Narra Lab: Grief

By Posted in - Workshops on November 19th, 2017 Writing for Wellbeing with Elaine Konopka
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14:30 - 17:00

Centre Wild Flower



“There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.”

     –Lou Reed


There is no life without loss. It’s a small dark kernel embedded in every desire, a shadow born of the light of love.

Grief is the state we pass through when we deal with loss. Grief gets a bad rap. We rush through it, or wallow in it, or avoid it completely. Often we think we’re doing it all wrong, as though there were rules, as though there were a “normal” or “right” way to grieve.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, autumn is the season of lungs and sorrow, of turning your focus inward, of letting go. What better time, then, to bring your loss to the table? The home you left, the job that ended, the relationship that didn’t work out, the longtime dream you finally let go of, the someone who died and left a hole that you’re wondering how you’ll fill.

On Sunday, November 19th, you are most welcome to come and use the act of writing to explore the impact of loss on your life, whatever you are grieving and wherever you may be in that process. We will write, not just about loss, but about life. You do not need any special writing skills. It’s not a therapy session, and it’s not a creative writing workshop, though you may find yourself using a metaphor or two.

If you want to stay through dusk and breathe, after the Narra Lab there will be a Breath Lab, featuring exercises to strengthen your lungs and open the area of the heart. You can come to one or the other, or join us for both. There will be tea and cookies.



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