Grief Medicine

Grief Medicine

Whether your grief is surviving the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakup, or witnessing the sorrow and injustice of social and planetary calamities, this event was created just for you. This ritual will support you in acknowledging, accepting, and attending to whatever has brought your heart to the place of being broken. We live in a world context where grief has no place to go, which leads us to contraction in our bodies and spirits and can bring about psychological, spiritual, and physical imbalances.

In a safe space held by expert facilitators, we are given the opportunity to fully allow our grief, in all its forms, to move through us and awaken us to our own aliveness and compassion — the very medicine we need, personally and planetary. As we shift out of the current cultural paradigm of repression and denial of grief, towards the new vision of gathering together to grieve our losses fully, we heal our hearts individually and collectively.

Together we will open the circle with a group sharing ritual and dip into a sound bath with gentle and restorative yoga, breath work, and movement. We will then break out into individual creative expression processes followed by sharing and witnessing others. Sound, movement, and expressive arts processes help us release grief, heal, and create beauty and meaning together. As we gather in this beautiful community ritual, we find a sense of belonging in our shared grief, helping us to metabolize our losses and transmute them into a gift for our own hearts and for the broken heart of the world.

Please bring a journal, something to write with, and an object of significance for the grief altar. Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in.

Grief Medicine will be shared by Amy Hyun Swart and Amber Field.