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The Poetic Path of Grief Weekend Intensive 2017

February 25, 2017 - February 26, 2017


A healing journey integrating poetry, healing touchstones, nature, and gentle companionship.

Whether you are experiencing grief from the loss of a loved one, a life transition, illness, or feeling the grief for the collective loss of human lives and sacred places on the planet, we invite you to join us on this journey toward healing and wholeness. It is by integrating our losses that we transform our lives.


This weekend intensive program offers extensive grief education, powerful poetry to help you access your feelings and emotions, tasks in nature, as well as time for sharing and support.

You will be guided through 10 touchstones for understanding your grief along with transformational poetry that will take you on a journey of inner exploration and discovery. Nature and silence are aIso woven into our time together.

Throughout the weekend you will experience the touchstones more deeply through ceremony, art, solo reflection time, and sharing.


The cost for the weekend program is $475, which includes program materials as well as lunch on Saturday and Sunday. A deposit of $100 is required with registration. Some reduced-fee scholarships and payment plans are available. Lodging not included.

Register early! The program is limited to 10 participants.

For more information and to register, contact Charlene Ray at 360-320-4443 or, or Mark Lucero at 360-320-1898 or

Your Facilitators

Charlene Ray, MSW, LICSW, is a soul-wisdom guide, spiritual mentor, and teacher. She gently guides seekers on a quest to discover their authentic self and listen to the call of their soul.

Mark Lucero, LMHC, is a grief specialist, transitions coach, artist, and poet. As the founder of Pathways Counseling, Mark offers gentle companioning through the wilderness of grief and honors the truth that every person’s experience of grief is unique.

“We are excited to bring this program to you, and trust that it will be a doorway into your soul and a pathway to finding hope and healing.”


February 25, 2017
February 26, 2017


Charlene Ray