Rituals For Our Times: Celebrating, Healing and Transforming Our Lives and Our Relationships
Presenter: Evan Imber-Black, Ph.D.
September 8, 2017 • 9:30am - 3:00pm
Fee: $150.00 | FIW Alumni: $125.00
All human cultures across time have created rituals, bringing family and community together to celebrate, welcome, honor or mourn. While contemporary rituals still exist to carry these important functions, we often perform them automatically, without considering their vital role in our lives and the lives of our clients. Many feel alienated from the rituals of childhood, while others are struggling to create meaningful new traditions that reflect current needs and circumstances, while simultaneously honoring history.
In this workshop participants will learn to access and utilize rituals in their personal and professional lives to mark transitions, express core values, heal hurts and losses, and deepen relationships. We will differentiate authentic rituals from manipulative rituals. The ways that secrets and rituals interact will be highlighted.
From our daily rituals, such as meals and bedtime, to family traditions, such as birthdays, anniversaries and re-unions, to holiday celebrations, both secular and religious, to life cycle rituals, this workshop will demonstrate how to create meaningful rituals adapted to individual lives, differing family structures and diverse cultures.
All Workshops are held at:
Family Institute of Westchester
333 Westchester Avenue, Conference Room A
White Plains, New York 10604
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