Your mind, body & soul support site.

Rick C. Benson Inc. web site is a compilation of  

MY CHAOS Searching for My New Normal (Resource and Support book) 

Workshop presentations and speaker bookings

 Image Video and Music-reflections

Individual counselling

Education and support groups in the areas of grief, loss, life transitions, mindfulness and spiritual health.  

There are no "stages of grief" "5 stages of grief" or "five stages of grief"  Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross set these out for for death and dying.  Our grief, loss and life transitions are all over the map and cannot be contained in neat little stages.  You are unique and your searching for peace can be found in the stories and evidence based research contained in MY CHAOS.

Rick has trained health care staff, mental health workers and industry managers in the workplace to recognize, have a broader knowledge of, and further understanding of how to support staff in their grief, loss and life transitions. His workshops will provide proven tools and resource material to help people who are working in any type of employment environment, caregivers and those struggling with day to daylife interactions. 


Upcoming Events

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Rick C. Benson has been the Director of Spiritual and Religious Care in Horizon Health Network and located at St Joseph Hospital/ Community Health Centre, Saint John, N.B. since 2006.  As a Spiritual Health Practitioner he has a wide range of responsibilities including; patient, family and staff support in a broad range of health issues including palliative and end of life care. As a certified Grief Recovery Specialist, he has been supporting grievers in hospital and as outpatients.  This support is in the form one on one counselling, group programs and workshops. He has provided dozens of health care staff education and support workshops in the areas of grief, loss, spirituality and care for the caregiver.  Rick has developed and written:  MY CHAOS   Searching for My New Normal     Evidence inspired proven strategies, narrative stories and images that help bring one cope after any significant loss or life transition  This book and program has been used to support thousands of inpatient and outpatient grievers, mental health and health care staff in coping with their own professional stress.  The program has been adapted to provide Care for the Caregiver.  In addition to his work in health care, Rick has worked as: the National Coordinator and Chaplain, Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry; the Dean of Students at St. Francis Xavier University; Youth Minister/Teacher and Coach in Calgary Catholic School Board; and Live in Assistant in a number of L’Arche homes with mentally challenged adults.  His academic background includes:  B.A. in Theology from St Francis Xavier University,  B.Ed. from University of Calgary with a specialty in counselling   M.A. in Pastoral Studies/Counselling from University of Ottawa/ St Paul University.  Rick has received training in: Grief/Loss; Spiritual Direction, Mindfulness, Palliative Care; Music therapy.  In 2015, Rick was honored by his Alma Mater, with the St. Francis Xavier University Alumni - Hall of Honor, for outstanding community service.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rick C. Benson has been the Director of Spiritual and Religious Care in Horizon Health Network and located at St Joseph Hospital/ Community Health Centre, Saint John, N.B. since 2006.  As a Spiritual Health Practitioner he has a wide range of responsibilities including; patient, family and staff support in a broad range of health issues including palliative and end of life care. As a certified Grief Recovery Specialist, he has been supporting grievers in hospital and as outpatients.  This support is in the form one on one counselling, group programs and workshops. He has provided dozens of health care staff education and support workshops in the areas of grief, loss, spirituality and care for the caregiver.

Rick has developed and written:

MY CHAOS   Searching for My New Normal     Evidence inspired proven strategies, narrative stories and images that help bring one cope after any significant loss or life transition

This book and program has been used to support thousands of inpatient and outpatient grievers, mental health and health care staff in coping with their own professional stress.  The program has been adapted to provide Care for the Caregiver.

In addition to his work in health care, Rick has worked as: the National Coordinator and Chaplain, Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry; the Dean of Students at St. Francis Xavier University; Youth Minister/Teacher and Coach in Calgary Catholic School Board; and Live in Assistant in a number of L’Arche homes with mentally challenged adults.

His academic background includes:

B.A. in Theology from St Francis Xavier University,

B.Ed. from University of Calgary with a specialty in counselling

M.A. in Pastoral Studies/Counselling from University of Ottawa/ St Paul University.

Rick has received training in: Grief/Loss; Spiritual Direction, Mindfulness, Palliative Care; Music therapy.

In 2015, Rick was honored by his Alma Mater, with the St. Francis Xavier University Alumni - Hall of Honor, for outstanding community service.