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  • Art
  • Healing Grief
  • Meditation
  • Rituals

Good Grief! Rituals

with Elysa Fenenbock and Joshua Lesser

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

A Weekly Class
(3 Sessions) Wednesdays, December 1 – 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET


In Good Grief! Rituals, we apply the principles of play science to transform isolation, loss and challenge into opportunities for disruptive design. In these workshops, you’ll develop a designer’s mindset and practice creative processes to create bespoke rituals for personal and collective loss.


Drawing inspiration from innovative creative processes, design thinking and artistic and spiritual practices, we look at loss from the perspective of grieving both celebratory experiences (like a virtual graduation) and sad ones (like a virtual funeral). We also look at how creativity has blossomed during the pandemic, and how many have reframed our current constraints as opportunities for delightful design, such as making boarded-up businesses into canvases for muralists.


Good Grief! sits at the intersection of innovation, mindfulness and creativity. Inherent to a designer’s mindset is optimism and the ability to transform challenges into opportunities.


We are inspired to think about:

  • How might play principles help us reframe constraint and loss as opportunities for design?
  • How might play principles transform grief and create rituals for this moment?
  • How might play help us address and transform otherwise immovable grief?
  • How might new ritual design offer inroads to the disenfranchised?
  • How might we design inclusive ritual experiences that account for well-being?
  • What might need to be released in order for what’s next to emerge?

Whether you are a caregiver, healthcare provider, family member or friend, this course is for you. This year every single one of us has faced loss —of some sort— this is your opportunity to learn creative processes that will enable you to playfully create new practices and rituals in a world of new possibilities.


Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Learn to create rituals around personal and collective loss.
  • Playfully create new practices and rituals
  • Lear how many have reframed constraints and turned them into opportunities for delightful design
  • Transform challenges into opportunities

WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS COURSE

  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course which requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM WITH ELYSA FENENBOCK

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET
Making Meditation for Grief & Gratitude Artshop
MORE INFO | REGISTER HERE

Good Grief! Rituals

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  • 3 Session(s)
  • Dec 01 2021 7:00 PM ET

Members

$145

Non-Members

$165

Elysa Fenenbock creates healing, designs products, champions learning and fashions beauty. Applying the medicine of creativity to projects at the intersection of design, art and education, she enables her students to thrive through mindful making and life prototyping.

Joshua Lesser recently transitioned from Atlanta’s Congregation Bet Haverim’s Senior Rabbi to Rabbi Emeritus in a bold move to discover what’s next. He is excited to collaborate with The OnBeing Project as he serves as the Spiritual Companion to their Social Healing Fellowship.

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