About Us

Pamela Gabbay and Andy McNiel founded The Satori Group for the purpose of providing training, education, and non profit management consultation to those serving in the end-of-life and bereavement support field. Their combined experience and expertise in grief support, non-profit management, and training make The Satori Group a perfect choice for those with a mission to serve this vulnerable population.

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Our Services

The Satori Team provides training, education, leadership coaching, and non-profit management consultation with an emphasis on the end-of-life, thanatology, human service, and bereavement fields. We have had the opportunity to provide these key services to many organizations and would welcome the opportunity to serve you.

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Education and Training

Host one of our seminars or trainings in your local community. We can customize one of our seminars to meet the needs of your local community, school, healthcare organization, or mental health program. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, in-person trainings are not an option. We can customize and provide virtual trainings for your organization. Contact us and let's talk about how we might offer training and education to your staff, volunteers, and community even in the midst of our current challenges.

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Insight, Innovation, and Support

The Satori Group can work with your leadership, team, and organization to provide education, consultation, and management support. We realize that all organizations have their own culture, values, and way of doing things. We are service minded and can work with your team to devise a plan that will meet the unique needs of your organization, while bringing the passion and experience of our talented team.

New Publication - Now Available!

Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children: A Practical Guide for Professionals

By Andy McNiel, MA & Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT

This welcome addition to the field of childhood bereavement provides a clearly organized overview of innovative and practical interventions for human service professionals helping bereaved children and their families in a variety of settings. Written by noted experts with over 40 years of combined experience, this comprehensive, “how to” book provides a framework for understanding how grief resulting from a death impacts the lives of children, and includes models, techniques, and interventions for individual, family, and group counseling.

Key Features:

  • Brimming with innovative, practical approaches for supporting bereaved children and teens, including “How to Help” sections and suggested activities to use with this population
  • Provides individual, family, and group counseling models, techniques, and interventions
  • Outlines effective strategies for working with bereaved youth that can be used in a variety of settings, including mental health, health care, schools, and faith communities
  • Offers a useful framework for understanding how grief impacts the lives of children
  • Provides visual and emotional dimensions to concepts through artwork created by bereaved children of different ages
  • Includes a chapter devoted to professional and ethical considerations



What are people saying about this book?

"Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children: A Practical Guide for Professionals by Andy McNiel and Pamela Gabbay is now required reading for my graduate student intern cohort here in Boston.  I find it so useful and clear. It serves as a great introduction to those new to the field, and as a helpful affirmation to those of us who have been doing the work for a while!"

Jennifer Wiles, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT
Director of Children's Services
CareGroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice, Inc.
Mount Auburn Hospital - Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital
Heart Play Program

"This book is exactly what the authors intended it to be: a practical guide for professionals who work with bereaved children. Andy McNiel and Dr. Pamela Gabbay have written a comprehensive text that clearly demonstrates their many years of knowledge and experience working in the bereavement field. The authors have put together a book filled with solid information relevant to current practice in the field of Thanatology as well as excellent examples that link scholarly information to practical use. They also provide many wonderful activities in the book which can be used by professionals who work with bereaved children. As a professor at a local university teaching a course in grief counseling, my students use this as their required text for the course. They have given very positive feedback on this book and appreciate the clear, concise way in which the information is portrayed. This book is a must for professionals wanting to know more about how to work with bereaved children."

Lynn M. Snyder, LPC, ATR-BC, FT
Executive Director
Common Ground Grief Center
Manasquan, New Jersey

"I found this book to be a user’s guide to understanding both theoretical and practical information when working with grieving children.  I really liked the entire set-up up the book, as the book was easy to understand and to use.  I have already implemented some of the activities listed in the book."

Judy Zoppi Young
Executive Director
Rutgers University, Institute for Ethical Leadership

Coping with Public Tragedy

Mass shootings, weather related events, earthquakes, and wild fires are regular headlines today. Here are some links and resources for coping after a public tragedy.

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