“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
When it seems all that is left of us is the broken pieces, what do we do? How do we go on? And more importantly, how do we bring them with us as we do?
In this creative grief workshop, we will be exploring these questions in the literal sense. We’ll use a variety of art and collage materials like paint, markers, bits of fabric, handmade papers, feathers, keys, inspiring quotes, written memories and much more. What you will come away with is a beautiful and meaningful creation from your story – one that will remind you of two important things: You get to choose how you want to rebuild your heart, and you get to decide how you will include your loved one in that new heart.
Throughout the class, I encourage everyone to share as they make. We’ll have a few breaks where you’ll have the chance to share about your loved one, your memories, and what you’re making, if you should like to as well. There will be a final special touch to this project that will also serve to remind you that you have a community of other brave hearts supporting you through this, and that you are not alone.
Optional Things to Bring:
If you have anything special that you’d like to incorporate into your collage heart, please bring it!
This could be a small scrap of clothing, an favorite photo, a small trinket, copy of handwriting, anything that can easily be glued to your heart will work beautifully! Otherwise, I will supply everything you’ll need!