Grief Retreat

February 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


grief group


Date: February 11

Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $65

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Presenter: Gordon Creamer

The Revolution of Openness: Experiencing Grief and Loss in a New Era

The concept of grieving the loss of loved ones as a journey allows human beings to understand the healing process in stages, with accompanying tasks, and with needs that are both universal and unique. Yet, there are many faces to grief and innumerable ways of expressing it. And, since the coronavirus pandemic first began, grieving as we know it has changed in innumerable ways. As we continue to emerge and move into this new era of living, our experiences of loss, both as individuals and in communities, has been incredibly impacted. This compels us to recognize our feelings and reflect upon our experiences in order to heal and move forward in empowered ways. And, in solidarity with each other, we can take steps toward openness to the powerful transformation that these losses and our grief work can lead us to at this time.

Join us for this one day retreat as we gather together for listening, dialogue and other meaningful exercises as a means of expressing our grief. Various resources will be offered to uplift participants on their journey as they consider their respective stories. And, attention will be given to some of the sacred tasks inherent to grieving the loss of loved ones and other transitions experienced in this era of social isolation. Please bring along a journal for use during the retreat. Guided by Gordon Creamer.

Gordon Creamer, creator of the Mission Bridge, earned his master’s in Spiritual & Pastoral Care from Loyola University. He has been involved in programming and operations in healthcare since 2001 at various Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Hospice communities. He is currently advancing towards a doctorate in Ministry at the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD. Gordon has facilitated numerous retreats and workshops that focus on creating opportunities for participants to explore and enhance their spirituality and well-being through various media. Affirming the journey of adults, individuals with memory impairment and members of the LGBTQ+ community is a passion for him. In the last several years, he has fostered support groups and programs for caregivers and those who are grieving losses. Gordon is also a certified spiritual director who welcomes all in discovering the spiritual life as a means of healing, growing and thriving. For more information, please visit www.themissionbridge.com.

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