Grief tending in Community Events

Below are details of all our planned events to June 2022. Others may be added – sign up for email updates to stay up to date.

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

Workshops coming up

  • Short workshops continue online roughly once a month, book here
    • January 14th, Friday, 3 – 7pm: Grief Circle – spaces still available
    • February 16th, Wednesday, 3 – 7pm: Writing out Grief
    • March 22nd, Tuesday 9.30am – 1.30pm: Grief circle
    • April 29th, Friday 3 – 7pm: Grief Circle
    • June 11th, Saturday 9.30am – 1.30pm: Grief Circle
  • Loving Life, Welcoming Grief – 2 day on line workshop. February 5 – 6th (changed from January 29th – 30th) See below.
  • 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 
  • Grief tending 4-Day Residential Thurs 10th – Sunday 13th March 2022 High Heathercombe: details belowbooking form here.

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

On line Grief Tending – Short workshops

“Do it if the word ‘grief tending’ evokes any sort of emotion. Be with whatever you are present to. It will benefit you. And humanity.” DV, 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 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)
    • January 14th, Friday, 3 – 7pm: Grief Circle
    • February 16th, Wednesday, 3 – 7pm: Writing out Grief
    • March 22nd, Tuesday 9.30am – 1.30pm: Grief circle
    • April 29th, Friday 3 – 7pm: Grief circle
    • June 11th, Saturday 9.30am – 1.30pm: Grief Circle
  • Book here for all half day on line workshops

Queer Grief Circle

Hosted by Love and Loss, this space is offered for all who identify as gender, sexuality or relationship diverse.
Friday February 4th 3 – 7pm with Sarah Pletts and Sophy.
Details and booking are here (a different link to the one above)

Loving Life, Welcoming Grief – a spacious 2 Day On line workshop

Saturday February 5th 10am – Sunday February 6th 4pm

  • Date / times: Saturday 10 – 12, 2 – 4pm, 7 – 8.30pm; Sunday: 10 – 12, 2 – 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

Grief tending in Community – 4 day deep dive

4 day residential workshop in Devon March 10 – 13th 2022

High up on Dartmoor 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.

  • Time: Thursday 3pm – Sunday 3pm
  • Cost: March: £305 – £480 sliding scale. Please let us know on your booking form if you need a bursary or to pay in instalments
  • Facilitated by Sophy and Jeremy plus support
  • Book here

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

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 on line: February – April 2022

  • Dates: Feb 25 – 27th, March 25th – 27th, April 22nd – 24th from 3pm on Friday to 4pm Sunday.
  • Approximate times for each module: Friday 3 – 5pm; 7- 8.30pm… Saturday 10am – 12, 2 – 4pm, 7 – 8.30pm…. Sunday 10 – 12 and 2 – 4pm..
  • 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

Apprenticing in person

The face to face 6 day immersion Apprenticing programme will run in Autumn, probably in October. Please read the detailed information about the programme here. You’ll also find the link to the application form there – you’re welcome to complete this, and let us know if there are dates you cannot make to help us plan.

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.

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