Serious illness, aging and death bring many losses. We lose health, ability, relationships, dreams of the future, and more. At each stage in the process, healing rituals can help us honour the spiritual significance of what’s happening, mourn what’s leaving, make space for what’s coming, and connect more deeply with each other.
We need the support of our community during difficult times, but it can be hard to connect with those we care about when life is turned upside down. The healing rituals in this workshop help weave a village together, and address the needs of individuals and close family and friends in the time leading up to and immediately after a death.
This workshop will address the skills needed to design and facilitate personally appropriate and meaningful rituals for groups of approximately 5-30 people. These practices are valuable for social workers, chaplains and clergy, emerging and practicing death midwives, as well as family and community members.
Co-hosted by the Kalein Hospice Center and the Nelson & District Hospice Society.
Date and times:
November 4th-6th 2016
Taghum Hall, 10 minutes from Nelson, BC.
Nelson is 6.5 hours from Calgary, 7.5 hours from Vancouver, and 3 hours from Spokane.
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Earlybird registration until October 22nd $395 + GST
Regular registration $435 + GST