Second annual speaker series event features Jan Harrison, author of “After the Storm: God Will Carry You Through”


The Refuge Center for Counseling, a local nonprofit organization that offers affordable counseling services on a sliding scale based on income, will hold its second annual “Live Intentionally” Speaker Series focusing on grief and loss. This event will be free for the community with speaker Jan Harrison, author of Life After the Storm: God Will Carry You Through on Friday, April 20 from 9 a.m. – noon. Mini sessions following Jan Harrison will focus on the physical, spiritual, financial, and emotional aspects of dealing with loss in all its many forms.

The event is titled “Surviving the Storm: Living Intentionally and Leaning into Transformation When Life is Hard” and will take place at the Williamson County Enrichment Center located at 110 Everbrite Avenue in Franklin. Light breakfast provided. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Advance registration is required.

The mini session portion will focus on real strategies, information, and stories to prepare and heal the body, spirit, finances and mind after a loss, or even in anticipation of a devastating event. Dr. Thomas Cabell will speak about the body’s response to grief and loss. Pastor Josh Patrick will speak about how faith equipped his journey with a stage four cancer diagnosis at age 36. Financial Planner Cain Myers, of Peachtree Planning, will talk about preparing finances. Anita Pringle, LPC-MHSP and Assistant Clinical Director and Director of Compassionate Care at The Refuge Center will address emotional responses and how we can heal mentally after facing a life storm.

The first 50 registrants will receive a free signed copy of Jan Harrison’s book Life After the Storm: God Will Carry You Through. For more information and to register for this free event, visit.

About the Refuge Center for Counseling

The Refuge Center for Counseling, based in Franklin, Tenn., provides a variety of affordable professional counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. All fees for therapeutic services are on a sliding scale according to the client’s income. The Refuge Center’s mission is to empower, educate and support individuals, couples and families in need.