Grief and Loss
January 13, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Join us on this home retreat focusing on grief and loss. We will look at stories that explore ways in which we may embrace this grief, particularly our own, with intention and openness. Participants engage with the stories through creative writing, meditations, sharing, and exercises, in groups and individually.
The final session will provide an opportunity for participants to share a creative response with the group.
The online sessions are held over zoom for five two-hour sessions over three days, but the expectation is that you will be devoting your weekend to various activities related to the topic. Please be sure to visit the overview here:
The online sessions will be:
Friday, 13 Jan, 2023
2-4 pm EST / 8-10 pm CET
Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 Jan, 2023
9-11 am EST / 3-5 pm CET (both days)
2-4 pm EST / 8-10 pm CET (both days)
Class size is limited to 15 to ensure the best experience. The total fee for all sessions is $225 USD. A limited number of scholarships are available; contact us if you wish to apply.
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.