A Conversation with Katie Asmus, GSN Presenter

Katie AsmusFor Katie Asmus, life is an unending journey and adventure. Throughout her life, she has had an enduring interest in psychology and spirituality, as well as a profound love for people and the natural world. Katie is constantly in awe of the strength of the human spirit and the inherent wisdom of our body-minds. She draws on this inherent wisdom of the body-mind to facilitate healing and growth in those whom she serves. Her extensive path of service has taken her on a journey through work with underserved rural populations, departments of corrections, community mental health centers, domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, wilderness programs, institutions of higher learning, and private psychotherapy practice.

Meet Katie in-person at our upcoming Moving Through Grief… Together meeting on Sunday, May 4 at 1925 Glenwood Drive, Boulder, CO. 

Tell us more about your upcoming presentation for GSN’s Moving Through Grief… Together meeting:

In this experiential presentation, I will discuss how grief and trauma often times go hand in hand.  I will inform you, through a somatic (body-centered) perspective, how grief and trauma affect the body. I will support you in identifying your internal and external resources to work with your grief. 

What do you hope that others take away from your presentation?

I hope to share how grief can be viewed as a rite of passage, considering the perspective of post-grief or post-traumatic growth. Viewing the grief process as a rite of passage can shed new light and life into your experience.

imagesWhy is your topic important for healing from grief and loss?

By identifying these aspects of yourself, you will increase your capacity to navigate your path through the multi-layered grief process.