SEMINAR #5 with Sadhana Thapa and Bipin Thapa
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Almost everyone experiences grief and loss and some point in their life. The pain of grief can be overwhelming and we can see it as a complex process that differs from person to person. In many contemporary societies, grief is marked by the feeling of shame, loneliness, isolation, and an overwhelming lack of a healing connection with others. Sometimes, we get stuck in sadness and have difficulties living further without those, who passed away. Other times, we don’t know if what we experience as grief is common or specific only to us. Finding peace while being in grief can be challenging. However, this process can become much easier when we share it within our communities.
In this seminar, Sadhana Thapa and Bipin Thapa from Nepal will remind us about the meaning of our communities in dealing with grief and loss. We will listen to their stories, work with our personal narratives, and create a collective movement experience to connect with our grief and all those who passed away and still live in our memories. Let’s get together to experience the gift of grief and learn from it.
- Learn about the gift of grief as an inevitable ingredient of being human
- Give yourself a chance to grow through the lived experience of grief and loss
- Learn how grief is experienced in other cultures, in particular in Kathmandu, Nepal
- Experience the power of the community sharing through simple and meaningful activities introduced by our speakers
- Get inspired to look beyond your own cultural circle and discover new perspectives on grief and loss
- Anyone who is currently goes or already went through the experience of grief and loss
- Individuals interested in refreshing cross-cultural perspectives on sharing the experience of grief in our communities
- Expressive Arts practitioners who would like learn how to embrace grief through the art- and ritual-based practices
- Health practitioners, therapists, social workers, coaches, psychologists, doctors, psychiatrists wanting to explore the experience of grief and loss with more compassion and love
Sadhana Thapa is an Expressive Arts Therapist. Her brother, Bipin Thapa, is a psychologist and an Expressive Arts practitioner. They both live in Kathmandu, Nepal and work together in Atman-Expressive Arts Nepal aiming to foster better health and peace among the Nepalese community. Exploring and expanding the cultural ways Expressive Arts Therapy and Community Art can help people heal is prior to their service.
Date: 25 September 2021, 11am CEST
Theme: The Gift of Grief. Finding peace within your community
Speakers: Sadhana Thapa & Bipin Thapa
Duration: between 90 – 120 min. depending on the participant’s engagement (the last 30min. will be devoted to a discussion, feedback, and an exchange of ideas)
Software: online [Zoom]
Materials: Please bring your journal and a pen, we also kindly ask you to have at hand a piece of clothing or an item connected to someone who was dear to you and passed away (if this is impossible simply prepare a scarf in a colour that this person liked, something that this person enjoyed, or write down a memory related to them)
*The seminar will be recorded. Even if you can’t participate in person, you can still register and get a link to watch the seminar at your own time.
**Our next two seminars “RETHINK SPACE. Ma as inspiration in therapy and coaching” and “THE GIFT OF GRIEF. Finding peace within your community” will take place on September 8th and 25th, 2021. You can register for both September seminars and get 20% discount. Don’t miss this opportunity!
See you all very soon!