In 1999, Kenneth Doka and Terry Martin questioned if our gender impacts how we grieve. In their exploration they wanted to know if our genders prescribed our adaption to loss and change and, if so, if it could be a road map to healing in the wake of grief. What their seminal work “Grieving Beyond Gender” uncovered was the different ways that individuals grieve, noting that gender is only one factor that affects an individual’s style or pattern of grief. They put forth the notion that there are “styles or patterns of grieving.”
In this workshop we will explore these noted styles and patterns of grieving. Through visual media and an experiential exercise, we will learn more about the styles and patterns of the grieving so as to expand our understanding of how we process death and mourn our significant relationships.
In this workshop you will: