Weekend Grief Retreat to Be Held at Inn

>> Tuesday, February 22, 2011


When people experience a significant loss, whether it is the loss of job, the loss that comes with a move, or the ultimate loss through death, every part of their being needs to heal.  Arts & Nature - Healing after Loss provides concrete ways for hurting hearts to begin the healing process. This seminar will focus on healing the whole person - mind, body & spirit, through time spent in God's beautiful nature and an emphasis on dealing with grief through expressions in art.

This annual event will be held at the Mountain Rose Inn on April 15-17, 2011. The Inn, a Blue Ridge Mountains B&B, secluded on 100 acres along the Rock Castle Creek provides a peaceful setting for souls in need of a quiet, reflective space.

Facilitating this event will be Dr. Delores D. Gulledge, PhD, FT, CCRT. Dr. Gulledge is an educator, a grief facilitator, and an expert in Thanatology, the study of death and dying. Her personal life experiences have motivated her to learn all she can about helping others who are experiencing great life losses. Currently, Dr. Gulledge travels the US leading seminars on grief management such as Hope & Healing SeminarTurn Your Mourning Into Dancing, andCreativity Meet Grief. She also manages the C.A.R.E Team for the Richland County Coroner-Medical Examiner's Office in South Carolina and is a certified crisis response trainer. 

During this seminar, participants will use creative arts and the natural beauty of the property as supports in the healing of the whole person. Techniques will be taught that attendees can use to calm their emotions, focus their minds, and settle their spirits. Sessions will be held on Friday, April 15 beginning at 7:30 pm, all day on Saturday, April 16, beginning at 10 am, and Sunday morning beginning at 10 am. Session topics include It's Personal: Understanding GriefIt's Personal: Telling Stories, It's Personal: Unfolding at Your Own Pace, and It's Personal: Reinvesting in Life. Individual sessions with a grief counselor, massage therapist, Christian pastor, art therapist and victim's advocate will be available on Saturday afternoon.

Registration is limited. The cost to attend is $265 per person and includes all three days of group sessions, individual sessions and all needed materials. Meals (dinner on Friday & Saturday, lunch on Saturday and snacks) are available for an additional $60 per person. Participants may choose to stay at the Inn for the entire event. Queen bedded rooms are $100 per night for single occupancy and $115 per night for double occupancy. King bedded rooms are $120 per night for single occupancy and $135 per night for double occupancy. Tax is not included. A light breakfast will be provided for guests staying at the Inn. To register, call 888-930-1057 or email. Reservations for overnight stays can be made online.

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