and restore their passion for their worklife balance in a fast paced world.

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS: 25 years with Hospice National Heart of Hospice Award 9/11 First Responder Pentagon Disaster Mental Health Specialist Certified Traumatologist Mass Fatalities Certified MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS: National Hospice Task Force American Red Cross National Association of Social Work National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Association of Death Education and Counseling National Association of Professional Women American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work I.M.M.

CURRENT AND PAST CLIENTS: Geisinger Health System INOVA Health System Association of Death Education and Counseling The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast Capital Hospice National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Comfort Keepers Kansas City Crossroads Hospice, Kansas City, Ohio Office of Personnel Management US Government Washington D.C. Arlington Hospital Fairfax Hospital MT Vernon Hospital Manor Care

"Sherry is an exceptionally energetic and enthusiastic teacher/healer in the field of loss and grief she accepted her calling and is invaluable to many. Dr Showalter reminds us as caregivers, why we do what we do, that caregiving is hard work, energizes us and sends us back out, better than we ever thought we could be. Prepare to be acknowledged, validated, celebrated, refreshed and eager to caregive! Eileen Dohmann, RN, MBA, NEA-BC Vice-President Nursing Mary Washington Hospital Fredericksburg, Va.