Arts & Nature: Healing after Loss - Grief Seminar to Be Held at Inn

>> Tuesday, February 16, 2010



When people experience a significant loss, whether it is the loss of job, the loss that comes with a move, or the ultimate loss through death, every part of their being needs to heal.  Arts & Nature - Healing after Loss provides concrete ways for hurting hearts to begin the healing process. This grief seminar will focus on healing the whole person - mind, body & spirit, through time spent in God's beautiful nature and an emphasis on dealing with grief through expressions in art.

This event will be held at the Mountain Rose Inn on April 11, 12 & 13. The Inn, a Blue Ridge Mountains B&B, secluded on 100 acres along the Rock Castle Creek provides a peaceful setting for souls in need of a quiet, reflective space.

Facilitating this event will be Dr. Delores D. Gulledge, PhD, FT, CCRT. Dr. Gulledge is an educator, a grief facilitator, and an expert in Thanatology, the study of death and dying. Her personal life experiences have motivated her to learn all she can about helping others who are experiencing great life losses. Currently, Dr. Gulledge travels the US leading seminars on grief management such as Hope & Healing Seminar, Turn Your Mourning Into Dancing, and Creativity Meet Grief. She also manages the C.A.R.E Team for the Richland County Coroner-Medical Examiner's Office in South Carolina and is a certified crisis response trainer.

During this seminar, participants will use creative arts and the natural beauty of the property as supports in the healing of the whole person. Techniques will be taught that attendees can use to calm their emotions, focus their minds, and settle their spirits. Sessions will be held on Sunday, April 11 beginning at 7:30 pm, all day on Monday, April 12, beginning at 10 am, and Tuesday morning beginning at 10 am. Individual sessions with a grief counselor, massage therapist, Christian pastor, yoga instructor and victim's advocate will be available on Monday afternoon.

The cost to attend the grief seminar is $265 per person and includes all three days of group sessions, individual sessions and all needed materials. Meals (dinner on Sunday & Monday, lunch on Monday and snacks) are available for an additional $60 per person. Participants may choose to stay at the Inn for the entire event. Queen bedded rooms are $100 per night for single occupancy and $115 per night for double occupancy. King bedded rooms are $120 per night for single occupancy and $135 per night for double occupancy. Tax is not included. A light breakfast will be provided for guests staying at the Inn.

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