Managing Loss and Grief
During the Holiday Season
An Interactive, Experiential Workshop
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Hosted by The City of Lake Oswego
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), your grief can be more difficult and your sadness more pronounced during the Winter holidays. We all respond to that sadness in different ways, and methods of coping can span a vast spectrum. Some choose to skip the holidays altogether, abandoning traditional family customs that are painful reminders of holidays past. Others continue -- and enhance -- those traditions by including departed loved ones in new rituals specifically designed to bring their presence into the festivities.
In this workshop, we will explore a variety of experiential tools for working with loss, trauma, grieving in community and multi-cultural, spiritual practices for deep inner work, including guided meditation, art therapy processes, and sacred ceremony for moving the “stuck” energy of grief out of our bodies and into a more spacious, more ventilated emotional landscape.
The workshop is based on Dr. Terri Daniel's popular GRIEF AS A MYSTICAL JOURNEY workshops, which are designed to help participants move toward internal transformation rather than focusing on external events.
In this workshop you will experience:
Art and music therapy
Multi-cultural loss and grief practices
Guided meditations and journeys
Heart-healing ceremonies and rituals
Grieving in community
Dr. Terri Daniel, CT, CCTP is an interfaith hospice chaplain, certified trauma professional and end-of-life educator certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Her workshops help the dying and the bereaved find healing through meditative, ceremonial and therapeutic processes, and her work is acclaimed by physicians, psychologists and educators for its ability to help grieving individuals discover a more spiritually-spacious understanding of loss and bereavement.
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, and is the founder of the Ask Doctor Death podcast and The Conference on Death, Grief and Belief. Watch THIS VIDEO for a peek at some of Terri's teachings on grief.