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Good Life Hospice: Support Group

A weekly 90 minute meeting led by Lindsay Tunkl for people dying of cruel optimism

  • 1 h 30 min
  • Free
  • 15th Street

Service Description

Lindsay Tunkl will offer a month long, weekly processing group for the artists, activists and healing practitioners. This group will focus on identifying parts of each individual’s psychic and somatic experiences that are still attached to the myth and fantasy of the "good life.” In her book, Cruel Optimism, Lauren Berlant explores the mythic promise of the good life amongst other cultural phenomenon that occur “when something you desire is actually an obstacle to your flourishing.” Through psychological and physical exercises, art making, and ritual these cruel attachments will be brought through a process of hospice, allowing each individual to grieve the future they have been taught to desire, but will probably never have. As artists remove life support from their capitalist created fantasies, they will have the opportunity to face what is actually possible for their future — working within honest parameters, the group will imagine and strategize new dreams, and how to live them. These groups will also address emotionally and physically devastating states created by living in the bay area, such as: 'No ethical way to survive melancholy,' 'Unsafe housing fatigue,' and 'Self-care Isolation.' We will meet on Wednesdays starting April 10, from 7-8:30pm. Please only sign up if you intend to come to all the meetings: April 10, 17, 24, May 1.

Contact Details

  • 349 15th St, Oakland, CA 94612, USA

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