Date & Time
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Holidays! It takes a lot of effort to be cheerful when we are feeling sad, and the presence of grief roars or whispers. How will we manage our emotions? The compassionate circle is for anyone who is anxious or worried about how to move through the holiday season when feelings of loss are present.
In our circle we will:
- Honor old traditions and explore what is meaningful now
- Give ourselves permission to experiment with approaching the holidays differently
- Discover quick and effective tools to release emotion to prevent feeling overwhelmed
Grieving is hard and the holidays can sometimes feel less of a celebration and more of an emotional maneuver. In our time together, we will learn some potent methods to be present in our grief, including permission to walk away when we need to. We welcome you into the supportive sanctuary of the compassionate circle.
An Evening Event
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Members Free/ Member Guests $10/ Nonmembers $15
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This event is part of the Art of Dying Institute. For complete information click here.
New York Open Center
Claudia Coenen is a certified grief counselor in private practice at The Karuna Project in Hudson, New York. She presents workshops on grief processing, fear, and uncertainty in complex situations and vicarious trauma in the workplace. Claudia is a fellow in thanatology through the Association of Death Education and Counseling and holds a Masters in transpersonal psychology, with a focus on creativity and innovation.
Claudia utilizes expressive therapy techniques with her clients, to assist them in discovering a sense of wholeness after loss. She believes that creativity and personal forms of expression such as writing, storytelling, art modalities, collage, and movement can deepen the grief experience. Her life as a performer, musician, dancer, choreographer, and writer informs her work.
Claudia is the author of Shattered by Grief: Picking up the pieces to become WHOLE again, and the Karuna Cards, a deck of creative prompts for grief and difficult life transitions. Her new book (in process) is a creative grief toolkit, and includes activity sheets that practitioners will be able to use with their own clients.