Loss and Grief - Exploring the practice of journaling
January 26, 2015
Hosted by Dayton Ann Williams
The practice of journaling is immensely supportive in healing from loss or grief. Its unique connection of our body, mind and spirit requires very little effort and offers tremendous returns. Often the consideration of journaling evokes resistance. We may believe writing is ‘not our thing’ or the time commitment is too burdensome. Or whenever we begin to write our mind becomes blank and we become paralyzed. Yet, if our commitment is to heal, the evidence supports expressive writing as an effective practice in our journey and we discover the time commitment is nominal. We will discuss the benefits of expressive writing and how we can develop a daily practice that is supportive of our healing journey and works within the boundaries of our lifestyle. We will understand how a practice of journaling extends far beyond our initial intent to heal and is a powerful tool as we expand and express our true self. I am looking forward to exploring the practice of journaling with you.
A Light for the Soul That Weeps
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This program answers the questions “How will we respond?” “What do we intend to do now that it happened?” As we focus on our thoughts, feelings, and choices, that which is our responsibility, we create harmony in our inner world. The grief or loss we experienced becomes the catalyst to knowing and being our unique expression of the Divine in this time and space, to understand the true meaning of our presence and connectedness in this world.
My deep desire is to offer a passageway of thoughts and feelings that begin to resonate within you and nurture you as you heal. We will never be the person we were before our loss. Yet, as we embrace the process and honor the changes that will transpire, we will change in ways that we cannot yet imagine. We will re-engage in life from a new perspective. Having experienced contrast, perhaps the deepest pain we have ever known, we will ultimately experience abundance as never before. Although healing is an inward journey, you are not alone.
Dayton Ann Williams
I spent my life focusing on ‘what I did,’ working hard to grow and expand personally and professionally; to heal. I accomplished much, yet was left with a feeling that it wasn’t quite enough. When I directed my attention to being responsible for my thoughts, feelings and choices, to making happiness my focus, to embracing ‘who I am,’ I experienced the magical melding of my physical, emotional and spiritual nature. I was compelled to go beyond my experiences, beyond my perceptions, beyond my belief systems and discover the magnificence of this time and space, to embrace the beauty within my soul, to walk with others on their journey.
I am a Certified Professional, Spiritual, Relationship and Bereavement Coach, an author, speaker, Level 3 Traditional Reiki Practitioner, and a former Certified Senior Project Manager for IBM. In my journey I overcame alcoholism through developing a spiritual way of life and practice that has spanned over30 years. A commitment to embracing life from the perspective of love supported my own healing after the death of my eldest son, SGT Tyrell Williams, USMC, and a relationship where my partner’s crack and alcohol abuse would fuel domestic violence, financial devastation, and the destruction of a dream two years in the making. From a heart-felt desire to help others, I offer a unique approach to healing and wellness. For the soul that weeps, I offer a light as you awaken to the beautiful and divine being of love that you truly are.