Mindfulness Grief and Loss Group
20 August 2012 7:00 pm
Mindfulness Care Center
MINDFULNESS GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
We meet the 3rd Monday of every month: 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. With Mary Anne Cook and Rik Center
Grief is a natural state of the heart to be acknowledged.
It’s not something we can get over, though it is something we can pass through.
Grief and loss appear in many forms and may feel overwhelming. They touch all of us at some point, though our culture often does not give us the time or support we need to heal, leaving us feeling isolated and unsure. Through group sharing that utilizes mindfulness reflective skills and contemplative reflection, we can begin to feel whole and safe even in the midst of tremendous grief.
This monthly group provides an opportunity for coming together with others, so that we can be heard and become more embodied around the loss's and griefs of our lives.
We are an open continuing group that is offered on a dana/donation basis.
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-503-1971.
No preregistration is required.
Mary Anne Cook trained in family therapy at NYU’s School of Social Work and has a degree in Spiritual Direction from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. She works with hospice patients at Hospice by the Bay, leads support groups throughout the bay area, and has a private practice in Marin County working with clients in a variety of life transitions. She has served as an advisor on end-of-life issues for Commonweal and as advisor to the Mindfulness Care Center.
Rik Center is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Mindfulness Care Center, a Somatic Experiencing Stress and Trauma Counselor/Practitioner, Mindfulness Stress Reduction & Meditation Teacher. He serves as a Buddhist/Interfaith Chaplain at San Francisco General Hospital. His private practice focuses on healing unresolved traumatic anxiety along with offering grief and spiritual counseling support. He leads a weekly Tuesday evening meditation at the MCC/Mindfulness Care Center.