Cope pinelawn grief workshop

Grief as a Sacred Act of Love

Facilitator: Charlene Ray, MSW

Description: In the depths of pain, it may be hard to think of grief as sacred, full of wonder, and an opportunity for growth. As we move deeper into our grief, we begin to recognize that grief is a response to great love. Hopefully, we find people and practices that support us in a world that wants us to move quickly through this time. Perhaps we catch the signs our beloved departed ones show us and feel them nearby. Our hearts grow bigger, and the grief can begin to transform the way we live.

When: March 26, 7 – 8 PM ET

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: FREE! Reserve your spot on Pinelawn’s Eventbrite page

Attendee Materials Needed: No Materials Needed

About our Presenter:

Charlene Ray, MSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker practicing as a therapist, grief guide, and workshop facilitator for 39 years. She also works for Forefront Suicide Prevention as a master training specialist.

Charlene studied mindful self-compassion, nature-based therapies, rites of passage, suicide prevention, grief and loss therapy, poetry therapy, therapeutic storytelling and guided imagery, and blends all of the traditions and techniques, with her intuitive work, to create an individualized and powerful experience for each client and program she facilitates.


**Upon registration, you will be sent a confirmation email. To access the online workshop, it is important to use the Eventbrite reminder emails (one will be sent the day of the event) and log into your Eventbrite account to access the online workshop. Although we use the Zoom platform, Eventbrite emails will grant you access to the Zoom meeting. You will not be sent a Zoom link.**

For questions, contact Christin Alexander, Community Outreach Coordinator, at or 631.249.6100 x120.

Disclaimer: The information shared in this program is not intended to act as a substitute for any legal and mental health advice concerning individual situations; neither Pinelawn Memorial Park or COPE, its Board of Directors, staff and personnel shall be responsible for any outcomes arising from any information or exercises provided in this program.


COPE is a nonprofit grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child. COPE offers community support – if you need support, please reach out: 516-832-2673 For more information, visit

Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum is a non-sectarian cemetery prided on creating and maintaining a tranquil and serene environment. With over 500 acres of land featuring flowing fountains, historic monuments, vibrant flowers, and impressive trees, the goal of Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum is to surround everyone who visits us in beauty so that we may bring peace even in the most trying of times.

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