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Learn and practice skillful means of applying Buddhist teachings to guide clients through issues of grief and loss. We will delve into the Four Noble Abodes (loving kindness, compassion, gladness, and equanimity), use the RAIN method of self-investigation as we look into the shadow areas of our own losses, and track our own feelings and body sensations to use while working with others. The use of ritual in the grief process will also be shared. Please bring any case studies, questions, or troubling experiences being with people who are grieving and dying.
The class meets on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ellen Hufschmidt, MA, Chaplain, Reiki Master Healer, is an experienced senior meditator. Currently she volunteers at Common Ground Meditation Center as a facilitator for a Couples Communications small group, Community Conversations on grief and loss, and the Annual Day of Remembrance. Ellen has recently completed 10 years as a Hospice Grief Counselor in Duluth, Minnesota. She consults and counsels under Rites of Change: Moving through transitions well.
True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart by Tara Brach
The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully by Frank Ostaseski ( I will be showing a 1/2 hour YouTube interview with Frank during the class).
We will be discussing the importance of cultural sensitivity in being genuinely helpful so please take this pdf into consideration: