No Way But Through

4 Life Skills for Navigating Grief & Trauma

An Intro to the Skills and Practices of Grief Work in Community

Monday December 12th, 2022
5-7pm Pacific Standard Time
(Vancouver/LA) via Zoom

Fill out the form below to register:

No Way But Through

4 Life Skills for Navigating Grief & Trauma

An Intro to the Skills and Practices of Grief Work in Community

Monday December 12th, 2022
5-7pm Pacific Standard Time
(Vancouver/LA) via Zoom

Fill out the form below to register:

what this program is

No Way But Through is an introduction to grief work with Josea Tamira Crossley

In this 2 hour free session you learn four essential skills to metabolize and move forward from grief and trauma in a gentle, accessible way.

NOTE: You must sign up (above) to receive the zoom link for this event via email ~ limited spots available. 

THIS IS FOR YOU IF YOU’RE STRUGGLING WITH:

  • Personal grief, loss or trauma
  • A sense of emotional overwhelm, numbness, or reactivity
  • Grief/overwhelm around climate change or environmental destruction
  • Feeling like you’re carrying the weight of the world
  • An inability to open up to love/relationship after past hurt
  • Unprocessed ancestral grief & trauma
  • Social isolation, loss or longing for community, village and connection
  • Slow trauma aka developmental trauma, lack of healthy family structure & support, CPTSD, the impact of past abuse
  • Systemic Racism, gender/sexuality-bias, socio-economic grief/trauma
  • Recent acute grief from a specific loss (i.e. a death or other loss)
  • Caregiver fatigue aka the grief you help others process as a space holder, healer, or caregiver
  • Long-time deep water grief (may manifest as depression, burnout or unexplained emotions)
  • Other unnameable grief

WHY GRIEF WORK?
Amongst the oldest peoples it has been said that grief and gratitude are but two sides of the same mandala called Love, and are so intertwined that if we suppress our grief for too long, we also lose our ability to love fully.

And yet, enduring our grief without support of connection and community can be simply unbearable.

We are conditioned to turn away from or suppress our pain, and we are often encouraged to ‘stay positive’ or ‘look on the bright side.’ This turning away from the pain allows violence to continue in the world, as pain unprocessed soon becomes either so deeply internalized that we get sick, or projected on those we deem “Other.”

In order to return again and again to our fullest joy, aliveness, connection with each other and love for life we must have a space, and the SKILLS to express and process our grief.

BUT WHAT ACTUALLY IS GRIEF?
Most of us aren’t raised with an intimate understanding of grief. It’s not something that we realize we might even be feeling or experiencing in the day to day. In our culture, it’s only really discussed when someone dies.

Grief shows up in unexpected ways. Sometimes we don’t even know we’re lost in the dark woods of grief.

Grief can feel like heartbreak, anger, resentment, stuckness, depression, and even anxiety. With every loss, every life change and transition, every personal evolution, there is grief.

Even if we’re excited about moving in new directions, and becoming more of who we are, we need to grieve the person, life, and experiences that we’re leaving behind.

Not to mention the grief in the world around us, seemingly not ours, yet still felt by our soul, our body, and our heart as we are interconnected with all things.

ABOUT JOSEA TAMIRA CROSSLEY – YOUR FACILITATOR:
I’m committed to helping people to access the innate wisdom of their physical & emotional bodies as a doorway to deeper awakening and freedom. I believe that while 1:1 therapy can be profound and life changing, there are things that can only be healed in the presence of community/group work.

I have over 20 years of study and experience in working with trauma and grief and have been facilitating Grief Ritual and process work for the past four years. My work is grounded in training in Somatic Therapy, Attachment Theory, Healing Sexual Trauma, Deep Nature Connection, Craniosacral therapy, Somato Emotional Release, Shamanic Study, Tibetan Buddhism and Yoga.

I have trained with expert grief facilitators Francis Weller (author, Wild Edge of Sorrow) and Randy Jones (author, Medicine Without an Expiry Date), as well as key Somatic & Relational Therapy teachers Mariah Moser (Relational Somatic Psychotherapy), Peter Levine (SE), Diane Poole Heller (DARe), Irene Lyon (SmartBodySmartMind), Elizabeth Claire Burr (CST, SER & Vijnana Yoga) & 8 Shields Institute.

I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor through the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada and am generally covered by Pacific Blue Cross, Sun Life, Manulife, Claimsecure, Equitable Life of Canada, Alberta Blue Cross & Green Shield and can provide receipts for both 1:1 counselling and group work.

QUESTIONS?
Email me joseatamira@gmail.com

Winter Solstice Elemental Releasing Ritual

Register now and you will have the opportunity to join Through the Dark Woods membership group for a beautiful Winter Solstice Elemental Releasing Ritual

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About this ritual

At the Winter Solstice, the energies of the Earth invite us into a time of inward reflection, dreaming, and the last release downward before nature moves into the quiet gestation phase of new ideas, inspiration and creativity in the Northeast.

In this session, you’ll learn a special Solstice ritual of release that you can then later customize and make your very own no matter your belief system.

Ritual is a powerful way of connecting your actions to your inner desires and intentions. As you go through the steps in the practice I’ll teach you, you’ll be holding space and intention for the transformation you desire to experience. What is it that you want to finally let go of before entering into the next period of rebirth and creation?

We do this ritual together, as a community, where you can tap into the extra profound experience of feeling deeply witnessed as you release that which needs to go. This magnifies your intention of release and the power of your transformation.

All participants who register for the 2023 cohort before midnight on December 14th, 2022 will be invited to attend this **bonus** Winter Solstice Elemental Releasing Ritual.

No Way But Through is an introduction to grief work with Josea Tamira Crossley

In this 2 hour free session you will learn four essential skills to metabolize and move forward from grief and trauma in a gentle, accessible way.

NOTE: You must sign up (above) to receive the zoom link for this event via email ~ limited spots available. 

This is for you if you:

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WHY GRIEF WORK?

Amongst the oldest peoples it has been said that grief and gratitude are but two sides of the same mandala called Love, and are so intertwined that if we suppress our grief for too long, we also lose our ability to love fully.

And yet, enduring our grief without support of connection and community can be simply unbearable.

We are conditioned to turn away from or suppress our pain, and we are often encouraged to ‘stay positive’ or ‘look on the bright side.’ This turning away from the pain allows violence to continue in the world, as pain unprocessed soon becomes either so deeply internalized that we get sick, or projected on those we deem “Other.”

In order to return again and again to our fullest joy, aliveness, connection with each other and love for life we must have a space, and the SKILLS to express and process our grief.

but what actually is

Grief?

Most of us aren’t raised with an intimate understanding of grief.

We can go through our days barely noticing that it’s there, under the surface of things.

Other days, we find it hitting us like a tidal wave and taking us down to the ground.

Sometimes we don’t know we’re stuck in grief. We can be feeling heartbreak, anger, resentment, stuckness, depression, and even anxiety and not realize that this is simply a form of unprocessed emotion.

In our culture, grief is only really discussed when someone dies.

Yet with every loss, every life change and transition, every personal evolution, there is an emotional process that needs to unfold.

Even if we’re excited about moving in new directions, and becoming more of who we are, we need to release the energy of the person, life, and experiences that we’re leaving behind.
Not to mention, we carry in our bodies the trouble in the world around us, seemingly not ours, yet still felt by our soul, our body, and our heart as we’re interconnected with all things.
This too, we need a place to metabolize.

So here is something: A carefully curated container to address grief in ALL its forms. A consent-based place where emotion is welcome.

meet josea

About Your Facilitator

I’m committed to helping people to access the innate wisdom of their physical & emotional bodies as a doorway to deeper awakening and freedom. I believe that while 1:1 therapy can be profound and life changing, there are things that can only be healed in the presence of community/group work.

I have over 20 years of study and experience in working with trauma and grief and have been facilitating Grief Ritual and process work for the past seven years. My work is grounded in training in Somatic Therapy, Attachment Theory, Healing Sexual Trauma, Deep Nature Connection, Craniosacral therapy, Somato Emotional Release, Shamanic Study, Tibetan Buddhism and Yoga.

I have trained with expert grief facilitators Francis Weller (author, Wild Edge of Sorrow) and Randy Jones (author, Medicine Without an Expiry Date), as well as key Somatic & Relational Therapy teachers Mariah Moser (Relational Somatic Psychotherapy), Peter Levine (SE), Diane Poole Heller (DARe), Irene Lyon (SmartBodySmartMind), Elizabeth Claire Burr (CST, SER & Vijnana Yoga) & 8 Shields Institute.

I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor through the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada and am generally covered by Pacific Blue Cross, Sun Life, Manulife, Claimsecure, Equitable Life of Canada, Alberta Blue Cross & Green Shield and can provide receipts for both 1:1 counselling and group work.