Good Grief: Practice for Practitioners 2020

Good Grief: Practice for Practitioners with Topaz Weis, REACE
As the traumatic news and events of daily life become a larger part of the global human experience, the weight of personal and collective loss and grief held in our bodies can stop us from feeling fully alive. Grief requires our attention. How do we, as caring practitioners, personally attend to the tasks of living with our own experience of loss/grief and remain present while working with a traumatized clientele? Art is one answer. Art can be the container for our experience and provide color, expression and clarity in a time when life feels heavy and dull. Art-making can give voice to our grief, lighten our hearts and bring the clarity of boundaries needed to not fall into the pit of countertransference. In this workshop, we will utilize guided visualization, embodied movement techniques, writing, visual art-making and ritual to unearth our personal inventory of loss, identify the evolution of our post traumatic growth and become more aware of where our hidden triggers still lay in wait.

Queen Track
Friday, March 27, 2020
2:30 – 6PM
3 CEs
Room 103
Presentation #25

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