Our very own Melody LeBaron is co-facilitating a retreat to serve those who’ve endured a loss. Have you—or the clients you work with—ever
- suffered a loss so cataclysmic it divided your life into a “before” and “after?”
- spent entire days numb—or longing for what was?
- felt disoriented, disconnected, alone, stuck, unable to fully articulate the ache inside?
- received family or social pressure to “get over it?”
Loss is part of the human experience, yet few of us fully grieve. We’re taught our grief should be private, linear, time limited. After a major loss, we’re expected to bounce back after a month or two, a year at most. For the bereaved, the second year after a loss is often harder than the first—yet we’re pressured to present a normal face to the world.
But what if we accepted grief as a normal part of life? What if we trusted that grief, fully experienced and integrated, would revitalize our bodies and lives? What if you had Grief Guides, who could create a “sudden” community of grievers, to help you give voice to your grief—and allow it to give you its gifts?
Grief is feral; it does not come on demand. But grief can be welcomed, integrated, and transformed within a sacred space formed by an intentional community. Join us in November as we use stories, music, journaling, movement, art and ritual to integrate grief.
Join our Sacred Grief Retreat
November 11 – 13, 2016
Dahlonega Spa Resort, Dahlonega GA
This Heart-Broken Open Retreat is for you if you are:
- a care giver, therapist, coach, health or wellness practitioner
- experiencing any kind of loss: bereavement, divorce, financial/job/home loss
- dealing with a trauma, diagnosis, or illness
- healing from old wounds
- grieving for the devastation of our precious planet and her people
- feeling stuck, sad, or lonely
For more information: http://joycedillon.com/griefandlossretreat.html