Griefwalker presentation and daylong teaching in Richmond October 18th and 19th, 2013
October 18 (7:00pm-10pm) Public Film Screening & Talk
Griefwalker is a National Film Board of Canada feature documentary film. It is a lyrical, poetic portrait of Stephen’s work with dying people. Filmed over a twelve year period, Griefwalker shows Jenkinson in teaching sessions with doctors and nurses, in counselling sessions with dying people and their families, and in meditative and often frank exchanges with the film’s director while paddling a birch bark canoe about the origins and consequences of his ideas for how we live and die.
Griefwalker video clip – click here
Tickets may be purchased at the door – doors open at 6:30pm
Pre-registration recommended, Purchase tickets online (Starting July 25th) at www.virginiahospices.org
$15 ($10 for seniors & students) online; $20 cash at the door
The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street, Richmond VA 23221
Doors open at 6:30pm
CONTACT: Reverend Dr. Cathie Stivers: Ph: 804-228-5854 firstname.lastname@example.org
October 19, 2013 (9:30-3:30)
Grief, then Gratitude – A daylong teaching by Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW
« It is a necessary and proper thing that all of us learn about grief and death, about dying, about all of the before and the after, well before the time of being tested and told comes. »
From a young age we see around us that grief is mostly an affliction, a misery that intrudes into the life we deserve, a rupture of the natural order of things, a trauma that we need coping and management and five stages and twelve steps to get over. Here’s the revolution: What if grief is a skill, in the same way that love is a skill, something that must be learned and cultivated and taught? What if grief is the natural order of things, a way of loving life anyway? Grief and the love of life are twins, natural human skills that can be learned first by being on the receiving end and feeling worthy of them, later by practicing them when you run short of understanding.
In a time like ours, grieving is a subversive act. – video clip – click here.
Host: The Virginia Association of Hospices and Palliative Care & The Bereavement Coalition of Central Virginia
$110 before Sept. 15th; $120 after Sept. 15th. Cost covers the Daylong Teaching, and a boxed lunch, as well as admission to the “Griefwalker” screening on Oct. 18th.
Pre-registration recommended, limited to 75 participants. Purchase tickets online (Starting July 25th) at www.virginiahospices.org
The Brook Rd. Campus of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, 2924 Brook Rd., Richmond VA 23220
Contact: Reverend Dr. Cathie Stivers: Ph: 804-228-5854 Email: email@example.com
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