Loss, Losing, & Loosening: Grief & Healing through Poetry

Hosted by UCSF MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care

In this free, 60-minute course, author and poet Redwing Keyssar, RN, will guide you to use poem-making to examine your grief and to find healing in your creativity. Join this community to find support in our collective grief.

Held from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., you will use poem-making to explore your grief, whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one or struggling due to this global pandemic; find healing through poems, and create a supportive and caring community. You do not need to be a writer or a poet to join.

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The UCSF MERI CENTER is dedicated to providing an infrastructure for palliative care in the context of routine medical care. Their goal is to recognize and ensure that patients’ wishes for their medical care are both known and honored, as they support them and their caregivers in coping with serious illness. Palliative Care seeks to provide support to people with serious illness at any stage of disease, whether their suffering is physical, emotional or spiritual. This is in concert with whatever medical treatments a person is pursuing. Palliative Care provides pain and symptom management, all the while focusing on the “whole person” and providing a safe space in which to explore the essential questions that face people who are facing mortality: What gives my life meaning? What matters most?