Life Circle: Grief Facilitator Program
Facilitated by: Rev. Ryan Alexander
As we continue to work toward our goal of “Creating a World That Works for Everyone,” we are called to face everyday realities with compassion and a willingness to lean in with the recognition and application of Spiritual Truth. The intent of this program is to support CSL Community Members, and members of the general public, in moving through the many facets of bereavement and the grief experience.
CSL Grief Circles will support participants with balancing the loss of normalcy and rhythms of everyday life, while coping with grief and loss. In the wake of any sudden change, we are moved into a new way of being and must find new ways to connect with the world. The multi-week circle experience will assist participants in naming and moving through their personal grief experience while having the support of a CSL Grief Circle.
The CSL Grief Circle Facilitator Program will train individuals to facilitate 2 six-week Grief Circle experiences at their local Centers or other locations in the community.
An application will be required (click on the link below). Applicants should have experience with grief counseling and/or be a CSL Practitioner or Minister.
Course Schedules and Application Due Dates:
Saturdays, April 29 – May 20, 2023 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. MT
Application Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2023
Information Sessions for Practitioners and Ministers Interested in Facilitating CSL Life Circles:
If you’ve felt called to serve those who are grieving in your community and want to find out about our Life Circles program for Grief, we invite you to view our recent information session video below.
Rev. Ryan Alexander explains the course structure, and how learning to facilitate a Life Circle for Grief can make an impact on the lives of Circle participants.
CSL Grief Life Circle Graduate Quarterly Support Sessions:
- Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. MT
- Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. MT
- Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. MT
- Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. MT
Graduates will be notified of registration details by email.
Meet the Facilitator: Rev. Ryan Alexander
Rev. Ryan Alexander is a graduate of Holmes Institute and co-founder of Soul Evolution Collaborative, an outreach ministry of the Orlando Center for Spiritual Living. Holding an undergraduate degree in Religion and Philosophy with a minor in Ethics, as well as a Master’s degree and clinical license in Social Work, Ryan brings both a spiritual and psychological understanding to ministry and program development. Their clinical work has encompassed grief therapy and end of life care in both the individual and group setting. Their passion for the Science of Mind teaching informs both their clinical practice and ministry, with the intention of individual transformation and communal evolution.