Easing Grief with the Warmth of Self-Compassion

Online workshops with Christine Longaker, renowned American author of the ground breaking book on palliative care, 'Facing Death, Finding Hope'. A series of 4 workshops beginning 20 March to 19 June by Zoom, 2.5 hours per session.

We feel the future dissolving in our hands.
We’ve lost the ability to be present with those we love.
There’s the insecurity of our own vulnerable health.
Friends or family may face death alone, and we are not there.
We were not able to say a good good-bye.
The bottom may be falling out on so many levels.

Grief is a natural response when someone close to us dies, yet often we are completely unprepared for the intense feelings and chaos that are unleashed. After someone has died, we long to find ways to show our love, or heal the relationship, but don’t know how. There are three things I’ve learned that help to ease grief: first – connection; second - finding a refuge; and third - having compassion for yourself. No matter how long ago your loved one has gone, here are meaningful tools that can support you emotionally, physically and spiritually.

The series of 4 workshops includes:

  • The natural process of grief
  • Methods for healing the relationship and saying good-bye
  • The spiritual dimension of death
  • Continuing bonds
  • Finding a refuge or source of peace 
  • 4 strengths that help us handle and transform suffering
  • Self-compassion meditations 
  • Spiritual practices for supporting the deceased

 
A series of 4 workshops, each two and a half hours, from March - June.

Time:

6.00 - 8.30 pm  Australian Eastern Summer Time 

3.00 – 5.30 pm  Hong Kong Time

8.00 – 10.30 am  Central European Time

Dates:

Sat. 20 March

Sat. 17 April

Sat. 15 May

Sat. 19 June

 

Christine Longaker is author of “Facing Death and Finding Hope”, published in 9 languages. She has forty years’ experience training Palliative Care professionals in contemplative approaches to end-of-life care, and she’s experienced the death of two partners. Currently, Christine is writing and teaching on resilience, forgiveness and self-compassion, and guiding open meditations every Sunday on zoom.

Read more at www.christinelongaker.com.

Fee: $160 full, $100 concession.
 

Especially in these times, no one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay. If you would like to attend and are experiencing financial difficulty please email the co-ordinator, Marianne Gizycki, mariannegizycki@gmail.com.
 

When
March 20th, 2021 12:00 AM through June 19th, 2021 12:00 AM
Event Fee(s)
Full fee $ 160.00
Concession fee $ 100.00

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