Reflect, Restore, Renew – Bereaved Parents Retreat 2019

A residential weekend retreat for parents whose baby or child has died. 

We are delighted to announce dates for our annual bereaved parents retreat: Reflect, Restore, Renew which will take place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September.

The weekend gives parents time away from the distractions of everyday life to connect with their grief and other bereaved parents in a supporting, caring environment.

About the retreat:

The retreat will be returning to the beautiful and idylic  St Katharine’s Parmoor in Buckinghamshire and will be facilitated by our wonderful patron and founder of Child Bereavement UK ,Jenni Thomas along with Nicki Whitworth, founder of SLOW (Surviving the loss of your world) 

Many of us fear losing our connection with our children who have died. The weekend gives parents the opportunity to take time out for themselves, to connect with their baby in a meaningful way and share their child’s story with other bereaved parents. 

The sessions throughout the weekend will include group therapy, mindfulness, meditation and gentle yoga as well as time for outdoor exercise. Aromatherapy massages and reflexology will also be offered to all parents.

Here are some comments from parents who attended last year:

“I felt still, calm, cared for and amongst kindred spirits”

“I felt unbelievably lucky and privileged to be in this cocoon of understanding”

“It was wonderful to be able to press ‘pause’ on normal life and feel a closeness to Evan. All the activities worked perfectly”

“More than anything I was struck by the incredible peace that comes from being with people who completely understand what you have been through”

“I felt 100% supported. There was always space and time to talk to others…keep doing what you’re doing. These retreats are so important”

Jess who writes a blog called The Legacy of Leo has shared her experience of the weekend she attended in 2018 which can be read here:

https://thelegacyofleo.com/tag/teddys-wish/

All costs are fully funded by Teddy’s Wish. If you are interested in attending, or if you have any questions, please email jennifer@teddyswish.org