Maria Sirois

About us

Maria is a clinical psychologist and seminar leader of national reknown who has worked in the intersection of psychology and spirituality for more than 20 years. Trained at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and New England Deaconness Mind/Body Medicine Institute, her work has centered predominantly on support of children and adults facing terminal illness, offering them and the staff who care for them tools for resilience, stress management, and the creation of meaning in the presence of suffering.

As a lecturer, Maria has been invited to keynote conferences for wellness organizations, businesses, hospitals, hospices, and religious and philanthropic institutions around the country. A master storyteller, her lectures and workshops combine powerful and moving anecdotes with research to bring an audience to the place we all most want to be: moved to positive sustainable change within the lives we are already living. She is author of “Every Day Counts: Lessons in Love, Faith, and Resilience from Children Facing Illness,” available in our bookstore. Maria’s most recently published book is titled, “A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (And Other Dark, Difficult Times).” Meet Maria on her website


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