The Other Deepest Thing...
Updated: Apr 16, 2019
Alison Cameron runs the Good Grief Group and offers private yoga lessons. She was inspired to create the Group when she needed a place to grieve and couldn't find the type of support she was searching for.
Alison specializes in providing a warm, supportive space where people can be heard without judgment, looks, or interference of any kind. She likes that the Good Grief Group is inclusive, structured, and incorporates a talking circle, meditation, and a closing ritual.
While it is based on the idea of Native American circles, the Good Grief Group itself is unique because it specifically deals with grief of all kinds, not just the grief related to death. It addresses the grief associated with all the losses of life, from small to big, with no time limit as sometimes, the greatest sorrows occur in childhood.
The Group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Each month offers its own sorrows with reminders of special holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and so on. Alison feels it’s important to look ahead to when you may be blindsided and plan to attend a meeting. No commitment is necessary; come once, every month, or as often as your heart desires.
“Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.”
-Naomi Shibab Nye.