The Making of a Documentary:
The Step meetings and small group discussions will be filmed as part of a documentary on the Good Grief Network and its participants.
Who Should Attend:
Anyone with growing concerns about climate chaos or other systemic issues.
Those looking for connection and inspiration in tumultuous times.
Activists seeking to focus and strengthen their resolve.
Parents searching for perspective and help supporting their children.
Young people working to understand to crisis, inspire others, and lead.
Changemakers suffering burnout.
You must attend all five meetings. We know this is a big commitment, and this program honors your time with a big offering of resources and support in return; the process works best when you show up! *Of course, we understand that emergencies and urgent needs arise. We just want you to think about whether you can make this program a priority for these weeks, and if not, allow us to offer the space to someone else who needs these support services at this time.
An open heart & open mind.
We are sitting with people from different places and inviting different worldviews and experiences into the circle, and we ask that you respect these differences in perspective, whether or not you fully understand or agree with them.
The process works best if you show up, both physically and emotionally. Showing up requires that the willingness to be vulnerable. Can you share from a place of honesty? We will do our best to take care and create a brave container for you.
Patience with yourself and everyone else in the group is essential to participation. We’ll be talking about a lot of difficult topics, so we must each try to recognize that we’re all at different stage of this journey, and all doing our best to make sense of uncharted territory.
Tracking your mental health.
Because this isn’t a therapy group, we need to know that you’re taking care of yourself. Do you have a supportive partner or friend to check in with after the meetings? Do you have a therapist or healer? Do you know how to find a therapist or healer if you need one?
You can arrive as your full self for us. Be authentic, be kind, and please be you.
You must sign a release form to be filmed.
What happens at the meetings?
We open every meeting with an introduction, group check-in and short grounding exercise.
We dive into two steps each week and allow space for personal sharing. Each person is invited, though not required, to share what’s on their heart and what the step brings up in them. There will be space for each person to share at least once. Group sharing is not a discussion; we avoid cross talk, and instead, share a part of our journey, and witness others share parts of theirs.
Each session ends with a check-out, closing and a short poem.
You must complete this form to apply for one of 10 spots in the 10-Step circle. Once you application is submitted, you will be contacted by the organizers and the film team for more details and to answer any questions about the process.
Dates: Five Saturdays- January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12.
Location: Berkeley, California, United States. Exact location will be sent upon acceptance into the program.
Group size: Ten people, plus facilitators.
Cost: Free. This program is generally $500 but as an exchange for filming, this will be free for the participants.
Covid-Safety: Must be vaccinated. Meetings are indoors in a large, well ventilated space.
Learn more about our 10-Step Program by clicking here.