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HEALING RETREATS FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE LOST THEIR MOTHERS 

 

 

motherless

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LED BY ACCLAIMED AUTHORS AND EXPERTS HOPE EDELMAN & CLAIRE BIDWELL SMITH

Did the death of your mother divide your life into a "before" and "after"?

Do you ever feel "stuck" at the age you were when your mother died? 

Do you often feel adrift without a mother's guidance and care?

Do you sometimes feel more connected to a mother who died than to the mother who lived?

Have you ever longed to sit in a circle of women who "get it"?

 

If your answer to any of these questions is "Yes",

Motherless Daughters Retreats may be for you.



Upcoming Retreats

August 16-19, 2018
Early Mother Loss

For women who were up to and including age 21 when their mothers died. This three-night retreat will be held at Aldersgate retreat center in Pacific Palisades, California. Small- and large-group discussions, experiential work, and writing exercises will take place in a beautiful southern California setting to help women reconnect with their mothers and explore the longlasting effects of mother loss in a community of women who understand. Single and shared accommodations are available. (FILLED)

September 13-16, 2018
Early Mother Loss

For women who were up to and including age 21 when their mothers died. This three-night retreat will be held at Guest House Retreat Center in Chester, Connecticut, equidistant between Boston and New York. We will use small- and large-group discussions, experiential work, and writing exercises to help women reconnect with their mothers and explore the longlasting effects of mother loss in a community of women who understand. Single and triple accommodations are available. (4 SPOTS LEFT)

Praise for Motherless Daughters Retreats

“I’m so glad I took the leap and registered for the retreat. Stepping into the Villa on the first evening, I instantly felt welcomed and part of the group. I was in the right place at the right time. I am thankful to Hope, Claire, and the 21 other women for their warmth, openness, support, and deep empathy.”
— Emily, Seattle
“It’s been almost twenty five years since my mom passed away, yet I feel her presence with me and within me more strongly now than ever. I am so grateful for the gift of this retreat and new insight.”
— Jeri, Los Angeles
“I didn’t really understand the impact this weekend would have on me until we were about a day and a half into it. I was nervous and unsure before walking through the front door even though I wanted to be on this retreat. I can’t really explain it, but for me, it was a magical experience. I guess a more grown up word would be transformative.”
— Brittany, Boston
“My experience at the retreat was truly transformative. Hope and Claire put together a weekend of deep reflection and kindness that enabled me to think through many of the feelings I’ve had for years. The opportunity to talk about mother loss with a group of women that really understand was amazing and the support that I continue to feel many weeks after the retreat is wonderful. I just wish I had done this sooner!”
— Sarah, San Francisco
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Find the

Motherless Daughters Retreat

that's right for you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

A Motherless Daughter Retreat is a powerful and often life-changing event. We've compiled this detailed FAQ to answer common questions participants have before and after registration. If your question is not covered here, please contact us at mdretreats@gmail.com