Join us in this six-week program focusing on grief as it manifests years after the loss. We encounter stories that explore ways in which we may move forward through life, embracing and transforming historic grief and loss. We explore our relationship with our ancestors, the gifts received from them, and how we wish to honor them. Participants engage with the stories through creative writing, meditations, sharing, and exercises, in groups and individually. The final week provides an opportunity for participants to share their own creative responses with the group.
The six-week sessions meet on Tuesdays from 1 November through 6 December. The sessions are held over zoom beginning at 12:30 pm Eastern US / 6:30 pm European time, and run for two hours. Adjustments will be made for Daylight Savings Time.
Class size is limited to 15 to ensure the best experience. The fee for all six sessions is $225 USD. A limited number of scholarships are available; contact us for details.
Part of the "Journey into Dying and Living" series, where we explore Dying and Living through storytelling, creative exercises, and meditations.
Rebecca Lemaire is a versatile Belgian-British storyteller and is currently based in the South of Spain. She has performed and given workshops at international festivals, in a prison, yoga schools, Tibetan monasteries, theatres, and libraries. She tells stories about grief and death to open the conversation and help with healing. She is a Reiki healer and is an active participant in the group ‘Vivir y Morir’ in Spain, in which the taboo about death is overcome through discussions, practical and spiritual preparation, movies, poetry, and stories. In Spain, she gives introductory courses in storytelling skills for teenagers and adults in person and online. She often uses sound (Indian flute, kalimba, voice, and frame drum) to give depth to the stories she tells.
Maggid Jim Brulé is a transformational storyteller, death doula, Reiki healer, and the founder of Transformational Storytelling, of which this series is a part. He also works with organizations and communities to bring the power of storytelling to healing the fractures which so often divide us around race, class, faith tradition, and culture. Jim believes that the right story told in the right way with an open heart can heal wounds and change lives.
Date & Time
Tue, Nov 1, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM