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Understanding Grief

Join Dr. Sameet Kumar and Jodi Hope-Johnstone for this informative and healing weekend as we explore the universal emotion of Grief.

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This workshop will give attendees a deeper understanding of the management of grief and loss from not just a clinical point of view but also a spiritual one by drawing on Buddhist practices and philosophies.  In light of the last few years, understanding the wisdom of grief has become essential all care providers. With over 20 years of experience in working with people who have advanced illness and their bereaved loved ones, Dr. Kumar knows that loss can take many forms.

On the last day of this workshop, Jodi Hope-Johnstone will lead a 3 hour ceremony and breathwork journey to allow participants to experience and process their own grief in a gentle yet profound way.  Jodi has over 20 years in the healing arts and is certified in contemplative end of life care through The Institute of Traditional Medicine.  She is also a certified Breathwork facilitator and trainer.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn current perspectives on grief

  • Learn Buddhist perspectives on grief

  • Understand the processing of grief

  • Learn to make meaning in grief

  • Experience a healing ceremony and breathwork session to help process your own grief.

This workshop is for all those who are curious about grief and how to support themselves and others.

Meet Your Facilitators - Dr. Sameet Kumar

Dr. Sameet Kumar in a clinical psychologist at the Memorial Cancer Institute and Moffitt Hematology and Cellular Therapy program. He obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami in 2001. He has worked with adults who have cancer as well as their caregivers and families for over 20 years specializing in palliative care, survivorship and grief using mindfulness and existential approaches. He is the author of the bestselling Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Approach to Coping with Loss, The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination and the workbook Mindfulness for Prolonged Grief. He has lectured and taught internationally on the management of patients at the end of life, palliative care and grief. He has also studied with Buddhist and Hindu teachers as part of his training.

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 Jodi Hope-Johnstone

Jodi Hope-Johnstone has been in the alternative healing world for over 25 years.  She has travelled the world studying a variety of healing modalities  and her list of credentials include:
- BA in English Literature
- Certified Holistic Wellness Practitioner
- Certified Senior (500+ hour) Level Yoga Teacher
- Certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher
- Certified Birth Doula
- Certified End of Life Care Assistant (Thana Doula)
- Certified Nūma and Clarity Breathworker
- Currently enrolled in the Compassionate Inquiry Training with Dr. Gabor Maté.

Upcoming Training Dates



Cost:  $225.00 CDN + GST

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Workshop Schedule (Mountain Standard Timezone)



There is no prerequisite for this workshop.

Please Note: Should Nūma Somatics need to cancel a training or event due to Covid restrictions, the registrant will be transferred to a future date. 
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