Exploring Anticipatory Grief & Bereavement Through Mindful Photography & Reflective Journaling
Date: July 11th, 2019
Time:11:30am – 1:30pm PST
Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel
Preparedness for the death of a loved one is an important contributor to caregiver wellbeing, bereavement outcomes, and possibly even spiritual growth. Awareness, acceptance, and meaning making are key to a positive death experience and contribute to a shift in existential and spiritual perceptions. Mindful photography and journal writing can be practiced in such a way that is therapeutic and may increase awareness and opportunity for meaning making.
As a therapeutic method, Within and Without is grounded in a process that brings light to the wholeness of one’s experience through two modes of expression; visual imagery and reflective journaling. Learn how it can be an effective method in confronting thoughts and feelings associated with anticipating the death of a loved one.
-Explore and reflect on the lived experience of anticipatory grief.
-Learn the basic tenants of mindful photography (MP) and its connection to aesthetic awareness.
-Understand the practice as a therapeutic method in preparing for the death of a loved one.