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Dr. Beth L. Hewett

Beth L. Hewett knows grief from personal experience, and she has a heart for those who grieve their loved ones. Her desire to help other bereaved people led to her work as a Certified Compassionate Bereavement Care™ Provider with the MISS Foundation. She also has earned a certificate in Death and Grief Studies from the Center for Loss and Life Transition and is a former National Catholic Ministry for the Bereaved Minister of Consolation Trainer.

Beth is a facilitator for the Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP USA) and at her local parish, St. Ignatius-Hickory, MD.

Beth has been a public speaker and facilitator of grief support groups, bereavement seminars and retreats, and writing workshops since 2004.

She is the author of the Good Words: Memorializing Through a Eulogy book and booklets, More Good Words: Practical Activities for Mourning, “Practicality, Adaptability, Possibility in Grief” (Grief Digest Magazine, October 2011), and coauthor of More Good Words: Grief and the Workplace.

Beth co-authors a grief-focused advice column available bi-monthly in the MISS Foundation Newsletter. Click here for the Nov./Dec. 2014 Issue.

Beth has a Ph.D. in rhetoric and writing studies, and she has been a college-level educator for more than thirty years.

Her website Good Words for Grieving provides free eulogy delivery instruction in an audio mode. You can contact Beth through her email at: or by phone at 443-904-6424.

Bereavement Education

Certified Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider. MISS Foundation. Dr. Joanne Cacciatore. Sedona, Arizona. Certificate in Death and Grief Studies. 2012. Center for Loss and Life Transition. Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Ft. Collins, Colorado. 150 Continuing Education Units. 2013 Colorado State University. Ft. Collins, Colorado.

Courses Completed:

  • Advanced Traumatic Bereavement Care
  • Comprehensive Bereavement Skills Training
  • Living Your Life with Meaning and Purpose
  • Understanding and Responding to Complicated Mourning
  • Exploring the Shadows of the Ghosts of Grief
  • Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Grief
  • Fundamentals of Grief Counseling
  • Spiritual Dimensions of Grief

National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved, Inc. (NCMB) Minister of Consolation Trainer. 2009.

Grief Publications

Good Words: Memorializing Through A Eulogy, WestBow Press, 2014 More Good Words: Practical Activities for Mourning, WestBow Press, 2014 More Good Words: Grief in the Workplace, Grief Illustrated Press, 2011 Good Words Booklets, Grief Illustrated Press, 2011

  • Eulogies for Children
  • Eulogies with Children’s Voices
  • Nontraditional Eulogies
  • Eulogies and Religious Settings
  • Eulogies and Difficult Situations
  • Writing and Delivering a Eulogy

“Practicality, Adaptability, Possibility in Grief” Grief Digest Magazine, 9.2 (October 2011): 7-9.


Dr. Beth L. Hewett is an experienced grief coach, bereavement facilitator and facilitator trainer, author, public speaker, and writing instructor. Her specialty is mindful mourning with Bead Blessings, writing, and other purposeful activities.

Grief Coaching

Dr. Hewett is a Certified Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider and grief coach. Her philosophy is that we deserve support in the sadness of death. She will listen to your story and walk the grief journey with you.

Grief Publications

  • Good Words: Memorializing Through a Eulogy
  • More Good Words: Practical Activities for Mourning
  • More Good Words: Grief in the Workplace
  • Good Words Booklets


Telephone: 443-904-6424