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Capture your loved one's essence

What if you could write a truly meaningful obituary,

AND help heal the void in your heart?

Introducing The Healing Obituary™ workshop, the only online class created by a professional writer and former teacher, based on years of in-person seminar instruction.

Our proven, step-by-step formula takes you from the blank page to a shareable, viral-worthy written obituary for your loved one, featuring the healing interview, a process that allows the healing journey to begin for all involved.

Finally, a user-friendly, empathetic writing system that works, even if:

  • you're overwhelmed with no idea how to start
  • you don’t know what to include in the obituary
  • you don’t think you’re a writer

And yes...especially if you want to capture the qualities and quirks that made your loved one unique.

“The obituary workshop was probably the most meaningful part of all the funeral process for me. I actually got to sit down for a couple hours and think about how Cathy should be remembered."

"I was able to think about what made my sweetheart special. I was able to put his life down on paper for others to remember."

"It really was a healing experience for me and I highly recommend that everyone spend the few hours it takes to write an authentic obituary.”

Your past few days have been traumatic. You are physically and emotionally exhausted.

You must make a mountain of decisions in a short time.

Now, you’re tasked with writing your loved one’s obituary.

And you know the written life story will be most meaningful to you and others if you share it before the funeral.

At the end of The Healing Obituary™ workshop, you'll have produced a detailed, meaningful obituary that you can share before the funeral.

A well-written memorial captures your loved one’s essence, and can begin the healing journey for you and your group.

“I didn’t know how much emotion I would have writing Dad’s obituary, but wow! Going through the Healing Obituary process kickstarted my healing."

"I laughed, I cried, I grew as a person, just by remembering her in the context of writing her last memoir on a page.”

"I'm so happy that I was able to truly show who Mom was, instead of just sharing a bland obituary.”

If you follow our process, writing an obituary can bring you peace and healing.

Traditional biographical obituaries were popularized after the U.S. Civil War, in the 1860s, to only include statistical data and to notify the community of the funeral services in newspapers.

The biographical obituary is bland and outdated, and doesn’t capture details about your unique loved one.

Your loved one deserves more. Way more.

There’s a better way, and it’s The Healing Obituary™.

The Healing Obituary™ workshop gives you and your group a chance to immediately reflect on the person you’ve lost, and this starts your healing journey.

A Healing Obituary™ includes biographical information, but that information is not the focal point. Rather, a Healing Obituary focuses on stories and details that capture your loved one’s unique essence.

Create an obituary that makes people say, “Wow, I wish I’d known her.”

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Hi, I’m Kitty Sheehan, teacher, writer, and the creator of The Healing Obituary™ workshop.

I’ve personally experienced grief in my life, and understand the importance of truly capturing a life story, no matter the circumstances. I’ve learned what makes obituaries meaningful and memorable, and I’ve honed in on a process that truly helps the living heal.

A meaningful obituary has 3 characteristics:


It truly captures your loved one's essence and unique life story.


It helps you and your family begin the healing process.


Everyone who reads will relate and reflect on their own life.

I would be honored to help you write an authentic story about your loved one, a story that is read over and over again, and a story that is cherished by you and your family.

The Healing Obituary™ workshop is a carefully designed series of steps I’ll guide you through, via pre-recorded videos.

It’s fast — the workshop focuses only on the most meaningful obituary components in 4 easy steps. Most people finish the workshop with a written obituary in 3-4 hours of work.

It’s practical — you won’t spend days learning what makes a great obituary. The workshop includes worksheets, tools, and curated examples that bring results each step of the way.

What's inside The Healing Obituary™ workshop?

The Healing Obituary™ workshop is designed to help you write a powerful, meaningful obituary AND gain some peace in your heart as you and your loved ones start your healing journey.


  • Pause and reflect on the "essence" questions
  • Start some healing through our unique methodology
  • Reveal your loved one's uniqueness from specially-designed questions in a specific order
  • Remember their life via a pre-recorded interview format


  • Distill your loved one's essence in a written format
  • Make their life story unique with our proven process
  • Identify a theme for your loved one's obituary
  • Learn what details you should include
  • Identify the stories and anecdotes to support your theme


  • Learn what essential healing elements you should include
  • Discover essence adjectives and how to include them
  • Get step-by-step instructions on how to write the lead, body paragraphs, and conclusion
  • Gain confidence with our virtual proofread


  • Get tips on how to receive meaningful feedback
  • Learn how to ensure the funeral home publishes the obituary the way you want
  • Uncover a final thought about being the healer
  • Share your obituary with others to share the healing

In this online class, I’ll guide you to veer from outdated obituary formats, and shape anecdotes, details, and memories into a meaningful story.

You’ll keep all the biographical stats in the obituary – dates, family names, places – but you’ll also tell the story of a life.

Join today and unlock these extras


  • Check your first draft for storytelling details
  • Ensure your obituary is meaningful by including these healing characteristics


  • Use our "already written" email template to request input from your family
  • Ensure the feedback you receive is constructive, not destructive


  • Add this simple technique to the beginning or end
  • Further demonstrate your loved one's essence


  • Learn how to focus on your loved one's essence, not their situation
  • Get example links to honest obituaries that changed people's lives forever

“Writing the obituary was one thing I did not have to stress about because The Healing Obituary was my guide each step of the way."

"It was a daunting task, writing is not my strong suit... but The Healing Obituary step-by-step process made it easy to complete."

"I loved the workbook! It recapped all the videos, kept me organized in my writing, and ensured I captured Mom's true essence."

Our personal guarantee...

Try The Healing Obituary™ workshop for a full 30 days, 100% risk-free

If you’re not satisfied with the workshop for any reason within 30-days of purchase, you’ll get a 100% refund. This is an iron-clad, 100% money-back guarantee. No hassle. No shenanigans.

Simply reach out to us at and request a refund.







all online videos and printable PDF


  • MODULE 1: The Healing Interview
  • MODULE 2: The Essence Manifestation
  • MODULE 3: The Empathatic Writing System
  • MODULE 4: Share The Healing Guide


  • BONUS: Storytelling Checklist
  • BONUS: Meaningful Feedback Template
  • BONUS: Easy Strategy to Add More Meaning
  • BONUS: How to Write an Obituary for Difficult Circumstances


  • Follow along with this essential PDF download



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If you’re not satisfied with the workshop for any reason within 30-days of purchase, you’ll get a 100% refund.

"It's absolutely unbelievable! I created an amazing obituary within a couple days!"

"Most parts of the funeral take energy, The Healing Obituary gives energy. My heart was filled because I paused to honor Tom."

"I was emotionally exhausted, but am grateful to Kitty for helping write a lasting keepsake of Diane's life."

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The Healing Obituary™ workshop will provide you with the process to start healing AND to create a meaningful well-written obituary, however, this workshop is not for everyone...

The Healing Obituary™ workshop IS for you if…

  • You want to put your loved one’s life story into words that will live forever.
  • You want to create a written memorial that captures your loved one’s true essence.
  • You desire to save your loved one from obscurity and tell their unique story.
  • You want your loved one’s effect on you to never leave you, and you want to honor that relationship within yourself.
  • You believe in helping other people heal.
  • You want your loved one's unique story to impact others through the obituary.

Other frequently asked questions

How does this online workshop work?

The Healing Obituary™ workshop is 100% digital. As soon as you make the decision to buy, you have INSTANT ACCESS. You’ll access the workshop content in your personal members-only website, and work at your own pace.

What happens after I purchase The Healing Obituary™ workshop?

After you submit your order, you’ll receive an email confirmation of your purchase. In the email, you will click on the confirmation link. After you click the link, you'll be asked to set a password for your personal workshop. Then, you’ll access your personalized workshop area, where you’ll find all 4 video modules, be able to download the workbook, and view the bonus content.

What technical skills do I need to access this workshop?

None. After you click the confirmation link, you can access your content on any device, from any location.

Will I get access to the workshop material all at once, or in pieces?

Since this online workshop is designed to be completed in 3-4 hours, you have access to all 4 modules instantly when you place your order. This allows you to engage with the material whenever it’s convenient for you.

How long will I have access to the workshop materials?

You will have access to the online videos for a full 3 months from your date of purchase. However, you can download the workbook to your local computer. Most people walk away with a heartfelt obituary after 3-4 hours of work.

Will I emotionally have the energy to do this?

We hope you do. We designed this program to soothe your grief and give you hope. The Healing Obituary™ workshop is specifically created to give you energy and healing. From the start of The Healing Interview, you and your group will remember your loved one in unique ways you may not have considered before. This is healing; this is positive energy for you in the midst of a devastating time.

What if my loved one’s death was a traumatic circumstance, such as losing a child, an overdose, or a suicide?

Then we recommend you purchase this workshop. Your job is even harder compared to many. You may not believe healing is possible at this time. Our bonus material How To Write An Obituary For Difficult Circumstances gives you tools to write authentic and meaningful details without dwelling on the circumstance of the death.

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  • MODULE 1: The Healing Interview
  • MODULE 2: The Essence Manifestation
  • MODULE 3: The Empathetic Writing System
  • MODULE 4: Share the Healing Guide
  • The Healing Obituary™ WORKBOOK
  • BONUS: Storytelling Checklist
  • BONUS: Meaningful Feedback Template
  • BONUS: Easy Strategy to Add More Meaning
  • BONUS: How to Write an Obituary for Difficult Circumstances

Try The Healing Obituary™ workshop for a full 30 days, 100% risk-free

At The Healing Obituary™, we believe that meaningful obituaries are the result of pausing, reflecting, education and putting in the effort to write. Examples given should not be considered typical and there is never a guarantee of results. Information provided is educational in nature and is not legal or financial advice. By using this website or any related materials you agree to take full responsibility for your own results, or lack thereof.

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