About This Workshop
There are so many ways in which we experience loss, yet many of us exist in cultures without resonant practices to midwife us through our grief and complicated feelings.
Some examples of loss:
- A death
- The end of a relationship
- The emergence of a disability or chronic health condition
- Transitioning to a more right-fit identity
- A different relationship to faith
- The close of a chapter in life
When trauma was involved in a relationship or chapter of life, we may struggle alone because our authentic range of feelings don't have a place to be honestly expressed and honored.
Our grief, along with anger and despair, engulfs us when loss is a result of systemic injustice.
And, any kind of loss is compounded by the impact of marginalization & devaluation.
Some transitions in life are freeing and celebratory, and yet even freeing transitions can have elements of loss.
When we make space for grief even in happiness, we become able to enter more wholeheartedly into our new lives.
Carl Jung spoke of ritual as the bridge between the the chapter of life that is closing, and the new chapter we are entering.
Using the medium of collage, I’ll walk you gently through listening to what your soul needs to express in its grief.
We’ll turn this into a powerful practice to ground and support you through loss.
Since grief is a process, you'll be able to come back to this ritual on your own as many times as feels right to you.
If the loss you are grieving is a loved one (human or animal), there will be support for continuing your relationship with them as an ancestor who remains, in some ways, more intimately connected in death than in life.