Led by Wayne Tormala, Chief, Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease Loss and grief are part of life. The challenge is not how we can avoid
Led by Wayne Tormala, Chief, Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease
Loss and grief are part of life. The challenge is not how we can avoid loss (which we can’t), but rather how we can learn to face it in ways that help us cope, ﬁnd new balance, and eventually achieve a sustained vitality. For volunteers or staﬀ who work with people suﬀering losses, it becomes even more important to ﬁnd comfort and resolve in our own personal losses, so that we can remain compassionate and helpful to others, and to ourselves. In this workshop, we’ll talk about accepting impermanence, navigating life’s transitions, getting acquainted with the many faces of grief, managing our triggers and blind spots, and exercising self-compassion as we seek a balance between keeping an open heart and maintaining a healthy sense of personal boundaries. Each of us grieves diﬀerently, and at diﬀerent rhythms. We’ll look at what we might expect, but also cast aside common myths about grief. We’ll discuss some simple truths, talk about “monkey mind,” and end with a sense of serenity with a mindfulness meditation.
Time: 8:00 a.m. – Arrival and light breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Noon – Workshop
Space is limited to 20 people. Call (602) 274-5022 by June 11 to RSVP.
(Wednesday) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
10000 North 31st Avenue, Suite D200