Grief as a Mystical Journey®
Sacred Practices for Turning Loss into Light
Unique Experiential Workshops
Addressing the Intersection of Spirituality and Grief
Offered Worldwide by Dr. Terri Daniel, CT, CCTP
"Pain that is not transformed will be transmitted" - Fr. Richard Rohr
If you are mourning the death of a loved one or a loss of any kind (including divorce, job loss, pet loss or any major life transition), join us in a rare learning environment that provides unique healing tools not found in traditional counseling or support group settings.
The Grief as a Mystical Journey workshop helps participants move toward internal transformation rather than focusing on external events. Our educational and therapeutic processes include guided meditation, art & music therapy, family dynamic mapping, interactive group work and sacred ceremony for moving the “stuck” energy of grief out of our bodies and into a more spacious, more ventilated emotional landscape.
Thank you for breaking open our grieving hearts and calling back the lost parts of our souls. You guided as back to ourselves. As a sacred community, we healed each other and ourselves."
Kathy Werner-Leap, Mental Health NP,
Santa Rosa, CA.
"Grief shakes us loose from our spiritual lethargy and creates a wound that is far more than a wound. It is an opening to a higher awareness that can lead to greater peace in life, and also in death." -- Terri Daniel
What you will experience during the workshop:
. Multi-cultural teachings and practices
. Exploration of cosmologies and theologies related to loss
. Family dynamic mapping
. Guided meditations & journeys
. Art therapy processes
. Heart-healing ceremonies and rituals
. Interactive group work
You will learn to:
. Accept and embrace impermanence
. Work with the natural ebb and flow of human experience
. Understand loss, pain, contraction and expansion
. Develop practices for re-opening a wounded heart
. Create personal healing rituals to honor the grief journey
. Find gratitude and grace in life again
"This workshop will change your life. It's an opportunity to dive deeply into the pains of the heart, and the ceremonies create a sense of healing that is both palpable in the body and invigorating to the soul. Being held with comfort, love, insightful guidance, and fierceness offers is an ideal combination of skills for confronting and transforming grief and loss."
Gary Pelzner R.N., Lic.Ac.
San Anselmo, CA
Facilitated by Dr. Terri Daniel
Terri is an interfaith chaplain, certified clinical trauma professional and end-of-life educator certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling and in trauma counseling by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. The focus of her work is to assist dying and grieving individuals to discover a more spiritually-spacious understanding of death and beyond.
Terri conducts workshops throughout the U.S. to help the dying and the bereaved find healing through meditative, ritual and therapeutic processes that focus on inner transformation rather than external events. Her work is acclaimed by physicians, hospice workers, grief counselors, clergy and the bereaved for its pinpoint clarity on the process of dying and grieving, and its heartfelt depiction of consciousness beyond the physical body.
Terri's interest in the journey of the soul through birth and death began at age 12, when she began experiencing non-ordinary realities that sparked a lifelong interest in following a spiritual path But it wasn't until the death of her 16 year-old son in 2006 that she immersed herself in studying multi-cultural religious traditions and metaphysical practices that help the dying and the grieving to view their experiences through a mystical lens. Her teaching incorporates elements of Buddhism, Shamanism, African grief rituals, Judeo-Christian mysticism, ancient Celtic practices and other spiritual traditions to break down limiting beliefs about forgiveness, divine judgment and negative experience.
Terri has a BA in Religious Studies from Marylhurst University, an MA in Pastoral Care from Fordham University, and a DMin in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is the author of four books on death, grief and the afterlife:
. A Swan in Heaven: Conversations Between Two Worlds
. Embracing Death: A New Look at Grief, Gratitude and God
. Turning the Corner on Grief Street
. Grief and God: When Religion Does More Harm Than Healing
She is also the founder of the Afterlife Education Foundation and producer of the annual Conference on Death and Afterlife Studies.
Click HERE for Terri's CV and academic credentials.