So much loss in a human life! From break-ups and divorce, job loss and retirement, moving house, empty nest, growing old, ill health and, of course, death - where can we honor these things that break our hearts?
The Good Grief Group is not a traditional support group, nor is it group therapy. We gather in a circle, loosely based on Native American Councils, and after a time to center ourselves body and mind, we pass around a Talking Stick and either talk (or not talk) about whatever is weighing us down. What makes our group different from therapy is that when you hold the Stick you talk out loud to the center of the circle, you can hear yourself think out loud. It is speech without reaction from others - even passing a tissue is frowned upon because it breaks a person’s concentration and makes them aware of those others. The lights are dim, the others are silent witnesses, and the speaker can speak freely. Whatever is said is held in confidence.
Facilitated by Alison Cameron, trained yoga and meditation teacher, who guides as a 'compassionate helper.’ Let Alison Cameron guide you in a compassionate exploration of how to grieve our sorrows together. From telling your story in a sacred circle through to the final guided meditation and closing ritual, you will leave comforted, supported and heard.
For more information, please contact Alison at (562) 522-8248 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org