Loving, Dying, and Letting Go
May 9, 2019, 10-3pm, Cost: $175
For registration and contact information: Anne Murphy (email@example.com, 651-964-9128) & Mary Ann Boe (firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-303-0744)
Have you recently experienced grief due to death or the loss of an important relationship? Are you a caretaker working with the bereaved? Do you wonder what it means to face your own death or the death of those you love? If so, this workshop is for you. This five-hour workshop focus on key themes present in Amy Wright Glenn’s book Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go.
Module topics include:
- What does it mean to love? How is attachment formed? What are the various types of love known in human experience? How do you love? Who do you love?
- What does it mean to die? How do various world traditions approach the topic of dying? When have you known death? What are your hopes and fears?
- How can we love fully in a world of letting go? What does it mean to hold space for loss? How do you work with the energies of fear? How can we embody healthy attachment and reconciliation to loss?
- Participants will be asked to integrate knowledge from personal experiences around loss and share some of their own reflections on what it means to love, die, and let go given their own specific life circumstance, relationship context, work etc. Participants will be encouraged to work with the energy of fear, transform the energies of hurt, and move forward in loving, dying, and letting go with great courage.