"Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all."
About The living With Loss Circle
Loss can be painful, confusing and disorienting. There are times when we all need comfort and care. This small, supportive group is for anyone dealing with the grief that arises with the loss of a loved one, difficult transitions, and other life circumstances.
This intimate group provides a safe environment to share and meet feelings such as sorrow, loneliness, and regret and live with greater peace, hope and happiness when nourished by precious memories.
The Living with Loss Circle is a unique approach that helps transform moments of suffering into lasting peace and wellbeing. This supportive and compassionate group is based in contemplative practices such as mindfulness, meditation, deep listening, and heart-full reflection.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Companionship: We will journey together down this path of mystery and disbelief, anger and sadness, to gain a clearer perspective of life as it is for us right at this moment. As we acknowledge what is felt and what is needed, we will relax into the mutual support and respect of fellow travelers.
- Authentic Support: Trusting that everyone has the right to be silent and that everyone has the right to be heard, we will listen deeply to one another. Together we will cultivate a compassionate space to help us open into deeper insight and grace, and to lean into our inner wisdom courageously.
- Healing Journey: Throughout these eight gatherings, we'll discover a growing steadiness, peace of heart and mind, while traversing this rocky terrain called loss. Our stories will be witnessed, honored, and protected. We will carry with us the supportive aids of mindfulness, wisdom, compassion, and friendship so valuable to our healing and personal growth.
COME AS YOU ARE:
Anyone living with recent or past loss is welcome. Previous experience in mindfulness practice is not necessary.
WHEN AND HOW WE MEET
This group meets every second Saturday of the month from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and runs for eight consecutive sessions. The following are the upcoming dates for the current 2017 Summer - Fall Series: June 24, July 8, July 22, Aug 12, Aug 26, Sep 9, Sep 23, Oct 14.
A CARING COMMITMENT
Having the ongoing support of others is precious. We are all healing together. Our presence holds a beautiful and profound potential for mutual healing. We ask that each participant make a heartfelt commitment to attend each session to the best of their ability.
MUTUAL SUPPORT AND GENEROSITY
Rooted In Mindfulness offers all of its programs in the spirit of mutual support and generosity to best meet the needs of our greater community. Similarly, The Living With Loss Circle is supported by the generosity of its participants.
You will have the opportunity to offer a tax-deductible donation (Dana) during each meeting.
HOW TO REGISTER
Registration is required since the group is limited to about ten participants.
Our current class is full but we are accepting applications for a WAITLIST and for the next session.
Begin registration for this group by following the link below. Please fill out the short registration form, and the group facilitators will contact you.
Once registration is received, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and determine if this program feels right for you in this time of healing and growth.