What others say about John Abraham: 

3017 N. Gaia Pl.
Tucson, Az. 85745
April 20, 2013

To whom it may concern:

I am pleased to write this letter of reference for John Abraham.  During this past year I have observed Mr. Abraham as a presenter and facilitator of many End of Life programs.  I have also worked with John in organizing programs, and saw his strong and compassionate approach when consulting with individuals in addressing their personal concerns.

As a psychotherapist/counselor, I can state unequivocally, that John is a patient and non-judgmental listener.  He is able to size up the needs of individuals and their families and respond in accordance with those needs versus his own.

From his many years of experience and education John has developed a wealth of information which he shares expertly and generously.  His style is to present facts, provide hand outs and share information with authority and humor.  The breadth of his knowledge is extensive, and his generous, gentle manner creates an atmosphere where difficult subjects can be easily broached.

I recommend him highly as a presenter and personal consultant.


J’Fleur Lohman PhD

    "There are speakers who just offer great information and insight and then there is John Abraham.  One needs only to attend a talk or workshop given by John to know that personal awakening of intellectual and spiritual  inspiration will be realized.  The best part, however, is that this awakening is stimulated because of John's magical ability to be both poingnant and  funny while speaking about the difficult stuff of life.  There is nothing cliche about  John.  I left his workshops feeling completely energized.
With all the lectures and wrokshops offered at the ADEC conference, John's sessions (out of the 16 sessions I attended) resonated most for me....
I truly cannot thank John Abraham enough for all his gifts."
Ms. Leslie Ruggiero, M.A., Marlborough, MA.
[Working with HarvardMedicalSchool Center for Palliative Care, Boston, MA and The Graduate Institute, Milford,  CT.]

Leslie Ruggiero, M.A.

    "John's a very down-to-earth kind of guy.  Doesn't mess around with the trivial.  He centers in on what's really important, the meaty stuff, but he can do it with a sense of humor, not taking himself or the world too seriously.  John has had to face life's ups and downs, and he has done it as a survivor; and he has learned some things he can give to others to help them be survivors also."  Doug C. Smith, M.A., M.S., M.Div.

Doug has done over 1,000 all-day seminars.  He has done them in all 50 states for a variety of institutions and communities.  He has published in many journals and is the author of books including:  The Tao of Dying, Caregiving: Hospice-Proven techniques for healing body and soul, Being a Wounded Healer, and The Complete Book of Counseling the Dying and the Grieving.]


Doug C. Smith, M.A., M.S., M.Div.

"John Abraham is a gifted educator and speaker, committed to helping others understand death and the process of dying.  His workshops are inspirational and are useful to people of any religious belief or none.  After attending this workshop, I am more competent in my practice with issues of death and necessary family supports during the process of dying and the family's subsequent grief and recovery process.  I am now able to achieve a great level of comfort with the work and experience less fatigue from my work in this very intimate process."
Mary Elizabeth Anderson, L.M.F.T., Prescott, AZ

Mary Elizabeth Anderson, L.M.F.T.






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