Sarah Serning is a trained psychotherapist who has worked with many people experiencing grief, loss and bereavement.
In her talk, Sarah will consider how we relate to our own grief both in thought and body, and how this can change over time. She’ll introduce us to the concept of how grief can be manifested in the body, and how working our grief through the body can be beneficial. Her session is designed to open up this potentially new territory and to help us think about grief in different – and perhaps unexpected – ways.
For those who join this session directly from the African Grieving Ceremony before (a free event at the same venue involving drumming and movement), Sarah’s talk will help you reflect on the experiences evoked. For those joining Sarah afresh, you’ll consider more generally the place and function of grief in the human condition, as she offers interesting reflections drawn from the world of therapeutic practice, including movement.
This offers ways to raise awareness and thereby carefully meet the territory of your own grief, alongside that of others.