One Layer Deeper Intensive_


Grief is complicated. It comes and goes and then comes again without warning or understanding. It disrupts our lives in ways we don't even really understand sometimes for years later.  Complicate that with what is socially acceptable to grieve and what is not. Death of a significant person or animal in your life - sure, go ahead and grief for a small, socially acceptable period of time. However, society and those around us tend to view the loss of a job, a house, a significant relationship, a coping mechanism, a coveted opportunity, or a loss by choice as "lesser" losses and our "acceptable" window of grief is much smaller, if it exists at all. Yet, these losses and the grief that accompanies them is no less impactful to our emotional state or psyche.

Grief, which is such a natural part of our lives, is one of the emotions we are most unprepared to recognize and cope with in constructive ways.

It is said loss and grief come into our lives in three major categories.
We grieve:

  • What happened and shouldn't have happened
  • What didn't happen and should have
  • What did happen but wasn't enough

It is essential to our emotional and physical health to recognize the losses we have experienced, allow ourselves the space and time to grieve these losses, and learn healthy coping skills to move us forward.

Join us for a three-day weekend intensive to explore these ideas in a safe, supportive group setting. During our time together, you will:

  • Create your own loss timeline and look at the universal and unique experience of grief and loss

  • Debunk the myths of grief and create the space for you to grieve in ways that work for you

  • Examine the layers of loss in your life, including loss and grief by choice

  • Dig into models and definitions of cognitive dissonance and the roll in plays in moving foward

  • Understand how your grief may come out sideways - anger, isolation, numbness, over excitement

  • Learn skills, rituals, and remembrances to help support yourself (and others) moving forward with awareness

Thurs, August 27

Time Activity
3 PM Hotel Check-in Begins
5:30 PM Opening Dinner
Meet in lobby
8 PM Myth-busters Group Exercise
9 PM Loss Timeline
10 PM Evening Meditation

Fri, August 28

Time Activity
8 AM Breakfast
9 PM Work block 1: The Universal and Unique Experience of Grief
1 PM Lunch
2 PM Work block 2: Layers of Loss
6 PM Offsite Dinner

Sat, August 29

Time Activity
8 AM Breakfast
9 AM Work block 3: Cognitive Dissonance
1 PM Lunch
2 PM Work block 4: Sideways Expressions of Grief
6 PM Offsite Dinner

Sun, Augut 30

Time Activity
8 AM Breakfast
9 AM Work block 5:
Rituals and Remembrances
11 AM Dismiss

Flight home can be safely scheduled beginning at 2:00 PM.

Location: Fairfield Inn & Suites, Midvale Location

Salt Lake City is amazingly beautiful in the fall!  Located only 20 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport (SLC), the beautiful Fairfield Inn & Suites has amazing views of the Wasatch mountain range.  The hotel includes an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, and outdoor fire rings.  With close activities, restaurants, and walking trails, this setting will be peaceful and restful for our time together.  Our work blocks will be held in the hotel conference room.  Jackie and Amy will also be on site and available to you the entire weekend.

hotel front
mountain view

Cost:  $1,995.00

The intensive is all-inclusive, meaning the cost includes your own private hotel room and all meals.  All you need to do is get here and we will take care of the rest.  A $500 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration, and the balance is due 30 days prior to the event, July 17, 2019.