Meet Dr. Tonya Cunningham – A Trailblazer Whose Message of Transforming Grief is Uplifting Thousands in This Pandemic

December 14 06:30 2020

Dr. Tonya Cunningham guides her clients to push through their grief and re-energize their lives. She is a leader and innovator with a message that’s changing the way we handle grief, hurt and loss of any kind. With over 30 years of professional experience as a Mortician, Hospice Social Worker, Bereavement Coordinator, Mortuary College Instructor, & Grief Counselor, she is an expert in the grief and death care industry. Tonya also holds 5 degrees, including a Doctorate of Religious Philosophy and Pastoral Psychology, as well as Certificates of Completion in delicate specialty areas: Suicide Prevention, Grief, Trauma, & Crisis Counseling, Marriage Therapy, and Chaplaincy.

Dr. Tonya Cunningham wasn’t envisioning a future with such influence and purpose when she spent her days trying to survive domestic violence, loss, divorce, and depression. Her own life experiences inspired her to turn the grief and sorrow into a powerful message when she wrote her first book, “I Got My Marbles Back”, in which she shares her incredible story. The book made a huge impact and drove her to write a sequel, “Griefwork Is Essential Not Optional”. This literary work explores how grief impacts our mental and emotional capacity. It provides insight into the grieving process, a path to recovery, and the building blocks to healing.

Tonya is now uplifting and providing comfort to thousands during this pandemic. She provides training and personal development services such as counseling, coaching, seminars, & workshops. She is actively involved in local, state, and national communities and provides support services by joining forces with funeral homes throughout the United States of America. Tonya is a survivor, a relatable and humble truth-sayer, and an advocate of higher learning. She accompanies her clients on a healing journey, provides a pathway to deeper healing, and the tools to thrive in life.

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