Good Grief

Grief, Gratitude, and Grace is a 6-week series to address various facets of grief felt after deep loss. These facilitated sessions allow each participant to give voice to personal and universal grief; discover gratitude within that grief; and through shared empathy with others, uncover internal grace. Exploration facets include: denial, bargaining, fear, sadness, anger, loneliness, guilt, relief, physicality, and the silver lining. Sessions are offered in spring and fall. Please contact us if you wish to be on the wait list for a series.

Consulting Services and Workshops are offered for agencies working with vulnerable populations. Sessions may be experienced in virtually (on Zoom), at home, hospital, or care facility. We teach patrons to navigate grief through the practice of self-compassion, simple  presence, meditation, and mindfulness. Sessions can be tailored to meet individual or agency needs and may include: 

  • practical, self-help techniques to reduce stress and increase emotional well-being in coping with loss
  • guidance on how to gently remember and celebrate your loved one’s life and legacy after they pass
  • communication tips for talking about your grief with the patient or their friends, family, or caregivers
  • referrals for additional or ongoing support

The Anticipatory Grief workshop is helpful if you are experiencing or caring for someone facing a terminal diagnosis. It is different than grief that comes after loss occurs because there is a feeling of “being in between” or “waiting for the shoe to drop.” It is unpredictable and can be debilitating. This type of grief can be felt in other circumstances too, including loss of ability or function, financial changes, stressful family dynamics, loss of the possibilities for goals, hopes, or dreams coming true. During the workshop we offer insights to the symptoms of anticipatory grief and ways to cope and heal. As well as how to create precious moments and memories with your loved one during times when this kind of grief is present.