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Moving from Loss to Found: An Online Writing Workshop

Wednesday June 30th - July 21st, 2021 from 6:30pm-8:00pm ET

Moving from Loss to Found: An Online Writing Workshop

with Alexandra Vassilaros, writer, founder of Make Meaning Workshop
Wednesday June 30th, July 7th, July 14th, July 21st, 2021 from 6:30pm-8:00pm ET

 

Crisis can knock us right off our feet and fill us with resistance, fear, and stress. In this writing workshop, participants will explore the alchemy of grief and learn how we can use it to initiate growth, self-compassion, and emotional progress.

 

Together we will practice writing and listening to restore us despite daunting challenges and discover tools to ground ourselves even when we are emotionally exhausted, fearful, and numb.

 

We will gently navigate our grief and the stark contradictions of love and loss while finding balance and creating narratives that help us identify our experience and heal.

 

Click here to register

 

 

Feedback from past participants:

 

“The journey towards healing can be complex and heartbreaking. Alexandra has a unique gift. She is able meet each person where they are in their sorrow and uncertainty. Because of her gifts as a writer and her personal experience of loss she is able to lead the participants gently forward.  I have personally attended Alexandra’s workshop and was so moved by the group’s willingness to trust her as well as the process that she brings to this important work helping people discover the strength and resilience to continue on their journey of recovery. We are indebted to Alexandra for the healing she has brought to many in our community and look forward to continuing on this path of healing with her.” -Sensei Chodo Campbell

 

“This workshop allowed me to access memories and experiences that are hard for me to face completely, and, without the group’s support, might choose to avoid. Even as I want to remember everything, I usually can’t let myself “go there.” Your group motivated me to do that–and I am grateful for that because even as it hurts, I know I will be glad I did it in the long run.” -Ramona

 

“When I arrived, I hoped for rules and no judgement, but venturing well beyond that, you gave us scaffolding, inspiration, a springboard and a cushioned landing for thoughts and feelings.” -Jill

 

“This was a really wonderful experience; so moving, and gut-wrenching, and exhilarating, and powerful, and comforting.”-Mike

 

About the Teacher:

 

Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros is a playwright. Her work in the theater is extensive and she was a co-finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2004 for the play Omnium Gatherum. In addition to her work in theater and television she has led writing workshops with women at The Bowery Mission, veterans at the Brooklyn VA and elementary school kids in New York City public schools.

Details

Date:
June 30
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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