This retreat offers a calm weekend of understanding, where bereaved mothers may safely contemplate the loss of their child and indulge in opportunities for self-care. Guided by two experienced social workers, participants will appreciate the therapeutic environment created within a small group, where it is safe to talk openly about the loss of your child. The peaceful setting of Thirteen Moons Wellness offers the perfect space to step away from the bustle of your everyday life, reflect on your experience of loss and care gently for your healing heart.
Join us for an easy, relaxing weekend where you will be offered comfort, care and relaxation. Surrounded by the beauty of nature at Thirteen Moons Wellness, indulge yourself during plenty of free time between group discussion and activities. Explore hiking trails, labyrinth walks, guided art and writing activities, quiet time and a connection with others who understand.
INCLUDED: accomodation and all meals, snacks and refreshments, all activity supplies, guided therapeutic activities and opportunities for self-care, yoga sessions, private memory photo shoot.
EARLY BIRD PRICE $575.00 ~ IN EFFECT UNTIL JUNE 1, 2017.
EARLY BIRD BONUS Access to the Baby Loss Survival Guide, a virtual healing e-program created by social work therapist April Boyd. ($197.00 value)
After June 1, 2017 $650.00
* Accomodation is shared
** Therapeutic portions of retreat are facilitated by registered social workers, and therefore exempt from HST.
***$200.00 deposit is non-refundable if reservation is cancelled.
Facilitators: April Boyd, MSW & Maureen Pollard, MSW
April Boyd is a social work therapist and the mother of Nora, a little girl whom she met only briefly but who has forever changed her life. She is also the founder of the Love & Loss Project, an online comfort station for women who have experienced infant loss and the operator of a private therapy practice.
Maureen Pollard is a seasoned provider of support for bereaved parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. She is a certified bereavement care educator and a Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider, specializing in supporting individuals who have experienced a traumatic loss.
Most of us humans use our commonly thought of senses such as sight, sound, smell, touch and taste when we are blessed to have them. Horses share these but also depend on their lifesaving ability to sense and process emotion energetically. It is important for them to feel fear in a distant herd mate and then take action on this sensation without indecision or hesitation. Both can be detrimental to both horses and humans.
Horses have a natural gift and ability to resonate and connect with another beings happiness, trust or confidence and this is a life-enhancing skill. For us humans it can be overwhelming to if we are not aware of how to nurture this gift. Horses also teach us about being present and living in the moment, as well as helping us to create greater awareness of our own intuitions and strengths.
We are now beginning to understand our own need to connect with this wisdom in order to live happier and more effective lives. The more we know about ourselves and this great journey of life the more we can appreciate and live a life of gratitude and wonder for the miracle that we are.
This delightfully insightful and magically delicious 2 day retreat overnight retreat is uniquely designed to:
• Help you to connect with and enhance your senses
• Teach you to listen to your body, its intuition and messages.
• Expand your skills and deepen your understanding on how to work with you energy.
• Heighten and understand your own intangible nonverbal insight
• Develop a deeper sense of awareness and connection.
This is a two day, one night retreat is for anyone who is wanting to better understand and experience what the sensing body has to share. Who wants to enhance and explore their other senses in a fun and experiential way.
Three ways to join:
$545 with registration & full payment by June 30
$595 with registration & non-refundable deposit of $100 with balance due by June 30
$645 with registration & non refundable deposit of $100 with balance due by July 15