Dates: 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays (April 5 – May 31)Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom
Rev. Axel is leading a five-session discussion of Pauline Boss’s book, “The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change,” which was just recently published, and well-reviewed by the New York Times and NPR. It is a quick read and provides an interesting psychological perspective on the challenges of recent years, and how we might cultivate resilience and hope for the future.
An excerpt from the book jacket: “The COVID pandemic has left many of us haunted by feelings of anxiety, despair, and even anger… vague feelings of distress caused by ambiguous loss, losses that remain unclear and hard to pin down, and thus have no closure… This book provides many strategies for coping: encouraging us to increase our tolerance of ambiguity and acknowledging our resilience as we express a normal grief, and still look to the future with hope and possibility.”
Please acquire a copy of the book and read chapters 8-9 for our final session, on May 31.
Please contact Rev. Axel if you have questions, need help with Zoom, or plan to attend.
The zoom link is here (Passcode is 760602).