Early Mother Loss: October 17 - 20, 2019
For women who were up to age 21 when their mothers died.
This three-night retreat at the Guest House Retreat Center in Chester, Connecticut is for women who were children and teenagers at the time of loss (up to and including age 21). Together we'll address issues specific to this group, such as the fear of dying young, navigating adult relationships, and feeling "stuck" at the age we were when our mothers died. Using group discussions, experiential work, and writing exercises we'll explore the specific strengths and weaknesses that stem from early mother loss and start reframing and rewriting our life stories. Retreat fees include three nights of lodging, all meals (Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch), Saturday yoga class, and workshop materials. Spa services and transportation are available for extra costs. 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 Edelman, certified coach and author of Motherless Daughters, and Sarah Saffian, LMSW, author of Ithaka.
* 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.
Once registration opens, there will be three options:
Cancellation Policy: 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.
Organizers reserve the right to cancel the retreat up to 30 days before start date if minimum enrollment has not been achieved. In this event, registrants would receive a 100% registration refund.