A Supportive Community
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At some point in our lives, we all experience grief and loss, and yet these experiences can be some of the most difficult and isolating times we face. As mental health and mindfulness professionals, we noticed a lack of safe spaces for those who are grieving.
We wanted to create a compassionate and healing community where individuals could join at any time. Grief is rarely planned, and finding meaningful support when we need it most can be difficult. That is one of the reasons individuals can join when they need, leave when they need, and take what they need along the way. Our community allows people to move through resources in their own time, and can be a supplement to other types of healing work such as formal mental health treatment or bereavement counseling.
We also wanted to create a space to acknowledge and name all types of grief–anticipatory loss, shadow losses, losses of function and health, dreams and wishes, jobs and roles.
These types of losses often need a place where they can be named, reflected upon and shared, alongside the “bigger” losses of our lives. Granting ourselves permission to experience the shapeshifting landscape of loss allows us to develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of what it means to fully love, live and let go.
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LIVE Monthly Sessions
Every month, we will have at least two opportunities to connect live (virtually).
The first session will be an opportunity to sit together in guided meditations (see below for more information).
The second session will be a question and answer session.
Here, one of our mindfulness or mental health experts will address questions that you have submitted in advance, allowing for a deeper exploration of the specific challenges our community members are experiencing.
Monthly Themes/Weekly Reflections
Every month, we will cover a unique theme that is relevant to the grieving journey. Each monthly theme will be supported by weekly prompts that allow for a more personal investigation of how that theme may pertain to your life in particular.
Our reflective prompts are a unique type of support that allows you to reflect in a deeper, guided fashion. Each week, you will receive a new prompt or question that encourages further contemplation.
You may choose to meditate upon these prompts, journal with them, or take them with you on a long nature walk. They are yours to use in whatever ways feel best to you.
All of our prompts are carefully crafted by our team psychiatrist and poet, Dr. Monisha Vasa, who wholeheartedly embraces the power of sitting with our experiences and emotions in different ways. As with all of our resources, feel free to use these prompts in a way that feels safe and healing for you.
Throughout the month, you will also find other unique readings, meditations and videos as additionally supportive tools.
We hope you are able to partake in our Immersions section, where members can find accessible and supportive courses on a variety of topics related to grief and loss.
Our Immersions are designed to be comprehensive and reflective learning opportunities that go a bit deeper into the most important aspects of the grief journey.
As with all of our resources, you can take what you need, and move through at a pace that feels spacious and comfortable for you.
Each Immersion is created by a team of expert instructors who have years of experience working with individuals who are grieving, and who bring a wealth of knowledge and compassion to their teaching.
In the future, our Immersions will also include the ability for virtual and in person retreat.
We understand that one of the most important aspects of the grief journey is the sense of connection and support that comes from navigating the harder parts together.
Our Community section is designed to be a safe, welcoming space where members can come together to share their experiences, offer and receive support, and learn from one another.
Whether you're looking for advice, guidance, or simply a listening ear, our community is here to support you every step of the way.
We believe that community can be a powerful force for healing during the grieving process. Join us today and discover the support and connection that comes from being part of our vibrant and welcoming community.
Our monthly meditations provide a space for you to pause, breathe, and re-center yourself. The process of grieving comes with a full spectrum of new and potentially challenging thoughts, emotions and physical sensations. Our meditations are led by mindfulness experts who are also well versed in being with grief.
Every meditation is thoughtfully designed to guide you through a safe and nourishing experience.
We believe that meditation can be a powerful and supportive tool in learning how to live with grief. We look forward to sitting with you.
Sustainable Caring Team
Welcome to Sustainable Caring, where we understand that grief and loss are some of life's most challenging experiences.
We are a community of mindfulness and mental health experts and advocates who are dedicated to providing meaningful support for those navigating through the various shapes and forms of grief and loss.
Our team is made up of professionals with diverse backgrounds in mental health and mindfulness. We have come together with the common goal of meeting one need: to cultivate a unique, safe and ongoing space where individuals who are grieving can find connection and compassion.
Monisha Vasa, M.D.
Rashmi Bismark, M.D.
Nicole Reilly, M.D., LMFT
Femi Akinnagbe, M.D.
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All plans include:
Monthly LIVE virtual sessions (Topics and Q/A, led by facilitators)
Monthly LIVE meditations
Handouts and Resources
Monthly Mini-Course Immersions
** Please note: The Gentle Grieving Community does not constitute, nor is it a substitute, for medical or mental health treatment.**