Our Future Retreats

Time After Loss – A bereavement retreat supporting those who have lost a loved one to cancer. Our next retreat will take place in November 2017.

 

What is the Time After Loss Bereavement Retreat?

The bereavement retreat is for anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer, whether it be a friend, partner or relative. The aim of the retreat is to create a space for people to exchange thoughts, feelings and experiences with others who have shared a similar kind of loss. Often in grief people alternate between feeling overwhelmed and trying to adapt to their new life without their loved one. Our retreat will cater for your needs regardless of where you are in your bereavement process.

What will the retreat include?

Based in farm cottages in the beautiful countryside of Kent the weekend will include group support sessions and opportunities for one-to-one support. Our group sessions will be complimented with mindfulness and country walks to help you relax. We will also teach attendees practical techniques to encourage compassion towards themselves during difficult times, and we will provide tips for people who are struggling with day-to-day things, such as troubled sleep and lack of motivation. There is also a games room with snooker and table-tennis, should you want some time doing something playful. The weekend will provide a structured programme including plenty of free time for you, and all sessions and activities are optional.

The retreat will run from Friday evening (5pm) to Sunday lunchtime (2pm) and is inclusive of meals and snacks provided by our brilliant in-house chef. Whilst there will be a fixed menu, the chef can rustle up pretty much anything you feel like.  A home from home…

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Bereavement Weekend Retreats

We ran our first loss and bereavement retreat for people who have lost loved ones to cancer in October 2013. The aim of the weekend was to create a space for people to exchange thoughts, feelings and experiences with others who have shared a similar kind of loss, whether it be a friend, partner or relative.

The weekend was an extension of the support we provide in our support groups, and we learned from the feedback that it was a very beneficial experience for those that attended. Based on the demand for the retreats, we have continued to run them!

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What happens at a Retreat?

Based in farm cottages in the beautiful countryside of Kent the weekends include group bereavement support sessions and opportunities for meditation and arts and crafts. Our support sessions are complimented with mindfulness and country walks to help people relax. We also teach people practical techniques to encourage compassion towards themselves during such a difficult time, and provide some tips for people who are struggling with day-to-day things, such as troubled sleep and lack of motivation.


One of the beautiful cottages at our retreat, with a beautiful exterior and the cosiest of interiors


Sunset over the pond outside of our retreat cottages. A great place to sit with a cuppa whilst the sun rises and sets

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Some of our lovely team members giving us a wave at our most recent retreat

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The sun setting over the fields that surround our retreat cottages. Just gorgeous!

The weekends provide a structured programme of support that includes plenty of free time for you.

To find out more about our Retreat location, take a Tour of Mocketts Farm and the surrounding area of the bereavement retreat venue.


If you have any questions regarding the retreat you can get in touch with us at the following email address erin@thelossfoundation.org