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Winter Grief Retreat 2019 - Love Knows No Death

Friday, January 4, 20194:00 pm ESTSunday, January 6, 20195:30 pm EST
Holiday Inn at Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33913

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This is a very special all-inclusive weekend of like-minded people and experienced facilitators coming together to SHARE, LEARN, EXPLORE, AND DISCOVER. This winter get-a-way retreat is being held in a comfortable and modern hotel in sunny Florida, and features a combination of small break-out sessions and general presentations, all designed to open minds to the reality that there is life beyond physical death. This retreat will be limited to a maximum of 50 attendees, and smaller break-out sessions will further enhance the overall experience.

Facilitators for the Weekend
Featured Facilitator: Beth Christopherson, LCSW
Beth Christopherson, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Houston, TX. Her practice and published work focuses on integrating spirituality into the client's healing process. She has written about the ethics, options, and challenges for mental health providers in assessing and addressing afterlife beliefs and spiritual experiences in articles such as The Elephant in the Room of Griefand The Spiritual but not Religious: What Social Workers Need to Know. She also developed and presented the workshop “Ethically Integrating Afterlife Beliefs in Therapy” at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Because she values both the academic and spiritual aspects of grief and loss, Beth serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Death and Dying; she is also a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS), and Forever Family Foundation. One of her passions is teaching and encouraging others to succeed; therefore, Beth frequently presents at local universities and medical schools on a variety of topics related to mental health and quality-of-life issues.

Janet Nohavec
Janet is internationally known for her evidential mediumship. She was born a medium, but spent a good part of her life not knowing what to do with her abilities. As a former Roman Catholic nun she questioned her gift and how to use it. She decided that her work could best be done outside of the confines of her religious order, and for the past 15 years has demonstrated evidential mediumship at the highest level. She is a Certified Medium of Forever Family Foundation, an approved tutor at the Arthur Findley College of Mediumship in England, and founder of The Journey Within Spiritualist Church in New Jersey. In addition to her private practice, which has a client base in over 20 countries, Janet teaches courses in evidential mediumship, and often invites guest mediums from England to join her in teaching her classes. She is the author of two books: Where Two Worlds Meet and Through the Darkness.

Joseph Shiel
Joseph Shiel, Certified by Forever Family Foundation, is a highly acclaimed Evidential Psychic Medium, Spirit Artist and award-winning teacher and has known the presence of Spirit since infancy. He is a talented and expressive artist, who with guidance from Spirit, draws recognizable and accurate portraits of departed loved ones without the use of photographs and without possessing any prior knowledge of them or their physical characteristics. Joe commits himself fully to communication with those who have passed on by being extremely detailed & evidential in his readings and drawings and has become internationally known for his accuracy, integrity and his commitment to others. He shares his talents with clients, students & audiences worldwide; teaching speaking & performing demonstrations of evidential mediumship and Spirit Art deemed by many as "Portraits from Heaven." He is also a dynamic and creative instructor & motivational speaker and brings his inventive and lively style to classrooms everywhere, including the renowned Arthur Findlay College where he serves as a guest tutor. Joe received his Philosophy degree at Boston College & performed his graduate work in theology at Colgate Crozer Divinity School & St. Bernard’s Institute. He is the author of "Edge of Wilderness: You Are My Poems, Prayers and Songs."

Joseph Perreta
Joe Perreta is a psychic medium certified by Forever Family Foundation. Joe’s goal is to leave his clients spiritually, mentally, and emotionally healthier than before meeting with him. As a teen, he started having prophetic dreams and visions, but did not embrace his mediumship skills until after graduating from college. Word spread about his abilities, and he now has a successful mediumship practice on Long Island, New York. He communicates evidential messages from discarnate entities in a style that combines humor and compassion. He believes that it is the specific evidence that is the key in proving to his clients that their loved ones still exist.