Every single one of us is living with the aftershocks of heartbreak in some form. Whether it’s a deep hurt from being bullied at school, the pain of a difficult childhood, witnessing our parents’ divorce, the end of our own marriage or the death of a loved one. To be human is to bear the wounds of all our losses and to carry within us the related feelings of grief.
Grieving is not something we are generally taught how to do, so instead many of us hold it all in and life can become heavy and tough. Carrying all that unprocessed pain inside drains us of our life force, our hope and our joy. We of course do our very best. Trying to cope, trying to numb the pain, trying to move on. Trying.
But there is another way…
Gabi Krueger and Donna Lancaster have been working with people to support them to grieve for decades, recognising the need for safe spaces to do this ‘grief work’. These spaces and community experiences allow people to understand, access and release their internal grief which is holding them back.
This two day experiential workshop will empower you with the tools to safely access and release pent up emotions including sadness, fear and anger. The workshop is for anyone who has experienced loss, emotional pain or heartbreak and can’t seem to move beyond it.
The workshop will include:
- • Understanding the human experience of loss and the natural emotional reaction of grief.
- • Exploring the impact of blocked grief on our holistic health and well-being.
- • Clarifying the difference between grief and grieving.
- • Exploring the importance of grief release and grief relief.
- • An opportunity to share your story of loss and heartbreak and to be safely witnessed and heard.
- • Unfinished business – allowing space to ‘say the unsayable’ regarding your loss and hurt.
- • Working with the body on a somatic level to safely access and release blocked emotions.
- • Sacred rituals to support and enhance the healing process.
- • An opportunity to begin to find meaning hidden within your loss.
- • A 90 minute online group support session following the workshop for connection and integration.
Following this collective experience of active release and healing, you will begin to feel lighter, clearer, more peaceful, as you return to equilibrium and reconnect with your true self.
Where & When
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October
Times 9.30am – 5.30pm
The Koorana Centre
The workshop price is £650 pp with a maximum of 20 places available.
A non refundable deposit of £150 is required to secure your place with the balance to be paid in full no later than 31st August 2022
Terms & Conditions
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The following terms and conditions apply to all participants choosing to attend and participate in the 2 day workshop titled ‘The Grief Space’, as facilitated by Donna Lancaster and Gabi Krueger.
Please ensure you read these T&Cs carefully and understand them in full:
Payment & Cancellations
The full fee for this 2 day workshop is £650.
A non refundable deposit of £150 is required to secure your place with the balance to be paid in full no later than 31st August 2022.
Please note that all travel, food and any accommodation required is for you to arrange and is not included in the fee.
Payment is by bank transfer (PayPal is also available on request although this may involve an additional charge).
4 weeks and above, prior to the workshop date = £150, 4 weeks and below, prior to the workshop date = 100% of full payment.
If for any reason you need to cancel your place please email email@example.com
Cancellation or postponement on our part
If for any reason we need to postpone this event, we will rearrange the dates with advance notice provided. If we do not achieve the minimum number required to proceed, we will also rearrange the dates with advance notice provided. In both of these situations there will also be an option of a full refund of your fees paid. Our sole liability in relation to any cancellation or postponement shall be limited to the price paid by you for the workshop and we shall not be liable under any circumstances for any consequential losses.
Liability & Disclaimer
The workshop ‘The Grief Space’ is offered as a personal/spiritual development/wellness opportunity and does not intend to provide nor offer therapeutic, medical or other professional advice. The information and resources provided are made available to you as tools to support your own wellbeing. We do not and cannot guarantee any particular outcomes/results from participation in this workshop. The programme facilitators/session leaders are not psychologists/psychotherapists or psychiatrists and the content does not replace any medical, therapeutic or psychiatric services that might be required.
Safety & Wellbeing
This workshop is not suitable for anyone who has been diagnosed with, or is experiencing, severe mental health issues including (but not exclusively), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and dissociative disorders, and is under the care of a psychiatrist and/or psychologist.
Neither is the workshop suitable for anyone who has recently experienced suicidal thoughts and/or attempted to take their own life. It is also not suitable for those who have complex ptsd and severe trauma related conditions which might lead to overwhelm and/or panic attacks in a group setting. Unfortunately all of these conditions are beyond the scope of a group experience such as this one offered. If you are unsure if this workshop is right for you, please feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
On commencement of the workshop if it is deemed in your best interests and /or the interests and safety of the group, we have the right to ask you to leave prior to completing the 2 day workshop. In this instance a partial/full fee will be refunded.
All workshop participants will be required to conduct themselves in a respectful and inclusive manner when communicating with other group members and programme facilitators. Members are required to maintain confidentiality both during and after the workshop, including not sharing details about others to third parties. If any participant is deemed to be disruptive, inappropriate or abusive in anyway during the workshop, the workshop leaders, have the right to ask you to leave without any refund being provided. You must comply at all times with the health and safety policy of the venue.
All material is for your personal use only and is not to be shared with others or used/reproduced or adapted in any way for your own workshop/event/coaching/therapy.
Travel, accommodation and refreshments
You shall be responsible for making and paying for your own travel, accommodation and all meals throughout the duration of the workshop. Light refreshments tea, water etc will be provided at the venue. If you are delayed and late to arrive at the workshop, or prevented from attending due to travel delays or any other circumstances, we shall not be obliged to provide you with a refund or wait to start the workshop until you arrive.
If you have any disability or medical condition that requires special arrangements, please email us at email@example.com as soon as possible and at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the Workshop.
Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
By registering and paying for this workshop ‘The Grief Space’, you are confirming that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions as set out above.
The Grief Space Enrolment Form