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Grief and Loss
March 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Join us on this six-week program focusing on grief and loss. We will look at stories that explore ways in which we may move between the living and the dead, embrace grief, and transform loss. Participants will engage with the stories through creative writing, meditations, sharing, and exercises, in groups and individually. The final week will provide an opportunity for participants to share their own creations with the group.
The six-week session meets at Noon Eastern US / 6 pm European time for two hours. Adjustments will be made for Daylight Savings Time.
Class size is limited to 15 to ensure the best experience. The fee is $120 USD, with a limited number of reduced spots at $60 USD. Supporters can pay $150 USD to help fund the reduced spots; in gratitude, Rebecca and Jim will schedule a special hour for supporters following the conclusion of the program.
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.