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Grief Tending workshops draw on a lineage pioneered by ​​Sophy Banks and Jeremy Thres (see this page on their website for more). The lead workshop facilitators have gone through Sophy and Jeremy's Apprenticing to Grief programme, and they are supported by a team bringing a wealth of life experience and expertise to this work. 

The Truth Mandala workshops are based on a body of groupwork practices known as The Work That Reconnects, pioneered by Joanna Macy, sometimes also known as Active Hope. These gatherings have a more overt emphasis on naming and holding our pain for the world, and playing our part in the transformation of self, society and planet. 

We're also offering occasional Enrichment Days for those who are already facilitating or would like to step towards facilitating these spaces. It is also for people who are generally interested in supporting this work in practical ways. 


calendar for 2023

Saturday 28th January - BOOKINGS OPEN
Grief Tenders Enrichment Day and Open Space
10am to 5pm, Norwich (Scouts Hall, Lakenham) 

Sunday 12th February - BOOKINGS OPEN
Story and Movement Council: Collapse and Emergence
2.30pm to 8pm, Norwich (Scouts Hall, Lakenham) 

Thursday 16th February - BOOKINGS OPEN
Daytime Grief Circle
10.30am to 2.30pm, Norwich (Scouts Hall, Lakenham) 

Saturday 25th February - BOOKINGS OPEN
February Grief Tending: Nurturing the Seeds of Soul
10am to 6pm, Norwich (Scouts Hall, Lakenham) 

Wednesday 8th March - BOOKINGS OPEN
Evening Grief Circle
5.30pm to 915pm, Norwich (Scouts Hall, Lakenham) 

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March - BOOKINGS OPEN
Spring Clean Your Heart: A Grief and Praise Retreat
4.30pm for 6pm, Friday to 4.30pm Sunday, Castle Acre

other offerings

Below are some links to grief tending workshop offered by partners working broadly in the same tradition. 

Climate Cafes and Active Hope

Norfolk and Waveney Mind are running a programme called 'sUStain' focused on support for eco-anxiety and climate grief. They offer Climate Cafes, and workshops on Mindfulness and Active Hope. 

Grief Tending in Devon and Online

We highly recommend the Grief Tending events offered by Sophy and team - if you feel like going further afield, the face to face workshops are generally held in Devon. Sophy also offers online grief tending workshops. 

Grief Tending in London and Online

We also recommend the Grief Tending events offered by Sarah and Tony Pletts in London. as part of their Love & Loss project. 

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“To honor our grief, to grant it space and time in our frantic world, is to fulfill a covenant with soul — to welcome all that is, thereby granting room for our most authentic life.” ― Francis Weller

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