Grief tending in Community Events

Below are details of all our planned events for Autumn 2021 – Spring 2022. Others may be added – sign up for email updates to get the full picture as things emerge and change with COVID.

Here’s more information about what a Grief tending workshop is and how they work face to face and on line.

Workshops coming up – Autumn 2021

  • One day in person: September 29th at Eden Rise, near Totnes. All grief welcome. Held by Sophy plus support. Details here
  • Short online grief tending workshops continue roughly once a month, details here
    • September 9th Thursday 3 – 7pm Grief Circle
    • October 1st Friday 3 – 7pm Writing Out Grief
    • October 30th Saturday 9.30am – 1.30pm Grief circle
    • December 17th Friday 3 – 7pm, Grief circle
  • Apprenticing to Grief  in person 8 – 13th October 2021, near Totnes in Devon. See below or click here for full details
  • Grief tending 4-Day Residential Thurs 2nd – Sunday 5th December 2021 High Heathercombe: details belowbooking form here.

Workshops coming up – 2022

  • Living Life, Welcome Grief – 2 day on line workshop. January 29 – 30th
  • Apprenticing to Grief On line – 3 x 3 day modules on Feb 25-26-27th, March 25 – 26 – 27th and April 22-23-24th. See below or click here for full details 

The work continues to surprise me, especially how much it opens me to joy, aliveness and connection. I really believe it holds the seeds of healing most needed at this time.’ Apprenticing to Grief online participant

One day Grief Tending in person Sept 29th

It was wonderful to gather last June for the first in-person day of tending and honouring grief. Here’s another opportunity to be with others at Eden Rise, near Totnes. This more spacious journey includes a writing practice and a ceremony for sharing and witnessing in different forms.

  • Date: Weds 29th Sept at Eden Rise, near Totnes. 9.45am – 6pm
  • Cost sliding scale £55 – 110. Bursary places are available
  • Facilitated by Sophy plus support
  • Book here

On line Grief Tending – Short workshops

Do it, you will not regret it and you will learn. As Joanna Macy might say “Don’t be afraid of the dark”‘. EM, online participant

  • Held on Zoom, these are 4 hours long, and give a rich taste of shared grief tending. Many have been astonished at the depth of expression and witnessing that is reached in these sessions – perhaps a testament to how natural shared grief tending is for us.
  • Each session includes “building the banks of the river – calling in support, building safety and trust; stirring and connecting to grief; a ceremony or practice to express, witness and share grief; time for soothing and integration, and preparing to return.
  • Faciliated by Sophy, with support
  • Cost: £35 – 60 sliding scale. Please be in touch if you need a low cost place.
  • Dates: (all times are for the UK)
    • September 9th Thursday 3 – 7pm Grief Circle
    • October 1st, Friday 3 – 7pm Writing out Grief
    • October 30th, Saturday 9.30 – 1.30pm: Grief circle. Inviting a theme around death and mortality – and all grief is always welcome
    • December 17th, Friday, 3 – 7pm Grief Circle
  • Book here for all half day on line workshops

Grief tending in Community – 4 day deep dive

4 day residential workshop in Devon December 2 – 5th

  • Dates: Thursday December 2nd 3pm – Sunday December 5th 3pm
  • Cost: £290 – £460 sliding scale; be in touch for bursaries / paying in instalments
  • Facilitated by Sophy and Jeremy plus support
  • Book here

High up on Dartmoor and in the depths of winter we will gather to honour and tend grief. In our temporary community we create the banks of the river through beauty, time in nature, shared support, warmth and tenderness. This allows a generous and deep flow for grief – there is time and more time to allow what we often push away to stir, to move and perhaps to transform.

“I was surprised at how much laughter and joy as well as tenderness and warmth there was alongside the grief” – 4 day participant

Spacious 2 Day On line workshop

Saturday January 29th 10am – Sunday January 30th 4pm

  • Dates: Saturday January 29th 10am – Sunday 30th January 4pm
  • Cost: £95 – £165 sliding scale – be in touch if you need a bursary place
  • Facilitated by Sophy and Jeremy plus support
  • Book here

In this generous on line journey we’ll take time to call in ceremony, beauty, connection and support; we’ll share different practices to stir, express and witness our grief; alternate between time online together (2 hours or less) and time following our individual journey off line (2 hours or more). We’ll invite music and movement to help feelings and bodies to release; harvest and integrate as we return to our lives.

Feel free to be in touch if you have questions, or see this page for more information about Grief tending on line


Apprenticing to Grief – in person and on line

If you’re wanting to deepen your relationship with grief, or gain more skills to hold space for the grief of others, join us for this profound journey into the powerful landscape of shared grief tending.

The Apprenticeship has been an immensely rich learning process which I sense will continue to unfold over time. Apprenticing to Grief online participant

For full details see the Apprenticing to Grief page

Apprenticing to Grief in person

  • When: Friday 8th October 2pm – Wednesday 13th October 4pm
  • Where: Wildwoods, near Totnes
  • Facilitators – Sophy and Jeremy plus support
  • Cost: £290 – £540 excluding accommodation (includes lunches and some other meals)

Apprenticing to Grief On line

  • When: Spring 2022: Feb 25 – 27th, March 25th – 27th, April 22nd – 24th
  • Time: from 3pm on Friday to 4pm Sunday. Most days less than 4.5 hours on screen
  • Where: on zoom
  • Facilitators: Sophy and Jeremy plus support
  • Cost: £360 – 590 sliding scale; contact us for a bursary place or to pay in instalments

More about Grief tending workshops

See more about our range of workshops, including the shape of the journey, different formats we offer, the mystery of doing deep work on line, and some frequently asked questions.

If there’s something you’re looking for and you can’t find it here have a look at our links page, or get in touch and let us know.