Living Wholeheartedly With GRIEF & LOSS

Living Wholeheartedly with

Grief & Loss

October 1-29
Sundays 1-3 pm, $149
with Michelle Marlahan and Ellen Robinson-Haynes

Grief and loss are a part of every life. Divorce, change of job or retirement, death of a loved one or a pet, a medical diagnosis – these are a natural part of being human.

However, our culture does not acknowledge the profound impact of these events, and definitely does not provide the space for these types of losses to be openly discussed or shared.

In fact, we are often urged, subtly or overtly, to deal with the loss privately and swiftly, and get back to life as though nothing has changed.

Yet it is critical to our heart’s health and the wholeness of who we are to integrate the loss into this new way of living. It is our right to work with the loss at our own pace, in our own way, eventually learning to live wholeheartedly with – not in spite of – that loss.

In this module we will explore the many facets of loss through:

  • discussion
  • creative tools
  • journaling
  • meditation
  • some gentle movement
  • community

Critical to a healthy, fluid grieving process, we will debunk the myths of:

  • closure
  • “stages” of grief
  • a grief timeline
  • a “right way” to grieve

This is not therapy nor a fix-it group. It is a safe space in which to share, an opportunity open to your own experience, to feel your connection to others in loss and through that, explore the idea of a wholehearted life.

Michelle is a certified Creative Grief Educator and is adept at creating safe and sacred space. Ellen has been providing pastoral care and spiritual direction, including end-of-life care as a hospice chaplain, for 20 years.

This module includes:

  • five weeks of gentle care and observation
  • a personal daily craft journal
  • all materials for our creative tools and explorations

No matter how long ago, no matter what type of loss, you are welcome here. Give yourself this gift.