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September 2019

Helping Parents Heal

September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Connecticut Art School 1726 Ellington Road, South Windsor, 1726 Ellington Road,
South Windsor, CT United States
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Grief is our built-in response to loss, our ally on the confusing, painful and transformative journey. When we choose to grieve consciously, our intention creates a space for courage and hope to flourish. Support groups are important tools for grief work and to aid the mystery of healing. Lisa Irish will share her understanding of grief to this established support group for those who've lost a child.

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The Sacred Journey through Loss 

September 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Red Barn, Durham, CT, 352 Main St
Durham, CT 06422 United States
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$15.00

Receive Lisa Irish's gentle support for recent loss and her helpful wisdom for the losses yet to be. Losses weave their way throughout our lives, influencing the next path we take. Grief is our built-in response to loss, our ally on the confusing, painful and transformative journey. When we choose to grieve consciously, our intention creates a space for courage and hope to flourish.  Call 914-330-1474 to register.

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October 2019

Draw the Circle Wide – The Gifts and Challenges of Ministry

October 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mercy By The Sea, 167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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$15.00

"I go down to the edge of the sea. How everything shines in the morning light!" -Mary Oliver                                                                                    We are delighted to invite you, your staff and key volunteers to Mercy by the Sea in Madison, CT, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 for a day of refreshment and renewal for Christian ministry teams of all denominations. We are aware of the challenges in ministry, the demands that impact our lives. At the same time, we seek to treasure the gifts and graces that we experience along the way. Our hope for this day of presence is to reaffirm your personal and shared call to ministry. We’ll have a gentle mixture of ideas, prayer, poetry, relationship, and quiet time along with a delicious lunch prepared by Mercy by the Sea’s wonderful kitchen staff. We are asking $15.00 a person to cover lunch expenses; the rest of the day is a gift to you. Who Is Invited? Come down to the…

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November 2019

When Grief Enters the Room…

November 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spiritual Life Center West Hartford, CT + Google Map
$25

  The ministry of Spiritual Direction creates a space for our vulnerable journey with the Divine. When grief enters the room, both the Director and Directee are invited into an ever-deepening experience of vulnerability as they navigate the mystery of loss. How do we, as Spiritual Directors, offer a place of healing for those carrying broken hearts? How does grief guide us all into our own experience of surrender and new life? This morning of prayer, content and sharing offers suggestions for those ministering as Spiritual Directors.

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January 2020

Hope in the Land of Loss

January 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
https://fccol.org/ CT United States + Google Map

  Losses weave their way throughout our lives, influencing the next path we take. Grief is our built-in response to loss, our ally in traveling the confusing, painful and transformative Land of Loss. This program gently supports those with recent loss and provides us all with a template for the losses yet to be. Hope and tangible ideas will be offered to help navigate the Land of Loss, with key reminders about our path toward healing.

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March 2020

The Sacred Art of Grieving

March 7, 2020
https://pilgrimslandingcapecod.org/, 880 Main Street
Chatham, MA United States
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Loss enters our life from many different directions. Our experience of the painful life-changes that come with loss are based on circumstances usually beyond our control. Our response to loss, however, is an opportunity to participate in the healing nature of grief. This day of conversation and reflection will offer input and practice to support the sacred art of grieving. We will explore nature, compassion, braids of love and the present moment as resources for the varied forms of loss that come our way.

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May 2020

Conscious Grieving: Cultivating Hope in the Land of Loss …..a live, virtual, healing program

May 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mercy By The Sea, 167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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$40.00

"Each time we say yes to our fears and vulnerabilities, we move closer to our hopes and strengths.” – Lisa Irish              We are experiencing loss and grief in an entirely new way these days. As our global losses mount, our personal losses can become "disenfranchised" in that we do not receive the community recognition and support that we expect and need. At the same time, we can feel overwhelmed bu the "collective and anticipatory grief" that we share each day. Conscious Grieving asks us to trust the healing that all types of grief offer, even in these extreme times. Let us come together to explore the transformative nature of grief, honor the sacred strands of connectedness that support our humanity, and trust the One wherein hope lies. Our live, virtual gathering will include presentation, prayer, small group conversation, quiet and ritual - all valuable resources for healing. Those of all faith traditions and all kinds of loss are welcome, including the wounds from Covid-19. We will share a contemplative space where each person's experience of loss is honored, each person's heart is acknowledged as precious. Together, we will find nourishment and strength in compassion…

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July 2020

The Wisdom of Grief, The Promise of Hope

July 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
https://pilgrimslandingcapecod.org/, 880 Main Street
Chatham, MA United States
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$40.00

We are, in Jan Richardson’s words, “falling into a new layer of grief” as we experience these months of a global pandemic and our country’s systemic racism. Each of us experience the losses differently, at the same time we are journeying together in a liminal space that includes our collective grief. How do we find our way through the needed surrender and transformation that these times call for? How do we support ourselves and one another on a path toward healing? This three hour Zoom session will include breakout rooms, personal writing time, ritual, music and input – while offering a contemplative connection within the Zoom format. Participants are encouraged to set aside a quiet morning to explore the wisdom of grief. Come prepared with candle and matches, journal or writing paper and an open heart.

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October 2020

Healing from Loss, Trusting the Rhythms of Life

October 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
https://mercyecology.org/mercy-ecospirituality-center.html Benson, VT United States + Google Map

  Our grief arrives after loss, naturally, with a wisdom all its own. Instead of resisting or tolerating grief’s lessons, we are invited to embrace grief as our ally in healing. This day of input, prayer, and sharing will include conversations with creation - our teacher and resource. Losses of all kinds may be brought to the circle (death, estrangement, health, etc), though a space of 2 months after a death is suggested. Together, participants will rest in the safe space of God’s loving heart.

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June 2021

Loss and Grief Didactic

June 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  The JED Center for Spiritual Care and Education is an ACPE CPE accredited center offering Level I & Level II Clinical Pastoral Education, CPE. The faculty of the programs are ACPE Certified Educators. This one hour session will outline basic concepts around Conscious Grieving as part of a Clinical Pastoral Education unit of study.

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