How is it possible to go on living – not just surviving but thriving – after an unimaginable loss? We have been asked this question so many times – generally by people who have not been bereaved.
We are thrilled to announce that our book ‘When Words Are Not Enough – creative responses to grief’ will be published Hawthorn Press in October 2022! ‘When Words Not Enough’ is our attempt to bridge the divide between the silence that surrounds grief and the lived experience of the bereaved.
Some thoughts about our recent Active Grief Weekend
Join us on an active grief retreat! A few places still available for our September weekend in rural Derbyshire.
“Grief is agony and this walk has been agony and it’s equally unpredictable”. Along with 15 others Jane offered a truth we were all about to experience as we set out to trek 24 miles and climb three of Yorkshire’s highest peaks (a total of 5200 feet of assent). And to complete the challenge we […]
It’s a challenge. It is a challenge. Just like grief is a challenge. Simply getting up in the morning and thinking about the day ahead can be a real challenge to anyone who’s loved one has died. It’s ten years since our son Josh died yet for me there is still that daily challenge as […]
Grief Actually – yes grief actually is love actually! And here’s a short video we made following our first ACTIVE GRIEF WEEKEND Retreat last May. The weekend was so successful and we now have two more planned, the first from 16ht to 18th November again at Charney Manor and the second at Manifold Farm in […]
I GRIEVE THEREFORE I SWIM It started with the idea of trying to evoke a sense of what means to be suspended in a world of very cold water. What this meant for me as I grieve the death of my son and how with this new addiction I have found the space to search […]
We are so excited to announce that we have received a substantial grant from the National Lottery to help run our ACTIVE GRIEF WEEKENDS. This is a welcome acknowledgment of the work we are doing to support bereaved parents and siblings as they start to use their own creativity to grieve. But what’s really important about this […]
We are pleased to announce the date our first ACTIVE GRIEF WEEKEND and we are now inviting expressions of interest from bereaved parents and siblings who would like to attend. LOCATION: Charney Manor, Oxfordshire DATE: 25th – 27th May 2018 check out Charney Manor’s website here With its recently refurbished rooms, tempting meals and delightful grounds, Charney […]