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Early Mother Loss: May 23 - 26, 2019

For women who were up to age 21 when their mothers died. 

Led by Hope Edelman and Elissa Berman, LPCC-S.

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

* 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.


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  • $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.

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.

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Twenty-Somethings: Sept. 19 - 22, 2019

For women who were ages 21 - 30 when their mothers died. 

Led by Hope Edelman and Allison Gilbert

Losing a mother in one’s 20s is a very different experience than it is in childhood or the teen years. The developmental tasks of young adulthood often position a daughter with one foot still in the family of origin and one foot in autonomy. It’s a decade when the relationship with the mother is likely to change, too. 

So we’re very excited to be offering the first Motherless Daughters Twenty-Something Retreat for women who were in their 20s when their mothers died. (You can be any age now!) 

Led by author and coach Hope Edelman and author and speaker Allison Gilbert, this three-night retreat at the Guest House Retreat Center in Chester, Connecticut, will support you wherever you are in your grief process; welcome you into a community of peers with similar experiences; help you stay connected to your mom; and introduce uplifting and innovative ways to keep her memory alive. Full-group discussions, small-group exercises, guided meditations and journaling will all be part of the weekend. 

Your registration fee includes:

  • Three nights' lodging (single, double, or triple)

  • Nine meals (Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch)

  • All retreat materials

  • Saturday morning yoga class

  • Gift bag upon arrival

  • Access to a private Facebook group for retreat members

PLEASE NOTE:

* This retreat is for women who were ages 21 - 30 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 three package options:

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

  • $1,250 covers the retreat, room and board for one person in a double occupancy room.

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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions
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Early Mother Loss: October 17 - 20, 2019

For women who were up to age 21 when their mothers died.

Led by Hope Edelman and Sarah Saffian, LCSW.

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, LCSW, author of Ithaka.

PLEASE NOTE:

* 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 three package options:

from 1,099.00
Room Choice:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
  • $1,099 covers the retreat, room and board for one person in a triple occupancy room.

  • $1,250 covers the retreat, room and board for one person in a double occupancy room.

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

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.