We wanted to let you know about two new course at the Meditatio Centre at St Marks Church EC1 covering bereavement that are coming up next year.
A Grief Like No Other: Saturday 5th March 2017
Surviving the Violent or Sudden Death of Someone You Love Losing a loved one by murder, suicide, drunken driving, drug overdose, war, or any sudden death brings a unique kind of grief, with different issues and challenges. Using a spiritual but practical approach, this workshop will help you cope with overwhelming feelings, learn how to tell your story, deal with acceptance, develop the strength you’ll need to not only survive, but learn how to live again with meaning and purpose. This workshop is for those who are bereaved and for those who care for them.
Kathleen O’Hara, MA LPC is a psychotherapist and author of A Grief Like No Other a classic resource for traumatic grief. Her son Aaron was murdered 15 years ago and since then she has counselled thousands of bereaved families in America and has worked with international service organizations. She now resides in London where she continues her work.
Happy Those Who Mourn: Saturday 29th October 2017
Loss, Lamentations and Laughter This day will explore the theme of loss through poetry, psychology, scripture, contemplative theology and reflective exercises.
Julie is Director of Encounter, The London Course in Spiritual Direction. She is a psychotherapist, spiritual director, supervisor and trainer. She is also a licensed lay minister in the Church.
You can read about these an other courses available here.
SLOW is a local bereavement charity and can provide support here in Islington and North London for anyone affected by the loss of a child or sibling.