Grief Support Groups

New Groups Starting March, 2018 – August, 2018
To register please call Shirley Sapena (831) 430-3078

    Loss of Parent

    • Aptos
    •  05/16/2018 - 06/20/2018
    • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    When you lose a parent, it doesn’t matter how old you are.  The loss can be jarring.  You may reach for the phone or drive past their home, only to face the realization that they are no longer there.  This supportive group offers a safe space to open up, share memories, and connect with others who have lost a parent.

    Registration required

    Creating a New Life after Loss

    The loss of someone you love changes you.  You might find yourself wondering about the new shape of your life without them.  Some wonder, “Who am I now?”  This group provides a safe space where you can share and hear from others who are healing from a similar loss.  It is an opportunity to meaningfully reflect on life’s experiences, hopes, and desires in this new facet of your life.

    Registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  06/22/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Creating Memory Pillows

    Memories of loved ones are triggered in many ways, such as the feel of a favorite shirt or the scent of aftershave, cologne or perfume.  Our senses come alive when we connect with these belongings and our memories.  In this class, grief support staff and sewing experts help you to create a memory pillow.  You bring a button-down shirt belonging to your loved one.  We supply the rest.  At the end of the class, you will take home a meaningful remembrance to bring you comfort.  No sewing experience is needed.

    Registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  06/29/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  07/06/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Memorial Art Workshop

    Reminders of our loved ones may be abundant in the home, but sometimes it takes an extra effort to creat a beautiful, moveable piece of art.  Some people like to travel with sweet reminders, keepsakes, and mementos in their purse or pocket.  In this workshop, we will repurpose mint tins to carry and display your favorite images and small items wherever you go.  Participants bring their own photos, fabrics and objects to feature in its artful design. (Don’t worry – we make copies, and the orginals will be kept intact).  Materials, tools, and guidance will be provided.  No previous experience necessary.  Lunch will be provided

    Registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  07/13/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  07/20/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  07/27/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  08/03/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Walking through Healing

    • Santa Cruz
    •  08/07/2018 - 08/28/2018
    • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Walk with us in the serenity of a forest path, through a quiet glen, or alongside a meandering stream as we explore the many faces of grief.  The locations are lush and beautiful, our pace gentle, our conversations mingled with periods of contemplation and silence.  The topics we discuss arise from our surroundings and the members of our group.  Step with us into nature’s heart and allow the healing to begin.

    Registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  08/10/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Expressive Arts

    This workshop uses creative activities to tenderly encourage expression, insight, and growth in a supportive environment.  Participants are offered new ways to tell their story, express emotions without words and feel connected and supported as they creatively honor their grief and loved ones.  No previous art experience is necessary.

    Registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  08/17/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  08/24/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  08/31/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  09/07/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  09/14/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  09/21/2018
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville

    This drop-in group is for anyone at any point in their grief process.  Gather with others experiencing the loss of a loved one in a nurturing and safe environment.  In this convenient Friday group, participants are encouraged to speak about their grief and learn ways to lessen the the emotional and physical symptoms of loss.  It is especially useful for individuals who have time constraints, or who aren’t yet certain about committing to a multi-week group.  The group is always drop-in.  Therefore, the number of participant varies.

    This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley and 65 Nielson Street, Suite 121, Watsonville.

    No registration required

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