For starters, all I can say is “wow!” and not in a good way. I heard the news report today that due to the recent healthcare vote at least 10 members of Congress are requesting additional security after receiving threats of harm directed at them and members of their families. On the one hand, unfortunately, news like this is not really shocking any more. On the other hand, it begs the question: how did we get here?
The recent healthcare debate is an obvious example of people on both sides of the issue with very strong opinions. With the passage of this legislation, some are pleased by this historic occurrence, while others are adamant that this will destroy the country. Yet others feel it did not go far enough…
Why do so many move so quickly to outrage when faced with devastating disappointment? Are they feeling heartbroken and sobbing out their sorrow? Or are they avoiding their fear of feeling powerless by getting lost in an angry defense? How did we lose our way in knowing what to do with life’s disappointments?
This is why it feels very timely to present a workshop on Heartbreak and Disappointment. We are glad to have Vincentia Schroeter present on such difficult topics, especially in these challenging times. All information is on the website. There is limited space and early registration ($40) ends on Friday, April 16th.
I hope you will join us.
PS: On Saturday, April 10th, we are hosting a panel discussion with our friends from the Sudanese community in San Diego and screening “Rebuilding Hope”. All details are below and on the website.
Heartbreak in your life, your community, your world
Vincentia Schroeter, PhD
Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis
Saturday, April 24 2010
9:00a – 12:00p
4010 Barranca Parkway, Ste. 253
Irvine, CA 92604
What does it mean when it keeps hurting? Why do some people move on more easily than others? How can we deal better with the endless chaos in the world?
Join us for a workshop on healing from loss, grief and heartbreak.
Advance registration is required for this event. Please visit http://livingubuntu.org/events for more information.
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Orange County for Darfur
IUCC Advocates for Peace & Justice
Amnesty International, Irvine chapter
Saturday, April 10 2010
Irvine United Congregational Church
4915 Alton Parkway
Irvine, California 92604
Three Lost Boys return home to Sudan after fleeing brutal civil war as small children. Theirs is a journey of discovery. What happened to their families? What does the future hold for Sudan? How can they help their people recover from decades of war?
Please visit http://livingubuntu.org/events for more information. RSVPs immensely appreciated.
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