Letting Wisdom/Spiritual Teachers throughout the Ages Guide Our Grieving
For example, 13th century poet Rumi believes “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”
Psychotherapist and Bereavement Counselor, Annie Hisle offers uplifting spiritual practices that are helpful in dealing with the inevitable losses we face on our life journey. Annie believes that Losing and Finding are complimentary to each other and fundamental to life. Significant loss or significant perceived loss leads most of us into shock, into the underneathness of life. It is in these depths that we question what really matters, learn some lessons, and are often willing to choose new practices, new behaviors, new attitudes.
Helpful, healing practices will be discussed. Stories of resilience; grace and adapting; poems; inspiring quotes and prayers will be shared. Lunch is also included.
Our grief retreats are held quarterly and include presentations, group dialogue, time for quiet reflection and grief exercises. The day is designed to provide tools for coping while grieving the loss of a loved one.
Annie Hisle is a practicing psychotherapist/bereavement counselor and retired Montgomery Hospice grief counselor and group facilitator. Also a spiritual companion, author of My House Burned Down and Now I Can See the Stars, and Remembering Smiles, a home bound minister and ex-offender mentor. She enjoys seven nearby grandchildren, yoga, her Shalem Centering Prayer Group, book group, her bi-monthly women’s group, movies, meals and long walks with her spouse and/or friends.