Sunday, July 21, 2013

Why a Grief Retreat?

Why a Grief Retreat? A retreat for adults offered by Licensed Therapists Becky Andrews & Melanie Holt. Designed to be an educational and experiential program for coping with the death of a loved one. (See previous post for details) “While the death of someone loved changes your life forever, repressing or denying the pain will not make it go away, but understanding and expressing your pain will help you heal.” A.D. Wolfelt, PhD Grieving has no time limit. It may be 2 months or 10 years after a loss. All are welcome to join in learning how to adjust and cope with the loss. What to Expect The grief retreats begin on Wednesday evenings, check-in is at 4pm. The program begins at 5:30pm. The program consists of educational segments that help you fully understand the effects of grieving and learning how to cope and adjust to the loss. **There also will be alone time – opportunities to meet with one of our licensed therapists individually each day and experiential group activities. All activities are optional. Casual clothing is acceptable. Each program offers time for participants to share personal stories, and to hear from other’s how they have been affected and to begin development of new coping skills. The retreats conclude following breakfast on Saturday morning. For more information - contact Becky at 801.259.3883 or email: or Melanie at 801.718.9840 or email:

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