Saturday, March 22, 2008

On My Way to Colorado

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.


  1. Suzann - You could not be going to CO at a better time! Just got back and the weather / atmosphere was amazing. Good luck on your journey. I hope you continue to find yourself immersed in a Divine sense of Wisdom and Peace.
    Happy Easter.

  2. Just dropping by to wishing to you and yours a Happy Easter!

  3. Sounds like a very good program for you to be trying out. And I will be looking forward to hearing about those unfoldings in Seattle :)

  4. this sounds like something i might like to do. my long career was in social work. this would fit in nicely for part time work here in the pacific nw (paid or volunteered).

    so glad you enjoyed seattle. we are still enjoying our early spring and the sunlight. today we had a big downpouring of rain most of the afternoon which the gardens loved. i look forward to your photos, both of colorado and seattle.

    enjoy your week and the beautiful landscape surrounding you.

  5. Hope you are having a very good week in Ft. Collins. Do you read Roz at Autumn Cottage Diarist?
    She is doing a master's program in the same thing. When I was studying for my spiritual direction certificate, the term companioning was also used vs. director/directee. Hope you are well.

    So, what did happen in Seattle?

  6. Will look forward to reading more about your experience in CO. Sounds like a quite logical step to be taking on your path.

  7. Fort Collins?
    Really. Can you believe it. You have a Norwegian blogger friend that has been there. OMG. when was it? In 1996? Yeah, I think so. In fact, my daughter and me stayed with friends in Greeley.
    Small World

    Have a great week to come