Workshops, Classes & Events

Active Hope: Conversations about how to face the mess we’re in without going crazy.

Cafe at the end of the world

Cultivating healing conversation and community connection in times of transition.  Adapted from the pioneering work of Joanna Macy and her “Work That Reconnects”.

Drawing from deep ecology, systems theory and spiritual traditions, the Work That Reconnects (WTR) builds motivation, creativity, courage and solidarity for the transition to a sustainable human culture. Read more and learn about upcoming workshops.

Death Cafe – Western Massachusetts – None currently scheduled.

Stay tuned! For reminders of future Death Cafés, click here to sign up.

death cafe Jonathan Stein Counseling

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At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake (or other wholesome snacks), drink tea and discuss death.

Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

A Death Cafe is a fun (yes, fun!) group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.

Click here to learn more about Death Cafe and for dates, times and locations of Death Cafés offered by Jonathan.

Check-In Soup for Your Soul

check-in soup for your soulCheck-in Soup Groups offer a creative and interactive weekly group therapy process where you will feel heard and seen in your day-to-day struggles and challenges, experience relief, find understanding,  and feel empowered to be the best “You” that you know yourself to be.  It’s a great place to check-in and unload that “baggage” you’ve been carrying around all week!

These dynamic groups, each designed with a unique audience in mind, will utilize creative arts therapies (especially drama therapy, psychodrama, and movement therapy), and principles adapted from Co-counseling, Authentic Movement and compassionate community building.

Unique groups for:  Men & Women  |  Men Only  |  Cultural Creatives

Click here to learn more about Check-In Soup

  Garden of Sacred Demise

...where gratitude and grief grow together.

Creative Contemplations on the Sacredness of Life and Death In Uncertain Times

Click here to learn more about Garden of Sacred Demise 


Grief Dancer

The deeper the sorrow, the greater the joy.

GRIEF DANCER 2Whatever we may feel about the state of our lives or the planet — anger, fear, despair — we are compelled to admit that underlying all of it is deep, deep grief.

Feeling and expressing our grief helps heal the earth and ourselves.

A five-week workshop exploring the Five Gates of Grief as outlined by Francis Weller in his book, “Entering the Healing Ground”.

Click here to learn more about the Grief Dancer Workshop.