Ferry Beach Retreat Center – Saco, ME
Experience a healing week with others that understand your loss. Open yourself up to healing grief in new ways.
At Rett’s Roost, we show people ways to experience joy & gratitude amidst their grief. While we cannot hope to relieve your grief in just a few days, our goal is to change your course towards healing even if you cannot see how that might be possible. We hope you leave feeling less alone in this lonely world of child loss, with tools in your back pocket and friends to call on for when you enter those dark spaces of suffering.
This retreat, for up to 8 families, runs from Monday through Friday so it provides nearly four full days of therapeutic support and connecting with others. Besides plenty of time to relax, we offer activities that allow you to share with others and to heal within. The agenda always includes grief support, yoga, art and music for both parents and children. Also, get a massage, energy treatment, meet with a medium, and have professional outdoor family portraits taken.
At Ferry Beach Retreat Center, each family will have their own dormitory style bedroom(s). Several bathrooms are shared. The house we will stay in together is all ours and a 2-minute walk to the sandy shore and lapping waves of the Atlantic. A handicap-accessible room is available–request early. Ferry Beach staff will be providing delicious, healthy meals & snacks in their dining room (also 2 minutes from the lodging house).
We will give preference to new families that have not been at one of our retreats before and those with surviving children between the ages of 2-16. There is no restriction on the amount of time since your child’s death. Limited travel scholarships are available by request.
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