MTN March Event: Grief, Creativity and Nature in honoring those who have passed

Event Description:

Come join us as we share some of our experiences of death and loss, and unique ways we honor them through ritual. The discussion includes the role of nature and creativity. Karen will share her experience of a memorial service at a park. She was invited to facilitate a Celebration of Life in a park near a lake last summer. The woman who passed was an avid outdoor enthusiast. Her family and friends wanted to honor her by celebrating her life in nature.

Kyoko will share her experience of being with her husband’s living and dying, and how she continued to care for him after his death through stages of ceremonies. When he died, her grief seemed unbearable and unending to her. During this period, she journaled, and with encouragement of her friend Linda Bergh, she painted, expressing her complex emotions. Several years after his death she published a chapbook, Wings above the Sea: A story and images of loss and transformation that includes the paintings from that period.

Presenter Info: 

Karen Greer is a grief educator, celebrant and life transition consultant.  In 2015, Karen experienced a series of death events which started her asking “what’s the message here?” Since that time, she has become certified as a Grief Educator, started a neighborhood grief group and teaches at Pathways, in addition to being a celebrant for Memorial Services.

Kyoko Katayama, Ph. D., was a psychotherapist for over 35 years, now retired. Since 2011 until the Covid, she has been teaching Befriending Death: Embracing Impermanence with Courage, Love, and Equanimity at Common Ground Meditation Center and other venues. She is a writer and also an accidental artist.

Zoom Info:
Topic: MTN March Event
Time: Mar 15, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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