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Journey Through Loss: Exploring Grief and Loss Through the Archetype of the Labyrinth

The labyrinth is an ancient archetype that has been a part of cultures throughout the world since antiquity, often representing the idea of journey. We all experience grief and loss in life, from the time we leave the nurture of the womb to the leaving of our body at the end of our life, with many other losses, small and large, along the way. Our American society often shies away from healthy grief in favor of quick fixes, leaving many with unresolved grief lingering in silence just below the surface waiting for a chance to be heard. The labyrinth provides a safe container to journey with your loss.

In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to the archetype of the labyrinth as one tool to journey with your own losses in combination with written expression. Using writing prompts and walking a labyrinth, participants will be given opportunities to give voice to losses in their life.

  • The workshop is four hours, typically held on a weekend afternoon.
  • There is no writing experience necessary!
  • Maximum number of participants is] twelve.
  • Workshops sponsored through Portland Women Writers are for women or those who identify as female.
  • Workshops held outside Portland Women Writers may not be gender specific depending on focus.
  • Workshops are set up to be a gentle, non-judgmental space for sharing, or not sharing, what you are writing, feeling, and experiencing. Guidelines are offered at the start of each workshop to create our sharing container.
  • There is a break and a light snack is provided. Self-care is always affirmed and taking time to move, breathe and stretch during workshops is encouraged.
  • Cost -  $75.00

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