10-Steps to Personal Resilience & Empowerment in a Chaotic Climate

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Accept the Severity of the Predicament

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Practice Being With Uncertainty

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Honor My Mortality & The Mortality of All

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Do Inner Work

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Develop Awareness of Biases & Perception

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Practice Gratitude, Witness Beauty, & Create Connections

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Take Breaks & Rest

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Grieve the Harm I Have Caused

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Show Up

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Reinvest Into Meaningful Efforts

Grief is not a problem to be solved, not a condition to be medicated, but a deep encounter with an essential experience of being human.

– Francis Weller

Join us, as we navigate this essential human experience together. 

10-Step Program

Ten weeks. Ten meetings.

Small groups. Heart-centered process work. Together.

At Good Grief Network, we provide social and emotional support to people who feel concerned about the state of the world, and want to process these thoughts and feelings in community.

Our unique 10-Step Program helps individuals build personal resilience and empowerment while strengthening community ties and transforming despair and eco-anxiety into joy and meaningful action.

Our 10-Step meetings provide fertile ground where innovative visioning, practical skills, and supportive community intersect. Our distinct and decentralized step-process creates space to be vulnerable, explore our unique gifts, and heal, so that we may reorient our lives toward joy, service, and action at a time when action is essential.

Digital 10-Step Meetings

Dire and distant times call for digital meetings.

As the COVID-19 pandemic drives our global community further apart, we must resist isolation and seek out channels for connection.

At Good Grief Network, we continue to adapt our program to uncertain times and digital spaces; this work calls us now, more than ever before.

We are now hosting 10-Step meetings on Zoom. These digital meetings follow the same format as our in-person meetings, and allow for a wider range of participation from folks across different continents and time zones.

Affiliate 10-Step Programs

Find the 10-Steps near you.

Good Grief Network works with individuals and affiliate organizations who we have entrusted to run our 10-Step Program within their own communities.

Check out the list below to find an affiliate 10-Step Program near you:

  • Ballarat, Australia: Living Lightly With Love. FULL.
  • Online: Waterspirit Eco-Anxiety Peer-to-Peer Support Group. Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm Eastern Time, United States, beginning September 29, 2020. FULL. Further inquiries may be directed to water@waterspirit.org.

Facilitating the 10-Step Program

Bring the 10-Steps home.

Are you interested in becoming a GGN-trained facilitator?

Stay tuned! We’re launching our online Facilitator Training Academy in early 2021.

What folks say about facilitating the 10-Steps…

JOSH S.

The sacred space of the Good Grief circle is where I began to remember how to listen for my own voice and trust my power, as I learned how to hold space for the yearnings, fears and sorrows, and deep wounds of others. It is the only community where I have felt truly safe to face the immense trauma that has rooted into our way of life, and into my own heart, mind, and body.

LISA H.

This was my second time facilitating these groups and my third time experiencing it and every time I learn more about myself, I learn new resources and ideas, and my gratitude cup is overflowing right now. You have really laid the foundation for people to process their grief and feelings in a way that sparks connection, growth and understanding.

JOSH S.

Good Grief has shown me how to face the darkness of our increasingly uncertain world, and be transformed into who I am called to be. As a facilitator I am constantly awed by the courage of participants; I am renewed by every glimpse of the potential we hold together.

ABBEY K.

This was my second time facilitating these groups and my third time experiencing it and every time I learn more about myself, I learn new resources and ideas, and my gratitude cup is overflowing right now. You have really laid the foundation for people to process their grief and feelings in a way that sparks connection, growth and understanding.