July 28th: Healing Grief through Mourning

Join us this Sunday for a discussion with Cynthia Hindes. When we are strong, stoic, and “in control” of our emotions — as we are commonly (though mistakenly) taught is wise, proper. and healthy. We seldom express the grief resulting from the all-too inevitable losses that occur in our lives. These include, but are not limited to, losses through death.  But the grief that is natural and inevitable when we suffer loss (of any kind) is not relieved when it is not released. And time alone does not heal us. It is only through mourning that we can heal the trauma of our losses, which will otherwise continue to accumulate over time since loss is common in life and not a one-time event.  Most of us are totally unaware of the danger of repressed grief and the resulting damage to us in all areas of our being.  There is proven evidence that it causes direct physical damage to our bodies in addition to mental, emotional, and spiritual/energetic debility. But we can reverse this if we choose — no matter how belatedly.

The Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship meets every Sunday beginning at 10:30 AM at the Twin Falls Senior Center, 530 Shoshone Street West in Twin Falls. Newcomers are always welcome. Childcare is available. We are handicapped accessible. For information, please contact Ken Whiting at 734-9161.

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