Update May 11 – New online workshops

What’s moving for you in these times?

I’ve heard many people who are doing deep work, perhaps finding space as life routines are disturbed, perhaps having early survival fears shaken up by rapid change, or by major challenges brought by COVID, lockdown or the rest of life that continues.

There’s much to wonder at, and much to grieve as our vast, complex, globalised system grapples with different pressures and possible directions and we are each impacted in so many ways.

Coming together to be present to what is true, to our human connection, to celebrate beauty, life and the courage, to acknowledge and include what is painful, has never felt more important for me. I’m continuing in my deep gratitude for those who come to Grief tending ceremonies to explore and express our hearts’ longing, our vulnerability and our capacity for love. Each space feels precious and significant.

Here are two new dates for half day workshops; there are still a couple of spaces for the weekend workshop coming up (16 – 17 May). See more info here

Loving Life and Welcoming Grief

– a two day workshop on line May 16 – 17


Two days to tend our pain and work with the two sides of grief and praise, love and loss, living and dying, sometimes described as two wings of one bird.

In this workshop we will flow between the different energies strengthening our connection to support, love and beauty, and diving deep into grief, including fear, outrage, endings, prayers and more.

We will be online for no more than 2 hours at a time giving space to feel the support of the group, working in twos or threes, then taking a practice or inquiry question back into your own space.

On line times – Saturday 10am – 12 then 2 – 4pm and 7 – 8.30pm

Sunday 10am – 12 and 2 – 4pm

Cost – £80 – 190 sliding scale; if you want to join and can’t afford this please be in touch.

New dates for half day online Grief tending

We’ve had some very tender and powerful sharings in the on line grief ceremonies. I see us – the holding team and participants – getting more sklilful at bringing what’s needed to create connection and holding in the on line space so we can touch and release grief in a healing way.

Tuesday 26th May 2.30 – 6.15pm

Small group writing practice and shorter sharing circle

Friday June 5th 9.30am – 1.15pm

Longer grief ceremony / circle

Both workshops cost £15 – 40 sliding scale.

Contact me (Sophy) by reply for more information or to book.


Author: sophybanks

living in south west England

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