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Circle of Trust® mini retreat: Facing into our Grief

Circle of Trust® mini retreat: Facing into our Grief

Elaine Sullivan and Jean Richardson
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Details & Online Registration

Program information

Wednesday, April 14th from 5-6:30pm ET

People don’t feel like they have a right to grieve… A year into this, the losses are piling up.  I just had this conversation in my office when this person said, “I can’t complain about my grief, because people have it worse.” But we have to correct that thinking. Your grief is your grief. You can’t compare it to other people. 

Lisa S. Zoll, as quoted in the New York Times, March 15, 2021  

We have collectively come through a very difficult year, one that we could not have imagined 12 months ago. It has been filled with loss, sadness, disappointment and grief. We have each held this time differently in our lives. For all of us, there has been a measure of grief as headlined in the New York Times article authored by Tara Parker-Pope,  “It’s OK to Grieve for the Small Losses of a Lost Year.”  

Join Elaine Sullivan and Jean Richardson as we explore “the work of grieving” as we sit in silence, journal and share in a safe and trustworthy space called a Circle of Trust®. We’ll sit with the questions, How are we called to listen to our broken hearts? Where does healing begin?

About your Facilitators:

Elaine Sullivan is a nationally recognized advocate of holistic wellness. Her experience includes years of teaching, counseling, psychotherapy, workshops, lecturing, and program development. From decades of work, Elaine began to recognize the deep mystery and power of mind, body, and spirit connection.

Dr. Jean M. Richardson has spent her past two decades working in retreat centers. Jean is a trained facilitator of the Center for Courage and Renewal, an ordained Presbyterian minister, an experienced program and workshop facilitator.

Pricing: Kirkridge is committed to providing heartfelt and generous programming that is available to all.  And we need your help to continue doing so.  The cost of providing this program is approximately $20 per person. Please support this program if you are able. We will be grateful if you could contribute an additional amount to help cover the costs of others and as always, all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

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