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2 Night Retreat: For Parents Grieving the Death of their Child – Walking with Grief (Semi-Silent)

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - October 10 @ 12:00 pm



Directed by Mark Dannenfelser, MA, LPC


“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost 

This weekend retreat will provide parents with an opportunity to connect with other parents, get assistance with their grief, gain more understanding about grief, and gain tools to heal. Individuals and couples, as well as parents who are separated, are welcome to attend.  The program will provide opportunities for group and individual reflection and dialogue, guided mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, use of the 20-acre campus, and periods of silence to help establish a safe, calm and supportive environment.  Beginners to mindfulness and experienced participants alike are welcome. All participants will have the option to participate or refrain from certain exercises based on their own comfort or safety preferences.


This is a semi-silent retreat taking place alongside another retreat on campus in separate meeting space. Please observe silence in common areas of the property that are shared with others. Thank you.


Mark Dannenfelser is Founding Director of the Mindfulness Center of Atlanta. He is a teacher, spiritual director and psychotherapist. Mark teaches in the areas of mindfulness meditation, stress reduction, contemplative practice, spiritual direction and psychological healing. His clinical work is with anxiety, depression, addiction, grief and trauma. Mark achieved a master degree in clinical psychology from Montclair University and a master degree in pastoral studies from Spring Hill College. He is a Certified MBSR Teacher (Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society™, University of Massachusetts), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-GA), a Certified Spiritual Director (Spring Hill College), and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). Mark is adjunct lecturer in the Graduate Division of Theology and Philosophy at Spring Hill College. He is the Emory University Aquinas Center of Theology lecturer on contemplation and Centering Prayer. Professionally, Mark is most interested in working at the point of intersection between mind-body practices and healing (www.MindfulnessCenterAtlanta.com).



The cost of this 2-night retreat is $250. A 53% discount has been made possible for all attendees because of a generous subsidy from Emery Funkhouser’s Kisses for Hearts Foundation.


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October 8 @ 6:00 pm
October 10 @ 12:00 pm
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Ignatius House
6700 Riverside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30328 United States
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