Sat, Oct 28|
McTavish Academy Of Art
In person Village Grief Circle Gathering
Join us at the McTavish Center for the Arts in North Saanich for an in person grief circle facilitated by Willow Meili, co-founder of The Grief Well, EOL Doula and Mindful Grieving Facilitator.
Time & Location
Oct 28, 2023, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
McTavish Academy Of Art, 1720 McTavish Rd, North Saanich, BC V8L 5T9, Canada
About the event
We will meet IN PERSON at The McTavish Center for the Arts. Please enter through main front doors, the yoga room in the first door on the left after the washroom.
*If you prefer to sit on the floor please bring what you might need to be comfortable. We also have chairs for those of us who choose not to sit on the floor.
You might also bring a journal, water/tea/etc. Anything else you need for support/comfort.
Each Circle Includes the following invitations(everything is optional)
Collective agreements for tending within the circle.
A guided moment to welcome presence.
Poetry share/ Humanizing grief literacy.
Time to reflect via journaling, creation, movement, silence(your choice).
Share circle: to be a witness and be witnessed -sharing optional.
While no one can guarantee a “Safe Space” every human who shows up to these circles is agreeing to offer the utmost respect and honor to one another. We are all coming from different backgrounds, cultures and lived experiences. This is a space to share our stories to be seen and heard in our grief. We do not hold the agenda of fixing or changing someone else's experience. We show up in love, respect and honor for each other.
These circles are not meant to be therapy, We are not licensed counselors or therapists. If you feel you need additional support please be sure to arrange that for yourself.
Exchange: We are offering these circles on a sliding scale between $10-25CAD. If this price range is not within your reach please email and let us know, we would be happy to work out a different arrangement, no human will be turned away due to lack of funds. If you have the means and would like to support others in attending these circles who might not afford them please feel free to contact us to make a donation. This is COMMUNITY CARE.
Facilitated by: Willow Meili, Co-Founder of The Grief Well, Grief Companion, EOL Doula, Mindful Grieving Facilitator and Hospice Volunteer. Willow began facilitating Community Grief circles at the beginning of the global pandemic and has a passion for creating soft spaces held with fierce compassion for humans who are in the throes of grief. Willow understands the power of witness and offers a space that is welcoming, warm and humanizing. Willow believes that being in relationship with our grief has the potential to shift our experiences of a dominant culture that has us ignore, diminish, and hide our grief if it acknowledges it at all. This is a lovingly held space where all loss is acknowledged and held.