Monday, October 24, 9:45 a.m.–4 p.m. EDT, In-Person, Emmanuel College Chapel (third floor). Register by clicking here.
Coffee/tea and lunch included.
About the Workshop
The pandemic caused many to feel a vague sense of loss and grief that is perhaps unfamiliar and surprising. This workshop will be an opportunity to process and reflect on aspects of change, loss, and grief. We will sharpen our skills in creating space to attend to loss–our own and that of others. We will discover how tending to grief is prayer, and allows Spirit to nurture us. This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to increase their competence and comfort level in this area, personally and/or professionally. Through focused conversations, personal reflection, story-telling, and small group sharing, participants will engage in a life-giving experience.
About the Workshop Leader
As adjunct faculty at Emmanuel College, Rev. Dr. Anne Simmonds Emm 9T6 has taught courses in "Death Dying and Grieving" and "Prayer" in Emmanuel's MDiv, MPS, continuing education and parish nursing programs. Simmonds is a voluntary associate minister at Rosedale United Church and spiritual mentor in Toronto. She is a gifted speaker and facilitator who draws on her extensive experience in teaching, congregational ministry, hospital chaplaincy, nursing and her own grief. Simmonds was awarded the Emmanuel College Alumni/ae Association (ECAA) Distinguished Alumni/ae Award in 2018.