Lecture and Discussion July 2017

(Note that this is the 3rd Sunday)

When: Sunday, July 16, 2017, 7:30PM – 9PM

Where: Plymouth Meeting Friends, 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA


Joanne Cacciatore: “Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief”
This is part of her book-signing tour
below is a link to her web site

Joanne will discuss her new book Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief. Organized into fifty-two short chapters, Bearing the Unbearable is a companion for life’s most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. Through moving stories of her encounters with grief over decades of supporting individuals, families, and communities—as well as her own experience with loss— Cacciatore opens a space to process, integrate, and deeply honor our grief. See page 3 for more details.

Cacciatore is an ordained Zen priest, affiliated with Zen Garland and its child bereavement center outside of New York City. She is in the process of building the a “care-farm” and respite center for the traumatically bereaved, just outside Sedona, Arizona. The care-farm will offer a therapeutic community that focuses on reconnecting with self, others, and nature in the aftermath of loss through gardening, meditation, yoga, group work, animals, and other non-medicalized approaches. All the animals at the care-farm will have been rescued from abuse and neglect.

She received her PhD from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in psychology from Arizona State University. Her work has been featured in major media sources such as People and Newsweek magazines, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, CNN, National Public Radio, and the Los Angeles Times. She has been the recipient of many regional and national awards for her empathic work and service to people suffering traumatic grief.

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