Our Documentary Film – Voices of Grief,  Honoring The Sacred Journey – shares a fresh perspective on the many ways we navigate successfully through grief or companion others along their journey.

Wisdom from contemporary authors, grief experts and spiritual teachers is woven through personal stories of loss to explore the roles of community, compassion and connection in this sacred journey.

Voices of Grief explores the discouragement in our culture for the normal grief and mourning process while at the same time offering a new perspective on how to honor, transform and integrate our grief. The film is based on the interplay of teachings from contemporary authors, poets, and spiritual teachers coupled with the stories of our group participants as we companion one another in our group support work.

Our Mission:
Restoring compassion, forgiveness and loving kindness
in the process of grief in our culture.

Watch a 3 minute excerpt from our film.

Somehow you manage to wrest the beauty from terrifying losses, and make it the last say.

Paula D'Arcy

Red Bird Foundation

This film brings grief out of the darkness and into the light of hope and healing.

Rev. Dr. Leanne Hadley

The most groundbreaking guide through grief since Elisabeth Kübler-Ross wrote about death and dying.

Karen Everett

Award-Winning Film Director, New Doc Editing

Film Inspiration

Our purpose is educational in nature and it is our great desire to make this tool available to all who might have a need. As a grief educator for a Woodland Park, Colorado based hospice, I witness and companion the pain of people in my educational support groups who apologize for crying as they tell me the story of the love of their life. This film offers the possibility of reaching and inspiring a larger audience and will offer the possibility of a more heart and soul based reconciliation of grief.

Kathy Sparnins

Kathy Sparnins Executive Director and Co-Producer

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Voices of Grief Screening

looking forward to sharing this message of compassion for the grief journey with Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Colorado Springs #grieffilm

Voices of Grief ScreeningAugust 23, 2017, 6:30pmHoly Trinity Anglican Church - Colorado SpringsHoly Trinity has the opportunity to present the new documentary film "Voices of Grief, Honoring the Sacred Journey" on August 23rd, at 6:30 pm at the church. "This film explores the discouragement in our culture for the normal grief and mourning process while at the same time offering a new perspective on how to honor, transform and integrate our grief."

The producer of the film, Kathy Sparnins, is a local resident and bereavement counselor, and will be with us to introduce it and take your questions. As follow up, there is the possibility of HTAC offering an eight week grief education and support group led by Kathy Sparnins. There will be a sign up sheet the night of the film to indicate your interest, which we will use to determine if we can offer the follow up sessions.

The Documentary Film – Voices of Grief, Honoring The Sacred Journey – shares a fresh perspective on the many ways we navigate successfully through grief or companion others along their journey. Wisdom from contemporary authors, grief experts and spiritual teachers is woven through personal stories of loss to explore the roles of community, compassion and connection in this sacred journey.

Visit voicesofgrief.org for more information about the documentary.
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Please join us at the upcoming Voices of Grief screening at HeartLight Center, 11150 E Dartmouth Ave, Aurora, CO at 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 10.  HeartLight Center provides affordable grief education and support for the Denver metropolitan community.  RSVP requested to Emily Johnson at emily@heartlightcenter.org or call 720.748.9908. #grieffilm

Please join us at the upcoming Voices of Grief screening at HeartLight Center, 11150 E Dartmouth Ave, Aurora, CO at 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 10. HeartLight Center provides affordable grief education and support for the Denver metropolitan community. RSVP requested to Emily Johnson at emily@heartlightcenter.org or call 720.748.9908. #grieffilm ... More...Less...

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Too far to make it on time

Is there an opportunity to have this presentation up in the north area of Denver, say the Thornton, Northglenn, Westminster area...Aurora is quite a drive from up here?

Sara n Erin are you two attending this?

I had the opportunity to sit on a panel discussion for this film last year and I can say that this film is tremendous. It is informative, thoughtful, and full of compassionate voices. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this journey.

Tried to send an RSVP that I am coming but it was returned undeliverable. 😕 Still planning on coming.

Claudia

Would like to attend.

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We’re overwhelmed from the positive response at today’s showing at American Psychological Association 125th Annual Convention.  Heart matters!  The momentum for continuing the conversation of encouragement for the grief journey in communities across the country continues to build.  Details for the upcoming Bay Area tour (San Francisco, Silicon Valley, East Bay) in Sept/Oct are solidifying. Mission Hospice & Home Care #grieffilm #hospice

We’re overwhelmed from the positive response at today’s showing at American Psychological Association 125th Annual Convention. Heart matters! The momentum for continuing the conversation of encouragement for the grief journey in communities across the country continues to build. Details for the upcoming Bay Area tour (San Francisco, Silicon Valley, East Bay) in Sept/Oct are solidifying. Mission Hospice & Home Care #grieffilm #hospice ... More...Less...

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So nice to meet you while you were in Tigard, Oregon.❤️

Kathy you are amazing. So blessed to call you friend. You won't believe this.

Oops! You won't believe this Leanne Hadley and I live in the same town in KY

We greatly appreciate the efforts of the staff and volunteers at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Tigard, OR to coordinate the Voices of Grief Oregon premiere and welcome the community.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!  Monday, July 24, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, 11305 SW Bull Mountain Road. #grieffilm

We greatly appreciate the efforts of the staff and volunteers at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Tigard, OR to coordinate the Voices of Grief Oregon premiere and welcome the community. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Monday, July 24, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, 11305 SW Bull Mountain Road. #grieffilm ... More...Less...

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can someone tell me more?

Where isnthatno zip or city

How can I host this at my agency? Do you come to California ?

Thank you so much!!!

We’re excited about the upcoming Oregon Premiere of Voices of Grief on Monday, July 24, 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Tigard, OR, 11305 SW Bull Mountain Road.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!  #grieffilm

We’re excited about the upcoming Oregon Premiere of Voices of Grief on Monday, July 24, 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Tigard, OR, 11305 SW Bull Mountain Road. We look forward to seeing everyone there! #grieffilm ... More...Less...

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This is a real movie based on ones real grief?

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We also want to express our thanks to Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association for sharing this information with their members. To date, we've setup twelve of their member hospices with the streaming release of film that Voices of Grief provides to hospices nationwide at no cost. #hospice