Grief and Loss Retreat for Reflection and Renewal

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Joyce Dillon, RN, MN and Melody LeBaron, two pioneers in grief healing, announce a three-day grief and loss retreat, where guests are invited to commune with nature and enjoy the amazing views on 72 acres of open meadows and woods in the North Georgia mountains. The retreat will take place November 11-13.

The societal cost for unresolved grief is enormous. For the first time, businesses can measure the real loss of employee productivity due to the death of a loved one, divorce and even pet loss.

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Joyce Dillon, RN, MN and Melody LeBaron, two pioneers in grief healing, announce a three-day grief and loss retreat, Heart Broken Open: Grief as a Sacred Path to Renewal and Reflection (http://joycedillon.com/griefandlossretreat.html), where guests are invited to commune with nature and enjoy the amazing views on 72 acres of open meadows and woods in the North Georgia mountains. The retreat will take place November 11-13.

Grieving is a highly individual experience. The healing process depends on many factors, including the grieving individual’s personality, life experience, faith, and the nature of the loss. The grieving process takes time.

When grief is processed and integrated, it transforms into life-force, the fuel that re-vitalizes and propels people forward as individuals, families, and communities. But when grief is ignored, tamped down or buried alive, that vitality is buried with it.

The societal cost for unresolved grief is enormous. For the first time, businesses can measure the real loss of employee productivity due to the death of a loved one, divorce and even pet loss. The Grief Recovery Educational Foundation in Sherman Oaks, CA, has calculated the total costs to American business at $75 billion annually.

Humanity’s ancestors accepted grief as a normal part of life. They knew that grief buried alive kills the mind, the body, the soul. When a loss happened to one member of the tribe, it was processed and grieved—by the entire tribe. They created ritual which allowed the grief to be fully felt, with the support of the community. This indigenous, communal practice is the basis of a very special and unique retreat.

Grief as a Sacred Path to Renew and Rebirth Retreat                                        
November 11 - 13, 2016                                                                
Dahlonega Spa, Dahlonega GA

This experiential retreat was created by two pioneers in grief healing: Joyce Dillon, RN, MN and Melody LeBaron.

Joyce has studied loss and grief with wise elder Dr. Malidoma Some, mentored by loss and grief author and teacher Francis Weller and is trained in Rapid Resolution Therapy. Melody is a Feng Shui consultant, Grief Yoga teacher, space and personal clearing practitioner and author of the book: "Creating Sacred Space for Death: How to Prepare Yourself and the Environment when a Loved One is Dying." Together, their deep personal integration of loss and grief revitalized their lives and led to their creating this transformational retreat.

Relax, commune with nature and enjoy the amazing views on 72 acres of open meadows and woods in the North Georgia mountains.

Who Can This Help?

  • Caregivers: therapists, coaches, health and wellness practitioners
  • Anyone experiencing any kind of loss: bereavement, divorce, financial/job/home loss
  • Those dealing with a trauma, diagnosis, or illness
  • Anyone experiencing loss of a beloved animal

How Can This Help?

  • Joyce and Melody will co-create a safe, compassionate space for deep emotional release and healing.
  • They will integrate and transform buried emotions like shame, anger, and rage (which often manifest as depression, and anxiety).
  • They will use music and movement to release stuck emotional issues.
  • Participants will learn powerful tools of ritual, painting, and journaling which can be used to process grief for the rest of their lives.

Fee for Retreat:
$397 Early Bird Price if you register by September 11
$447 Regular Price if you register by September 1-November 10
Grief can be welcomed, integrated, and transformed within the sacred space formed by an intentional community.
Media Contact Information
Joyce Dillon, RN, MN, CNS, BCC
Phone: 404-881-1322
Email: jjdillon(at)mindspring(dot)com
Website: http://joycedillon.com/griefandlossretreat.html

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