Grief is not a feeling.
Grief is a skill.
And the twin of grief as a skill of life is the skill of being able to praise or love life.
Which means, wherever you find one authentically done
the other is very close at him.
- Stephen Jenkinson -
The screening of Griefwalker will be followed by an in depth Q&A with Stephen in person addressing a few of the themes appearing in the film:
Where does our culture’s death phobia come from?
Is there such a thing as good dying?
How is it that grief could be a skill instead of an affliction? Who are the dead to us?
And answering your questions on how we might begin to do death well.
Stephen Jenkinson is a storyteller, spiritual activist, teacher, author, farmer and ceremonialist. He has a Master’s degree in theology from Harvard
University and a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a program director at a major Canadian hospital and assistant professor in a prominent Canadian medical
school, Stephen is now a sought-after speaker, consultant to palliative care and hospice organisations, and educator and advocate in the helping professions. He is now the founder of Orphan
Wisdom in Canada, the subject of a documentary film Griefwalker, and author of the recently published book Die Wise.