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Leadership in Grief and Loss Transformation

Leadership in Grief and Loss Transformation. Ligia M. Houben is a leading speaker in the area of personal growth.  She has delivered her message to thousands of people, helping them transform their lives and the lives of their clients.  She loves to connect with her audience.

The Center For Transforming Lives

The Center For Transforming Lives is located in South Miami, Florida.  As a professional certified coach and certified grief counselor, Ligia offers one on one sessions to individuals and couples. She also offers guided meditation and mindfulness classes;  yoga and workshops.

Transform your Loss. Your Guide to Strength and Hope is a self help book inspired by the great loss of her father when Ligia was 12 years old and led her to create The 11 Principles of Transformation® which were introduced in this book.

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Ligia's Blog

  • Paying Attention to What Really Matters

    Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things. — Jim Rohn Our days on this Earth are limited. Although we may avoid thinking about this reality, we are not immortal and our loved ones are not immortal. Are we appreciating

    July 11, 2018
  • How Do You Define Love?

    The word love has only 4 letters, yet it encompasses so much that at times is hard to define.   Besides, being an abstract and complex concept, it is not easy to describe it.. In this message, and being this month dedicated to love, I will share with you how I define love.  Let’s keep in

    July 2, 2018
  • Dealing with Your Emotions During A Crisis

    If you feel desperate because you find yourself in a situation where you cannot find a way out, I want to share with you, certain techniques or tips that you can do to help you deal with your emotions. When living a difficult situation, sometimes we do not want to get out of bed to

    June 14, 2018
Children and Grief Seminar

As a thanatologist and having lost my father when I was 12-years-old, I know the importance of understanding how children experience grief.  Children are not “small” adults…therefore the way they experience and express grief is different. As you know we all experience grief, however, it is a topic we seldom talk about.  In this 3-hour talk,

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Mindfulness, Meditation and the Road to Recovery from Cancer

Susan D’Agostino, RN, CMMI,  is a Certified Mindfulness & Meditation Instructor and Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience. Susan regularly offers mindfulness classes at The Center focusing on the area of health and to live with more vitality. Register Here:  Mindfulness, Meditation and the Road to Recovery from Cancer was last modified: July 7th,

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Guided Meditation on Healing your Grieving Heart

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, my heart is with you… In this spiritual meditation, you will open your heart to embrace healing and love. This meditation will be particularly spiritual as we will be focusing on our loved one…and will make that spiritual connection as love is eternal.  We will

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“I can not say enough wonderful things about working with Ligia Houben! She has helped me through the most difficult transitions of my life. And what is most amazing is how she continues to be my guide, even though we are hundreds of miles away from each other because I had to move to another state. Ligia is always here for me; her sweet voice and great wisdom continue to inspire and guide me, and she is never farther away than a phone call! She is truly a glowing light in my life. Wherever I am I know I can find her. Through her coaching I have the confidence to move forward in my life and I can’t believe how far I have come! Thank you Ligia!”

-Nancy Watson

Life Coach

A Guide for Mental Health Professionals “Counseling Hispanics through Loss, Grief, and Bereavement is an extremely timely and welcome addition to the literature in thanatology.” – Kenneth J. Doka, PhD

Transform your Loss

This self-help book is your guide in times of loss and grief.  It helps you heal from the inside out if you are experiencing the death of a loved one, a divorce, the loss of a job, or any challenging life transition.

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