August Events – Register for Family Retreat, Support Groups & More

Join us for these upcoming events!

Family Retreat Registration is Open!

Alive’s Family Retreat on October 8 is open to families with children under the age of 18. The day will include a variety of recreational activities, games, arts and crafts, woodworking, and memory making that will strengthen your family bond in the midst of grief. $50 registration fee per family, scholarships available for those in need. To register, email

Grief Center Offerings in August

Therapy for Complex Grief

Join us 8/1 and every first Monday. This group is for adults experiencing distressing memories and triggers that complicate bereavement and utilizes the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP). Pre-screening required.
Register below.

HealthRHYTHMS® Drumming Workshop

For adults (18+) who have experienced a loss. This workshop on 8/3 uses drumming (an evidence-based therapeutic strategy) as a tool for growth to navigate our grief journey. Facilitated by Alive’s grief counselor, Terri Kuberski, a Remo indorsed HealthRHYTHMS® facilitator with over 15 years of experience. Register below.

Art Alive

Join us 8/17 for August’s Art Alive project: Paper Weave of Words, as we heal and remember through creative expression. No art experience is necessary, and a $5 fee covers all materials which are provided in advance. Register below.

Eight-Week Grief Journey Groups Forming Now!

Grief Journey groups launch on 9/29 and meet for eight consecutive Thursdays at 1:00-2:30 p.m. or 6:00-7:30m p.m. In-person and virtual options are available.
Groups include:

  • Groups for Loss of Spouse/Partner
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Cancer Loss Support Group

There is an $80 registration fee per participant; scholarships are available. To register, call 615-963-4732 or email

Labyrinth Walk

Walking a labyrinth is an age-old contemplative practice that provides time to re-center. Join us 8/27 for a walk at Glendale United Methodist, offering significant symbolism regarding the end of life and grief process. The walk will conclude with a remembrance ceremony. Register below.

Good Mourning Group

Join us Wednesdays for this weekly virtual meeting to start your day with support from others who understand what you’re going through. To attend, visit AliveHospice.Zoom.US
and click “Join”

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Meeting ID: 980 4199 4226
Passcode: AH

Youth Grief Support Groups!

Join us Tuesdays, Sept. 13 – Nov. 1 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. for grief support groups for youth ages 3-17 at the Alive Nashville Grief Center (1721 Patterson St. in Nashville). Dinner included! Youth and families will express their thoughts and feelings with others who have also experienced the death of an important person. Sessions include grief education, games, and more. 

To register, call 615-963-4732 or email

Drop-In Grief Support Groups

These virtual grief groups are FREE to attend and meet weekly or monthly. Participants are welcome to join at any time. Join us for a group that fits your need, including:

  • College Age Group (third Tuesday)
  • Coping with Cancer (third Tuesday)
  • Child Loss Group (third Monday)
  • Navigating Grief (third Tuesday)
  • Survivors of Sudden Loss (fourth Monday)
  • Pet Loss Group (fourth Tuesday)
  • & more!

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Private Creative Arts Memorials

Looking for a unique way to honor your loved one? Alive’s Grief Sevices offers Private Creative Arts Memorials for groups of 10 or fewer with access to our Creative Room, menu of memorialization projects, supplies, and support from a grief counselor and activity facilitator. Book yours by calling 615-963-4732 or email

View the full schedule and click to register today!

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