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Van Vleck House is pleased to once again present AWAKENING FROM GRIEF: Finding the
Way Back to Joy – one of the most popular workshops we have presented in past years.
Led by John E. Welshons, and based on his critically acclaimed book of the same title,
AWAKENING FROM GRIEF offers participants the opportunity to explore – and heal – the
psychological, emotional and spiritual challenges that follow in the wake of a loss – or
unexpected change. Whether the loss is a death, the loss of a relationship, the loss of one’s
health, the loss of security, or some other unwanted change or disappointment, this workshop
helps participants to discover the inner resources they already possess that will aid them in
working through life’s inevitable challenges.
We will join together in front of the fireplace in the living room at Van Vleck House. The
workshop will combine, lecture, discussion, and a variety of meditative exercises.
Participants generally complete the workshop feeling a profound sense of relief . . . and hope.
Reading Awakening From Grief prior to the class is recommended, though not a requirement.
Proof of Covid vaccination is required to attend, mask are optional.
21 Van Vleck Street,
Montclair, NJ 07042
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