Writing through Grief and Loss - with Ray McGinnis

Writing through Grief and Loss - with Ray McGinnis

Grief is a natural response to the loss or someone or something meaningful ~ a person, a relationship, a job, health, independence, the loss of a deeply held belief or anything else that is emotionally valued. Small losses dot our everyday lives: the runner who pulls a ligament and cannot run; the promotion that went to a less experienced, putting the family pet to sleep; a more aggressive co-worker; thinning hair or a thickening waistline; the longtime friend who won’t speak to you; congregations adjusting to changes in staffing. 

In this confidential and supportive setting you’ll be given a map for   understanding  how writing in a journal can be a helpful companion as you reflect on your own losses.  For some it is helpful to think of this as a workshop to learn how to jot things down about grief and loss. In addition to our own losses, this is a workshop of use to anyone who is a caregiver or a friend or family member, as well as for anyone who gives pastoral care. No previous writing experience necessary.

The fee for this course is $35 (payable at time of registration). Please register by calling the Parish office 604-682-3848, or [email protected] Payment can be made via cheque made out to Christ Church Cathedral or with cash. Full refunds for cancellations will be processed up to 48hrs prior to the event.

Please bring a pen & paper with you to the workshop. There will be an hour break for lunch; please be prepared to bring a lunch or choose from many local options as lunch is not provided.

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