Michelle Peticolas

Grief transformation specialist, filmmaker, sociologist and speaker, Michelle Peticolas is dedicated to shifting the way people deal with death. In response to the loss of her own parents, she produced the award-winning film series, Secrets of Life and Death, focusing on death as an impetus for personal and spiritual change. Her twenty-five plus years with a Sufi Master from Baghdad (continuing to this day) are evident in the films. She uses the films in workshops throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including JFK University, The Cancer Support Community, UCSF’s Helen Diller Cancer Clinic, Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Care, Alta Bates and John Muir. In her private practice, using breath-work, guided visualizations, role-play, body awareness, dream work, and thought reframing, Michelle helps her clients navigate their grief and discover new life possibilities. She is committed to helping grievers release their pain to discover life's greater possibilities.