Creating Space for Loss
Over six online sessions, Matilda Tonkin Wells, Dance Artist and Body Based Therapist, will guide you through an embodied exploration of how we can Create Space for Loss. We will use movement practices, meditation and other creative techniques to cultivate self-awareness and self-compassion in order to better understand and express the trauma of losing loved ones. Through pausing to notice what we are feeling in our bodies, we can tune into our own personal emotional subtleties relating to death and dying.
We will meet for an hour once a week over six weeks. Each session will involve an opportunity to support ourselves and share with others our journeys with loss and bereavement. We will spend time talking, thinking and reflecting. We’ll also do a variety of activities such as breathing exercises, journalling, and drawing in addition to very simple and guided improvised movement techniques that will explore different themes to support us to cultivate self-compassion and self-expression. We’ll spend some time noticing where we feel different emotions in the body and practice ways of supporting ourselves with those feelings. It will be a chance to come together and share with others who wish to support their grieving processes in a creative and holistic way.
Moving and tuning into the body can be a very valuable resource in helping us find peace and strength. It can also be a cathartic way of expressing ourselves and can even be celebratory. It might not be something you’ve ever tried before, but if you’re curious about finding different ways of supporting your grieving process, I invite you to come along and give this workshop a go.
If you’re interested but would like more information or if you have a question for me before the workshop starts, then feel free to get in contact. I look forward to meeting some of you in a few weeks time.
Although we will be moving, this is not a dance class and all movement invitations will be offered with variations in order to make the group as accessible as possible.
Each session will last approximately 60 minutes and will take place on Thursdays from 11am until 12pm.