Personal Grief: Breaking Open our Hearts + Learning to Walk with Grief

Starts
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
09:00 am
America/Denver
End Time
1:00 pm
Number of sessions/meetings
1
Official training hours
4.0 hours
Format
Online training
Address

United States

Main Topic
Other
Short description
Breaking our Hearts Open + Learning to Walk with Personal Grief is a stand alone mini-retreat or can be combined with the mini retreat on Collective Grief: Breaking Open Our Hearts with Each Other, offered the following week.

"We are remade in times of grief, broken apart and reassembled.” ~ Francis Wheeler

These are times of great loss - of beloved ones, co-workers, cherished leaders, identity, relationships, financial, and many other losses. Slow down and be with others who are also experiencing the complexity of grief during this time.

In working with our own personal grief and loss, we will practice tzimtzum, contracting in order to slow down. We will explore a deeper, authentic conversation within ourselves of our own experience of our “Silent Lonely Void” and our mourning process. This deep listening process will help us name and hold opposites that are involved in our loss, such as holding both our brokenness and wholeness and holding inner + outer needs at the same time.

Experience both a compassionate presence with your grief process, awaking your “resonant self”, along with accompaniment with others who have a shared reality of loss.
Offered by
English
Contact Email
[email protected]
Contact Phone Number
7202802170
Description

Personal Grief:  Breaking Open our Hearts + Learning to Walk with Grief

A Mini-retreat-like experience with others who are experiencing loss

Note:  There are two separate mini-retreats on personal grief and collective grief.  You can attend one of these or both.

"We are remade in times of grief, broken apart and reassembled."  Francis Wheeler


In walking with our personal grief, we experience a Tragic Gap of where we are this moment and who we are becoming.   In between it can feel like a void - or luminary space of not knowing.   We will explore how to make our way through the “Silent Lonely Void”.  Reb Zlaman taught that this is a place we each “crawl into . . . in order to just let your wounds be alone….because you can’t stand to be around and be vulnerable.  But being invulnerable also means not to be in contact.” 

Using Kabbalah teachings, and Practices of Nonviolent Communication, and Courage & Renewal, you will experience a brave & trustworthy space to explore your own questions without having to find “the” answer. 

In working with our own personal grief and loss, we will practice tzimtzum, contracting in order to slow down.  In this contemplative retreat, time and invitation is given for you to slow down and connect with your own spirit/soul.  What are you longing for?  What stage of grief are you in and what needs would support this stage of grief?

what is your own experience of this "Silent Lonely Void" of your mourning process?  We will explore a deeper, authentic conversation within ourselves, and with generous listening, hear the experiences of others experiences in our Circle.    This deep listening process will help us name and hold opposites that are involved in our loss, such as holding both our brokenness and wholeness and inner + outer needs.  Experience both a compassionate presence with your grief process, awaking your “resonant self”,  along with accompaniment with others who have a shared reality of loss.

This invitational work will help you find your own wisdom and hear the collective wisdom of the group through individual reflection, small group or pairs interaction, an virtual walk & talk with another via phone, and sharing into our circle.  This creative use of zoom will allow us to join together, take intentional contemplative breaks, a lovely outside lunch break, and weave back into our circle. This is a trauma informed event, provides you with choice and has an invitational focus for all activities.

The sponsor of this retreat is Kabbalah Experience, so use the link for the event and scroll down until you find it.  You do not have to know anything about Jewish Mysticism to participate. 

Options for payment is to pay what you can or you can become a member and take other Kabbalah Experience classes this summer.