stitching the heart back together 


Love is a profound opening of the heart that inspires compassionate, affectionate, and selfless actions. We all possess a boundless love and a natural desire to give it—a true and pure generosity. When we’ve been hurt, however, we naturally protect ourselves and hold back. Fear and mistrust take hold.  Without awareness, protective patterns become habitual and we suffer, hardening our heart in ways both large and small, seen and unseen. With awareness and healing however, a period of prolonged suffering can lead to transformation. We can soften, open, and return to love. 

Stitching the Heart Back Together is a series of six half-day classes designed to explore these concepts in a safe environment, over time, with a small cohort, in a variety of interactive ways—readings and talks, discussions and questions, poetry, music and meditation.

This training is drawn from the upcoming book of the same name, which will be used as our text.

From the book’s Foreword by best-selling author, Mark Nepo:
"Ultimately, this book affirms what all the traditions have proposed since the beginning—that birthed from grief and love, generosity is the way of being that can repair the world. As such, the journey before you is a kind and strong invitation to be your own explorer in the archetypal path through grief and love that no one can escape. It is how our souls are refined and solidified into the gems that they are. So take a breath, open your heart, and read this book. Like a hike to a clearing from which life reveals itself more fully, you will see life differently on the other side."

 
​​In this series of classes, Marianna Cacciatore, founder of the Children to Children grief support program at Tu Nidito, draws on her professional experience in the field of grief, and a sixteen-year career in the field of philanthropy, to bring attention to the ways in which compassion and generosity lift us up from the hard things we experience in life and carry us to a place of love.
 
Her compelling way of telling stories from her own life and the lives of others becomes a healing balm that stays with you long after you’ve gone home.  Hers is a hopeful message that does not gloss over the hard realities we face, but instead treats them with a tenderness that offers respect for the truth, and a perspective that gives us courage and hope.

Class Dates: Oct. 7 to Dec. 16, 2017—1st and 3rd Saturdays—from 1-5:30 pm.   Refreshments included ​
Location:  Tucson Community Meditation Center - 1231 E. Edison, Tucson, AZ 
Cost:                $300. ($12.50 per hour of instruction) Partial Scholarships available if needed.

 
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