You are warmly invited to join us for this evening Grief Tending circle. This session could be a good place to start if you're new to these practices and thinking of joining us for a longer workshop. Or you may have attended a Grief Tending event before and wish to experience the support of the circle at this time. Perhaps it is a regular practice for you.
You can bring all types and expressions of grief, including bereavement, health issues, life changes; long-term grief, passed down through families and culture; pain for the natural world and for future generations; and grief that is stuck or frozen. All of this and more is welcome.
There are many facets to this question.
As we step into the waters of grief, we often discover that it also helps awaken our joy and our sense of aliveness.
Sharing our vulnerability and witnessing each other in our grief can be a strong medicine that helps bring us home to what it is to be fully human, in solidarity with each other and with the natural world.
In these times, as we seek new and better ways of supporting wellness and growing community and connection, being present with this most human of experiences may well be one of keys to bringing about deep personal and cultural transformation.
Have a look on our website for a longer piece reflecting on this question:
Why Grieve Together
And here are some personal testimonials to find out what others say about this work:
We will travel through the spiral of the Grief Tending in Community approach, and explore the 'gates of grief' map offered by Francis Weller, a key source for this work.
Connecting with what is resourcing and holding us in life at this time, we will create a strong container together as we begin to touch in on our grief.
We will tend what arises through a combination of connection in pairs and in circle sharing and ceremony, and we will have a time of soothing and integration to finish.
We'll be meeting at the Sea Scouts Hall in Lakenham. The hall is spacious with an outside area that looks out onto the flowing River Yare.
This event will be facilitated by Liz Day and Shona Sundhari.
Bookings for this event will be closed 24 hours in advance. This is to give both the facilitators and the participants adequate time to prepare for our journey together.
For those joining the waiting list in the event we are are fully booked, if a place becomes available more than 3 days prior to the event, you will receive an email inviting you to signup, and will have 24 hours to complete your registration. If you are offered a place less than 3 days beforehand, you will have 4 hours to complete your registration.
If you can't make it for this event but would like to be kept informed about future events, please signup to our email list here:
With thanks to local artist Rob Barnes for our event images. You can look at his linocut creations here
This event is organised in association with the Gathering Gates
We're offering this on a gift basis. Your initial £15 is to reserve your place, a kind of placeholder deposit, refundable on the day. Please get in touch if this is a problem for you as we don't want finances to be a barrier.
We'll be inviting additional financial gifts and will send more information to help you think through how much you would like to contribute.
Further details about what you can expect from the evening and how to prepare will be sent on booking.
We are a registered Charity and we can boost your donation by 25% by claiming Gift Aid, without you paying any extra. Gift Aid is reclaimed by us from the tax you pay for the current tax year. All we need from you is your consent, and your address. We appreciate your support with this.
Reserve your place
Available until Tue 7 Mar 4pm
We're offering this on a gift basis. Your initial £15 is to reserve your place, a kind of placeholder deposit, refundable on the day. Please get in touch if this is a problem for you as we don't want finances to be a barrier. We'll be inviting additional financial gifts and will send more information to help you think through how much you would like to contribute.