About Us

Helping You Heal

Knowledge to Help You Heal

There are many factors that contribute to the healing process. In addition, to support from family and friends, people often find peace and a sense of purpose in learning more about evidence for the continuation of consciousness after physical death. Some people find comfort in their religious faith, while others don’t have a specific set of beliefs. Regardless of your religious background or beliefs, there are a variety of phenomena, which have been experienced by millions of people and studied by numerous researchers, pointing to the eternal nature of the human soul or spirit.

Support Group Meetings

Bringing bereaved parents together can be most helpful. In this safe environment, people can talk about their child, speak about their spiritual experiences, hug, and be hugged! To connect with others in your area see our affiliate groups page.

Afterlife Evidence

Evidence for the continuity of consciousness and survival of the personality after death comes in many forms. See our video and links pages for information on NDE’s (near-death experiences), Spirit Communication, and ADC’s (after-death communications) page.

Our Board Members

Elizabeth Boisson

Elizabeth Boisson : President & Co-Founder, Newsletter Editor

Two of Elizabeth's children have transitioned; her daughter, Chelsea, in 1991 and her son, Morgan, in 2009 from severe altitude sickness while on a student trip to the Base Camp of Mt Everest in Tibet. Immediately after, Elizabeth created the FB group Parents United in Loss. Then in 2012 she joined forces with Mark Ireland to form Helping Parents Heal. Elizabeth is a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga for healing grief.

Mark Ireland

Mark Ireland : Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

Author of Soul Shift: Finding Where the Dead Go, and Messages from the Afterlife, accounts of his quest for answers about life, death, and life after death following the passing of his 18 year-old son Brandon. Mark joined Elizabeth in 2012 to form Helping Parents Heal.

Doryce Norwood

Doryce Norwood : Council

After losing her daughter and grand-daughter to an accident caused by a drunk driver, Doryce, gave support to MADD, and the Donor Network of AZ, and is now a key member of Helping Parents Heal.

Ernie Jackson

Ernie Jackson : Board Member

When Ernie’s son, Quinton transitioned in an accident and immediately demonstrated that “he still is”, Ernie's view of a lifetime changed forever! Ernie's books, Quinton’s Messages and Quinton’s Legacy share this divine knowledge.

Mark Pitstick, MA, DC

Mark Pitstick, MA, DC : Board Member

Mark is an author, counselor, physician, and workshop leader who proves that no one really dies. He helps people realize all the benefits of knowing that and how to fine-tune the body/ mind, allowing them to survive and even thrive through life's most difficult challenges.

Irene Vouvalides

Irene Vouvalides : Vice President

Irene lost her best friend and only child, her beautiful daughter Carly, to esophageal-gastric cancer. Like so many of us, this devastating loss sent her on a spiritual quest. She has found friends and comfort through Helping Parents Heal. She created a foundation in Carly's honor- Carly’s Kids A Foundation For Education. Please visit: Carly’s Kids

Jason Durham

Jason Durham : Chief Information Officer

Jason is a husband and father and experienced the transition of his daughter from complications to her developmental disabilities. He was reawakened by his daughter and is an avid meditator and medium by birth whose primary focus in life is to love his family first and then help others realize that there is hope and peace to be found after of the passing of those we love.

Brian Smith

Brian Smith : Board Member

Brian’s daughter Shayna passed at the age of 15. Brian had been studying death and the afterlife for nearly two decades. Since Shayna’s passing, Brian has made it his mission to help others dealing with death and a fear of death.

Brian is a co-leader of the Helping Parent Heal Online Group, a volunteer with the SoulPhone project, and a volunteer with Greater Reality Living.

Jeff Hollahan

Jeff Hollahan : Board Member

Jeff Hollahan and his wife, Lynn lost their son, Devon, to a random act of violence in November of 2009 and became early members of Helping Parents Heal. Since that time, Devon has provided repeated validations of his presence in their lives. It’s Jeff’s goal to help other parents reach the same level of joy he and Lynn have found from the realization that our children are just a thought away!

Our Administrators

Laurie Savoie

Laurie Savoie : Secretary

Laurie is the author of a healing book inspired by her son, Garrett, 'The RIpple Effect: Invisible Impact of Suicide.' We truly appreciate all that she does for Helping Parents Heal.

Theresa Wettstein

Theresa Wettstein : Treasurer

Theresa is the proud Aunt of Derrick who passed unexpectedly. She created and is sole owner of Pathways Accounting and Consulting in 2017 to be able to focus more on work/life balance. She felt drawn to assist Helping Parents Heal after attending a meeting in Cave Creek with her sister-in-law and then the First Conference in Scottsdale.

Celia Edwards

Celia Edwards : Admin

Celia makes sure that every member gets 'added' to our Facebook site and welcomes each parent to the group. We don't know what we would do without her!

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Our Second Helping Parents Heal Conference | April 2020