No Way But Through - 4 Skills for Navigating Grief & Trauma

No Way But Through - 4 Skills for Navigating Grief & Trauma
Full NameJosea Tamira Crossley

This free offering is an introduction to grief work with Josea Tamira Crossley ~ In this 2 hour free session you will learn four essential skills to metabolize and move forward from grief and trauma in a gentle, accessible way.
Monday, August 22nd 5-7pm on Zoom and will be recorded for those who miss.
NOTE: You MUST register in advance in order to receive the Zoom link for this event. Email or text (250) 202-3506 to register.
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-Personal grief, loss or trauma
-A sense of emotional overwhelm, numbness, or reactivity
-Grief/overwhelm around climate change or environmental destruction
-Feeling like you’re carrying the weight of the world
-An inability to open up to love/relationship after past hurt
-Unprocessed ancestral grief & trauma
-Social isolation, loss or longing for community, village and connection
-Slow trauma aka developmental trauma, lack of healthy family structure & support, CPTSD, the impact of past abuse
-Systemic Racism, gender/sexuality-bias, socio-economic grief/trauma
-Recent acute grief from a specific loss (i.e. a death or other loss)
-Caregiver fatigue aka the grief you help others process as a space holder, healer, or caregiver
-Long-time deep water grief (may manifest as depression, burnout or unexplained emotions)
-Other unnameable grief
Amongst the oldest peoples it has been said that grief and gratitude are but two sides of the same mandala called Love, and are so intertwined that if we suppress our grief for too long, we also lose our ability to love fully.
And yet, enduring our grief without support of connection and community can be simply unbearable.
We are conditioned to turn away from or suppress our pain, and we are often encouraged to 'stay positive' or 'look on the bright side.’ This turning away from the pain allows violence to continue in the world, as pain unprocessed soon becomes either so deeply internalized that we get sick, or projected on those we deem “Other.”
In order to return again and again to our fullest joy, aliveness, connection with each other and love for life we must have a space, and the SKILLS to express and process our grief.
Most of us aren’t raised with an intimate understanding of grief. It’s not something that we realize we might even be feeling or experiencing in the day to day. In our culture, it’s only really discussed when someone dies.
Grief shows up in unexpected ways.
Sometimes we don’t even know we’re lost in the dark woods of grief. Grief can feel like heartbreak, anger, resentment, stuckness, depression, and even anxiety.
With every loss, every life change and transition, every personal evolution, there is grief.
Even if we’re excited about moving in new directions, and becoming more of who we are, we need to grieve the person, life, and experiences that we’re leaving behind.
Not to mention the grief in the world around us, seemingly not ours, yet still felt by our soul, our body, and our heart as we are interconnected with all things.

July 27, 2022 6:29 PM

54 days, 9 hours

Listing ID 30862e1dcef3687a
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Josea Crossley

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