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Grief Winter Weekends

March 13 @ 11:00 - March 14 @ 17:00


Dear one(s), “Grief is a door to vitality”

One of our dreams is that mourning becomes more welcome and “normal,” at home and also e.g. at work. That we learn how to support ourselves and the people around us, so that grieving brings us closer together and we don’t stay alone with it.

“Behind your grief is your love. If you mourn, it’s because you love.”

Each weekend will be all about learning and sharing together,  welcoming life and growing our own personal relationship with mourning.
We consider grief to be a very important part of life, and yet so few of us have actually learned about it. Grief is not just about the loss of a loved one, but involves any unwanted change or loss in our life. Here are a few examples we have heard during past workshops:
the end of a relationship
physical/emotional distance with someone or people I care about
loss of housing / home move
unmet needs in my childhood
the inner critic I live with
loss of health / illness
loss of job
loss of hope (e.g. concerning the environment or racism)

Most of us know loss, sadness, grief and yet very few of us have ever learned how to mourn. We do not learn that unpleasant emotions and pain have a very important role in our lives. What we do learn is to put our pain to the side and continue on with life,  as if everything is “normal” when it is all but that. We hide our tears for ourselves and others, while  sharing our pain can actually be healing and help us find back our joy for life.

A few themes and practices that we will address:
tools to deal with your own mourning due to loss or change in your life
the wisdom and meaning of emotional pain and how grief functions
what holds us back from grieving
the difference between pain and suffering
how celebrating and mourning are interconnected
building support that really helps when you mourn
supporting others with little or big mourning
practicing and connecting in duets & trios
body connection
group sharing
a down-to-earth ritual that brings acknowledgment of your loss

From the trainers, Mirjam Schulpen and Cara Crisler:
“Next to our personal experience with mourning, our 20+ years of supporting others to be with and benefit from their emotions and needs gives us great satisfaction and pleasure. We look forward to giving you inspiration and practical tools (deriving from Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication model and others) that you can apply and move in the direction of vitality.”
To register, please send an email to ln.ne1614617621pluhc1614617621smajr1614617621im@of1614617621ni1614617621 with: your full name, the date of the weekend you wish to join, any questions you may have. We will then reply with further information and a payment request (€250).
Learn more about the trainers by clicking on our names above (our websites) and visiting our joint website’s in the media page.


March 13 @ 11:00
March 14 @ 17:00
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