February 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Samantha DiRosa

Entering the Healing Ground

A Half-Day Workshop
Facilitated by Guest Presenter, Samantha DiRosa, MFA

Grief can take on many forms: the loss of a loved one, the sorrows we feel for the world, ancestral wounds passed down through the generations. Grieving in community through ritual, ceremony, and witnessing was practiced in tribes and villages for millennia, but it has grown absent from our present culture.

In this experiential, 4-hour program, we will create a safe space to learn about the lost art and practices of “communal grief tending.” We will discuss how it is possible to relate to grief as a sacred guest who is always present and needs tending.

Through the lens of Francis Weller’s “Five Gates of Grief,” we will explore and experience:

  • The mysterious connection between grief and joy
  • The healing power of being heard and received in our grief
  • How grief practices nurture soul expression, growth and connection
  • How embracing our grief in community helps heal our world

About Samantha: Samantha is a university art professor, yoga instructor. and a budding “ritualist” and art therapist in Greensboro. Having trained with Francis Weller, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow and Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope, she believes in the power of ritual and ceremony to transmute loss and sorrow into the healing of individuals, communities and the Earth. Samantha is a sensitive and insightful facilitator, and The School is proud to have her present this workshop for us.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before 1 week prior to the event, you will get a refund minus a $10 processing fee. If you cancel within 1 week of the event, there is no refund. If you cancel due to unavoidable circumstances, please discuss this with us.

Contact Samantha at sdirosa@gmail.com