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Speaking, Interviews, Writing

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Speaking Engagements

I give talks to both the public and mental health professionals on grief, trauma and communication. I have spoken to community groups, professional organizations, and workplaces, both in person and online via video. A selected list of my talks is below in order to give you an idea of the topics I cover. Please contact me for more details.​

  • Grief Basics

  • Grief and Complicated Grief

  • How to Support a Grieving Person

  • Grief Group Facilitation

  • Non-violent Communication Basics

  • Communicating with People in Emotional Need

  • Crisis Mental Health: Preventing PTSD

  • The Neurobiology and Physiology of Trauma

  • How to Give a Trauma-Informed Presentation (click for video)



Heartbreak to Hope: Poems of Support for Grief and Loss

More Information

by Kara Bowman, MFT

Published by Adelaide Books, copyright 2021

"Kara Bowman's Heartbreak to Hope is a wonderfully sensitive and

poetic accompaniment as we journey through grief."

- Dr. Kenneth J. Doka

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The professional journal for California Marriage and Family Therapists published an article about Kara's practice in their magazine,

The Therapist. It can be found here:

The Therapist: Member Spotlight

Startle Website


Kara developed a self-guided website to help clients who have a strong startle response. Explore the website here: NoStartle

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