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November 05, 2020 - Thursday 5-6:30pm - Opening to Grief - with Claire Willis

This is an online event held via zoom. The meeting link will be sent 24 hrs in advance of the event. Thank you!

All of us, at some time, experience heartbreaking loss. Alone, shocked, and confused, we are no longer tethered to the life we had, and do not yet recognize a new landscape for our days. Opening to Grief: Finding Your Way From Loss to Peace is a guide to this tender time.

With the demeanor and tone of a loving friend, the book rebuts a prevailing idea that grief moves in stages, and instead offers intimacy and an invitation to turn toward and be with all the emotions and sensations that arise, however long grieving takes and in whatever ways are most healing for you. If you open to any page, you’ll enter the book’s uplifting flow and know that you’re not alone on your journey to wholeness.

Claire B. Willis is also the author of Lasting Words: A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life (Brattleboro, VT. Green Writers Press, 2014).

About Me:

Claire Willis

Claire B. Willis

I am a clinical social worker and have practiced in the fields of oncology and bereavement for more than two decades.

I have worked in hospice care for many years, both as a volunteer and a social worker. As a lay Buddhist chaplain ordained by Joan Halifax at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, I have focused on contemplative practices for end-of-life care. For the past five years, I have been a student of Koshin Paley Ellison, a founding teacher at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.

I am the author of Lasting Words: A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life (Green Writers Press, Brattleboro, Vermont, 2014).

I lead bereavement, end-of-life, support, and therapeutic writing groups and maintain a private practice at my home in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Photo by Marnie Crawford Samuelson

 




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