Sierra College Insights Presents "symbol-Making and Bereavement"
Using the wisdom of worldwide folktales, Dr. Bateman will offer examples of creative outcomes to bereavement including memorial textile art and the Temples at Burning Man. She will discuss how symbol-making can help mourners share and ritualize loss, offering imaginal lifelines to lost loved ones.
Please join us at 6:30 p.m. for complimentary refreshments and socializing.
Dr. Bateman is known for her engaging and entertaining presenting style. Her research interests include technology and relationships, bereavement, and humor and she has delivered many notable keynote addresses, including: "There's a fox under my bed and pixie dust in my hair," at the Developmental Psychology Conference, "The Psychology of Humor" at the Women’s Wellness Conference, and “College Culture through the song lyrics of Bob Marley,” at the Community College League of CA conference. She recently presented a TEDx talk called “Singing Over Bones” and is the author of a book on the same subject called "Crossing the Owl's Bridge: A Guide for Grieving People who Still Love" (Chiron Publications, 2016). Dr. Bateman serves as the Executive Dean of the Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee.