Calendar of grief tending events

Find a list of community grief tending rituals and workshops throughout 2021, in Brighton and beyond. 

Join the next ritual – Beltane

On Saturday 8 May from 10am – 5pm, we’ll gather as a small village at the Centre for Ecotherapy in Brighton for a ritual working with the fiery energy of Beltane. It’s a great time to express yourself – your love and grief, rage and anger.

We are a maximum of 12  – the village is smaller than usual in light of the COVID rules and designed so we are socially distanced.

The format

  • building the banks of the village, for the river of grief to flow, including creating supportive altars
  • stirring the grief, with exercises in writing and active listening
  • time to express grief at a grief altar
  • integration time with song and meditation
  • harvest and close.

Suggested exchange

The suggested exchange for the full day is £60. There are some concessionary spots available.


Booking and payment is advance is essential – there are 10 places available. Please email me – – to get the booking instructions, or if you have any questions.


“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”