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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Very excited to share news about the upcoming “Voices of Grief… the journey” event on Saturday, May 4 in Arlington, TX.  Its a Grief Conference featuring Dr. Patrick OMalley and Voices of Grief filmmaker Kathy Sparnins with a panel discussion, food and fellowship.  The event is organized by Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living, Arlington, TX in partnership with First United Methodist Church of Arlington and Carepath Home Health & Hospice.  Register at arlingtonmethodist.org/events/registration.  #grieffilm

Very excited to share news about the upcoming “Voices of Grief… the journey” event on Saturday, May 4 in Arlington, TX. It's a Grief Conference featuring Dr. Patrick O'Malley and Voices of Grief filmmaker Kathy Sparnins with a panel discussion, food and fellowship. The event is organized by Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living, Arlington, TX in partnership with First United Methodist Church of Arlington and Carepath Home Health & Hospice. Register at arlingtonmethodist.org/events/registration. #grieffilm ... See MoreSee Less

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Kathy, you are wonderful for helping so many people, what a great heart (and brain) you have.

We just wanted to share this information about an upcoming event in Colorado Springs on Friday, April 26.  Heavenly Hope and Healing is a support ministry reaching out to the hurts and hearts of mothers and fathers who have experienced the loss of a child.  Preregistration is available at https://www.heavenlyhopeandhealing.org/ .  Its a free event, although a love offering will be taken.  Heavenly Hope Following Loss of a Child

We just wanted to share this information about an upcoming event in Colorado Springs on Friday, April 26. Heavenly Hope and Healing is a support ministry reaching out to the hurts and hearts of mothers and fathers who have experienced the loss of a child. Preregistration is available at www.heavenlyhopeandhealing.org/ . It's a free event, although a love offering will be taken. Heavenly Hope Following Loss of a Child ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you so much for sharing!

Rachel Gonzales

You’re invited to a Voices of Grief Film Screening and Discussion on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM.  Ascension Lutheran Colorado Springs, 2505 N Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.  Event is free, but please RSVP to Elisa Thompson 719.641.5184 or Rich Johnson 719.360.3411.  Opportunity for ongoing support using the Grief Recovery Method with certified facilitator.  #grieffilm

You’re invited to a Voices of Grief Film Screening and Discussion on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM. Ascension Lutheran Colorado Springs, 2505 N Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. Event is free, but please RSVP to Elisa Thompson 719.641.5184 or Rich Johnson 719.360.3411. Opportunity for ongoing support using the Grief Recovery Method with certified facilitator. #grieffilm ... See MoreSee Less

Announcing the new Colorado Springs Chapter of GRASP – It’s a Support Group for those who love someone who died from substance use disorder.  For more information on GRASP or to find other chapters in the U.S. and Canada, visit http://grasphelp.org/.

Announcing the new Colorado Springs Chapter of GRASP – It’s a Support Group for those who love someone who died from substance use disorder. For more information on GRASP or to find other chapters in the U.S. and Canada, visit grasphelp.org/. ... See MoreSee Less

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Such an awesome program

Alexandra Gohring check this out 😘

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Open to Hope Foundation podcast, Grief Your Sacred Journey with Kathy Sparnins, Executive Producer of Voices of Grief. Featuring, Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley.
Open to Hope is a non-profit with the mission of helping people find hope after loss. They invite everyone to read, listen and share their stories of hope and compassion.Kathy Sparnins has lost both of her parents and is a bereaved sibling. She works with hospice as a death educator and is a trained spiritual director. She is...
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You are invited to an 8-week Grief Education & Bereavement Support Program.  Material covered will include helpful ways to approach experiencing a loss.  Join us for this healing group in a supportive environment.  Wednesdays, starting March 13, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, at First United Methodist Church, 420 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs.  Call Kathy Sparnins @ 719-659-0447 to reserve your space.  Suggested donation of $10 per session (8 sessions = $80).  No one turned away due to financial circumstances.

You are invited to an 8-week Grief Education & Bereavement Support Program. Material covered will include helpful ways to approach experiencing a loss. Join us for this healing group in a supportive environment. Wednesdays, starting March 13, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, at First United Methodist Church, 420 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs. Call Kathy Sparnins @ 719-659-0447 to reserve your space. Suggested donation of $10 per session (8 sessions = $80). No one turned away due to financial circumstances. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kathy Sparnins, you host wonderful support groups!

Kathy you are an amazing lady. Thank you for all you do! ❤

This group helped me to reframe my grief and move on. Kathy is amazing!

Can you recommend grief groups for kids?

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