September 13 -16, 2018
Early Mother Loss

(FULL: REGISTRATION CLOSED. Get on the waiting list here.)

For women who were up to age 22 when their mothers died.

Led by Hope Edelman and Sarah Saffian, LMSW.

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 22). 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.

from 1,099.00
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We have two package options:

  • $1,099 covers the retreat, room and board for one person in a triple occupancy room.  
  • $1,399 covers the retreat, room and board for one person in a single occupancy room. 

Please note: for registration, we require that by the first day of the retreat a minimum of one year will have passed since the date of loss.

Cancellation Policy
Up to 30 days before the start date: refundable minus a $200 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. In this event, registrants would receive a 100% registration refund. We suggest you purchase travel insurance when you book airline tickets to avoid flight cancellation fees.                                            

PLEASE NOTE for SEPTEMBER RETREAT
This retreat will be led by Hope Edelman, certified coach and author of Motherless Daughters, and Sarah Saffian, LMSW, author of Ithaka.