Honoring Grief with Nature: A Traditional Approach to Healing
Experiential, Open to All
Grief is the unifying force of human experience whether the loss of a pet, a job, a home, our health or a loved one. It affects us deeply and physically. Unresolved grief can lead to a multitude of emotional and physical problems that can spill into our daily lives. In this workshop, we discuss some traditional forms of approaching grief from other parts of the world, the importance of attending grief and tools from the natural world to help us. Discussion will end with an experiential use of plants to support and honor grief.
Lora Krall, RN, BSN, BA
Lora Krall is an herbal educator, registered nurse, avid gardener, voracious reader, wife, proud mom of two adult sons and many adopted children. After the sudden death of her oldest son, Lora began a new direction blending her work with people and plants to help address her own grief and that of many others. She works as a teaching assistant for the Science and Art of Herbalism course founded by Rosemary Gladstar, writes for Herbal Living blog and has been published in Essential Inkings, Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation.