COPE offers regular workshops or workshop series facilitated by individuals with personal and professional experience with grief and loss, including bereaved family members, mental health practitioners, or therapists in the creative arts or healing professions.

Workshops are open to the community and are designed to educate families on how to cope with their loss through normalizing grief feelings or responses, providing tools for support and healing, and to offer community for those feeling isolated or alone in their grief experience.

Past workshop topics include:

Parenting the Resilient Grieving Child, Supportive Grieving Loved Ones, Transforming Pain into Purpose, Nature-based Practice for Grief, Coping with the Holidays, Moving Forward as a Surviving Family, Intersection of Art and Loss, Healing through Music, Yoga for Grief, and Havening.

Please check our Upcoming Events page or see below for upcoming workshops.

  • Email for more information.
  • Workshop registration is through Eventbrite.
  • Workshops are free to attend and like all of COPE’s programs are sustained through your generous donations.


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April 2024
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Family Support Event

Hosted by COPE’s Camp Erin NYC and Shames JCC on the Hudson, with Jane Bishow-Semevolos, LCAT When: Sunday, April 21, 2024 from 1-3pm Where: Shames JCC on the Hudson, 371 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591 Cost: Free! Register via Eventbrite COPE and Shames JCC on the Hudson invite you to bring the whole family for an opportunity to connect, share, and have fun. COPE hosts Camp Erin NYC, a weekend long bereavement camp for grieving children ages 7-17 each year. We invite our past families to come back together for continued support and healing and welcome new and prospective families to come and learn more about camp. Licensed Creative Art Therapist Jane Bishow-Semevolos will lead the group through a fun and healing art directive for families to work on together, highlighting the family’s strengths, connection, and mutual support. These activities will allow participants to connect with others in an authentic and engaging way while paying tribute to their loved ones. For more information about Jane Bishow-Semevolos, LCAT, visit Learn more about Camp Erin NYC. Please contact COPE at / (516) 832-2673 with any questions. We look forward to spending the afternoon with your family.
21 Apr
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shames JCC on the Hudson
371 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10533
Cope pinelawn grief workshop

Grief in the Workplace

Facilitator: Rashida Sanchez, MA, LMSW, FT Description: Individuals experiencing grief and mourning are often faced with the challenge of navigating their grief journey while at work. This workshop will explore the various manifestations of grief in the workplace and provide strategies for coping within one’s professional environment. Additionally, we will provide insightful tips for both employers and employees on creating a supportive, grief-informed workspace. When: April 23, 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: Rashida Sanchez, MA, LMSW, FT is the Outreach & Engagement Manager and a group facilitator at COPE. She is a licensed Social Worker and certified Fellow of Thanatology through the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Rashida is passionate about viewing grief from a social justice perspective. Her research incorporates the experiences of children and adolescents, immigrant populations, and faith communities. She recognizes the importance of creating a supportive environment that allows grievers to feel validated and accepted. Website: **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 […]
23 Apr
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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COPE & Life Time Syosset: Sound Bowls & Restore

When: Saturday, April 27, 2-3pm Where: Life Time Syosset, 350 Robbins Lane, Syosset, NY 11791 Cost: Free! RSVP via email – Mark your calendars for the next COPExLife Time Syosset class! You do not have to be a member of Life Time to attend – all are welcome! Emily Berg, RN, certified in holistic health and wellness nurse coaching, has a passion for holistic healthcare. Emily takes an approach to wellness that is focused on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual components of health. She uses modalities such as movement, yoga, breathwork, and sound to support and guide you. Please note, props and yoga mats will be provided. Just bring yourself, a water bottle, and ID—check-in at the front desk before going upstairs to the yoga room.
27 Apr
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Life Time Syosset
350 Robbins Lane, Syosset, NY 11791
May 2024
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Seasonal Transitions and Grief: A Gathering For All Grievers

Seasonal Transitions and Grief: A Gathering For All Grievers Spring has arrived! For many of us freshly bloomed flowers, warmer weather, and more social gatherings instill a feeling of excitement and possibility. However, for those who have lost a loved one, this transition can feel counter to the internal experience of anger and despair that so often accompany the grief journey. The exuberance of spring contradicts our feelings of fatigue, hopelessness, and despair. This contradiction can increase our sense of loneliness and our desire to isolate ourselves from others. This workshop is intended to support grievers in connecting to the healing potential of seasonal transitions. Participants will have the opportunity to consider how their grief is transitioning to spring, and to consider ways that the shift of season can provide comfort and a renewed sense of hope. The workshop welcomes participants at all stages of the grief journey and encourages you to come exactly as you are. You can expect opportunities to sit back and reflect, as well as time to share about both your relationship to spring, and your grief journey, with fellow participants. When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 7 – 8 PM ET Where: Online Cost: FREE! Or […]
07 May
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Medium Music and ME

The Medium…The Music…And ME!

COPE is excited to present a special benefit performance of “The Medium, The Music, and ME!” at BACCA Arts Center in Lindenhurst, NY. In DonnaD Lipari’s autobiographical musical, a medium shares her personal journey, unique but also universal. Freeing her voice from childhood traumas, she embraces her gifts of mediumship and music. Through story and song, Donna reveals secret spiritual truths meant to heal, uplift and enlighten. The show runs 100 minutes without intermission and includes a short segment of live audience readings. Winner of the United Solo 2018 Award for Best Premiere. Saturday, May 11: 3:30pm doors, 4:00pm show Purchase tickets via Eventbrite! General Admission: $35 (Not appropriate for children under the age of 12)* VIP: $100 – Includes small group reading with Donna on June 21, 2024 at 7pm All proceeds go to supporting COPE’s mission of providing free grief support to families living with the loss of a loved one through free workshops, support groups, and grief & bereavement resources. With COPE no one has to grieve alone. * Does not include Eventbrite’s ticketing fees _ ____ About Donna: DonnaD Lipari is an accomplished singer, songwriter, pianist, actress and playwright who has entertained in the metro-area for over […]
11 May
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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