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WHEN GRIEF ISN'T GRIEF: A Closer Look at Healing from Loss

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Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home

1811 Ashland Street

Ashland, OR 97520

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When grief isn't grief, what is it?

Bring your openness and curiosity as we dive into this tender topic in an unconventional way.

Like looking at a completed puzzle, we may see grief as one solid picture. We may forget grief is actually made up of many smaller pieces: a range of feelings, thoughts, needs, beliefs, memories, expectations, regrets, hopes and more.

The WHEN GRIEF ISN'T GRIEF workshop is about dismantling the pieces of the puzzle in order to let the light shine through. It's about taking a closer look at what we are experiencing, and about finding ways to either tend to or let go of what we discover.


Drawing upon useful tools from NVC (non-violent communication, developed my Marshall Rosenberg), we will identify various emotions and the met or unmet needs that activate them. We will then explore how the death of a loved one can bring unmet needs to the surface, and how this physical loss invites us to find new ways to meet these needs on our path of healing.

We will also take a closer look at the puzzle by becoming more aware of where our feelings, thoughts, and needs come from. Which beliefs inform how we respond to death and loss? Which ideas about grief have we decided are true? How does where we focus our attention and energy impact the pieces of the puzzle?

WHEN GRIEF ISN'T GRIEF is an experiential workshop. You'll be invited to consider your own emotional experiences and explore your own inner world. All exercises will be optional, though encouraged.


(Yes, the LAUGHING MATTERS workshop is before this one for a reason! Please consider attending that one if you can, though it's not required).

To learn more about Jen's perspective on grief and loss, please visit her website for audio interviews and articles.


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Please bring your water bottle if you have one so that we use fewer resources. Thanks!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

jmathews1123@gmail.com or 802-318-6901

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There are no printed tickets. Please register using your name when you arrive.

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Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home

1811 Ashland Street

Ashland, OR 97520

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