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Early Mother Loss: May 23 - 26, 2019
For women who were up to age 21 when their mothers died.
This three-night retreat is for women who've experienced early mother loss during childhood or the teen years (up to age 21). Together, we'll explore the enduring impact of a mother's death and absence; examine the messages, beliefs, and coping strategies we've carried forward; and welcome our mothers into our present-day lives. In a safe, supportive environment in Pacific Palisades, California, you'll be free to share your challenges, triumphs, and fears. A combination of group discussions, experiential exercises, and writing prompts will help you feel part of a community of women who understand. The retreat fees include lodging (single or shared), all meals (Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast), Saturday morning yoga class, and all workshop materials. Every participant is given access to a private Facebook group for ongoing support, as well as a follow-up conference call. This retreat will be led by Hope Edleman, certified coach and author of Motherless Daughters, and Elissa Berman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Supervisor.
* This retreat is for women who were age 21 or under when their mothers died.
** We require that at least two years have elapsed between the date of a mother’s death and the start of the retreat to best meet your current bereavement needs.
Choose from two package options:
$1,099 covers the retreat, room and board for one person in a shared occupancy room.
$1,399 covers the retreat, room and board for one person in a single occupancy room.
Up to 60 days prior to start date: refundable minus a $150 fee; Up to 31 days prior the start date: refundable minus a $300 cancellation fee; Within 30 days of the start date: non-refundable. Organizers reserve the right to cancel the retreat up to 30 days before start date if minimum enrollment has not been achieved. You would then receive a 100% refund of the registration fee. We suggest you purchase travel insurance when you book airline tickets to avoid flight cancellation fees.