Being with Grief: How Mindfulness, Self-compassion, and Nature Connection can help us to live with our pain
There are some pains that cannot be taken away. The grief we feel when we lose someone or something of great significance to us may be overwhelming and prompt a desperate search to find a way out of the suffering we are experiencing. But no matter how hard we try; we cannot make it better.
In this 3 hour on-line retreat we will offer practices and a ritual that can help us to find freedom in our suffering. This approach based on mindfulness, self-compassion, and nature connection will help us to find a way of being with our pain that lessens its intensity as we experience compassion, a greater sense of meaning, and deep, heart-felt connection.
Radhule Weininger, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, and teacher of Buddhist meditation and Buddhist psychology. She is mentored by Jack Kornfield in her teaching and by Joanna Macy in her interest in Engaged Buddhism. Her book ” Heartwork: The Path of Self-Compassion “, with a foreword by Jack Kornfield published by Shambala Publications. Website: www.radhuleweiningerphd.com
Michael Kearney, MD, is a physician with over 40 years’ experience in palliative care. He is the medical director of the palliative care team at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. His latest book entitled “The Nest in The Stream: Lessons From Nature on Being with Pain,” offers an ecological model of self-care and resilience. Website: www.michaelkearneymd.com
Alexis Slutzky, MFT is a mentor, educator, guide and facilitator whose work supports cultural restoration through listening and mindfulness practices, nature connection, grief tending, dream work and community ritual. Alexis holds a Master’s Degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in depth psychology, is Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University and offers programs, retreats and one-on-one mentoring. She is currently based in Santa Barbara, CA. Website: www.WildBelonging.com
This event will be utilizing the Zoom video conferencing platform. After you register, you’ll receive an email with the Zoom information. You’ll be provided a link to access video and dial-in number that will allow you to join by phone if preferred. The Zoom info will also show this page (if you are logged in to your InsightLA account).
We will also be teaching on April 19th 2-5pm: Tending Our Grief. Both workshops work in conjunction with each other and for the best cumulative effect we encourage you to attend both (not required).