The Path Forward – Grief Retreat Registration

$96.00

The Path Forward retreat is a single day retreat in a peaceful, converted barn, less than 1 hour from the Twin Cities. Providing the perfect scenery for healing, reflection, and hope. 

110 in stock

Description

1 day in-person retreat

Saturday, October 15, 2022    10am – 4pm.

 

In person at: The Art Barn Retreat Center

1040 Oak Ridge Dr, Osceola, WI 54020

**Parking is free.

 

*Tickets will not be sold at the door, advance online tickets will be required.

 

So many of us are treated as wounded by those we love after we experience loss. This can leave us feeling like we’re being tiptoed around or excluded altogether. It’s hard to speak our truest feelings, fears, regrets, and even hopes to those who know us best.

Others of us are surrounded by people who are also grieving, or those who do not understand our grief at all. It is vital to find a place where you can let your guard down and know you won’t be judged by grieving too much or too little, too quickly or too long.

Get ready for real talk during The Path Forward Retreat.

You will gather with other women who are grieving loved ones and hear stories of loss and hope. You will learn about the stages of grief, what they really look life for women specifically, and how to recognize and cope with each one in real life. Here you can openly grieve, rest, and explore ways to awaken your changing self. You will go home with real life tools to help you when you need it.

 

The Path Forward retreat is a single day retreat in a peaceful, converted barn, less than 1 hour from the Twin Cities. Providing the perfect scenery for healing, reflection, and hope. 

The day will include:

  • a morning speaker session
  • art project that even the non-artsy people will enjoy
  • guest speaker(s)
  • delicious lunch provided on site
  • an afternoon speaker session
  • a grief journal and time to write.
  • walking paths, large oak trees to sit under during breaks. Time to think and feel, reflect, or talk with others.

 

FAQ’s

 

Q) Is this a church related retreat?

A) No. This retreat will combine a mixture of grief therapies, real life stories, interjections of our own spirituality, and a bit of woo-woo-ness. We have designed this retreat for people of all faiths, religions, and those without any religious affiliations. We respect each of your journeys and beliefs and ask that you do the same of the other attendees as well.

 

Q) My husband passed away a few years ago, will I still find this relevant?

A) Yes, What we have found is that grief is cyclical. It will loop back and around us in various forms and levels of intensity for decades to come. Our goal is to present information in an open and honest way so you can see what patterns may still be unfolding in your life as well as gain inspiration and knowledge to use your grief to fulfill goals and dreams you may have.

 

Q) What should I bring with me to the retreat?

A) We will provide lunch, a journal for notetaking and reflection, and a place to feel safe as you explore your feelings, memories, and new learning. Depending on the weather you may want to bring a sweater or shawl, a snack if you’d like, and a bottle of water.  The barn is not heated or cooled so while we will be inside and covered, depending on the weather and temperature you should dress appropriately.  We chose the date specifically with this in mind and the hopes of non-extreme temperatures. We will supply all art supplies.

 

Q) I’m not in the United States, Is there an online option to this retreat?

A) No, this is an in-person retreat. We will be announcing an amazing online experience however coming up soon so join our email list here so you will be the first to hear when it’s announced.   (For those traveling from within the United States, we are happy to provide you with lodging information if you need, email us and we’ll send you information.)

 

Q) Can I bring my guy friend with me to this retreat?

A) This retreat is specifically designed for women, and a safe place for other women to open up and be vulnerable. We will have other offerings coming up that men will be more than welcome to attend.

 

Q) Can I buy tickets at the door?

A) No, we will not have tickets available at the door. Please advance order your tickets here, online.

 

About the hosts:

Gwen Wright

Gwen Wright lost her own husband unexpectedly in 2019. Gwen was left with 4 daughters to raise on her own and her busy store she owns in Osceola. She deeply understands the real life balance between sitting in grief while also balancing the ongoing, continued needs of the world and family. She has openly shared her walk with grief, anger, hope, signs, and questions along the way. In 2021 Gwen trained and received her Grief Educator Certification from world renowned grief expert, David Kessler. Gwen is founder of House of Girls.

 

Noelle Rollins

Noelle Rollins is an artist, writer, and master dreamer. In 2020 Noelle published her book, Sacred Hellos – messages from Heaven. The book is filled with stories about signs from spirit, her walk with over a decade of grief after losing her mom, and is full of hope for those grieving. Noelle has a line of remembrance ornaments, artwork, and a newly launched hand painted casket and urn line. She infuses creativity and a positive energy into the deepest parts of grief and specializes in helping women pursue their dreams and live authentically.

***Legal notes and disclaimers:

*Your purchase email will be used for communications regarding The Path Forward, to do that in the best way it may be used by either Noelle Rollins Art (Sacred Hellos) and/or House of Girls.  Your email will not be shared beyond those two retreat hosts.

Disclaimer:

This retreat not in substitute or in place of therapy. Neither Noelle or Gwen are professional therapists or Doctors; we come with the intent to share what we’ve learned, inspire, and let you know you are not alone.
This type of healing work is for people who have strength & capacity to manage their own emotions & well being responsibly.
By attending this retreat you agree that you are responsible for your own actions, outcomes. The Path Forward cannot guarantee specific results and can only promise to deliver all information and the experience with the best intentions.

Please do not attend if you are sick, or been exposed to Covid. Masks are welcome, but optional for those feeling healthy.

**Your purchase of this ticket and attendance signifies that you agree to the terms and agreements of this retreat and policies.

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason more than 30 days before the beginning of the retreat, your payment will be credited towards a future event we offer.

If you cancel less than 30 days before the retreat you will receive a 50% credit towards a future event and forfeit the other 50%.  We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers, meals, supplies, speakers. To protect yourself further, if you’re traveling from out of state we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.

If We Cancel the Program
In the very unlikely case that the Path Forward retreat is cancelled, we will refund to you your retreat payment you have paid. We cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred.

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