11:45pm - 01:00pmLabyrinth: Grief Walking

Ian Henderson

Ian Henderson

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We live in a society that’s constantly on the go, we are all in a hurry. There is little opportunity to slow things down to quiet our minds. We know that one of the main purposes of grief is to slow us down so we can heal effectively. Walking a labyrinth is just one of many ways to successfully accomplish this. As a matter of fact, labyrinths are often described as walking meditations.

There will be a special focus in the session on grief walking. The labyrinth is one of the best experiential tools available to process grief; it assists the bereaved in their healing process as they navigate their way through their difficult and challenging grief journeys.

Overview: This is a very interactive session with quite a bit of participation and open discussion. People will receive a general understanding of what labyrinths are and how they work. We will address common questions and concerns about labyrinths. An optional labyrinth walk will follow the discussion.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding what labyrinths are
  • Understand how labyrinths can be used effectively for the bereaved
  • Learn the basic guidelines for participating and leading successful walks