Francis Weller and Michael Lerner

When the Bough Breaks: Grief, Community and Rough Initiations

~Resources and links from the call can be found HERE~

~Co-presented by The New School at Commonweal, the Commonweal Resilience Project, Beyond Conventional Cancer Therapies, and Healing Circles~

Join TNS Host Michael Lerner in a virtual conversation with psychotherapist, writer, and soul activist Francis Weller about living in times of pandemic, finding community during social distancing, and living with grief in the anthropocene. Three panelists join Francis and Michael on the webinar: Diana Lindsay, director of Healing Circles Langley; Ladybird Morgan, executive director of the Humane Prison Hospice Project; and Janie Brown, founder of the Callanish Society. This is a recording of a Zoom webinar.

Francis Weller

Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. Author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief, and The Threshold Between Loss and Revelation, (with Rashani Réa) he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people. He founded and directs WisdomBridge, an organization that offers educational programs that seek to integrate the wisdom from indigenous cultures with the insights and knowledge gathered from western poetic, psychological and spiritual traditions. His work was featured in The Sun magazine (October 2015) and the Utne Reader (Fall 2016). Francis is currently on staff at Commonweal Cancer Help Program, co-leading their week-long retreats with Michael Lerner. He is currently completing his third book, A Trail on the Ground: Living a Soulful Life and Why It Matters.