Next workshop: Bend, Oregon, July 15, 2018 - Click HERE to register!
Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications
Facilitated by Terri Daniel, MA, CT
Terri is a clinical chaplain, ordained interfaith minister and end-of-life educator certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling. The focus of her work is to assist dying and grieving individuals to discover a more spiritually-spacious understanding of death and beyond.
Terri conducts workshops throughout the U.S. to help the dying and the bereaved find healing through meditative, ritual and therapeutic processes that focus on inner transformation rather than external events. Her work is acclaimed by physicians, hospice workers, grief counselors, clergy and the bereaved for its pinpoint clarity on the process of dying and grieving, and its heartfelt depiction of consciousness beyond the physical body.
Terri's interest in the journey of the soul through birth and death began at age 12, when she began experiencing non-ordinary realities that sparked a lifelong interest in following a spiritual path But it wasn't until the death of her 16 year-old son in 2006 that she immersed herself in studying multi-cultural religious traditions and metaphysical practices that help the dying and the grieving to view their experiences through a mystical lens. Her teaching incorporates elements of Buddhism, Shamanism, African grief rituals, Judeo-Christian mysticism, ancient Celtic practices and other spiritual traditions to break down limiting beliefs about forgiveness, divine judgment and negative experience.
Terri has a BA in Religious Studies from Marylhurst University, an MA in Pastoral Care from Fordham University, and is currently doing doctoral research on spirituality and grief at the San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is the author of three books on death and the afterlife:
She is also the founder of the Afterlife Education Foundation and producer of the annual Afterlife Awareness Conference.
In the in-depth workshop, you will learn to:
. Accept and embrace impermanence
. Work with the natural ebb and flow of human experience
. Understand loss, pain, contraction and expansion
. Develop practices for re-opening a wounded heart
. Create personal healing rituals to honor the grief journey
. Find gratitude and grace in life again
If you are mourning the death of a loved one or a loss of any kind (including divorce, job loss, pet loss or any major life transition), join us in a rare learning environment that provides unique healing tools not found in traditional counseling or support group settings.
The Grief as a Mystical Journey workshop helps participants move toward internal transformation rather than focusing on external events. Our educational and therapeutic processes include guided meditation, art & music therapy, family dynamic mapping, interactive group work and sacred ceremony for moving the “stuck” energy of grief out of our bodies and into a more spacious, more ventilated emotional landscape.
A Series of Unique Experiential Workshops Offered Worldwide
"Thank you for breaking open our grieving hearts and calling back the lost parts of our souls. You guided as back to ourselves. As a Sacred Community,we healed each other and ourselves."
Kathy Werner-Leap, Mental Health NP,
Santa Rosa, CA.
"Grief shakes us loose from our spiritual lethargy, and creates a wound that is far more than a wound. It is an opening to higher awareness that can lead to greater peace in life, and also in death."
Listen to Terri discuss Conscious Grieving HERE
"This workshop will change your life. It's an opportunity to dive deeply into the pains of the heart, and the ceremonies create a sense of healing that is both palpable in the body and invigorating to the soul. Being held with comfort, love, insightful guidance, and fierceness offers is an ideal combination of skills for confronting and transforming grief and loss."
Gary Pelzner R.N., Lic.Ac.
San Anselmo, CA.