My destination tomorrow, Fort Collins, Colorado. I am going to a week-long training at the Center for Loss and Life Transition. It is in a beautiful retreat center just outside Fort Collins - more than 5,000 feet in the mountains. I am taking the first in a series of trainings, this section is "Beginning Bereavement Skills." If I like it, there are other week-long seminars that can lead to a certificate in grief counseling.
I have been looking forward to this week since December when I enrolled. The model the Center for Loss uses is called, "companioning" - it is both for grief and hospice workers. The approach appears to match my core values in so many areas. It is the next step on my journey.
I hope you all have a blessed holiday - Easter, the time of rebirth and renewal. I will be taking pictures and posting while away. I will be back in Minnesota next Friday night.
PS I had a wonderful time in Seattle and will be sharing some of unfoldings in future posts.