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Grief is Love Retreat – Online

11.13.2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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& 11.20.22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT


During the COVID-19 pandemic, we started offering virtual retreats. This program turned out to be extremely beneficial to grieving parents during a time of great isolation. We have decided to keep running this online retreat two times each year in the winter months. Thank you for your interest.

The program is split into two zoom meetings–on two Sundays. Please plan to attend both sessions. During the first meeting, you’ll be invited to share your story to a group of 8-10 other grieving parents and bear witness to stories of others you’re just meeting for the first time.

Our second time together will be a bit more of a practical or educational experience for parents. We will provide tips for managing those unrelenting waves of grief. You’ll understand how important it is to nurture your grief, like you nurtured your child. And we’ll offer quick, cheap self-care methods for soothing painful emotions when they arise, like breathing exercises and Emotional Freedom Technique (ie., Tapping, EFT). We’ll also discuss interactions with those unsupportive or uninformed relatives, friends, or co-workers that don’t understand and say the wrong things. The last part of this second session is a 1-hour Yoga for Grief class led by Deana Cavan.

You’ll also feel comforted that the facilitators have truly “been there” too. Caryl Dow, Lynda Poole, and Deana Cavan are all bereaved parents that have been working with families grieving a child for 22 combined years.

After you attend this online retreat, you will be invited to join our monthly 1-hour grief group meetings on the last Tuesday (8pm) of every month.

We look forward to sharing our grief work with you. Please contact if you are have any questions about this grief education support group online, or simply fill out the application below.



“Grief never ends – but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It’s the price of love.”