Anyone who breathes has experienced loss and grief. Our losses may occur in any area of our living including job loss, relationship loss, loss of health, loss of pet, loss of a dream to the death loss of a family member or friend. We don’t always receive support and understanding when we experience a loss and the accompanying grief. And, we are not always given the time and space needed for healing our grief. In fact, our fast-paced society discourages us from showing or sharing our pain but rather encourages us to “buck up” and stay busy.
This workshop is designed to provide you with information about the grieving process and to give you support in doing the work of mourning. Whether your loss is fairly recent or occurred some time ago, you will learn some key aspects of this important work. You will learn that this is an up and down journey, that you will need extra rest and quiet time and that you need and deserve support from others. And, you will be encouraged to write about your loss and to occasionally use ritual to honor this loss in your life. We offer you a safe place, with good support, to begin to practice some of the essential steps in healing from your loss. We hope you will join us and take the opportunity to learn and grow towards a fuller, deeper life.
PARTICIPATION IS BY REGISTRATION ONLY. Workshop sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Littleton. To register please call the church office, 303-798-1389 by Tuesday, October 2.
Facilitator: Jaynie Muggli, MA, LPC with Pastor Carol Parsons
Jaynie has a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado, a Bachelor’s in Humanities from Colorado College and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked as a bereavement counselor and grief group facilitator for ten years, the last nine at Collier Hospice, Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge. While at Collier, Jaynie created and facilitated an expressive arts therapy group, a writing grief group and a “Who Am I Now group.” She has provided expressive mandala drawing workshops at both West Pines Behavioral Health Center and for the Center for Spirituality at the University of Denver. Prior to her counseling education, Jaynie pursued personal and spiritual growth work with varied organizations in the Metro area: participation in retreats and regular study with the Denver Guild for Sacred Studies, participation in weekend-long classes at Naropa University in poetry, Celtic traditions and life direction. Jaynie has also pursued the “life learning” experience of individual counseling in order to grow more fully in response to life’s challenges.