Death is part of the cycle of life, inevitable and a reminder of the impermanence of life. And yet in our Western culture, there is somewhat of a taboo around death, we find it hard to talk about death, dying, grief or loss. This workshop will provide some time and space to look at death, grief and loss in a broader perspective. We will look at different models of grief and reflect on loss in broader context too, thinking about loss in the world/loss of the world (for example extinction) and remind ourselves of Buddhist frames for thinking through death, grief and loss.
Date: February 11 2.00-4.00
Booking essential: please contact email@example.com
This course carries two hours credit towards Ten Directions
training in ecotherapy, but is open to anyone with a suitable interest.
Lucy Ford was inspired to do the Ten Directions training in ecotherapy after meeting Caroline Brazier at the Edge of the Wild Ecopsychology Gathering. She continued with Tariki, completing the Diploma in Other-Centred Therapy and is currently still training on the Diploma in Psychotherapy. With a background in higher education in the social sciences, Lucy has been keenly aware of the power structures that shape individuals and society. She became interested in psychology and ecopsychology and in exploring the inner dimensions of the global ecological and social crises. She passionately believes in the healing benefits of (re-)connecting with nature and has recently set up Ecotherapy Oxford (www.ecotherapyoxford.co.uk ) with a group of local fellow ecotherapists.