Grief tending in Community Events

New dates for the Autumn coming very soon.

Look out for End of the Line, a series of grief tending events for those who are childless, not by choice, starting in September.

fast flowing river
Strong banks allow a powerful river of grief to flow safely to the ocean

Grief tending with others is a powerful antidote to the harm of a system which encourages us to avoid or suppress pain. It also offers the possibility of deep connection in this time of isolation as we share our vulnerability and strong feelings with others. It can help us to:

  • Feel more deeply connected to self, to others, to life
  • Release energy and help prevent depression or burnout
  • Grow a new positive relationship with grief
  • Soothe and recalibrate our physical nervous system

All feelings are welcome –  fear, outrage, despair, not knowing, numbness, guilt, sorrow, and more. Joy and love may come too!

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I find it enriching to hear of others grief which then becomes our collective grief.  The whole day is held with respect, attentiveness and skill.”  (Lynne, one day workshop)


On line Grief tending events

White / pink support shrine and dark blue grief shrine with objects; water and candle
Support and grief shrine

We have now hosted several grief tending events on line, and found that even with the challenges of distance and technology we can create a profound, welcoming space enabling the release of grief, the balm of being witnessed and the healing of hearing others in their deep truth.

In each workshop we will create ceremony in our own space, coming together to call in support and finding the many ways we are connected even when we are not physically together.

We have found – and are still learning – ways to stay connected with the physical body, by not getting lost in the screen- visual – world. All this helps to stay present to the grief that needs to flow.

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Loving life, welcoming Grief – 2 day workshop on line

Saturday July 25th 10am – Sunday July 26th 4pm. Cost £95 – 180 sliding scale.

This weekend is especially recommended if –

  • Your grief feels big or even overwhelming, and you want to spacious time for it to move through
  • Grief feels a long way away, giving you need time to connect with it
  • You want to give yourself the gift of time to explore and honour what is moving for you in these extraordinary weeks of change.

Over two days there will be time to dive deeper into feelings, and work with different practices while held in the group energy.

We will alternate between time together on Zoom (up to 2 hours at a time) and practices to do in your own space. On Saturday evening you are invited to create your own ceremony, supported by the team and the group.

For full details contact Sophy. To book a place complete this form and pay a deposit of £50.


Short workshops (half day)

More dates for September and beyond are coming soon.. Please subscribe to our email list to receive new dates as they are announced.

Cost: £20 – £40 pay what feels right for you on this sliding scale, or be in touch if this is unaffordable
Contact Sophy for more information or book using this form. The completed form plus payment confirms your place.

Grief tending in Circle

New dates coming soon.

 

Writing out Grief

Thursday August 6th – sorry that we have postponed this to the Autumn due to the death of someone in the team. We’ll announce new dates very soon.

We will hold ceremony together, each in our own place. Using a writing practice informed by Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones we can give space and be witnessed in exploring a particular aspect of our grief. Those who prefer to work with images can draw instead of writing.


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