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$250
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.
This is a semi-silent retreat. 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. This retreat is taking place alongside another semi-silent retreat on the campus, using a different meeting space. The grounds and common areas will be shared, and we appreciate your observing silence in areas shared with others.
Individuals and couples, as well as parents who are separated, are welcome to attend. Beginners to mindfulness and experienced participants alike are welcome. All participants have the option to participate in or to refrain from certain exercises based on their own comfort and safety levels.
The cost to attendees of this 2-night retreat is $250. Please note the actual cost to provide this retreat is $525. We are able to provide this special offer of $250 as a result of the generous subsidy gift of The Emery Funkhouser’s Kisses for Hearts Foundation.
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).
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