Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Coach, and Meditation Teacher.
Louis has worked with young people for over 20 years. Louis discovered meditation aged 10 when he sat in his bedroom and noticed that he could control his breathing to heal his body. He then quickly forgot this lesson and found himself in various spots of bother as a teenager. He had a turning point aged 17 when he realised he wanted to stop being so selfish, and to focus his life on empowering people on the edges of society. He has done this since, working as a drugs counsellor, a Child Protection social worker, a grief counsellor, and running a therapeutic school for teenagers with complex trauma.
A message from Louis:
I ran a workshop on Sunday morning on the Magic Power of Grief, and I wanted to extend my ear and heart to anyone who may need a check-in following that process. My email is below
I think I mentioned that I run a charity called Apart of Me (https://apartofme.app/), which is all about helping young people/adults alchemise their grief. We have a new project exploring how we can create/discover better spaces in our neighbourhoods to honour the grief of the next generations. We are looking for young people/adults to help us in this design phase. If you are interested in being part of a creative design process around communal grief spaces for the 21st century, please get in touch.
You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the full version of my most beloved quote on grief, from Francis Weller, part of which I read last Sunday:
“Grief is subversive, undermining the quiet agreement to behave and be in control of our emotions. It is an act of protest that declares our refusal to live numb and small. There is something feral about grief, something essentially outside the ordained and sanctioned behaviors of our culture. Because of that, grief is necessary to the vitality of the soul. Contrary to our fears, grief is suffused with life-force…. It is not a state of deadness or emotional flatness. Grief is alive, wild, untamed and cannot be domesticated. It resists the demands to remain passive and still. We move in jangled, unsettled, and riotous ways when grief takes hold of us. It is truly an emotion that rises from the soul.”
The Magic Power of Grief
Grief is a name for a collection of different feelings we feel at certain moments in life. More often than not, as we grow up a bit, we stop letting ourselves feel this grief, because the society we live in says we should be happy all the time.
But what if grief is actually a source of magic and power?
What if we actually become more alive through our grief?
In this workshop, Louis will use Transpersonal meditation techniques to access certain images and feelings that are hidden deep in our unconscious. As we unlock these hidden treasures, we will come to discover that grief is in fact one of the greatest sources of aliveness, magic and power that exists. It is a great irony, that the more we ignore the reality of death, the more dead we become to the world. In this workshop, we will use a greater opening to the reality of death and the feeling of grief to help you become more alive, compassionate and powerful as you move into adulthood.