Christina Rasmussen is an acclaimed grief educator and author who has helped countless people break out of the “waiting room” of grief and rebuild their lives through both her “life reentry” program and her book Second Firsts.
It wasn’t until losing her husband to cancer in her early 30s that she truly grasped the depths of sorrow and pain that accompany loss. She realized that grief plunges you into a gap between worlds—the world before loss and the world after loss. She also realized how easy it is to become lost in this gap.
Christina helps people break grief’s spiral of pain, so they can stop simply surviving and begin to live again. She shows that loss can actually be a powerful catalyst to create a life that is in alignment with our true passions and values, teaching that the resilience, strength, and determination that gets us through difficult times are the same characteristics that help craft a wonderful new life.
Her method, which she has used successfully with thousands of clients, groups, and readers is based on the science of neuroplasticity and focuses on consciously releasing pain in ways that both honor suffering and rewire the brain to change your perception of the world and yourself.
Christina is the founder of the Life Reentry Institute and is on a crusade to help millions of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of their own minds. Christina’s work has been featured on ABC News, Forbes, NPR, The White House Blog, and MariaShriver.com. She is the author of Second Firsts and Where Did You Go?