Living and Loving After Sudden Loss of a Child

A Retreat Into Your Heart and Through Your Grief

 

March 11-18, 2023

Playa Buena Vista, Samara, Costa Rica

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Losing a child to suicide, or any tragic event, is a life-shattering storm. After such a soul-crushing loss, you may feel the storm will never end. Yet the sky is also a source of solace… the knowledge that your child senses your presence.

The realization that you deserve to escape your pain and shame.

The discovery that you bear no blame and that your love surpasses the mundane realm.

Every day is an opportunity to forge a new memory. The ones we love are never truly gone. They live on in us…but we must continue living.
We invite you to rest your weary soul and transition through your grief in Costa Rica… one of Earth’s most restorative and spiritually rich places

A Community for Consolation

The best way to honor your child is to let yourself live fully. It’s not about moving on… it’s about moving forward and upward, tying your soul to the stars from which our loved ones beckon.
On this retreat, I provide compassionate support as I walk you through your pain.

Then, you will walk away with a freer spirit and a lighter heart… and with healing resources and daily practices to enhance your living.

Our community experience in soothing Costa Rica is what you need — and deserve — to cultivate solace and rediscover your will to live.
Come awaken your heart and lighten grief’s heavy load as you navigate these difficult holidays.

Free Your Mind from Grief. Free Your Spirit from Shame

Do any of these sentiments resonate with you?

  • “I didn’t want the pain to go away there because I thought if I lost the pain, then I would lose the memory of my son. That’s what was keeping me tied to my child was the pain.” ~ Cathleen
  • You’re wondering… “Why me? What did I do? What did I do to deserve this kind of pain? I must be a horrible person.”
  • You can’t comprehend the reason for this tragedy, so you feel a constant sense of despair.
  • You can’t shake the feeling that there is something more that must happen, something that keeps you awake at night. These feelings are normal for anyone who is grieving the unexpected and sudden loss of a child.  They are nothing to be ashamed of. In our retreat, we will acknowledge these thoughts, and then redefine them as we reconnect with our most cherished memories.

Our spirits can transcend Earthly bounds to connect with our lost loved ones in a new way.

Walk Through the Pain to a Healing Place

The grief of losing a child can feel as though you’re on a long hike wearing a backpack full of boulders. I help you navigate this journey, dropping one boulder after another, until your load is lightened.

On this retreat, you will realize and cultivate a new relationship with the energetic presence that’s all around you.
It’s more than living through each moment. It’s living WITH every moment.

It’s letting ourselves be guided by our passion, our love, and our eternal connection to our families.

You deserve to free your mind and spirit from the pain. You deserve to live through each loving moment without shame.
In a place where ancient rhythms thrum and fresh air cleanses the soul, we will gather in an empathetic, empowering space to move forward and upward.

You are not alone. Come lighten your load with us.

Restore Your Spirit, Remember Your Child

Here’s what we’ll learn and (re)discover together…

  • Ways to reconnect with our loved ones and cherish the memories of the child we’ve lost
  • How to disentangle ourselves from grief and embrace life with grace
  • Restorative practices to implement not only during the holidays but also throughout our lives
  • The potency of Earth’s and the Universe’s bountiful energy and how it drives resilience
  • How to recognize, honor, and cultivate the eternal human spirit as we move forward from trauma
  • There is life beyond grief. There is life in every moment. Let’s connect with each other as we forgive ourselves and forge a resilient new community. 

Why I am holding this retreat

I want to help people eliminate the unnecessary suffering. When my son Logan took his life, I sat in the suffering, the blame, the shame, the guilt, the immense amount of guilt and judgment of myself that I did not save my son.

I wanted to die, I was just begging to die when I was laying on his grave. Because I didn’t feel like there was really a reason to live.
Then I heard this voice just say, “If this happened in your life, you’re meant to do something with it. Now do it.”

And it was that moment I chose to step into my healing journey differently. I did everything I could to feel more connected, to create a purpose to live again.

Each step I took made a difference for me. It gave me a little more hope … and a little more hope .. and a even more hope. While I didn’t know what my purpose was, I knew there could be a way to live with less pain and still stay connected to my son.

And with all that healing, my purpose was to become a master healer and a master coach. I’ve spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on personal development and healing … and thousands of hours in self-reflection.

And I know today that my soul’s purpose, my heart’s calling, is to help others move through their pain quicker so they could stay connected with their loved ones. And live a life full of joy. And peace and connection and love.

During the holidays, I was angry with the world. I didn’t want to celebrate. I couldn’t understand how people can live their life and be in joy when I was suffering. So I felt alone.

The purpose of this retreat is to create a space for people to feel connected, to create new ways to live through the holidays with their loved one in a new way. We’re creating new traditions and carrying in old traditions to step into the world in a new way… to heal through some of the unnecessary suffering that they’re in.

What YOU Are Going to Walk Away With…

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The Venue…

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The Food and Meals…

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What’s Included:

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What’s Not Included:

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Your Facilitators for this Retreat

Cathleen Elle

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The Cost

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