Virtual Remembrance Service
Facilitator: Patrick Gibbons
Saturday, November 6 | 11am – 12pm | Online Event | Donations appreciated
Patrick Gibbons will facilitate a virtual remembrance service on November 6 from 11am-12pm. The service will promote the healing process from all the losses we have experienced during the pandemic – the loss of loved ones, the loss of employment and educational opportunities, the loss of freedom of movement, etc. The service will be composed of readings, poetry, silence, ritual, and reflection.
About the Presenter: Patrick Gibbons, Ph.D. has been a Spiritual Care Coordinator for Hospice of the Western Reserve for 17 years. He has presented workshops on the end of life on local, regional and national levels. Previous to working at Hospice of the Western Reserve, he taught at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, OH and Gannon University in Erie,PA.
Comments from past participants of the Virtual Remembrance Service:
"I was so glad to have the space created by this memorial/ remembrance service. Experiencing loss during this time of increased isolation due to the pandemic has further complicated already painful circumstances. Patrick Gibbon's skill in facilitating was evident, even in a virtual format; I felt the group was inclusive, calm, accepting, and supportive. The opportunity to grieve with others, even remotely, is something that I've been sorely missing."
"Enjoyed the ability to express from my heart and feel heard and safe."
"Patrick Gibbons’ “Virtual Remembrance Service” was food for the soul. Sharing our loss/es with attendees from this pandemic was the beginning of the healing process for many of us. I highly recommend this program along with all of Patrick’s programs. His humility, knowledge of material, and gentle and loving demeanor is a blessing in its own right. Thank you, Shadybrook, for bringing Patrick to us. "