Members: sign up early to reserve your space in this month’s Collab Salon! We always welcome new members – for just a $120 annual membership fee (less for students and people on fixed incomes). Join us the third Sunday of the month @ 5pm New York time. Please check your time zone to know when to join us! Our online gathering lasts somewhere between 1 – 1.5 hours.
- Reflections on Practice with People Who Are Suffering
April 19, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
As a counsellor working for hospice, I meet with people who are suffering, sometimes with unsolvable problems, as they live with serious illness and the knowledge of their approaching death. What can these experiences offer to those of us facing suffering in many different contexts during this time of Covid-19 pandemic? Given the current context, this Collab is still evolving. I hope to share some of my reflections on practices that ease suffering. These include thoughts on how we create space for stories of suffering, how we respond to big stories day to day and questioning practices that can be significant in restoring a sense of meaning and agency. I look forward to hearing how you might apply such practices to your own context for work. To facilitate the discussion I will be providing a collaborative document to illustrate some of the narrative practices we will be reflecting on. Sasha Pilkington
How do I participate?
The Collab Salon is a monthly webinar when online faculty and members from around the world meet together informally in real time. All Collab Salon members are welcome to participate in this gathering from the comfort of their own living room! This Collab Salon “meeting on a cloud” always occurs on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 5 pm (New York time).
Members, after reviewing This Month’s Salon, please sign up so we will reserve you a spot. If you aren’t able to participate in the live session, members can also review – and add reflections/questions to – the archived materials in our Past Salons.