Saturday, October 23rd 1:00-5:00pm Location: West Hills Friends,
7425 SW 52nd Ave, Portland Cost: $90
Have you allowed yourself to exhale yet? Taken time out to grieve your losses since the beginning of the pandemic? Do those losses need space to speak? What would they say?
The world urges us to move forward. To move past without deep reflection. Rarely are we encouraged to take time to stop. Breathe. Rest. To listen to what might be stirring. Told instead to “shush” that quite voice…until our bodies physically tell us otherwise.
Tell the world to shush. Gift yourself space to listen to your losses. To grieve.
In this experiential workshop, participants will be given opportunities to give voice to losses in their life through walking a labyrinth, use of poetry and open writing reflections. Though the focus is on the pandemic, all losses are welcome. Don’t worry if you are unfamiliar with the labyrinth. You’ll be introduced to the archetype of the labyrinth as a tool to reflect on your life path.
No writing experience is necessary to participate! Workshop is limited to 12 participants.
About the Facilitators
anne richardson, MA - Ponderer, Poet, Quiet Rebel. anne is a Board Certified Chaplain, Certified Spiritual Director, Certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator and certified in Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki. She is a writer and award winning poet. Her years working in hospice deepened her understanding of life transitions, grief, and loss. This sparked her passion for creating intentional space for people to listen to their own stories and inner voice. She established Nurture Your Journey, LLC in 2016 with a vision to provide that space. anne offers her expertise in a variety of professional settings as well as meeting with individuals in spiritual direction, workshop and retreat settings. She is also available to facilitate labyrinth events. To discover more about anne, go to: http://nurtureyourjourney.net/about-anne-richardson.
Anne Buck, MA - Oma, Artist, Truth-teller. Anne is trained as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She is a retired Board Certified Chaplain, Certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator, and Certified Spiritual Director. She has walked with others through pain, grief and loss, in body and spirit, and life and death events. She volunteers at the Dougy Center for Grieving children.
Recently, she has been caregiving for her mother and her husband, both living with dementia following strokes. Anne adores her grands, looks for beauty and meaning every day and loves her dog, Cooper. She collects feathers and rocks, random hearts and images in her phone and enjoys the beach more than anyone can understand.
COVID-19 In-Person Workshop Policy:
All participants signing up for an in-person workshop are required to email a photo of their vaccination card to the facilitator at the time of registration.
At the workshop, participants will not be required to wear face coverings or to social distance.
At in-person workshops, participants are welcome to wear face coverings or to social distance if they are more comfortable doing so.
We ask that all in-person workshop participants do a self-evaluation before coming to a workshop and that they remain at home if they have any symptoms.