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Join us for this course focused on guided meditation to resolve grief. Unresolved grief represents a major attachment disturbance. In this course we will work together to resolve our grief and then to reorient towards what is good in life.
The intended outcome is to bring about acceptance and integration of loss so that we are more present to our lives. As a result we will experience more internal coherence, clarity, and energy to embrace life.
This event has started but you are welcome to join mid-way. You can attend the remaining live classes and will get access to all of the recordings.
There will be one live 90 minute class per week.
This program is suitable for beginners to meditation and healing work.
Firstly, unresolved grief is a major ‘disturbance of the attachment system’. Therefore, for those of us with unresolved grief, moving through our grief is a necessary part of the path from insecure to earned secure attachment. This is our aim in this course.
This program will mainly use Chairwork adapted to a guided meditation format, which involves talking to our departed loved one (or lost part of self). We will dialogue with them, give voice to what is unresolved, and seek resolution, all in the context of guided meditation.
In addition to chairwork, this course will draw on
We will also use the Buddhist compassion meditation of “tong len” to further integrate and metabolize our grief. This helps us see grief as part of our shared humanity
You will be encouraged to listen to the guided meditations with your practice pod, however there will be no further homework in this course outside of class attendance.
So it is with grief where, if all goes well, can come a strengthening of the inner world, of memory and definition. – John Bowlby
Unresolved loss is an important area assessed on the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI). According to John Bowlby, the creator of Attachment Theory, grief and mourning can disrupt development and even lead to long lasting psychological maladie.
As part of this course you will be provided a pre and post assessment to help measure unresolved grief and complex unresolved grief. This will equip you with a better ability to assess your own grief and have a sense for your progress over the period of the course. Your anonymized results will help us run a pilot study on this modality, as well.
The course is broken up into 5 classes
There will be time for Q&A and spot coaching.
We will be doing deep work. For that reason please feel free to take a break at any point.
Participants in this course have the option to join a practice pod. This is an informal group of 3-5 students who meet, usually once a week, to listen to a guided meditation, discuss difficulties in practice, and share insights and progress. Connecting with peer learners in this way can keep you motivated, consolidate learning, and create a sense of community.
We can't guarantee placement into a practice-pod for late sign ups, but we will try our best.
This program is for those of us who...
Shared interest and social support can make meditation practice, study, and healing much easier. Make friends in the course on the slack channel and invite friends who you think could benefit to participate in the course.
These are some of the benefits you will have by the end of the program
If you are experiencing any technical issues relating to accessing the material or live sessions, please get in touch with us. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
We can be reached with our online contact form.
This is what participants of prior courses have to say:
I gained an ability to self soothe, meet my needs for validation and feeling seen/heard (which were often unmet in childhood), an overall feeling like I am less alone in my work of healing my attachment. I realize I benefit greatly from an 8 week course with a weekly meeting, I am able to do daily meditations on my own and feel supported in this routine with the weekly meetings. I feel I am actively and consistently working on my attachment repair by being part of a longer course (as opposed to a weekend workshop).
I am enjoying the Healing Anxious-Preoccupied Attachment course so much! It's blowing my mind, and that's after decades of amazing therapy, EMDR, attachment couples therapy, neurofeedback, inner child nurturing, self-compassion, and many other profound growth experiences. I’m so delighted by how much I'm getting out of the course. Feels like it's a missing piece for me that is so healing. Thank you !
Loved the course and loved this kind of emotional work. Look forward to doing more that you offer. Content was excellent. Meditation around Schema modes went quite deep and uncovered difficult emotions. Doing micro hits has improved some situations that would have gone worse.
I love your offerings. Keep them coming. You have a good capacity to make people feel seen – and also show great respect for us as individuals – in itself that is an healing factor in being in courses of yours! Your humbleness and humour – make every call a killer. Rock on. I like learning about these subjects! Feels very helpful in understanding my problems/reason to part of my suffering. I feel I have grown during the course so far – and or moving in a better direction.
I’m sure this will seem out of the blue to you, but I was just thinking of things I am thankful for and thought of you and the two Attachment Repair courses of yours I had the pleasure to participate in. I just wanted to say a very heartfelt thank you. I want you to know I really appreciated the kindness and effort you put into that work, and into responding to all of our questions. My exposure to your teaching has been immensely helpful for me.
I’m knowing myself better which allows me to connect in a more authentic way. I am also recognizing the attachment styles better in people I interact with and hammering out what I am really seeking in a relationship. I didn’t realize how important unconditional exploration and expression was for me until this class.
I’m very happy about the Embodying Secure Attachment Course. It’s good to have a course for people who are well on the way of healing their wounds. Comes at the perfect time for me.
THANK YOU!! this is powerful for me, so thank you thank you for sharing your insight. I like how you really balance the “just do the work” attitude with sooo much compassion and empathy for how hard it is. Now I know how to use the immense power of my imagination to heal my most fundamental body-mind-soul mechanisms and have a more joyful, loving life.
Thank you for continuing to make these classes. When I am able to attend, they make a really positive contribution to my mental health :)
Please note: This program is offered for educational purposes only and is not group-therapy, counselling or any kind of other psychotherapy, nor is it a substitute for the aforementioned. The instructor Cedric Reeves is a meditation teacher, not a psychotherapist, counsellor, or otherwise therapist.