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Going Deeper:

A guided therapeutic book club to reflect and connect

The Details
 

Where: Virtually - Zoom + one in-person gathering in Seattle (TBA)

When:   Mondays 3:00pm-4:30pm (PDT) May 13th, May 20th, June 3rd, June 10th.

             *With an in-person grief gather on Saturday June 22nd (optional)

Cost:    $155 for the four-week gathering

Limited to 14 participants 

This is a four-week guided book club for fellow grievers and seeker to gather and dive more deeply into the text of a selected author. Together we'll explore the themes and insights presented in the text. At the end of the 4-weeks, there will be an in-person gathering, to connect and participate in grief ritual on Saturday, June 22nd in Seattle, WA.

 

Each week we will read a few chapters (about 50 pages a week) for discussion. Our groups will begin with a short grounding meditation, followed by several prompts distilled from the reading to encourage open discussion. 

I will strive to help you apply the wisdom found in the book to your daily life. Through our sessions, I'll offer guidance for practices that can help you cultivate greater awareness, compassion, and inner peace. 

 

These gatherings will be a respectful container of discourse where everyone feels safe to share their thoughts and feelings. By reflecting together, we can reach the depths of our own inner revelations. Whether we agree or disagree with each other, we can learn from one another perceptive and grow together.

The Book Club
 

The Book
 

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The book we will be diving into is one of my all time favorites, The Wild Edge of Sorrow, by Francis Weller. 

 

In The Wild Edge of Sorrow, psychotherapist Francis Weller provides an essential guide for navigating the deep waters of sorrow and loss in this lyrical yet practical handbook for mastering the art of grieving. Weller reveals the new vitality we may encounter when we welcome, rather than fear, the pain of loss. Through moving personal stories, poetry, and insightful reflections he leads us into the central energy of sorrow, and to the profound healing and heightened communion with each other and our planet that reside alongside it.


Those who work with people in grief, who have experienced the loss of a loved one, who mourn the ongoing destruction of our planet, or who suffer the accumulated traumas of a lifetime will appreciate the discussion of obstacles to successful grief work such as privatized pain, lack of communal rituals, a pervasive feeling of fear, and a culturally restrictive range of emotion. Weller highlights the intimate bond between grief and gratitude, sorrow and intimacy. In addition to showing us that the greatest gifts are often hidden in the things we avoid, he offers powerful tools and rituals and a list of resources to help us transform grief into a force that allows us to live and love more fully."



Please note: this is not a therapy group or support group, and is not intended to replace therapy or support groups. 

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