Love Knows No Death™ - Winter Grief Transformation Retreat™ 2024

January 12th, 2024 - January 14th, 2024

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As featured in the Netflix series 'Surviving Death,' this is a very special all-inclusive weekend of like-minded people and experienced facilitators coming together to SHARE, LEARN, EXPLORE, AND DISCOVER. This retreat features an 'All Star' cast of extraordinary mediums and will feature 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.

 The all-inclusive retreat rates include lodging (except for commuter rates), parking, and all meals and snacks for the weekend. Meals begin with Friday night dinner and end with Sunday lunch.


Friday, January 12th, 2024 at 4:00 PM EDT
Sunday, January 14th, 2024 at 5:30 PM EDT

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Crowne Plaza Ft. Myers Gulf Coast 
9931 Interstate Commerce Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913

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Previous Attendees Share

  • "I was lucky enough to attend their annual grief retreat in July and it was an experience that helped me tremendously. Being around people who were going through the same thing as me and searching for answers and contact from our loved ones. I love that they focus on science and proof that our consciousness survives our physical body."
  • "I attended a Forever Family retreat in Connecticut and it truly changed my life! Beautiful setting, warm, caring, knowledgeable staff and presenters, and great food and accommodations. Can't wait to go back!" - Marita
  • "I attended the weekend conference last July and the information, love and compassion I received from the FFF and their volunteers exceeded my expectations. I hope more people in need of their services find them - I am so grateful I did!" - Lisa
  • "Once again, FFF has run an invaluable retreat which has helped me immensely in dealing with my profound grief." - Donna G

Grief Retreat Frequently Asked Questions

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About Your Weekend Accommodations

A limited block of rooms has been set aside for retreat attendees, and that block will expire on December 7th, 2023.  Beyond that date, at the option of the hotel, the room rate may increase, thereby increasing the currently listed reservation rates.  

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Hotel Amenities

  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Health & Fitness Center
  • Business Center
  • FREE parking
  • FREE shuttle bus to and from Southwest Florida International Airport and within 3 mile radius to local attractions
Fort Myers Travel Information

EXTENDING YOUR STAY AT THE HOTEL!  If your travel requires additional nights at the hotel,  a special rate of $179 will be honored  for retreat attendees for 3 days before and 3 days after the retreat and is based on guestroom availability. You can book additional nights directly online at this booking link: Winter Grief Retreat at Crowne Plaza Ft. Meyers Gulf Coast.  *IMPORTANT*-When booking rooms directly with the hotel for days before or after the retreat, please be sure NOT to include the actual retreat nights of January 12-14th, 2024. This will result in an overpayment! Please use the same name as that used in reserving your space in the retreat, and be sure to reserve your retreat space first.

FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE!  For those arriving at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) please call the hotel (1-239-561-1550) once you have met with your luggage and you will be directed to the area where the shuttle will be waiting to take you on your short trip to the hotel.

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For Attendees Extending Their Visit To Fort Myers

Forever Family Foundation

Forever Family Foundation is a Global 100% volunteer non-profit, non-sectarian organization that supports the premise that life does not end with physical death, furthers the understanding of Afterlife Scie nce and survival of consciousness, and offers support to the bereaved.  Among the active members of the organization and the executive board are scientists, researchers, medical doctors, philosophers and educators who have devoted substantial parts of their careers to the investigation of the survival hypothesis - an existence beyond this physical world.  

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John Holland- Certified Forever Family Medium

John Holland is one of the most respected psychic mediums and spiritual teachers on the world stage today. John takes his work seriously and treats it with the utmost integrity and respect. He demonstrates his abilities at sold out events around the globe with his distinctive style, humor, intensity, and compassion. He is an accomplished author, teacher, and ambassador for the world of mediumship. John passionately believes that his job as a psychic medium and spiritual teacher is not only to help those connect with their loved ones, but just as importantly, to empower everyone to follow their own spiritual journey. 

FFF Certified Medium Kim Russo

Kim Russo- Certified Forever Family Medium

Kim Russo is fluent in the language of the spirit world and has helped friends, family and clients confront the fears that haunt them most, and embrace the truths that bring increased light, love and understanding into their lives. She has starred in "The Haunting Of." "Psychic Intervention," "Paranormal State," "Psychic Kids" and "Celebrity Ghost Stories.  She is the author of two books, "The Happy Medium - Life Lessons from the Other Side," and "Your Soul Purpose - Learn How to Access The Light Within." 

Joseph P Shiel III #FFFCertifiedMedium

Joseph Shiel-Certified Forever Family Medium

Joseph Shiel is a highly regarded Evidential Medium and Spirit Artist internationally known for his accuracy and integrity, Joe is considered one of the foremost authorities on Spirit Artistry and is recognized the world over for his Spirit Portraits, referred to by many as "Portraits from Heaven."  Joe shares his remarkable talents with students and audiences worldwide, and his talents are also expressed in his Fine Art, Music and Poetry. It is through creativity that he has come to understand the language of Spirit in a deeply unique and vibrant way. Joe is the author of "Edge of Wilderness - You are My Poems, Prayers and Songs."

Dusten Lyvers-Certified Forever Family Medium

Dusten Lyvers, “The Fabulous Medium” is a professional Psychic Medium and Energy Worker in Kalamazoo, MI. Dusten is the Lead Psychic Medium with Michiana Paranormal Investigations, a Scientifically Certified Medium with the Forever Family Foundation, and he has Studied at The Arthur Findlay College for Psychic Science and Mediumship. Dusten is also a Ph.D student in Counselor Education & Supervision, a Comparative Religion Scholar, and a Ballroom Dance Performer for “Dancing with the Stars.”

Dr. Mo Theresa Hannah

FEATURED PRESENTER: Dr. Mo Therese Hannah, PhD

Dr. Mo Therese Hannah, Professor of Psychology at Siena College, joins us to discuss grief, the afterlife, and life after loss.  She does this from the perspective of both a professional clinical psychologist and a bereaved parent.  She will be discussing the difficulties faced by those who have lost loved ones in addition to suggested strategies for coping with grief.  Many find hope after encountering evidence that our loved ones do indeed survive physical death, something that Dr. Hannah both recognizes and encourages.


 Tom Gould JD is a co-host of The Gathering Show on Signs of Life Radio.  He is a musician, educator, lawyer, and spiritual explorer.  He has been a volunteer for the Forever Family Foundation since 2004 and has been instrumental in the success of all of the Grief Retreats.

Melissa Gould MS, GC-C is a co-host of The Gathering on Signs of Life Radio.  Her life-long interest in the afterlife and anything paranormal brought her to the Forever Family Foundation soon after it formed. She has a certification in Grief Counseling, is a Grief Recovery Method Specialist, and continues to study Grief Education.  Melissa is a Special Education therapist, the creator of Hugz from Heaven, and the author of a children’s book, Dream Job.

Bob Ginsberg Co-founder Forever Family FoundationHOST: Bob Ginsberg, Co-Founder of Forever Family Foundation and Author

Bob is Co-Founder of Forever Family Foundation and a student of evidence for life after death. He is the author of "The Medium Explosion," and "My Life: Here and There: A Journey that Trancends Time and Space," host of Signs of Life Radio, past editor of Signs of Life Magazine, and directs the foundation's Medium Evaluation Certifications Process. He writes a Blog at


Grief Transformation Retreats
Forever Family Foundation Grief Retreats are designed as a complete experience. The weekend includes Spirit Communication, but also exposes the attendee to the various ways that we can continue our relationship with those loved ones who have crossed before us.  Attendees whose focus is solely on the medium readings are cautioned that the nature of mediumship is such that there are never guarantees that all in attendance will receive a reading. The focus at the retreat is on the total healing process, and those who wish only to make a medium connection to a loved one in spirit are urged to seek the services of a medium for a private reading in a different venue.