Transforming Grief and Loss Workshop

Transforming Grief and Loss Workshop

The Workshop Begins Friday October 20th 2023 at 9:00 am and concludes on Sunday the 22nd at 4:00 pm.

Loss is universal, part of our shared human experience. The grieving process is difficult, and can be lonely and confusing. Our upbringing and our culture have often left us unable to trust the truth of our own experience and our right to be our authentic self.
The Transforming Grief & Loss Workshop provides a powerful environment and a well-established method to help participants better understand the essential value of their feelings, honor their personal stories, and integrate their past and present realities into living and loving anew. The workshop method carries forward the grief externalization work of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
Participants come for a wide variety of reasons including those who have faced or are facing major losses and changes, those engaged in care giving and helping roles, those encountering job fatigue or lack of fulfillment, as well as adult-children of dysfunctional families.

Objectives of the workshop
• To provide a safe place to share our stories so that we can move from isolation to connection, and from judgment to compassion.
• To work through our fears, anger, and shame in order to be more open to love, joy, and respect.
• To further understand the grieving process of old and current losses.
• To understand the difference between healthy and dysfunctional communication.
• To relearn the use of natural/healthy emotions in order to live more fully in the present.
• To find balance in our physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual lives.
• To listen and care more deeply without taking on the pain of others.

The workshop begins on Friday at 9:00 am and concludes on Sunday at 4:00 pm. The schedule is intensive in that we use every hour of the workshop to prepare, experience, and integrate the externalization process. This is a facilitated way of grieving that helps us understand our own and others emotions in new and profound ways.

Redemptorist Renewal Center- 7101 W. Picture Rocks Road. Tucson, AZ

Cost & Registration
$950 includes room, board, and tuition.

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Workshop Facilitators

Ellen Tattelman, MD. Ellen is a family physician committed to compassionate and equitable health care in the context of social justice. She has worked in a community health center seeing patients and teaching residents and medical students in the Bronx for over 40 years. She is the Director of the Division of Education at the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Ellen was trained in the externalization process by Larry and Anne Lincoln and has facilitated grief and loss workshops at Montefiore Medical Center as well as in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Natasha Korshak, ICM. Natasha is an ordained Interfaith Contemplative Minister with an emphasis on contemplative healing, grief processing, and spiritual direction. She has worked in the fields of integrative health care her entire professional career and is the founder of the Sol Center. She is trained in the externalization method by the Larry Lincoln MD & Ann Taylor-Lincoln LPC and was part of their Growth & Transition staff for 10 years.

Stacey Tarquinio, LPC. Stacey believes that healing is an ongoing process and a natural part of living. She has spent her professional life working in the fields of education, behavioral health, and spiritual care. She is trained by the Lincoln’s in the externalization process and has staffed two prior Transforming Grief and Loss Workshops. Stacey lives in Tucson, and currently has a private counseling practice as well as providing chaplaincy services to Jewish patients in local hospitals and hospices.


Oct 20 2023


9:00 am - 8:00 pm


Redemptorist Renewal Center
7101 W. Picture Rocks Road


Sol Center
520-628-YOGA (9642)
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