Next event:  August 24, 2024 - ONLINE
The Influence of Embedded Religious Beliefs
in End-of-Life Mystical Experiences

Grief as a Mystical Journey:
Sacred Practices for Turning Loss into Light


Educational, Therapeutic and Spiritual Support Tools
for Bereaved Individuals and Bereavement Professionals

"Pain that is not transformed will be transmitted"  - Fr. Richard Rohr

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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, 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."
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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

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Facilitated by Dr. Terri Daniel

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Terri is an inter-spiritual hospice chaplain, grief counselor and end-of-life educator certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling and in family-focused grief therapy by The Portland Institute. 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 meaning and healing through meditative, ritual and therapeutic processes that focus on inner transformation rather than external events. She is also an adjunct instructor in thanatology and chaplaincy at Marian University,  the University of Maryland and the Graduate Theological Union, and the founder of The Conference on Death, Grief and Belief,  and the Ask Doctor Death podcast. Over the years Terri has helped hundreds of people learn to live, die and grieve more consciously. Her work is acclaimed by hospice professionals, spiritual seekers, counselors, theologians, and academics worldwide. She is also the author of four books on death, grief and the afterlife.

Terri has a BA in Religious Studies from Marylhurst University, an MA in Pastoral Care from Fordham University, and a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the San Francisco Theological Seminary.  Click HERE  for Terri's CV and academic credentials.