Louis Weinstock

The Magic Power of Grief

Grief is a name for a collection of different feelings we feel at certain moments in life, when things don’t go our way, when we lose things or people we love, when we are faced with the damage we are doing collectively to ourselves and to Mother Earth. More often than not, as we grow up we stop letting ourselves feel this grief, because the society we live in says we should be happy all the time. It is one of the greatest ironies that the more we ignore the reality of death, the more dead we become to the world.

But what if grief is actually a source of magic and power?

What if we actually become more fully alive through our grief?

What if grief work is a vital aspect of sacred activism?

Grief is the not-so-secret gateway to an awakened heart.

In a society that wants to anaesthetise us through mindless consumption, communing with the sacred tenderness of our hearts is an act of rebellion and love.

In this workshop, Louis will use Transpersonal meditation techniques and song to open our hearts, to unlock images and feelings that are hidden in the deeper realms of our unconscious. The ceremony will bring us closer together as a group, and leave us with a sense of renewal and belonging. As we unlock these hidden treasures, we will we will come to discover that grief is in fact one of our greatest sources of aliveness, beauty, magic and power.


Louis is a Transpersonal Psychotherapist and Social Entrepreneur. He helps people find a light in the darkness, especially in grief, in the shadow, in the things that are unseen, unheard, unspoken. For over 20 years, he has expertly guided children and grown-ups through some of the toughest challenges life can throw at us – loss, trauma, divorce, burnout and breakdowns. He is also co-founder of Apart of Me, a multi-award-winning charity that helps young people transform their grief into compassion. His work has been featured on the BBC, ITV, and in the Guardian newspaper. His book How The World Is Making Our Children Mad, And What To Do About It was published by Penguin in June 2021. He lives in Manchester with his wife and daughter.