Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

Duane T. Bowers, is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Reiki Master in private practice. His work includes working with individuals and groups. He teaches workshops, seminars, and courses nationally and internationally, and through a variety of media. He is author of “Guiding Your Family Through Loss and Grief” and “A Child is Missing: Providing Support for Families of Missing Children” Duane Bowers ranks among the very few professionals globally who specialize in working with and providing support for families of missing children and missing adults.

Upcoming Events

LAURA RECOVERY CENTER FOR MISSING CHILDREN SIBLING PROJECT – September 13 – 18, 2017 – Galveston, TX

The Sibling Project aims to address the void experienced by children whose sibling is abducted and the lack of resources available to address their very specific needs. This project is with young adults who have survived the abduction of a sibling and aims to give them a voice to help their younger self. I have been asked to create, facilitate and support a safe environment in which the siblings may tell their stories.

SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGIES – September 27, 2017 – Conference – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

I am very much looking forward to speaking at this conference on the effects of trauma on the mental health of Indigenous people. Specific topics include the effect of trauma on the body, brain and mind, and intergenerational trauma.

PRINCE ALBERT, SASKATCHEWAN – A variety of agencies providing services to families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women have requested a two day training – October 3-4, 2017

The first day of training will be for the professionals, the second day for the families. The training will include trauma, ambiguous loss, and intergenerational trauma among other topics.

WASHINGTON REGIONAL TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY – October 14, 2017 – Falls Church, VA

Once again I am honored to be facilitating this bi-annual, day long grief retreat for donor family members. This will be the first retreat at WRTC’s new location.

Montgomery County Child Welfare Services, Child Sexual Abuse and Fatalities Investigations – October 16, 2017 – Rockville, MD

I have the opportunity to work with the staff of this agency for the very first time. I will be providing training and support services to the staff on how this work can affect them over time.

Regina Palliative Care Inc. – November 3-5, 2017 – Caring Hearts Retreat – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Regina Palliative Care Inc., Greystone Bereavement Centre

I will continue from the conference to be the principal facilitator for this retreat. This unique and dedicated retreat will provide 40 professional individuals with the opportunity to further develop their coping skills and build upon their own self-care plans.

CONTINUING EDUCATION AND DEVELOMENT, COLLEGE OF NURSING, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN – November 6, 2017 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

This training will be for First Nations homecare nurses and will include topics such as trauma, ambiguous loss and intergenerational trauma.

PROVINCIAL OPERATIONS INTELLIGENCE BUREAU, ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE – November 8, 2017 – Fall Conference – Minette, Ontario, Canada

I’ve been asked to present on the topics of First Responder Trauma, secondary trauma, and first responder self care.

NORTH BATTLEFORD, SASKATCHEWAN – A variety of agencies providing direct services to families have requested a two day training – December 12-13, 2017.

This training will focus on trauma and ambiguous loss.

The Marist Community – January 12, 2018 – Washington D.C.

I am very honored to again present information to this community. This presentation is about building resilience both individually, and as a community.

Team HOPE of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – June 1-4, 2018 – Alexandria, VA.

For 15 years I have been very fortunate to provide training to parents of missing and exploited children on how to provide telephone support to other parents of missing and exploited children. This work is so very rewarding.