A special workshop with Tai Chi Ray – February 4th

Date: Thursday February 4th

Time: 6-7pm Eastern

Location: Online – a secure Zoom link will be provided to registrants.

Registration: Donations of any amount requested to support COPE families

An introduction and invitation from Tai Chi Ray

When one is experiencing grief, they will naturally feel stuck in the lungs and pain in the guts. It is a normal body reaction towards grief and sadness. When we don’t channel the stuck energy appropriately, the intensely accumulated energy will cause symptoms, such as chest pain, headaches, digestive problems, fatigue, and sore muscles. The aching body will in turn leads to more emotional stress. Tai Chi healing sessions aim at changing this vicious dynamic.

Learning Tai Chi in a traditional way is a self-discovery process and a reminder to what you have known deep inside you. It is an art that creates a profound and uplifting unity of body and mind. The healing sessions aim at creating a supportive environment for you to communicate with your body and mind by following the core principles of Tai Chi. You will experience Tai Chi’s healing power. Also, the class will help you form good habits and integrate Tai Chi into every moment of your life. The class emphasizes static and simple dynamic balance and body-mind reconnection to improve overall wellness, avoid injuries, and achieve well-being.

I am looking forward to experiencing the joy and healing power of Tai Chi study with all of you.

May Tai Chi become a rewarding aspect of your life!

A special writing workshop series with acclaimed author Carole Geithner, LCSW – February 2021

A very special writing workshop series (three sessions) for COPE family members who are living with the loss of a loved one.

Thursdays February 11th, 18th and 25th 2021 (please plan to attend all three sessions)

Each session will be from 6:30-7:45 pm Eastern

Online: Secure Zoom Link to be provided to registrants

Join a small and supportive group writing workshop that will take place over three consecutive Thursday evenings with other COPE members who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Writing can help us access internal wisdom and insight.

Writing in the company of others can add another healing dimension.

We will create a supportive space for exploration, creativity, and discovery.

No previous writing experience required.

We will write to several “prompts” each night, inviting you to reflect and give voice to some of the many facets of your lived experience after the death of a loved one.

There will be opportunities for sharing what is written.

Facilitated by Carole Geithner, LCSW, and author of the novel, “If Only“.

Maximum 12 people

Sold out!  Email info@copefoundation.org to be added to the waitlist.

Materials to have on hand: Paper or journal, pencil or pen.

Long Lost John series – January and February 2021

You know the music of John Lennon & Paul McCartney… but did you know they were bereaved youth?

Living with the loss of a loved one brings enormous grief. But with support, we can learn to heal through talking and artistic expression.

“Long Lost John: Drama Therapy” offers these life lessons to grieving families.

COPE is proud to announce this pioneering online therapeutic program based on the story of John and Paul’s early friendship.

“Long Lost John” is a play written by Eddie Zareh, based on the real life experiences of John Lennon and Paul McCartney of Beatles fame.

The Drama Therapy program, conducted by Mary Clohan, uses the story to model healthy solutions for coping with loss. The result is an entertaining and therapeutic online program you can experience from the comfort of home, as an individual, couple or family.

Space is limited to 10 families or individuals who will participate in a series of five unique sessions online – please plan to join all five sessions.

Dates: Tuesdays January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and February 2nd

Important note: Please plan to join all five sessions

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern

Online: Secure Zoom Link to be provided to registrants

Sold out!  Email info@copefoundation.org to be added to the waitlist.

Free to attend. Donations to support COPE families are welcome.  Click here to donate.

Note: 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 COPE, its Board of Directors, staff and personnel shall be responsible for any outcomes arising from any information or exercises provided in this program.

Mary Clohan is an NYC-based writer, performer and teaching artist. She is a graduate of Rutgers’ MFA Playwriting program and is currently pursuing an MA in Drama Therapy at NYU.

Her plays have been seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, EST, and Dixon Place. She has performed stand-up and improv at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade, The People’s Improv Theater, Broadway Comedy Club, as well as many other scary basement spaces around New York City.

Most recently, her one-woman show “Don’t Be Afraid It’s Me, Mary” appeared in PIT Solocom.

Please join us online Wednesday February 10th at 7 pm for COPE’s Labyrinth Memorial Brick Dedication

Each year we gather together at COPE’s Labyrinth in Eisenhower Park to honor and remember our children, siblings and loved ones who have passed and to support COPE families and the grieving community.
However, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, COPE wants to ensure the safety and health of our community – so this year’s gathering will be a virtual one.
Click here to register and join us.
Date: Wednesday February 10th
Time: 7-8pm Eastern
Location: Online – a secure Zoom link will be provided to registrants.