Grief Support Groups

New Groups Starting October, 2017 – January, 2018
To register please call Shirley Sapena (831) 430-3078

    Many Paths to Healing

    • Santa Cruz
    •  10/10/2017 - 11/14/2017
    • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Explore your grief and learn unique coping strategies such as meditation, reiki, and writing.  No prior experience in the arts or meditation needed.  All levels welcome.  However, if you are an experienced meditator, musician, or yogi, you can still benefit from these supportive practices. Registration required

    Loss of Spouse/Partner Group

    Life changes overnight when a spouse or partner dies, whether from sudden tragedy or a long-term illness.  There is an immediacy to everything that must be done; handling logistics and the complexities of legal matters, all while trying to maintain a sense of normalcy at a time that is far from normal.  How does one […]

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  10/20/2017
    • 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 […]

    New Horizons Group

    The passage of time alters how we grieve.  In this group, anyone who has been alone for a period longer than a year examine how their lives have taken shape in the absence of their spouse or partner.  Examples of themes previously explored include: what to do now, traveling without a partner, and dating.  This […]

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  10/27/2017
    • 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 […]

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  11/03/2017
    • 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 […]

    Coping with Grief through the Winter Holidays

    This weekly grief group offers a safe and caring space to share and receive support from those grieving the death of someone special.  Find connectedness through sharing, receiving support, or simply listening.  Learn helpful tips on how to cope during the winter holidays.  Participants are invited to bring a photo or a keepsake of their […]

    Family Nights

    This evening provides families with an opportunity to gather and participate in a creative arts family-centered activity.  Families will also have the opportunity to connect with other families in the community who are grieving a loss. Registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  11/10/2017
    • 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 […]

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  11/17/2017
    • 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 […]

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  11/24/2017
    • 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 […]

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  12/01/2017
    • 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 […]

    Family Nights

    This evening provides families with an opportunity to gather and participate in a creative arts family-centered activity.  Families will also have the opportunity to connect with other families in the community who are grieving a loss. Registration required

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  12/08/2017
    • 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 […]

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  12/15/2017
    • 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 […]

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  12/22/2017
    • 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 […]

    Support through the Winter Holidays

    •  12/22/2017
    • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville The holidays can be difficult when someone you love has died.  This one-day grief group session offers a safe and caring space to share and receive support from those grieving the death of someone special.  Find connectedness through sharing, receiving support, or simply listening.  Learn helpful tips on how to cope […]

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  12/29/2017
    • 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 […]

    Support as this Year Closes and a New Year Starts

    •  12/29/2017
    • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Scotts Valley and Watsonville Endings and new beginnings can be challenging, especially as we start a new year without our loved one.  This group is a safe and supportive place to share sadness, concern, and hope as one year ends and another begins.  This group is offered at our two locations: 940 Disc Drive, Scotts […]

    Friday Drop-in Group

    •  01/05/2018
    • 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 […]

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