Why this course
Everyday people face the grief of the death of family and friends, colleagues and mentors, and the loss of their friendship, support and compassion. There are other losses too – of limbs, of home, of ground, of dignity and of trust as personal and community boundaries are breached. The loss of a companion or partner can move us deeply, and the passing of a pet can have equally distressing consequences – but we never stop loving, caring and forming new bonds that will bring us joy, even when we know there is an ultimate end.
The human condition requires communion – a joining together of souls, minds, hearts and dreams. We spend our lives seeking connection to other – and as we mature this is also realised as a deep connection to self. The risk of making connection is the risk of loss. Meeting the emotions of that loss can disturb the whole system, whereby the organs register their grief and a deep sense of pain and emptiness, and resilience is compromised.