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Open to Healing Bereavement Retreat – Sept | Rett's Roost

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Open to Healing Bereavement Retreat – Sept

9.2.2022 @ 3:30 pm - 9.5.2022 @ 11:30 am

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Rett’s Roost Heart-quarters – Ogunquit, ME

A weekend to connect with other grieving families like yours, honoring the children we lost to cancer.

While we cannot hope to relieve your grief in one weekend, 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 runs from Friday afternoon through Monday morning so it provides two full days of therapeutic support and connecting with others. Besides allowing plenty of time to relax, we offer supportive, optional activities to connect with others and to heal within.

Each family will have their own bedroom. Bathrooms may be shared (please request a private bathroom if needed). There is a shared hot tub available on-site. Rett’s Roost staff will be providing delicious, healthy meals. We’ll be offering grief support, yoga, art, and music/sound therapy. Also, get a massage, energy treatment, and professional portraits taken. The beach is just a mile away and the perfect temperature in September.

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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Past Retreats at the Heartquarters:

OGT – Aug ’19 – Be Real Teen Retreat – Bereaved
OGT – July ’19 – Thrive Teen Retreat – Bereaved
OGT – June ’19 – Rainbow Retreat – Bereaved
OGT – Nov ’18 – Open to Healing – Bereaved
OGT – July ’18 – Open to Healing – Bereaved
OGT – June ’18 – Open to Healing – Bereaved