GRIEF & ANXIETY RELIEF DURING A PANDEMIC
Virtual Support Groups
Cultivating a community of lovingkindness & understanding is one intention of all Rett’s Roost retreats. For our 2-day (9am-12pm) online retreats for parents, we promise to offer a safe and empathetic environment with professional grief facilitators, as well as moments of reflection & remembrance of the children that have passed. Managing grief is hard work, and when you lose a child, grief does not ever go away completely. Learn about the types of healing work you can do to help you through the hard days. All types of loss accepted, any length of time since death, child must have died before turning 20, or to a childhood-related illness. Parents Apply here for Nov.
Once you attend one of our in-person or online retreats, you are invited into our monthly bereavement support groups for parents that lost a child that occur on zoom on the last Tuesday of every month.
We have also created a monthly online meet-up for teens that lost a sibling. It is not required for the teen to have participated in a previous retreat to attend the one our sessions.
Individual Healing Modalities
Rett’s Roost is now offering to reimburse families that choose to try one of the following therapies or supportive tools for themselves or their children. Families must have attended one of our past retreats from 2015-2019, or had applied to our retreat for this summer of 2020. Receipts for registering to an online session listed below must be emailed to email@example.com to receive reimbursement. In some cases, we will pay directly for you, so you are welcome to contact us first.
Grief Therapy & Hypnotherapy
Mind * Body * Grief
Please check out what Emily Dziedzic has to offer at Mind Body Grief. Emily has been a massage therapist and cranio-sacral therapist at many of our retreats. She also provides incredible teachings for not only the bereaved, but also those going through intense situations that cause grief (including this quarantine). Emily guides people through grief coaching, hypnotherapy, and mindset sessions via zoom. Let us know if you connect with Emily.
Good Grief Parents
Caryl Dow has been the grief counselor at most of our bereavement retreats in Ogunquit. Families that meet with Caryl at our retreats have expressed immense gratitude for their experience. Caryl is an empath, she cares deeply about grieving families, and she knows exactly what to say. For those interested, Caryl offers individual consulting through Good Grief Parents. For Rett’s Roost’s bereaved families, we are encouraging parents to sign up for a meeting with Caryl, on us. During this time of going inward, retreating into our homes, emotions can be stirred, and we’d love to offer you support.
Yoga & Meditation
Shilo Farm Eco Lodge & Retreat
Shilo Farm speaks to our mission at Rett’s Roost. Jonas & Amylyn Amberger have been with us since the beginning and continue to support our work by offering their gorgeous retreat center, good hearts, and able hands to our retreat program. If you would like to check out some of their Facebook Live and Zoom options for virtual yoga and meditation, head over to their website. If you are a Rett’s Roost retreat family, let us know you took a class and we make a Love Offering in your name.
If I could recommend one therapy for anxiety and grief, it would be yoga. The practice and community at Yoga East is what saved me during Rett’s illness and death. For those of you that may are intrigued by the benefits of a flow based class to move your body and breath during this very stationary, scary time of staying home to stay well, check out Kimberly Dahlmann‘s Yoga East live stream schedule. It’s the perfect time for us to work on self care.
Essential Oils & Homeopathic Medicine
Karen Joy Wellness
If you are interested in how essential oils can help your family with immune protection and emotional balance during this difficult time, please contact Karen Joy Wellness. Karen Joy has been the essential oil guru at many of our Rett’s Roost retreats. She gives amazing aromatherapy massages and teaches educational classes on the use of the oils. Rett’s Roost is offering to cover the cost of an online wellness consult with Karen Joy, a doTerra membership, and a gift of essential oils specific to your family’s needs.
Inner Sea Homeopathy
Our friend and cancer survivor, Sarah Thompson from Inner Sea Homeopathy, uses homeopathic remedies and flower essences to address post-treatment side effects and bring vibrancy and calm back into one’s life. If you are a Rett’s Roost retreat family, and would like to check out Sarah’s services through a virtual meeting, we will reimburse the cost of your initial intake and prescription order. Please contact Sarah to make an online appointment with her.
Raylene Sousa, Medium
Raylene Sousa is one of our most loving mediums that has attended our bereavement retreats for the past three years, bringing solace to families that have lost a child by conveying messages from the other side of the veil. For those interested in connecting with Divine Spirit, or in understanding the afterlife a little more clearly, Raylene offers 30 or 60 minute sessions via video chat. For bereaved families that have been on our retreats or applied for this year, we’d love to provide a reimbursement. Make an appointment here, and send us your receipt.
Kathy Bee, Shaman
Shamanism is the oldest spiritual practice in existence, although it is not considered a religion. The shamanic practitioner works with benevolent and loving spirits to facilitate healing, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They may facilitate a pathway for communication between the living and their deceased loved ones, assisting a person in healing from grief or trauma in the past. Kathy Bee has provided mediumship to our bereaved families at many of our retreats. We have a great deal of faith in her intuitive nature and calming presence. Find Kathy on Facebook “Kathy Bee, Shamanic Practitioner”, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reiki & Emotional Freedom Technique
Harmony Holistic Wellness & Recovery
Reiki helps to clear out stagnant and negative energies, realign the chakras, and assist with organic healing in both the physical body and the mind. And the coolest part is that it can be done remotely. Our friend Tabetha Leach is offering 30-minute distance reiki sessions to anyone that has been at our retreats or applied for this year. Check it out and see if you notice a lightness or shift in your mood. Contact Tabetha if you’d like to arrange a session.
Renew Counseling Center
Guided meditation and Emotional Freedom Technique, aka “Tapping”, are easy to do remotely! Thanks to Lisa DiGiovanni from Renew Counseling Center in Portland, ME, our Rett’s Roost retreat families can take advantage of a private online session to access these incredibly helpful stress reduction techniques. Please let us know if you would like us to help you connect with Lisa to make an appointment.
Art – Erin McGee
Friends, we want to share with you the classes offered by Erin McGee Ferrell’s Studio for kids between the ages of 6-17. Erin attended our retreat at Duck Puddle Campground in 2018 just weeks before she was diagnosed herself with cancer. For anyone that has kids at home who are budding artists and might gain a lot from an art course while school is out, check out Erin’s Youth Art Studio offerings. If you attended one of our retreats or applied to the one this May (which is 99% certainly canceled), Rett’s Roost will reimburse you for the cost of Erin’s classes.
Magic – Sage’s Entertainment
We are excited about this amazing 8-session magic course for kids 8-15 offered by Sage’s Entertainment. Wayne & Kali Moulton bring huge smiles, creativity, and confidence to children with their magical, balloon and mind-bending performances. They empower the kids to not only give the gift of magic to others but also reinforce critical life skills that go beyond the world of magic. Each magic student will receive a package of high-quality magic props, a top-secret file folder, and a secret word that unlocks bonus videos in their online video vault. Let us know if your child is interested!