There is transformative potential inherent in grieving. We will explore myths and models of grief, obstacles to it, and how personal strengths can support it. Cultivate skills to support others who are grieving by increasing your self-awareness and selfcare. (Note: This class is not grief therapy and is not recommended for those who have suffered a recent loss. Contact the instructors if you’re unsure about participating.)
Lauren Vanett M.A. has taught with OLLI @Berkeley since 2010. She also founded the Core Strengths Coaching Skills Program at SFSU and taught positive psychology for a decade. Her interest in deep grief emerged after the death of her husband of 30 years.
Harvey Schwartz Ph.D. has over 30 years of psychotherapy experience. The author of two major books on complex trauma, he also co-facilitates a monthly “Death Café” in San Francisco, deepening his understanding of the complexities and mysteries of death, dying, loss, and bereavement.