Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Jeanne Denney, MA
Is Death really the opposite of Life or one of its primary expressions? In this day, we begin by looking at the seldom challenged idea that death and life are opposites, and how the lines between them have become less clear. We will look at the teachings of nature, and the predictable changes of the body itself to get clues to the mystery of death. We will look both at the map that somatic psychotherapy offers to explore human development, and the map that esoteric teachings give about energy and the body. Integrating these maps and teachings, we will examine aging and dying as important processes in the human life span, essential for vitality.
- Students recognize aspects of our culture’s implicit “death education” system, or lack thereof, and consequences of cultural misunderstandings around death.
- Students begin to understand the challenges of learning and speaking more accurately about Death in our culture, and the need to face this challenge.
- Students will become familiar with the power of death awareness on the human psyche, especially the power of group learning.
- Students will become more familiar with their own ideas about Life and Death, and will be exposed to the possibly that death is part of life, not it’s opposite.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday January 13, 2018, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
$210 (Members & Nonmembers)
This course is also part of the Integrative Thanatology Certificate Program
New York Open Center