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Community Outreach

Jackie offers the following programs and is available to customize a program for you, your group and/or business:

  • Monday's Moments Gatherings – These are educational and support gatherings where we come together, learn a little about the grief journey, support one another and see that we are not alone. We offer two each month, one virtually and one in-person at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. 

  • Grief education and support groups - Grief is our bodies' natural reaction to loss. By grieving and mourning, we heal. These series of gatherings meet weekly for five or six weeks and provide information and companionship in late fall with Healing through the Holidays and in the spring with Stories of Loss

  • Grief Healing Circles - If you have lost a loved one, this is an opportunity to share what is on your heart and mind right now, to listen, and be listened to deeply and generously. Healing circles are a safe and supportive space to walk with each other through these times. Each circle is a blend of sharing and silence, compassion, and curiosity. The agreements ensure acceptance and confidentiality. We honor our own unique paths to healing and respect the choices of others. .

  • A Walk with Grief - A walk with Grief is not an exercise program but instead a time of coming together with others who are grieving a loss and ... walking. Walking to move grief from the inside to the outside. Walking to benefit from physical activity.  Walking to connect with the healing aspects of nature. And walking to know your are not alone. You can speak and share with others, or you can move about in silence. The important thing is to show-up Sessions will be one hour and held at different parks in our community.  Please register by visiting

  • Death Café -We will discuss death to help us all make the most of our lives. Together we'll have a group-directed discussion with no agenda, objectives or themes. This is a discussion group not a grief support or counseling session. 

  • Voices of Grief: Honoring the Sacred Journey documentaryVoices of Grief: Honoring the Sacred Journey  is a 42-minute documentary film that encourages conversations about: the importance of grief and mourning; the need to normalize losses as natural, unavoidable, and sacred facets of life; and the life-enhancing ways to companion ourselves and others through losses.  This program includes the documentary and a short discussion afterwards.

  • Have the Talk of a Lifetime – We all want to know we matter, but sometimes conversations about these types of things are difficult to have. This program invites participants to explore what might be keeping them from having these conversations and provides ways to help make them happen more easily. Each person will leave with the conversation starter tool, a deck of Have the Talk of a Lifetime cards.

  • End-of-life planning and preparation - When we attend to issues surround dying, death and grief, we learn to live more fully now! This program includes topics, such as hospice and what happens as we die, Have the Talk of a Lifetime, instructions to the funeral director, appropriate legal documents, companioning ourselves and others through grief and more. 

Hope is not pretending that troubles don’t exist. It is the trust that they will not last forever, that hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome. It is faith that a source of strength and renewal lies within to lead us through the dark to the sunshine.    ~Elizabeth Chase

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