Moving with Grief

Processing grief is not about "getting over" a loss but rather learning to integrate the grief into our lives in a way that allows us to move forward while honoring our experiences. Often, we rely on "do you want to talk about it?" to process grief. In this week's newsletter, let's see how we can access grief in the body and unlock it through movement.

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The Idea of the Week

Grief is a personal experience that can manifest not only in our emotions and thoughts but also in our bodies. Our bodies can store grief, leading to physical tension, discomfort, sleep problems, or other physical or somatic experiences.

In this 8-minute article from Verywell Mind, learn What Does Grieving Do to Your Body? and how to cope with the physical symptoms of grief.

One way to cope with grief is through movement. As this 5-minute article outlines, movement can serve as a distraction, help you sleep, and give you an outlet for anger and other emotions. The movement brings you back to the present and grounds you in your body. This is a way to practice mindfulness, which helps manage stress, anxiety, and even grief.

Finally, in this 10-minute video, Natasha Sackey from the Grief Channel explains what might happen in a session of Dance Movement Psychotherapy, which is a practice that uses dance and movement to process experiences.

She explains that the movement can help find the pain in grief and express it without needing words. Dance and movement connect our body and mind. It unlocks the experiences stored in our bodies that our words can not access. 

“We tend to think our way through, and sometimes, actually the body has its own stories and experience that needs to be unpacked.”Natasha Sackey from the Grief Channel

The Practice of the Week

Bring yourself back into your body with an Introduction to Grief Yoga, a 3-minute video. Utilize movement, breath, and sound to unlock grief and release pent-up emotions. 

We invite you to take your journey further with our Flowing with Grief workshop on Mondays or our Conscious Connected Breathwork class on Thursdays.

These sessions are designed to help you connect with your body and breath. Learn breathing techniques that support emotional release and use movement to unlock your grief. Whether you’re new to these practices or seeking to deepen your connection with yourself, our sessions offer a nurturing space for growth and healing.

And for those looking for an immersive healing experience, consider joining our upcoming Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy retreat. This retreat combines the therapeutic benefits of ketamine with psychotherapy in a supportive environment, offering profound insights and transformational healing. 

More information to register for these workshops or retreat is below.

News of the Week

Conscious Connected Breathwork Classes
Join Melissa Jacobs of Harvesting Sage for Conscious Connected Breathwork. This is a tool for anyone who has suffered from or experienced overwhelm, fatigue, burnout, anxiety, irritability, or grief.

This potent practice can elevate spirits, liberate pent-up emotions, enhance sleep and relaxation, bolster physical well-being, and offer a multitude of other benefits.

Offered weekly starting Thursday, March 28 at 8:30am to 9:45 am. 
$30 | Part of a plan

Unlock the power of your breath to heal and transform!

Register Here

Flowing with Grief
Engage with your grief through physical movement and breathwork. Let your movement and breath be the emotional release of the grief stored in the body. Use yoga practices, not aimed at strength or flexibility, but rather at nurturing the emotional self and the physical manifestation of grief. 

This is a weekly 60-minute session, starting on April 8th at 5:30pm.
$25 | Part of a plan

The yoga practice is accessible to all and you do not need prior yoga experience. It can be performed seated or on a yoga mat.

Register Here

Another KAP Retreat!
Unlocking Your Mind:
A Journey to Self-Discovery

Dive deep into experiential therapy incorporating meditation, writing, art making, yoga, and other body-centered modalities. Step away from the stressors of daily life and fully immerse yourself in the therapeutic process. We will use Ketamine and experiential therapy to break through the stuck places to find more freedom, pace, and motivation!
Zoom Preparation Session: Wednesday, April 17th from 6-8 pm.
In-person retreat Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, April 28th with accommodations for 3 nights.
Zoom Integration Session: Wednesday, May 1 from 6-8 pm.

Register Here

Join Tati, back by popular demand, for her next series of Family Constellations Workshops this April 20-21!

Tati owns a healing and psychotherapy practice working with sacred plant medicine, ancestral healing, and art therapy in her home in Ecuador.

Last year, Tati visited the U.S. for the first time to hold workshops and healing sessions in Erieville and Fayetteville, NY, all of which had such a positive reception that people requested more! Join Tati for her return this April and her next series of workshops and healing sessions.

Register Here!

The Thought of the Week

Wishing you a peaceful week!


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