I want to do the workshop, but I don’t have a creative bone in my body.
If I had a dime for every time I heard this! Let’s set the record right now: this workshop is not for creative people, it is for grieving people. This is a workshop using creative means to help you navigate grief. Your grief will surprise you. Your heart will surprise you. And most of all, you will. What comes out of you. Trust the process. Your work isn’t meant to be beautiful, it is meant to help you make sense of this new world of grief. And I promise you are far more creative and radiant than you give yourself credit for. I promise.
It seems kind of lame to charge for a workshop for grieving mothers.
Yes, I get it. I really, really struggled to put a price tag on this. Actually I had a good friend reprimand me for not setting a price tag for it in the beginning. Ideally I would love to give my work away, because when you do what you love it feels wrong to actually charge for it, especially when you’re in any type of heartwork. That being said, in order to sustain this workshop and reach more grieving mothers I simply cannot give it away.
You talk a lot about not doing this alone, but I don’t know how I feel about opening up to others about my grief.
That is 100% okay. In the workshop you will always have access to a private facebook group, but you do not have to turn anything in, show up or anything like that. This workshop is meant to offer things you might want or need, but you will never be required to engage in anything that is not serving your grieving or healing process.
What do I need to take part in the workshop?
In short, this workshop is meant to be accessible and it is highly encouraged that you use what you already have in your home. For example: a spiral notebook, a journal, or even an old hardbound book to turn into an art journal (directions for this will be given), any type of paints, pens, markers, pencils, newspaper, doilies, the list goes on. For art journaling and all of the prompts given you hardly need to spend anything to participate.
Are there any in-person workshops like this?
At this time I take this workshop to a grief retreat for grieving families at Camp Cullin in Grand View, Texas in July. If you are interested in booking a workshop in your area, you can contact me through email@example.com.