More and more people are completing the Apprenticing to Grief programme with us, and continuing to offer grief tending work. Some are listed below. If you are looking for people close to you feel free to contact us to see if we know of people near you.
Grief spaces where all grief is welcome
Griefsupport.org.uk, based in London:
Sarah and Tony Pletts and Bilal Nasim offer regular on line and in person grief workshops. See their website for on line and in person workshops, as well as some beautiful animations introducing ideas of grief tending.
Norfolk Grief Tending:
Hosted by Liz Day, this group has been offering regular in person grief tending workshops and more. Their website is here.
Azul Valerie Thome: offers Grief composting circles and other ceremonial spaces and journeys.
Wye valley: Jewels Wingfield: Has a centre and offers occasional grief focused retreats. Website is here
Support for Bereavement
The UK based Good Grief charity offers support for those who are bereaved, from others who have been bereaved. They have a great list of support, suggestions for things which can help, and practical information about dealing with the death of someone close.
Climate and ecological grief – sorrows of the world
The Work That Reconnects was created by Joanna Macy and initially called Despair and Empowerment, gives a structure and many processes for helping us to engage with information about the often overwhelming, big scale, deep time processes that are destroying the living web of life on earth and creating enormous suffering. See the WTR website, which includes listings for some facilitators in the UK. There is a UK based facilitator training for this work.
Active Hope – “How to face the mess we’re in without going crazy” – is one evolution of WTR. Active Hope is a book, as well as a 6 session programme, workshops, online study or more. In the Totnes area there are groups running regularly, contact the Inner Transition group for more information. Or see the Active Hope website for online courses and more resources.
The Good Grief Network started in the US and has spread widely – it offers a 10 step process, and training to become a facilitator of peer groups exploring climate and ecological grief
Lifebeat: a uk based organisation offering week long creative camps for fourteen to eighteen year olds. One part of what is offered within the week is a ceremonial space in which young people are able to express some of what they have been carrying in life. www.lifebeat.co.uk
Regenco – working with the regenerative powers of nature: focuses on learning how to work with the regenerative powers of nature offering experience and doorways to deepen into Landtime, rites of passage, dying practice and council. Here is a link to its current website.