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In the Spotlight: Grief, Mourning & Loss


Without the capacity to mourn, we distance ourselves from our personal losses. From loss of relationships, of important people from our lives and our world. From loss of our dreams. From loss of our physical abilities and capacities. From loss of places that meant something dear to us. We cannot distance ourselves from loss without separating from life itself.
—Kristin Masters

Need a little help unearthing feelings or issues that have gotten tangled up with grief or loss? Check out Kristin Masters' gentle, healing telecourse, Dealing with Loss: Coming Back to Life. Her tender words may help you work through what is blocking your grief. All may listen to and enjoy the first session of this course. Listen just below...

Dealing with Loss: Coming Back to Life (Complete Course)

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 02:55 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
02:55 hours:minutes

This gentle, healing telecourse recording will assist you in unearthing feelings and issues that have become tangled up with loss, enabling you to face whatever is blocking your grief.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.


Dealing with Loss: Engaging with Someone’s Grief for the World

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 01:46 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
01:46 hours:minutes
When faced with someone’s grief for the world, how do you engage with them in a way that is informed? In this session, Kristin suggests exploring what they might be grieving… what they’re afraid of losing… and what it is that they love.

Grief and Mourning for the World

Beginner Skill Level • Article • Read time: 5-7 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 5-7 minutes
As you witness injustices in the world, tension, anger, hopelessness, despair and more, may rise up in you. These feelings may lead to reactive thinking that doesn't contribute to healing nor wise action. Mourning is a universal need. If your culture pushed away grief and its emotional expression, you may have habits that block your access to the aliveness of grief. Read on for ways to give grief the space and support it needs.

Mourning Our Way to Acceptance

Beginner Skill Level • Article • Read time: 7 - 11 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 7 - 11 minutes
When something happens that we don't like no amount of resentment nor magical thinking will make it disappear. Instead, we can mourn to dissolve our own resistance, resentment, and numbness of resignation. Mourning can allow us to feel pain with acceptance, and without needing to be okay with what happened. Acceptance can bring us to a place where even all the anguish in the world is fully, part of life.

Mourning Our Losses

Beginner Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: Mourning enables us to heal the pain and gain clarity about how to meet our needs in the present moment.

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 17. Make Time to Grieve

Beginner Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Grieving reminds us of the preciousness of life, it helps us integrate loss, and it opens us to deeper compassion, inspiration, and joy. We need to create space in our lives to grieve fully.

NVC Life Hacks 6: Mourning

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 00:04 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
00:04 hours:minutes
Mourning is not just a process that happens after someone dies: it's an experience we go through with loss of any kind. Here, Shantigarbha offers us seven tips for working with mourning and healing.

Mourning and Celebration: Two Sides of Gratitude

Introductory Skill Level • Trainer Tip • Read Time: 1 - 2 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
Read Time: 1 - 2 minutes
Mourning, grief and celebration is a way to connect with what we love and want to honor.  In this trainer tip we learn that these three things can become a way for us to understand our emotions regarding our losses and appreciations.

 
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