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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. 


calendar for 2024

An introduction to grief tending - online

11am to 1pm, Monday 18 March 2024

Life Boat: A 4-week grief tending journey

11am to 2.30pm Tuesdays, starting 16 April 2024
Marlpit Community Centre, Norwich

Widening Circles: A workshop to support peer-led grief tending

10am - 5.30pm, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May 2024
St Luke's Church Centre, Norwich

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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