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Spring into Summer BEautiful Grievers 4-week Group Program
Because the deep winter gathering of Beautiful Grievers group program was such a beautiful success, here is the next group offering!
Ahhhh, the threshold of spring into summer is when we will gather. Grief tends to hide in the shadows, in fact grief is shadow work. Welcoming the light and warmth of the growing summer sun to illuminate and support your grief. This is a beautiful time to receive support and be in community with our grief. We will do this together.
Join Jess Kilbourn, griever, certified end-of-life doula, grief guide, Massage Therapist & Bodyworker, Reiki Master Teacher, BodyMind Method© Coach, educator, facilitator, and embodied entrepreneur on this journey to be with our grief more lovingly and intentionally. Jess has had the privilege to study and train with Amy Wright Glenn and her Grief Work training at The Institute for Birth, Breath, and Death (along with many of the offerings from the Institute) and with Francis Weller with his offering, Tending the Five Gates of Grief, and has participated in Megan Devine's/Refuge in Grief 's Writing Your Grief course. Jess's spiritual practice is grounded in grief work and ritual, as well as, ancestor healing and reverence, which is a necessity for healing of the individual, collective, and our sweet Earth.
Program container opens on June 7th and ends on July 5th (with emails), with 4 LIVE Zoom gatherings on 6/9, 6/16, 6/22, and 6/30 from 3-5pm EST. If you can not make any or all of the LIVE zooms, recordings will be sent. Other components of the program include: weekly email support and love letters, distance Reiki Sessions, intentions and practices to support you through the program and beyond that you will receive during our LIVE zoom time, a community of beautiful grievers, and facilitation and care by Jess and more! Opportunities to work 1:1 with Jess during the program, for an additional cost.
Here is the gist of the program:
-Week 1 Grounding and Be-ing Present with our Grief
-Week 2 Breathing with our Grief (expanding and contracting)
-Week 3 Love, Compassion and Joy with our Grief
-Week 4 Alignment and gratitude with our Grief
Registration deadline 12pm EST 6/9/2022.
However, to receive the welcome email when it goes out on the 7th of June, please register by 5pm on 6/6/2022. Thanks!
Sliding scale for the program is $350 to $700* Suggested price points are $350, $525, and $700
More on what a sliding scale is here: http://www.wortsandcunning.com/blog/sliding-scale.
*There are TWO 150$ scholarships available for BIPOC and folks whose economic circumstances would prevent them from participating in this program if there was not the opportunity made to access services at a cost that is reflective of all economic realities. Thanks to the sponsorship by a Beautiful Griever participant in the winter program. Please reach out to Jess for more information. Go ahead and click the button at the bottom of this page.
Payment plans available. Even when the lower tier is still prohibitive, I will work with folx to offer extended payment plans and other solutions. Please reach out to Jess if a payment plan would be supportive. Go ahead and click the button at the bottom of this page.
Space is limited. Register early to grab your spot! Hope to see you there! And please share and invite other grievers you know align with this embodied grief work.
If you are ready to register, click right here and chose the price point that works best for you. Thanks so much! You can also send your registration investment to:
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The wish and dream of Beautiful Grievers programming is to make intentional space for grief in our lives, through community building, intention setting, weekly practices, remote Reiki, self-massage, Reflexolo-Chi™, guided relaxation and breathwork, music, movement, aromatherapy, teachings, and a loving space held for grief (and much more-it is an emergent container). Participants are invited to embody, ground, be present, breathe, love, and find joy in our and others' grief journeys, so we are more able to integrate and fully expand and contract with our grief moving forward in our lives.
“Beautiful Grievers was a grounding and supportive experience with such amazing humans! I'm grateful for the way Jess checked in every week and provided distance Reiki, along with video sessions where we got to connect as a community. I learned so much about honoring my own grief and what that looks like, and I came away with tools that will stay with me forever.” Participant of the winter BG program.
“Jess weaves a sweet cocoon, suitable to all stages of this process. Emerge with a sense of unassailable ease - within and encompassing whatever expansions and contractions your grief introduces. Her work builds resilience and tenderness.” A BG participant of the 3-week winter program
**This is not group therapy.
Open to all grief and all grievers. Not sure what that means? Reach out!
A loving portion of the registration proceeds will go to PAUSE. PAUSE is a project dedicated to supporting people of color through grief and end of life with safe, culturally-sensitive, and expert-informed resources. Here is more about PAUSE: https://www.timetopause.org/
Click this button if you have questions! Thank you so much.