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The above 6-week course has evolved out of a recognition that so many of my students have come to my writing classes by way of personal loss or grief, and have found solace in coming together as part of a supportive group to write from a place of presence or awareness.
To be clear, the process is not about reliving or wallowing in loss or grief, but in recognizing that we can begin to move through and see beyond the pain of loss and grief by: 1) acknowledging its presence (rather than "just getting on with it" or repressing it), 2) honouring the truth of our experience, and 3) exploring our inner wealth through meditative awareness, creative/reflective writing and supportive discussion. In this way, we can begin to process the pain and free ourselves from its grip, as well as strengthen our capacity to manage effectively the difficulties and complexities of day-to-day life from a place of inner calm or presence.
Such personal loss or grief can come from any number of life experiences, but while the particulars may differ the underlying nature of loss and grief is universal. Therefore, this course is open to anyone who has suffered from loss or grief no matter the specific circumstances. And the loss or grief needn't necessarily stem from any one traumatic life experience. It can, in fact, come from the slow-drip of lifelong loss of trust or innocence, or from an unnamed longing.
All the course details are available in the above graphical image which can be enlarged simply by clicking on it, as noted above.
As the course begins this coming Friday, 25 March, this is a final reminder. If you'd like to join us, or perhaps know others who might be interested in doing so, please click here for registration details. Also, it would be most helpful if you can please send me a quick reply to this email, or telephone or text me, to let me know that you're in the process of registering.
And, as always, please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for your consideration.
With warm regards,