We live our human lives in a constant state of celebrations and mournings for that which we love. And yet many of us have been taught to stay away from the grief and the mourning around our losses. In North America we often believe that we are supposed to grieve alone, rather than burdening others with our sadness. In contrast to this belief, in neurobiological reality, our grief is richest when we are able to grieve together.
In this 4 week series beginning on Nov 22, we will have a chance to explore our grief in a safely held container.
The safety of holding will be by Kristin Masters, a certified NVC trainer who appreciate the power and beauty of grief in community..She has led many grief gatherings and workshops over the past 10 years, all with very positive feedback. Kristin Masters has approached grief and mourning through the lenses of NVC, Living Compassion (work of Robert Gonzales), Work that Reconnects (work of Joanna Macy) and 10 years of singing at bedsides with Threshold Choir. Accompanying her wife/life partner through terminal brain cancer to the end of her life 3.5 years ago tested her previous 'knowing' into a whole new dimension of dealing with loss.