Who is Chris Bavaro?

Christine Bavaro, Moving Through Loss

Christine L. Bavaro, M.Ed. is a licensed mental health counselor trained in complementary therapies as well as traditional schools of psychotherapy.  She has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Certified Social Worker,  bereavement specialist, and teacher for over 30 years.  She is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a National Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Hypnotherapy.  She is trained in mind/body medicine, a certified flower essences practitioner, and an imagery guide.  She is also a bereavement group facilitator and a member of the American Academy of Bereavement and the Association for Death Education and Counseling.

Chris’s own experience of loss is told in Moving Through Loss.  It is her personal story of how complementary therapy, especially Flower Essences, Inner Journeys, and Writing from the Heart, helped restore her sense of well-being after her husband’s death.  Chris had counseled many clients grieving the death of a loved one, yet it wasn’t until she became a widow that she truly understood the depth of that grief.  When support from family and friends wasn’t enough to ease her pain Chris used complementary therapies to help her heal.

Moving Through Loss is both a personal story and a practical guide to holistic help dealing with grief.  It includes an introduction to Flower Essences and Inner Journeys, descriptions of some Inner Journeys that Chris experienced, and lists of Flower Essences that can ease sorrow.  Also included is a pragmatic set of ‘Helpful Hints’ to guide you through everyday challenges that are impacted by grief and ‘Worksheets’ to help you write your own healing story.

Chris is also the creator of Meditations for Moving Through Loss, a CD with three Guided Imageries that will assist anyone who is trying to move forward after a major loss in their life.  The Guided Imageries include:

  • Healing the Wounded Self – Helps heal a broken heart
  • Flower Imagery – Accesses the wisdom within to nurture you
  • Moving Forward – Helps bring transformation and change

The original music was composed by Marsie Silvestro of Moonsong Productions.

Buy the book Moving Through Loss

Buy the CD Meditations for Moving Through Loss


Chris has given presentations about Moving Through Loss and the 3 Pronged Complementary Model of Care at:


  • The Center in collaboration with Hospice of The Finger Lakes and Matthew House Auburn, New York
  • New England Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts Conference, Norwood, MA
  • Hospice of the North Shore, Danvers, MA
  • Blessed Sacrament Church, Manchester, N.H.
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling  32nd Annual National  Conference, Kansas City, MO


Chris has the following memberships and certifications:

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • National Certified Counselor
  • National Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Association for Death Education Counseling
  • American Academy of Bereavement
  • Flower Essences Practitioner
  • Imagery guide
  • Reiki
  • Trained in Mind/Body Medicine

If you have a question about Complementary or Holistic Therapies, especially Flower Essences, Inner Journeys, or Writing from the Heart, please let us know.  We would be happy to help you.

Christine Bavaro is also available for individual appointments, as well as, speaking engagements.  If you would like Christine Bavaro to speak to your group, or conduct Writing from the Heart Workshops, please fill in this form or email her at: Chris@MovingThroughLoss.com Chris can also be reached by telephone at: (781-246-2315).