Grief and Loss Classes
Grief and Loss Practices: Integrating the Past and Present
In this workshop we will explore an understanding of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual balance that helps give our grief-work new perspective. We will discuss a simple model of natural emotions and ways we can enhance our emotional intelligence in daily life. In the spirit of mindfulness, waking up to newness of every moment, we will also look at unsatisfactory roles we may default to when our emotions drive our behavior unconsciously.
Mindfulness refines our ability to work with change, to flow with the sometimes difficult reality of life in a more expansive manner. Honoring our resistance, emotions, and phases of contraction is part of this process too. Grief is a process and there are meditative tools that can help us along, skills we can build as we bring the past, present, and future into a new whole.
As with all mindfulness education, the session will be a combination of guided meditation practice, processing, and teaching. While our subject is challenging, the atmosphere we create will be positive, comfortable, and well contained.
Bringing Mindfulness to Grief and Loss
Bringing Mindfulness to Grief and Loss The intention of this offering is to simply provide a framework for understanding the connection between mindfulness practice and grief and loss processes. Drawing from my training and experience with Interfaith ministry, spiritual direction, mindfulness, yoga, and the process work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, we will see from multiple angles how facing our sadness heals ourselves and our world.