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Grief and Loss Circle

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

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At your Image Reborn retreat, we hope we helped you feel safe, secure, and loved. While we often spend many moments of the weekend deep belly laughing together, we also hold space for a lot of tears. If you attended your retreat within the last few years, you likely participated in a grief circle led by one of our incredible, experienced grief facilitators. This is because we are big believers in the power of grief-tending and have witnessed how sharing grief in community opens us up for deeper connections – to ourselves and to others. It can also open our hearts to experience profound gratitude and joy.

Following your retreat, you may begin to notice a desire to tap back into this inner wisdom and deep connection you gleaned from reflecting on and sharing your grief in such a safe, sacred place. New in 2024, Image Reborn is now offering a monthly, virtual “Grief and Loss Circle” to help you continue this practice of honoring and releasing emotions within a community who already understands and supports you.

We will start each session with a self-check in for your personal reflection. How are you feeling in this moment? No grief or joy is too big or too small. If nothing comes up for you, that is also completely fine. No intention is needed other than the desire to be present and supportive of yourself and others. You may choose to share, or you may choose to only listen. At the end of the session, you will be invited to share your name and contact info with the group, if you choose to do so.

This is not a therapy session. It is not a place to placate, fix, or offer feedback or advice to any other participant.

The first Thursday of every month 6:30-8:00 pm MT via Zoom. Please choose a cozy space for yourself where you feel comfortable and are able to be present and free of distractions.

Our beautiful, experienced team of grief facilitators each has her own way of guiding the group through a process of honoring grief and then releasing it. Here is a closer look at each of the facilitators leading this series, followed by a schedule of sessions to be offered this year.

Mindy Relyea
Julia Moench-Parent
Tara Pennington

Julia Moench-Parent will be facilitating the circle on August 1st:

Julia headshot (1) Julia comes to Image Reborn as a valued retreat Alumni, having attended their first retreat in 2017. Since then, Julia has offered countless hours of volunteer service, mentorship and friendship, and has modeled what self-care and compassion looks like through their own healing journey. For the past year, Julia has also become a facilitator of grief-sharing circles offered at retreats.|

Julia graduated in 2017 with their Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix.  Prior to moving to Moving Forward Counseling full-time, she worked for the past 7 years in a dual-diagnosis and mental health treatment facility in both their residential and outpatient programs in a multitude of roles.  She has been at Moving Forward Counseling for over a year, and is the Clinical Director for their outpatient mental health program. She has had training and certifications in a multitude of different modalities such as: ART, EMDR, trauma-informed art therapy, grief/loss, mindfulness, DBT, CBT and ACT.  She enjoys working with adults and adolescents looking for support with trauma, anxiety, depression, BPD, substance and is LGBTQ+ and autistic friendly.

When not working Julia enjoys gardening, creating art, and binge watching TV shows with their family.


August 1
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
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5445 S. Highland Drive
Suite 5
Salt Lake City, UT 84117


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