After losing a child, you feel despair, lost, hopeless, guilty, alone and angry. You are in this place of questioning…everything… You wonder…
Did I cause this?
Am I a failure as a parent?
Why did this happen?
HOW DO I SURVIVE THIS? Is there any point in living? If so, how can I possibly live through this?
I assure you though, those thoughts and feelings are common and you can survive this too. It’s okay to grieve …it’s ok to BE wherever you are right now. It’s your journey and there is no timeline. I understand what’s happening in your mind and what you are thinking. When my son took his life, I didn’t know how I was going to make it through the next minute- say nothing about the next day.
There is a way through the pain…
…And You don’t have to do it alone.
HEALING RETREAT FOR GRIEVING PARENTS will help you to navigate your feelings amidst a supportive community. You’ll meet other parents that relate to your journey. You’ll realize that your grief is natural and nothing to be ashamed of. And know it’s important to feel seen, supported, and understood…especially since your life is no longer as it was.
During this retreat, you’ll swap out those painful questions for new, restorative inquiries:
What are the new realities of life?
In this safe space, nothing’s off limits. You’ll leave this retreat with the experience of feeling peace and connection and embodying new techniques that assist you in your daily life… you’ll embrace the new motivation to get out of bed every day with grace and compassion for yourself and your loved ones.
How do you relate to others, when so often you feel lost in the fog of life? Or when they can’t relate to you?
Too often, your relationships suffer as you become trapped in your grief; separately and differently. You’re still a lovable and loving person with the potential for true connection. You’ll discover that aspect of yourself and create a path forward- together.
You’ll allow the shame, blame, guilt, and pain so that there is spaciousness and room to breathe.
There is hope. Join us.
Here’s the truth…grief from losing a child is complicated. But it’s not a disease or curse…it’s a journey. As you allow your grief and eventually move through it, you will understand your own truth more fully. And the truth is that the love you and your child have is deep and never ending … and that will never change.
I know, I’ve been there.
In this retreat, you’ll rebuild your life’s foundations after the loss of your child. You’ll embrace daily practices so you can start shedding the limiting emotions of guilt or shame or any other emotion, and step into a place of love and light.
The thing about grief is that it weighs you down when you avoid it, bury it, or mask it. When you face it, you lessen the body pain, lighten the emotional torture, and free yourself from limitting beliefs. You will live freer and with more hope.
This retreat is developed from years of my experience and the proven methods that have worked for many of my clients. I will share with you ways to allow, without fear, unexpected feelings that arise… because grief is anything but predictable. Together, we’ll find a bit of clarity and grace as you restore your loving spirit.
I invite you to join me and a community of other parents who have lost a child, to step into your life in a new way. As you invest in your healing, you’ll find a place where the grief isn’t so burdensome. Join us for this HEALING RETREAT FOR GRIEVING PARENTS.
Rediscover Your Life
Breathe, even in this most difficult time
Join this in-person 2-day retreat to further your healing journey
LOCATION: Evergreen Village at Delta Ridge, Eugene OR
This is an intimate setting with up to 18 people only per event!
You will gather with other parents both days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with one 90-minute lunch break and 15-minute morning and afternoon breaks. Your evenings are free to restore, connect, and rejuvenate.
Throughout the 2 days, you will:
You will also take with you the ability to:
I experience Cathleen as a Divine Mother presence. Difficult to explain in words, when I realized I was unwanted as my mother’s 13th pregnancy, Cathleen showed up in a magical way like a surrogate mother inviting me to say yes to life and love. The impact was that of a deeply felt experience, not a mere intellectual perspective shift. Seeing her work in a retreat setting, I’ve had the honor of witnessing the same Divine Mother presence show up as she worked with others. She continues to amaze me as a mind-blowing, body-feeling and magical experience, every time
Sitting down with Cathleen, I had no idea what to expect for myself. When asked to talk about what I wanted to work on, what came to me was feeling like a failure and continuously sabotaging myself. She began by looking in my eyes, deeply. And from there she created an incredibly safe space for me to process some of the most difficult things I went through, intuitively knowing what had happened at times and where we needed to go. I have never, ever in my life been in such a safe space where I could truly feel and cry as deeply as I did. We moved through the experience from softly whispering (and times I couldn’t even speak), to taking back my power and yelling into the universe that I AM LOVE and I AM POWER. I feel unlocked. I feel open. I’m so excited for my future! I’m extraordinarily grateful for her and her gifts! If you are feeling stuck, afraid, locked, or maybe just have an issue you’d like to be guided through, I highly recommend spending time with Cathleen. She is life changing!
“Sometimes you don’t feel the weight of something until you feel the weight of it’s release”
That’s exactly what happened to me during my retreat in Costa Rica at Con Smania. I experienced a process done by master coach and healer Cathleen Elle, one who introduced me to the property.
This was totally unexpected for both of us, but Cathleen has always been intuitive and helped me discover a huge weight that I was carrying from very deep and buried emotions. I was carrying so much, that it caused constant pain in my body. I thought it was physical and something that was coming with age and lack of exercise…. boy was I wrong!! The next day I woke up refreshed, invigorated and clearer minded than I have been in a long time. Oh, and totally pain free… I was astonished!
Cathleen is the absolute best at what she does. In less than two sessions we were able to uncover and unblock things that many therapists and professionals have tried to help me work through for the past 25+ years. She understood me, she listened to me, and supported me every step of the way without any judgement or any hesitation. She reassured me that I’m not alone on this journey.
Cathleen Elle is a transformational speaker, master coach and healer, visionary guide for sudden loss, suicide loss expert, author, and podcast co-host. By assisting people who have lost a child suddenly to move through layers of pain and trauma, and to break limiting beliefs, she revolutionizes lives. Her award-winning book, Shattered Together: A Mother’s Journey From Grief to Belief — equal parts inspirational memoir and practical guide for those struggling with loss of any kind — is a #1 international bestseller on Amazon. In addition, she has been featured as an expert on spiritual healing and wellness-related topics on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and many more.
For more than twenty-five years, Cathleen served as a political leader in Vermont, working alongside the governor and as an elected legislator. During this time, she addressed the National Congress of Brazil on women and minorities serving in government, and the Israeli Knesset on behalf of a young political leaders group. She also lobbied for and led the Associated General Contractors of Vermont as executive vice president.
In March 2010, Cathleen’s world was refocused when she lost her son to suicide. Through that shattering experience, she uncovered a powerful sense of self and a connection to the divine that motivated her to redesign her life — and to guide others in doing the same.
Today, Cathleen works with parents who have lost a child suddenly in releasing the hold of trauma, igniting the light within, uniting the head with the heart, and realizing their unique purpose. She is a certified master success coach and a certified master healer specializing in Regenerating Images in Memory (RIM), a multi-sensory technique that facilitates mental, physical, and spiritual transformation.
In addition to providing personalized one-on-one and group assistance, Cathleen educates and inspires through public speaking engagements centered on suicide prevention, grief, and self-discovery, at high schools, colleges, businesses, professional symposia, and a wide variety of other locations and events. She is also available for workshops, retreats, and creative partnerships.
By saying “YES” to this retreat, you will move through your grief alongside other parents that are exploring their own journey; just like you!
This retreat is an opportunity for you to release the weight on your soul and connect with an empathetic community.
Full cost of the retreat is $337.
I am grateful you chose me to compassionately hold your heart as you walk through your grief.
In addition to the methods, practices, and support you’ll gain from this retreat, you’ll also receive the following gifts:
Due to the special nature of this gathering, your payment is non-refundable. Should you need to cancel you may transfer to another date at least 14 days before your event start date. By completing the checkout below, you agree to these terms.