The Faith & Grief Workshop Sessions
Session One – The Healing Power of Story
We explore ways to begin telling your grief story and the spiritual practice of breath meditation.
Session Two – How Grief Affects Us
We focus on how our feelings affect us as we grieve and explore the spiritual practice of journaling.
Session Three – Acknowledging the Feelings
We learn to acknowledge the feelings present in grief and explore spiritual practice of the labyrinth.
Session Four – Continuing the Bond
You have the opportunity to share the stories of your loved one with the group. We explore the use of memory in our grief.
Session Five – Compassion in Grief
We discuss the relationship between compassion and grief, specifically self-compassion. We explore the spiritual practice of the Prayer of Examen.
Session Six – Gift of Lament
We discuss the definition of lament and how to incorporate lament in your journey. We invite participants to create a lament as a spiritual practice in navigating their grief.
Session Seven – Your New World
We focus our discussion on your resilience and finding new meaning in life. We examine integrating activities that promote comfort in our grief journey and the healing prayer of the mandala.
Session Eight – Light in the Divine
This is an interactive commencement service of remembrance and celebration. We mark the end of our time together and celebrate the lives of our loved ones we are grieving.