Peer Chats

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Peer to Peer Connection

No one should have to face a diagnosis of histiocytosis alone! Whether you were personally impacted as a patient, a family member, or a friend, this journey can feel isolating, scary, and uncertain. The Histio Peer to Peer Chats provide a forum for patients and caregivers to connect as a community. In these meetings we lift one another up, offer support and compassion, and share our histio stories. 

The meetings are hosted online using Zoom platform. A Zoom account is not required; however, you will need to register in advance to join the call.

You are welcome to join more than one group, simply register in advance. We encourage you to come to three sessions before determining whether you’d like to continue to join long term as each session may be a slightly different experience with a different topic of focus. 

We are eager to hear your thoughts and ideas. Please share feedback with us through this feedback survey on areas you’d like to see evolve or change in the future. 

Grief Support Groups

For those with histio angels, histio grief groups hope to offer connection, support, and healing when managing the hurt of losing a loved one. 

Our grief support calls are hosted by Renee Christensen, Ph.D., CEAP, HHP, PCC. Dr. Christensen has forty years’ experience in the areas of Coaching (life, death/dying, professional and teams) and Traumatic Stress Recovery. Holding multiple degrees including a Ph.D. in Industrial Management as well as Naturopathy, a Masters in Organizational Development and Naturopathy and a B.A. in Industrial Psychology. Additionally, Dr. Christensen is Board Certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner, in Critical Incident Stress Debriefings and PTSD recovery; as well as being certified as an Employee Assistance Professional and holds her Professional Coaching Certification while working towards her PCC. Dr. Christensen’s dissertations were studies of the long-term effects of reoccurring stress/traumatic events and the treatment without use of prescription medication. Having owned or managed businesses since 1982, she is considered a leading expert in the arenas of organizational development, critical incident stress debriefings, leadership, and grief and loss coaching. Dr. Christensen’s work experience includes over 2400 hours of coaching.



There will not be a medical professional assisting on any of the virtual peer to peer calls. Histiocytosis impacts every patient differently and medical advice cannot be offered in these sessions. We strongly encourage all ideas shared by your peers to be discussed with your physician and/or care team. The Histiocytosis Association designed these sessions to be open, safe, and respectful environments for all who participate. We encourage you to review our Virtual Event Participant Guidelines before joining a call. If you have any questions, contact us at