Thriving Through Heartbreaking Personal Change (January 2018)


Thriving Through Heartbreaking Personal Change (January 2018)


Finding Your Way When Things Fall Apart

When your life is shaken by loss or grief—whether through death, divorce, unemployment, or unmet dreams—it’s hard enough to get through the day, much less know how to process all the emotions you feel. Is it possible to fall apart and still keep it together?

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Dates: Thursdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Taborspace || 5441 SE Belmont
$229. Space limited to 15 students.

In this workshop, we’ll learn how to use our bodies and voices to process shame, sorrow, rage, and heartache. We’ll tap into our imaginations to understand the deeper purposes for the pain we’re feeling. We’ll rely on an open, supportive heart circle to share our experiences and learn from one another.

Listen to George's interview on XRAY in the Morning

Week One: Grounding Practices. We’ll get to know each other through a brief heart circle share, then walk through breath work, warrior stance, and active imagination. Finally, we’ll discuss setting up an altar space in your home to align your focus and home practices.

Week Two: Breaking the Shame Cycle. How can we overcome the shame which advertising, porn, and online dating create inside our minds, hearts, bodies and spirits and re-program ourselves to support and love the amazing gifts our bodies give us? Through practicing alone and sharing with others, we’ll pinpoint the negative ways we tear ourselves down, and learn grounded ways to become more comfortable in our bodies and supportive in the things we say to ourselves.

Week Three: Fostering Intimacy. Hookup culture, the lack of cultural and community support for deep intimacy, and the cliquishness which separates people into groups based on appearance or income status rather than character, all lead to a feeling of loneliness. How do we overcome these barriers and remove the masks to practice 1:1 relationship with one another?

Week Four: Processing Grief. Despite how often grief appears in our lives, it’s difficult to understand its purpose, much less know how to process it. We’ll practice grounded ways to remove the barriers that will allow this transformational energy to move through our bodies and souls.

Over the past five years, George Winborn left his marriage and job, moved out of the house he’d lived in for a decade, lost his mother to dementia and death, and buried a beloved pet. He leaned on his 20-year yoga and meditation practices, shamanic visioning, and individual and group therapy to get through it all. Now that he’s on the other side, he’s leading this workshop series to share his experiences and practices in the hope of helping others. George graduated from Harvard with a degree in English and has 15 years of experience facilitating classes and workshops on a variety of topics.