Grief tending in Community Events

In person workshops resume – we’re planning :a residential weekend at High Heathercombe July 23 – 25th – there are a few spaces left. For now, on line workshops are continuing as well. Sign up for email updates to get the full picture as things change with COVID.

Here’s more information about what a Grief tending workshop is, how it works on Zoom.

Workshops coming up

  • July 23 – 25th at High Heathercombe, Devon: Tending our Grief for the World. A deep dive where all grief is welcome. Held by Sophy and Jeremy.  Two spaces left. Details and booking form 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
  • Apprenticing to Grief – the next journey is likely to be a 6 day residential. See below or click here for full details
  • Grief tending 4-Day Residential Thurs 2nd – Sunday 5th December 2021 High Heathercombe: booking form here.

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)

Tending our Grief for the World – July 23 – 25th: 2 spaces left

  • When: Friday July 23rd 3pm – Sunday July 25th 3pm
  • Where: High Heathercombe, in the wilds of Dartmoor, Devon
  • Cost: £260 – £370 sliding scale; bursaries are available
  • Facilitated by Sophy and Jeremy
  • Use this form to book.

As the pandemic continues to rise and fall in waves around the world and systems of inequality and violence continue to harm people and planet, there are many reasons to come together to honour and tend the truth of our grief.

We welcome all grief – whatever its source and expression. In the shared space we can find the strength to face into what is too big, too deep or unreachable on our own. Feeling the power of grieving together we may come to a new place of connection, aliveness and celebration of the wonder of life.

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 last 4 hours 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)
    • June 18th Friday 3 – 7pm Grief Circle
    • July 6th Tuesday 9.30am – 1.30pm Grief Circle
    • September 9th Thursday 3 – 7pm Grief Circle
  • Book here

Spacious 2 Day On line workshop

We are not running this workshop at the moment as we focus on in-person opportunities. If you would like to join a 2 day on line grief tending do let us know.

Cost £90 – 160 sliding scale – bursary places available

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 (two 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.

Apprenticing to Grief

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.

On-line for the first time, Jeremy and Sophy share their learning through a mix of experiential work, teachings, shared inquiries, ceremony, and supporting participants to lead a full grief journey.

The next Apprenticing journey is likely to be a six day residential in Devon. If you’re interested please let us know – if we know there’s interest we may bring plans forward.

For more details see the Apprenticing to Grief page

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.