Suffering in Silence

Suffering in Silence: Mindfulness, Movement, and Healing Grief Together with Brian Stefan and Emma You


TIME: 11:30AM-3:30 PM (IN PERSON)



  • Have you found yourself withdrawing from social interactions since experiencing your loss, or do you seek out connection with others as a form of comfort?
  • Do you find yourself wondering why you find it so difficult to accept the reality of the loss, even though you know intellectually that it has happened?
  • Do you ever wonder if you'll be able to find closure or acceptance regarding the circumstances surrounding your loss, or if they will always linger in your mind?
  • Have you noticed yourself avoiding places, objects, or even people that remind you of the person you've lost, or do you actively seek out these reminders as a form of connection?
  • Do you find yourself replaying conversations or moments with the person you've lost in your mind, searching for clues or signs that you may have missed, or do you try to focus on the present moment?
  • Have you ever questioned whether it's possible to heal from your grief without addressing the unfinished business tied to it?

This is a space for those who find themselves on the painful journey of grief or loss, and no longer wish to travel alone. When you're ready, you're ready.


Sunday 4/14 @11:30am-3:30pm @ Inner Way LA


This is a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental sanctuary in a community of tenderness and support.


There are many types of grief and loss. We will make space for all types, including hidden grief or "disenfranchised loss" that includes (but is not limited to):


Death of a cherished loved one

Anticipatory grief, or upcoming loss

Divorce or breakup

Loss of a trusted and dependable loved one (e.g., due to addiction or illness)

Parental estrangement, abandonment, or visitation changes

Socially stigmatized death (e.g., AIDS, suicide, murder, DUI, overdose, etc.)

Death of a pet

Infertility, miscarriage, or abortion

Disabling condition or other health issue

Brain injury, dementia, or cognitive deficit

Loss of safety in family relationships

Loss of an unencumbered childhood

Mental health issue(s)

The grief of the inner child who lives inside of the adult

Moving or loss of a home

Loss of a connection to the self

Job loss or retirement

Other: ___________________


Explore healing through a unique blend of mindfulness and experiential group techniques designed for all types of loss, including those living with hidden grief and "unfinished business" with the past. Engage in gentle introspection as mindfulness practices help cultivate awareness of emotions.


Through light movement (we will get out of our seats), you will be able to creatively express your feelings, foster a deeper understanding of your grief journey, and continue to heal in a supportive environment.


If you experienced a recent or hidden loss -- or at any time in your life -- you are welcome here. This is also a space for those anticipating an upcoming loss.


*** On Monday April 15th @8-9pm we will hold an optional group processing session (Zoom) for all participants of our grief gatherings. There is no fee for attending.


This retreat/workshop is NOT group therapy but it will be therapeutic. All are welcome.


Light snacks and tea will be served.


Brian Stefan

[email protected]

(213) 760-0621

ASW #93507


Emma You

[email protected]



More Info · [email protected] or 213-760-0621

April 14, 2024 at 11:30am - 3:30pm
Inner Way LA
6512 Arizona Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045
United States
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  • Andrew Berezin
    published this page in Calendar 2024-04-14 04:48:39 -0700