SPEAKING

Patricia Brown is an inspiring speaker on the many aspects of overcoming loss and adversity. Drawing on knowledge and understanding from personal experience and research, Pat engages and encourages those seeking to move beyond grief to gain clarity about the steps necessary to manage their grief, and enjoy a meaningful and fulfilling life again.  With a measured, yet practical approach to the subject, Pat’s goal is for each person in her audience to leave with enhanced clarity, understanding and a commitment to their own healing and wellbeing. For many, it will be the clarion call of hope and inspiration to take action.

SPEAKING TOPICS

THE 7 MISTAKES MOST MOURNERS MAKE – A WAKE UP CALL

A cautionary tale of the pitfalls that can leave people stuck in complicated grief, extending their suffering unnecessarily.  

Pat shares her personal and professional knowledge of the most common mistakes, including the cultural and societal myths that can complicate and prolong grief.  She reveals practical tools and mindset strategies to navigate through the confusion, and create the building blocks required to adapt to the “new normal”.

This speaking event is based on some of the principles and practices explored in Pat’s book, ‘Recovery:  Learning to love and live after loss’.

THE SADNESS NEVER GOES, BUT SUFFERING CAN

Nothing prepares you for the loss of a loved one.  In the fog of grief, right action and choices can be overlooked and seemingly inaccessible.

 When your world has changed forever, there may be no clear way forward.  The misunderstandings that surround grief and the confusion about what to do can bring on a general paralysis which exacerbates helplessness. Added to this are the cultural and societal expectations which have little to do with reality.
In this speaking event, Pat encourages audiences to re-examine their response to loss, their actions and their choices.  From the perspective that time does not heal, and that action is required to dispel suffering, she shows how to sort out real from perceived limitations.  With practical tools, techniques and strategies revealed, audiences leave equipped with ideas and a game plan to bring new hope and purpose to their existence.

This speaking event is based on some of the principles and practices explored in Pat’s book, ‘Recovery:  Learning to love and live after loss’.

LOSS AND ADVERSITY CAN BE OUR GREATEST TEACHERS

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky”.  Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize winner.

Pat now experiences a sky filled with every hue a glorious sunset can deliver. She takes the audience on a ride through the dark years of loss to the other side of grief where she has discovered a heightened appreciation of nature, beauty, peace, love, compassion and, above all, she discovered herself.  In her words, these are “gifts without equal”.  Pat highlights the choices she made on this path, hoping others will gain a changed perspective of the possible, and the understanding that happiness can be extracted from heartbreak.

Pat ensures that each of her speaking topics is tailored to meet the needs of the audience, both professionals and those bereaved.

To book Pat for an upcoming engagement, please contact her directly on +61 419 431 513