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Survive to Thrive Program

Ben Speaks Survive to Thrive spring programs support mental health and behavior health for families.  We know the impact that mental health issues have on individuals, families, and communities and work hard to serve as a resource to those that are affected by the stigma, volatility, and demands placed on far too many today.  Our groups offer a nurturing environment to share unique experiences with mental health issues, engage in fun and expressive activities and develop skills and resources to thrive in the face of life challenges.

These programs are filling up fast, so register quickly or pass them on to others who might be interested.  All Ben Speaks Survive to Thrive programs are paid for by our sponsors, donors and grantors.


Grief Recovery after the loss of a child

​An 8-week support group for grieving parents.

This 8-week virtual program takes place on Thursdays from 7pm-8:30pm
February 29, 2024 - April 25, 2024

Program takes place via Zoom meetings.
Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25 (No session on March 21)

This eight-week commitment to yourself is facilitated by Judy Giovangelo, Founder of Ben Speaks and an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist via ZOOM!  Judy is trained by The Grief Recovery Institute, a program that has been developed for grievers over the past thirty years.

The Grief Recovery Program and Judy as your guide and "heart with ears" will support your group through an eight-week process to release your emotional backpack related to unresolved grief.  The things you wish you had done different, better, or more!     

Cost: Special thank you to the Parmenter Foundation for their generous grant to support this program. There will be no direct cost for those that sign up to participate in this program.


Yoga for grieving mothers... and their families

Ben Speaks is excited to offer this new monthly opportunity for healing from the loss of a child through a combination of yoga, deep meditation and Reiki healing. (This program is open to all members of the family 16+)

Be ready to be held, supported and loved by Reiki volunteers and led into a peaceful and powerful process through yoga and meditation to release grief from the body and mind and connecton a deeper level to spirit through meditation.
(Please note the new days/times for this program)

Saturday, April 20, 2024 (Third Saturday of Every Month)

4:30pm-6pm | Room for 10

Theracopia Therapeautic Wellness Center: 5 Crystal Pond Road, Southborough, MA

Cost: This program has been graciously paid for by sponsors

Yoga and Meditation will be facilitated by Judy Giovangelo, Founder of Ben Speaks.  Judy is a certified ERYT Yoga Teacher and Hypnotherapist.  She is a Reiki Master and will bring several other Reiki Healers as volunteers to support the Reiki portion of each session.

What to bring:

  • A picture of your child you lost

  • A bottle of water

  • A yoga mat if you have one

  • A comforting blanket and pillow

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing

Dates: April 20, 2024, Skip May 2024 (will be a Sound Bath in Uxbridge on May 18), June 15, 2024, July 2024 (OFF), August 17, 2024 (will be a Sound Bath in Uxbridge on August 17)


Neurodivergent Parenting

​A 4-week support group for parents of neurodivergent teens.

If you are parenting a neurodivergent teen, statistically speaking, you and/or your co-parent are likely also neurodivergent. This dynamic can often be exhausting. A neurodivergent parent healing themselves as they parent neurodivergent teens offers unique gifts and insight, but also requires extra support.

Join Pasha Marlowe, therapist and coach for neurodivergent youth and adults for the past 30 years, for this 4-week support group that will address your unique interests and needs as well as educate you on the nuances of different neurotypes.

Dates: March 13, 20, 27 and April 2, 2024 | 12-1pm EST

Meetings will be held via Zoom

Created and facilitated by Pasha Marlowe.

Cost: This program has been graciously paid for by sponsors


Sound Bath Healing

​Support for Grieving Mothers and their families.

All family members who have been impacted by the loss of a child are welcome. (Moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, in-laws)

Facilitated by neuro somatic mindfulness & movement coach Charlene Lans.

February 17, 2024

Time: 4:30pm - 6pm

Cost: This program has been graciously paid for by sponsors

Program Sponsors

These programs are made possible through grants and sponsors. Thank you to Rockland Trust Bank, ADM Cleaning Services, Penny Young,
Judy Giovangelo, Jim McCusker & Nicole Kittredge.

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