Mindfully Navigating Grief & Loss Within Faith Awakenings

A faith awakening/transition can usher in unique experiences with grief and loss. At times a loss of identity, certainty, and connection to a community can occur. In this session, we’ll utilize the latest grief and loss research to explore how faith transitions can help us more mindfully manage the cyclical nature and non-finite aspect of grief and loss. We’ll highlight the complexity of grief often experienced in mixed-faith marriages and mixed-faith families. Concrete suggestions will be offered for creating stress-reduction plans and fostering support systems to reduce the chronic sorrow often associated with ongoing instances of loss and religious/spiritual difference.