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The Multiple Faces of Grief - Siena Seiries

The Multiple Faces of Grief
Saturday, September 24, 2022

9:30am - 3:00pm Central

Facilitated by: Gloria Alt

Being a presence to those who experience loss and grief can be an important part of what we do in spiritual guidance. Our seekers might have suffered the loss of a loved one; feelings of grief and loss also surface in many other aspects of life--illness, job loss, divorce, financial difficulties, aging, and family dysfunction. A number of people also feel loss and grief due to a sense of anxiety, isolation and hopelessness during this time in our society.

Whatever the cause of their sorrow, our challenge as directors and guides is to be witnesses and companions as a seekers grief journey unfolds.

In The Multiple Faces of Grief” we will consider how grief stories and the issues of loss come up in our spiritual guidance sessions. We will explore aspects of grief and loss as we think about how we can best create, hold, and sanctify space for and with our seekers. We will reflect both separately and together on this material, with the intention of being able to be insightful, compassionate, and fully present to our seekers.

The cost of this Grief Workshop is $75 which includes a $20 non-refundable deposit.

Registration is closed for this program.

Gloria Alt is a 2020 graduate of the Spiritual Guidance Training Program.  She has an MA in Religious Studies from Edgewood College.  She retired from the fields of law, accounting, and nonprofit administration to be the caregiver for her late husband.

Gloria is a Certified Bereavement Companion in Dr. Alan Wolfelts companioning model of grief support.  She gives 5-week Bereavement Support Groups, as well as one-time workshops on aspects of grief.  She practices as a spiritual guide for both individuals and groups, online and in the Madison WI area.