Face to face with other bereaved people: Book now

How long has it been since you sat in a room with other people who you don’t know personally, but with whom you share a common experience of being bereaved and coping with grief? Or perhaps you never have?

There is something so comforting to realise that you are not the only one who is riding the uncomfortable rollercoaster of grief.

You might be trying to figure out what to do with your loved one’s possessions. Other people are too.

You might be adjusting to sleeping alone in a house you have shared for decades with your spouse. Other people are too.

You might be utterly devastated by the death of your child. Sadly, other parents are also in this position.

Your bereavement might have left you feeling anxious or low, confused or angry, sleepless or hopeless. Again, sadly, you are not alone in this experience.

Whatever you are going through in your own grief journey, a support group can be a help.

The good news is that support groups are now able to meet again.

The Living with Loss retreat I run are for those who are grieving following bereavement, regardless of how long ago this bereavement took place. Some of those who take part might have been bereaved by Covid or during the lockdowns. Others might have been bereaved years ago. Some might be grieving the death of a child, a parent, a spouse, a partner, a dear friend, or some might have suffered from repeated losses.

The programme of the retreat includes led sessions, moderated discussions, activities, time to relax, and a service of remembrance and hope. There is gentle Christian content, but you don’t have to be a Christian to attend, as long as you are comfortable with this type of content.

These are the next two events. The first, at Lee Abbey, is now (11 September) fully booked. The second, in February, has plenty of room:

Living with Loss Bereavement Support Retreats

8 – 12 November 2021 –  “Living with Loss” week retreat (Monday-Friday) at Lee Abbey, Devon. Living With Loss Following Bereavement – Lee Abbey Devon

28 February – 4th March 2022 – Living with Loss week retreat (Monday-Friday) at Cloverley Hall, Shropshire. Contact us – Cloverley Hall Shropshire

View the full 2021 Living with Loss Retreat Programme here, and find out the details.

Candles lit during a service of remembrance and hope. Every candle represents an individual, not only those who have died, but also those who are still with us that we are concerned about. The love in the room during the service is palpable. Though tears may fall, our hearts are warmed.

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