Grief Tending

Gathering Together to Reweave Community

Ages 18+ |  December 1, 2018  | Return to Community Workshops & Events

“Grief expressed out loud, whether in or out of character, unchoreographed and honest, for someone we have lost, or a country or home we have lost, is in itself the greatest praise we could ever give them. Grief is praise, because it is the natural way love honors what it misses.” - Martin Prechtel

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It is widely recognized around the world that grief arising from life’s inevitable sorrows and losses is most effectively released in a communal setting.

Unexpressed grief can be toxic, leading to illness, depression, addiction and even damaging and violent behavior towards oneself or others. Many of us now find few if any opportunities to wholesomely express our grief in the company of others.

Join us as we support one another, welcome the many faces and forms of grieving, and hold compassionate witness in a sacred ritual container. Together we reweave the bonds of connection and belonging that knit communities together.

Blending song, poetry, easy grounding movement, small and large group sharing, humor, and the co-creation of a beautiful ritual setting, Laurence Cole provides a journey through the depths and heights of our aliveness. We come to a sense of renewal, connection and an awakened capacity for radiant joy.

Led by: Laurence Cole with Alex Eisenberg

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Ages 18 +
All Genders


Saturday, December 1, 2018
1 - 6pm

Sunset Hill Community Center
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117 (Ballard)


$60 - $80, Sliding Scale
Due at Registration


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Laurence Cole


Laurence Cole, a song elder and ritualist from Port Townsend, Washington, has been helping groups of people rediscover the healing power of grieving communally for over ten years. Guided and inspired by…


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