Our culture denies the pain, impact, and longevity of grief, even though grief is a normal and healthy response to loss. Each person grieves differently, which requires that we learn through experimenting what helps or hinders our ability to carry our grief while embracing life. This retreat will provide a supportive space for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one, either recently or long ago, to build self-understanding and practice self-kindness as we move forward on our journey with grief. Retreat facilitator Vicky Curtiss will draw on her experience as a widow, spiritual director, and grief companion and what she has learned from a life coach and several authors who have also grieved significant losses.
Friday, March 22, to Sunday, March 24, 2024
The retreat begins on Friday at 7:00pm and concludes with the noon meal on Sunday.
Cost: $345 (includes overnight accommodations and meals)
You can register and pay online by clicking the register button above, by calling the front desk at 262-898-2590 with a credit card number, or by mailing a check made out to “Siena Retreat Center.” Payment must be received to complete registration.
Partial scholarships are available to aid in making retreat participation possible. Please contact Claire Anderson at [email protected] or call (262) 898-2588 for more information.
About the Facilitators
Vicky Curtiss leads retreats and programs, offers spiritual guidance, and collaboratively oversees and prepares for the program offerings sponsored by the Siena Retreat Center. She has an M. Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and served the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for forty years as an ordained clergy in the roles of pastor, spiritual director, and presbytery executive. She has also been the director of three faith-based non-profit organizations. Vicky has been trained as a spiritual director, SoulCollage facilitator, labyrinth facilitator, and grief support companion, and learned much about grieving as a recent widow. Vicky loves reading, quilting, watching films, being in nature, and engaging in anti-racism work.
Considering extending your stay? Use the button below or call Nikki at (262) 898-2580 to request additional accommodations like extra meals or overnights.
Please note a minimum of one week’s notice is needed for all reservation requests.