I AM DR. BETSY GUERRA.
I'm a licensed psychotherapist, a speaker, and the author of Hurt 2 Hope: Heal the pain of loss, grief, and adversity. I am also a devoted wife, a mother of four, and a woman of faith.
And most importantly… I am the CHOSEN MOTHER OF AN ANGEL.
After losing my beloved daughter unexpectedly, I was able to find peace, gratitude and joy. Now I help others do the same!
"I didn’t understand how she could be so joyful after losing her daughter. I lost my mom and mother-in-law in a period of 6 months and I felt stuck for 3 years. I realized I was living in the past, wanting to change the unchangeable. I finally agreed to join Hurt 2 Hope and it transformed my life. Within a couple of weeks, I was a new woman!"
On a beautiful sunny spring afternoon, twenty years ago, two young friends graduated from the same college with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. They were very much alike, these two young friends.
Both had been honor students, both were outgoing and as young vibrant college graduates, both were filled with ambitious dreams for the future.
Recently, these two friends reunited at their alma mater for their 20th reunion.
They were still very much alike. Both started a private practice. Both still very much loved their work. Both were healthy. Both financially comfortable. Both happily married with 4 children.
And both, unfortunately, had gone through the excruciating pain of losing a child
But there was ONE difference.
One identifies as a grieving mother who tragically lost a child.
This friend was endlessly suffering, overtaken by grief, depression and panic attacks. She was on the brink of divorce because she resented her husband for wanting her to find joy again in life. At risk of becoming a functioning alcoholic, neglecting her surviving children, miserable at work. She felt stuck living day by day with no joy...no inner peace...no love...no hope.
The other friend identifies as…“The Chosen Mother of An Angel.”
Her marriage was thriving and her children were full of joy and resilience. She was a beacon of hope to her community, which led her to having a flourishing practice and delightful life.
I used the excruciating pain of losing a child to find my life’s purpose and become the happiest woman on earth.
I'm the CHOSEN MOTHER OF AN ANGEL.
That’s right, I'm the friend in the story...
I'm the happiest woman on EARTH!
I'm going to share with you how I used the excruciating pain of losing my beloved baby girl to transform my pain and become the happiest woman on earth.
I know it sounds absolutely crazy and totally unbelievable to be able to say something like that after such a tragedy but I’ll show you how it’s possible.
Right after my daughter's passing, we had a house full of people and I remember feeling so overwhelmed that my husband and I, literally hid out in our walk-in closet to get away from everyone.
We felt destroyed. While we were on the floor crying and feeling like we would never be happy again, our family priest came in to talk to us.
My husband asked him… “You’ve seen this before. Is it possible to ever be happy again?”
“Some people are happy again while others never overcome this,” he responded in that gentle, reassuring way that made him special.
“What makes the difference?” my husband asked.
What the priest said next is probably the single most
important piece of advice I have ever received
when it comes to dealing with loss…
So pay close attention…
In fact, get a pen and paper to write this next part down. It’s that important.
“Those who are never happy again think that the more they love, the more they must suffer. They honor their loved one through suffering, so they can never allow themselves to be happy again.”
“The people who find joy again, they know that love is not measured through tears. They honor their loved one through love, service, and gratitude.”
I knew right then and there...in that very moment that I was going to be happy again because I CHOSE to honor my beloved daughter Fofi through love, gratitude, and service.
There seems to be this unwritten rule that says that the amount of suffering you go through is directly related to how much you loved someone. That is to say, those who suffer the most, loved the most.
AGAIN TOTAL LIE! That belief could not be further from the truth.
And this is why so many people choose to continue to suffer and feel pain over the loss of a loved one for years, even decades later.
I knew I didn’t want to be one of those people...
I'm sure you also don't want to be one of those people or you wouldn't be reading this.
I had no idea how I was going to get the strength and grace to honor Fofi differently, and I really couldn’t imagine ever feeling happy again, but I made the choice anyway.
Has helped me become the happiest woman on earth.
You didn’t choose this pain (no matter how it happened), but you have a choice when it comes to how to move your life forward.
Especially when there’s a better way to overcome grief and transform your pain into purpose. You can go from Hurt to Hope, and find peace again.
Imagine If You Could...
Step away from the heartache of losing your loved one and And instead stand OUT in faith and hope.
Experience inner transformation to find peace amidst the pain and reach joy again.
Live a fulfilling life by healing your loss and becoming the best version of yourself God created you to be.
We Cover Lots Of Topics In HURT2HOPE Including...
Quickly end your suffering by learning how to navigate and process PAIN in a way that heals. Experiencing the pain of grief with hope gives you strength in the journey.
Radical Acceptance & Your Environment.
Proactively pursue radical acceptance, where peace lives. This is the first step to getting unstuck and start healing. Then, learn how to create a community that supports and elevates you.
Taking Action & Incorporating Faith.
Acquire the skills that will enable you to take action and rise up. Build and strengthen the powerful tool that serves as the glue of life when everything seems to be falling apart.
Think of it like grief counselling in the comfort of your home
You're Not Alone...
We have an exclusive student group with other members who have enrolled in the Hurt2Hope program. They're going through a similar journey as you and will be there when you need support, comfort, or a push to keep going.
You will never be alone during this journey. We are here with and for you.
This is a safe and private space only for members of the Hurt 2 Hope community.
All grief is welcome here ...
While my story and journey going from Hurt to Hope is directly tied to losing my daughter, that doesn’t mean this will only help those who have lost a child.
Anyone who is experiencing profound pain from a loss of any kind will find benefit from Hurt2Hope. Whether you’ve lost a spouse because of death or divorce…lost a parent, relative, or someone you were close to this can help you too.
While the cause of pain can be as diverse as the people who experience it, the secret to getting over that pain and finding happiness again is very similar.
When You Join Hurt2Hope, You Will Get Instant Access To:
- Three Contact Hours with Betsy (per month) - She accompanies you through your journey by meeting you exactly where you’re at and tailoring every intervention to your specific needs.
- Hurt2Hope Online Program - includes 5 modules containing 3-4 short videos each. These guide and support you at your own pace.
- Hurt2Hope Workbook - contains the "hopesheets," or exercises that enable you to do therapeutic work that heals.
- Hurt2Hope Online Community - where therapy and support group unite to create incredible energy, validation, and healing.
- Hurt2Hope, The Book - free access to the electronic copy of Hurt 2 Hope: Heal the pain of loss, grief, and adversity.
- Hurt 2 Hope Private Forum - a safe space to ask questions, share stories, and connect with our hope-full community at any time.
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Here's What It's Meant To Others
I was going through a divorce and my ex-husband was making my life miserable. I was falling apart. No matter how hard I tried and how much I meant to do things right, nothing worked in my favor. It was as if the universe was conspiring against me. I finally listened to Betsy and surrendered. It was hard at first, but I found peace and was able to discern wisely. Just changing the way I responded to the divorce, converted a custody battle into a peaceful coparenting. It was amazing!
I lost my life the way it used to be and I ended up in Hurt 2 Hope. I was depressed. Something in the videos that really helped was that "suffering is unaccepted pain without hope..." and I couldn't accept pain again; to be depressed again. Something she taught in model 2 is that you have to train your brain. I really, really do believe that it works. When you start to feel that hope and when you realize you're not alone in her community, you gain a sense of peace. She showed me how my pain was going to help me grow. I have so much clarity right now. I'm living in the moment. I was able to end the suffering. I know I will experience pain again, but I don't have to suffer. I am mindful of feeling what is and changing my focus, while serving others, every single day.
I've turned my struggles into an easy-to-follow system to help you go from Hurt 2 Hope!
Scroll and read more to learn what's inside!
SO... WHAT'S INSIDE HURT2HOPE?
Learn how to get unstuck, end suffering, and heal your pain! We have curated our best content for you, and have organized it into a simple to follow step-by-step online program!
Tailor the program to your particular needs by completing therapeutic exercises, similar to the work we would do on one-on-one therapy.
Have access to unlimited support with our biweekly coaching sessions, private forum, and hope-filled community, who have endured a similar pain and is also invested in rising above it.
Dr. Betsy meets with you twice a month for a total of three hours to guide and support you every step of the way. These live sessions take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1pm EST.
The Exact Step-By-Step Process To Find Joy After Loss (Just Like I Did)
What Happens When I Sign Up Today?
WHEN YOU SIGN UP, YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO A WELCOME PAGE
You'll learn how to login and we will show you exactly how to get the most out of Hurt2Hope.
We'll also send an email with your username and password so look out for it!
WHEN YOU LOGIN, YOU'LL GET INSTANT ACCESS TO OUR TRAINING VIDEOS!
That's instant access to training videos, courses, how-to workbooks, and community.
No matter where you are in your journey, we have a resource for your next step!
YOU CAN JUMP INTO OUR COMMUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS
You can ask questions, comment, and join the discussion as soon as you join.
It's Time to Get Your Life Back...
You remain stuck in grief, or you can take action and do something to rise above this pain!
Imagine being happy again. Imagine honoring your loved one through love, gratitude, and service, instead of suffering. Wouldn't that be amazing? It is possible.
We can show you the path to get there when you join today! No long-term contracts. You may cancel your monthly plan anytime! Let's do this...together!
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We Can Do This
"My goal is to help you grieve in a way that leads to healing and peace, so you may be able to move forward. I want you to find joy again! Your next step, is to join Hurt2Hope!
Dr. Betsy Guerra
See you in Hurt2Hope!