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HEALING RETREATS FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE LOST THEIR MOTHERS 

 

 

motherless

daughters

retreats

 

 

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

Stay tuned for 2019 dates…

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. (FILLED)

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

2019 RETREAT DATES COMING SOON!

 

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