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Healing Unresolved Grief Through Mindfulness and Movement
February 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$165
Seven-week series: Tuesdays February 23rd-April 5th 7:00-9:00pm
Presented by: Joey Corcoran, LCMHC; Suzanne Boyd, Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor
Many of us hold unresolved grief. The death of a loved one that we feel we “should” be over by now but over two years later we still look back, a loss of love that we had longed for in a relationship, a loss of faith in ourselves.
In this seven week series Joey Corcoran, LCMHC and Suzanne Boyd, Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor, will offer you tools to explore your grief from a fresh perspective. We will use an approach which appeals to body, mind and heart that may unlock the freeze of unresolved grief and provide skillful means to integrate it. The series will include an optional three hour silent retreat that is an opportunity to deepen your yoga and mindfulness practice.
Joey will facilitate instruction in practices of mindfulness meditation and lovingkindness to relate to difficult emotions in healthy ways. Suzanne will guide participants in gentle yoga with music. This will allow you to explore possibilities evoked by the seven basic chakras and movement that goes beyond habitual patterning and body memories. No previous yoga experience is necessary. It is our intention to create a supportive group environment that will encourage your exploration. In addition, we will suggest weekly journaling assignments that will allow you to deepen it.
This group is for you if:
You have not recovered or resolved the loss of a loved one or a relationship, including relationships in their family of origin. It can also include loss of a pet, of physical ability or a sense of faith in oneself. As a result of the unresolved loss, people may experience anxiety, anger, depression, guilt, shame. They are usually looking to find peace within themselves, and freedom from anguish.
**Pre-screening required. Contact Joey Corcoran, 802-654-7600, ext. 4 to set up 15 minute phone interview. Register through VTCIT once interview has been completed.
In learning about the practice of mindfulness, participants come into a different relationship with their emotions and thoughts. By emphasizing the connection between emotions and the body and by including the practice of yoga, participants become more able to actually inhabit their grief and other difficult emotions and bring a practice of loving-kindness to them. By being in a group, participants often experience the universality of grief and feel less alone.
Joey has her MA in Counseling Psychology, an MA in Environmental Studies, and is a certified Somatic Experience Practitioner. Joey draws on a unique and varied set of tools to help you through life transitions. Joey’s presence and support is deeply compassionate, respectful, and empowering.
Suzanne Boyd is a 200-hour Kripalu Certified Yoga Teacher. She is also a Certified Warriors at Ease yoga teacher – having received specialized training for teaching yoga in a military community. Suzanne recently became an iRest Level I Teacher in Training. She has been practicing yoga since 2003 and has experienced for herself the profound benefits of a consistent yoga practice. Suzanne’s passion is to introduce people to yoga’s potential to heal the mind, body and spirit, enabling one to approach life with more confidence, ease and resilience. Suzanne is a Reiki Level 2 Practitioner. She was a military wife for 27 years and volunteers with the VT National Guard Family Programs to introduce the benefits of yoga to that community.
Ready to sign up? Claim your spot now by calling 802-658-9440 or register online by clicking here.
$165 for the 7-week series
Yoga portions of this group are not covered by insurance.