Online Zoom Class
Ambiguous losses are perhaps the most challenging kind of loss. When someone or something is physically absent yet psychologically present, or physically present yet psychologically absent, it’s hard to find clarity, it’s hard to make decisions, and it’s hard to grieve. The physical, emotional, economic, and relational uncertainty resulting from the current pandemic further complicates ambiguous losses. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the nature of ambiguous loss and ways to deepen our resilience in these uncertain times.
Led by Carla Dahl, Professor of Congregational and Community Care at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Carla has trained therapists and clergy since 1993 and also has a private counseling and consulting practice, working with individuals, couples, and groups around issues of grief, spirituality, relationships, and life transitions. She has studied the effects of ambiguous loss for thirty years and has coauthored several chapters on how to support individuals and families in dealing with this stressful experience.