The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Working with Grief and Loss in Our Everyday Lives with Author Francis Weller, LMFT
● Mary Agatha Furth Center
● 8400 Old Redwood Highway
● Windsor, CA 95492
● Friday, October 20, 2017
● 8:30 AM. to 4:00 PM
● Six (6) CEs for BBS licensees
● Lunch included
“Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground."
-- Oscar Wilde
“Grief has always been communal in our long story as a species. Too often in modern times, however, our grief is carried privately, forcing sorrow underground. It is our unexpressed sorrows, the congested stories of loss, that, when left unattended, block our access to soul. We then are pulled by the gravity of loss below the surface of life and into the terrain of death. We must restore the practices and customs of grief in our lives. Each of us must undertake an apprenticeship with sorrow and learn the skill of grieving for our sakes and the welfare of all beings.” Francis Weller
Francis Weller, LMFT : A psychotherapist, writer and soul activist, Francis Weller is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. Author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief, he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people.
Course Description: This day-long experiential seminar is an invitation to enter the sacred ground of grief and encounter the multiple ways it arrives in our lives. “Sorrow shakes us and breaks us open to depths of soul we could not imagine. In a very real way grief ripens us, pulls up from the depths of our souls what is most authentic in us. In truth, without some familiarity with sorrow, we do not mature as human beings. It is the broken heart, the heart that knows sorrow, that is capable of genuine love.” Francis Weller
Learning Objectives: After completion of the presentation the attendees will:
1. Recognize the multiple sources of grief that arise in the therapeutic process and its impact on psychological health.
2. Identify the obstacles to expressing grief in the culture.
3. Understand the relationship between unresolved grief and other symptoms such as depression and addiction.
4. Understand the inherent value of grief.
Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - RECAMFT.org - is CAMFT CEU Provider #57173. This course offers 6 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Lunch is included. Vegetarian options available. Register and pay online at http://recamft.org.
● $119 Licensed RECAMFT members
● $119 Licensed members of other CAMFT chapters
● $59 Prelicensed RECAMFT members
● $59 Prelicensed members of other CAMFT chapters
● $139 for non-members
● $159 if registering after October 6, 2017
Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting, sign in and out and complete an evaluation to receive your CEU credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, an email with a link to the evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who signed in AND out of the event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print out your CEU Certificate. Course meets the qualifications for 6 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Grievances: direct grievances to email@example.com, and/or the chapter president at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember to arrive by 8:00 to sign in.
$10 cancellation fee. No refunds after October 10, 2017