What does it mean to walk in the world with a broken heart? To carry a loss so deep, and yet not have it fully recognized or understood because of societal stigma? What does it mean to grieve, live and continue on even in the face of not feeling hope?
In this heart-based and educational conversation, we will explore ways to be with grief and trauma that build resiliency and connection alongside carrying the depths of pain from the death of a loved one from substance poisoning. Everyone is invited to try some simple strategies to soothe the impacts of traumatic stress on the body; to reflect on different grief expressions to see what might carry insight and healing for them; and to explore what it means to keep reaching for what they care for.
Presenter: Shauna Janz, MA has been offering support, facilitation and education in the field of grief and trauma for 14 years. She has been involved with BC Bereavement Society as a trainer for traumatic loss support, and was a director for ten years with Learning Through Loss providing education and support to youth and professionals. She is the founder of Sacred Grief offering programs in grief and resiliency, and has had the honor to be invited into many diverse communities facing hardship and loss.