Anne Brener, LCSW, a psychotherapist, spiritual director and teacher, leads workshops that explore the connection between spirituality and psychology, particularly as they relate to grief, mourning and healing. These workshops for Jewish and interfaith audiences give individuals tools to nurture psychological and spiritual growth and promote creativity. She works with individuals and groups in her private psychotherapy practice, and teaches and lectures about bereavement, the healing process, Jewish ritual and women’s issues. She is author of Mourning and Mitzvah, 2nd Edition: A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner’s Path through Grief to Healing and Taking the Time You Need to Mourn Your Loss.

Anne’s work is enriched by her own experiences with loss and personal growth, her belief in the healing power of ritual, and her professional skills in psychotherapy, communications and community organization. She holds graduate degrees in the fields of communications social work and jewish communal service and lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Jen.
Anne Brener, LCSW, is available to speak on the following topics:

Creating Caring Communities: The Spiritual Practice of Caring for Others

The Order of the Parah Aduma: A Guild of Caretakers Caring for Ourselves

The Art of Comfort: Creating Ritual Objects and Healing Environments to Enhance Our Acts of Compassion

Healing Our Jewish Selves

Yizkor and the Continuing Conversation

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