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 by 2pm. 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
$825 includes room, board, and tuition.
Beth Strauss, LPC: Beth has professional experience as a special education teacher, hospice homecare social worker, and as a core therapist at trauma informed care, inpatient treatment facilities for addiction. She trained with the Lincoln’s and actively staffed their Growth & Transition and related externalization programs around the country. Beth also credits her own significant losses as being her biggest teacher about the sacredness of grief. She is currently in private practice in Tucson, Arizona.
Natasha Korshak, ICM: Natasha is an ordained Interfaith Contemplative Minister with an emphasis on contemplative healing, spiritual direction, and grief processing. 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 Lincoln’s and was part of the Growth & Transition staff until 2018 when they retired their workshop and Transforming Grief & Loss began.
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.