• June 8–10, 2018
  • Friday–Sunday: 2 nights

Healing Through the Dark Emotions in Turbulent Times

For everyone who has some familiarity with emotional work.

In an age of upheaval characterized by increasing threats to life and to the earth itself, the emotions of grief, fear, and despair are widespread and often overwhelming. Anxiety and depression are rampant. How do we transform our dark emotions into fruitful energies for healing, life-sustaining action, and transformation?

There is redemptive and transformative power in the emotions we most dread—gifts that come to us when we know how to listen to the wisdom of the broken heart. Grief, fear, and despair are messengers of our vulnerability and humanity that can become sources of profound spiritual empowerment.

Through presentations, mindfulness meditation, stories, discussion, breath and energy work, visualization, cognitive reframing, and heart-centered prayer, you

  • Learn a unique process called the alchemy of the dark emotions, which transforms distressing emotions
  • Practice three basic skills—attending, befriending, and surrendering to emotional flow in the body
  • Explore the seven fundamental steps in the process.

Discover skills for mastering the alchemy by which grief becomes gratitude, fear opens into joy, and despair ushers in a more resilient faith in life.

Recommended reading Miriam Greenspan, Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
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Program Theme
Emotional Healing


Miriam Greenspan, MEd, LMHC, a pioneer in the field of women's psychology, has been a leading psychotherapist, author, and workshop facilitator for more than 30 years.

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