The Labyrinth Path: Writing and Walking with Grief & Loss
with Anne Richardson
Sunday, February 24th
Location: Awakenings Wellness Center, SE Portland
"Grieving is an art like surgery or verse, essentially the art of healing loss or losses unaccounted for."
~from Scars by Alla Renee Bozarth
We all experience grief and loss in life, from the time we leave the nurture of the womb to the leaving of our body at the end of life, with many other losses, small and large, along the way. Our American society has shied away from healthy grief in favor of quick fixes, leaving many with unresolved grief lingering in silence just below the surface, waiting for a chance to be heard. The labyrinth, an ancient archetype representing the metaphor of journey, provides a safe container to reflect on loss.
In this workshop, you'll be introduced to the archetype of the labyrinth as one tool to journey with your own losses in combination with written expression. Using both the metaphor of the labyrinth journey and physically walking a labyrinth, participants will be given opportunities to give voice to losses in their life through poetry and open writing reflections. No writing experience is necessary to participate. Workshop is limited to 12 participants.