Sign up for new programs in the Doing Grief™ Community Healing Project

Doing Grief Community Healing Project at the Palms (DGCHP) invites you to register for some new programs and services that will begin in February.

Initial offerings include spiritual direction:
1-on-1, family dyads/groups, and small groups (see descriptions below), offered by Rev. Shea Darian, a UCC minister, certified spiritual director, and grief educator. Story Circles are facilitated by Dr. John Genette, a storyteller, musician, and experienced story circle facilitator. A suggested donation or freewill offering will be accepted; however, all are welcome to DGCHP offerings regardless of ability to pay.

Sacred Listening Circles (for 4-6 participants):
A confidential, contemplative speaking and listening process to discover inspiration, healing, and guidance for everyday life. Group meditation, personally-reflective story-telling, and deep listening techniques help participants to access their inner wisdom and validate the wisdom revealed in others’ stories. No preparation and no experience required.

Healing Circles:
A Sacred Listening Circle (see above) for those who are actively grieving a significant loss. Participants are encouraged to reflect on brief readings and guided contemplations related to their personal grieving process between sessions.

Story Circles (for up to 12 participants):
Story Circles provide opportunities for small groups of people to make connections and feel a sense of belonging by listening intently to one another’s brief personal stories around a common theme. No preparation and no previous experience in storytelling is required. A story circle is not a performance for an audience. Rather, a story circle is a friendly, inclusive, communal creative experience that fosters empathy and healing through attentive listening.

Interested in registering or need more information, contact Rev. Shea at or call 602-315-8480.