Friday July 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT
Sunday July 27, 2014 at 5:30 PM EDT

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The Guest House Retreat & Conference Center 
318 West Main Street
Chester, CT 06412

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Phran Ginsberg 
Forever Family Foundation, Inc. 


Thursday, July 24th 4:00 PM - Friday July 25th 4:00PM

Last year bereaved parents told us that they would like to see a separate program that addresses the specific issues faced by those who have suffered the loss of a child - we have listened! 

Arrive a day early on Thursday evening 7/24 by reserving this optional event, open only to parents and grandparents of children who have passed.

We will start with dinner and some meaningful activities Thursday evening and end Friday late afternoon.  The program will include group spirit communication by a noted certified medium known for connecting with children in spirit.  In addition, presentations, discussions and other activities have all been planned with the understanding of the significant issues faced by bereaved parents.

This is designed as an intimate gathering among like-minded people who can truly understand the depths of your loss.  This session includes three meals with or without overnight accommodations.  Attendees can reserve this program by itself, or combine it with the retreat weekend.


Piero Calvi-Parisetti, MD – Author, Bereavement Specialist

Bob Ginsberg – Founder, Forever Family Foundation

Phran Ginsberg – Founder, Forever Family Foundation

Laura Lynne Jackson – Psychic Medium

Garrett D. Jackson, JD, CCH – Certified Consulting Hypnotist

Dave Kane – Afterlife Advocate and Author of 41 Signs of Hope

Weekend Facilitators & Staff

Joe and Maryann Pierzga - Event Hosts

Bob Ginsberg – Founder, Forever Family Foundation

Phran Ginsberg – Founder, Forever Family Foundation

Piero Calvi-Parisetti, MD – Author, Bereavement Specialist

Doreen Molloy – Grief Recovery® Specialist & Spiritual Medium, Author

Mo Therese Hannah, PhD - Clinical Psychologist & Professor of Psychology

Rebecca Anne LoCicero – Psychic Medium, Author

Laura Lynne Jackson – Psychic Medium

Sirry Berndsen – Spirit Medium

Garrett D. Jackson, JD, CCH – Certified Consulting Hypnotist

Tom Gould - Musician

Donna Mello - Reiki Master

Robin Murray - Reiki Master

Janine Barzya-Ly - Reiki Master

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Afterlife Exploration Retreat

Transforming Grief: Building A Bridge Between Two Worlds 

A very special all inclusive weekend of like-minded people & experienced facilitators coming together to share, learn, explore & discover. Held in an intimate center within a bucolic setting, the retreat features small break-out sessions & general presentations, all designed to open minds to the reality of life beyond physical death.

Please be certain before making your reservations. As an all volunteer not for profit, we must maintain a policy of no refunds for paid advance reservations.

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Attendees will experience:

  • Grief Recovery® Techniques

  • Spirit Communication by Forever Family Foundation Certified Mediums

  • Psychic Development Exercises

  • Meditation & Mindfulness Techniques

  • Strategies for Transforming Grief and Healing

  • Presentations on Evidence of An Afterlife

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PLUS . . .

Wine & Cheese Gatherings, Candle Lighting Ceremony, Saturday Night Bonfire, Reiki, Panel Discussion . . .  all in comfortable surroundings while enjoying excellent food to heal the soul.

Please be certain before making your reservations. As an all volunteer not for profit, we must maintain a policy of no refunds for paid advance reservations.

Register Now! 

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A bit of information about your stay at The Guest House . . .

There are a limited number of rooms available at The Guest House.  Retreat centers are different from standard hotels in that they charge per person based on the number of guests in the room.  Those guests attending by themselves who wish to take advantage of the lower double or triple occupancy rates will be assigned a roommate of the same gender as space and interest permits.  If you wish to specify with whom you will be sharing a room, please send an email to events@foreverfamilyfoundation.org after you have made and paid for your reservations at the retreat.  If you are paying by check, simply include a note.

  • Every guest room is decorated with attractive, comfortable and functional furnishings, and no two
  •              rooms are exactly alike
  • Every room has a private bathroom with a full tub
  • Every room has heating and air conditioning with in room controls
  • FREE wireless internet service throughout the building
  • Generous closet space
  • The Guest House is a smoke-free facility with two outdoor smoking areas with receptacles for cigarettes. 
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Travel Information

If your travel requires additional nights at The Guest House, please make arrangements directly with them as there are limited rooms available for extended stays.  (860-322-5770)

Accent Limousine: 860-529-0400 and Car Mac: 860-388-2842 are recommended by The Guest House.

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For Attendees Extending Their Visit To Connecticut

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Piero Calvi-Parisetti, MD

Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti is a Scottish/Italian medical doctor and university lecturer.  A member of the Society for Psychical Research and of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, he is also a trained psychotherapist and grief counselor.   He has given up his medical practice to devote all of his time to his bereavement and counseling work as well as his continued research on evidence of an Afterlife.  He has developed a ground breaking approach to grief therapy in the form of an online course, and is the author of 21 Days into the Afterlife. www.drparisetti.com

Mo Therese Hannah, PhD

Dr. Mo Therese Hannah is a professor of psychology at Sienna College and a licensed MoThereseHannahPHD psychologist, specializing in grief.  She has also been trained directly by Dr. Alan Botkin who developed Induced After Death Communication, a therapy that facilitates communication with deceased loved ones.  In addition to her professional expertise in the area of grief, Dr. Hannah will conduct a hands on workshop about healing, growing and thriving after loss.  Dr. Hannah can be reached via email at mhannah413@aol.com.

Doreen Molloy

DoreenMolloy2011Doreen Molloy is the author of Proof Positive – Metaphysical Wisdom, and has a private practice in Union City, New Jersey as a psychic medium.  Doreen also teaches workshops on Psychic Development, Mediumship Development and Introduction to Tarot.  Doreen has been participating in scientific research since 2008 at The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential, is a Certified Medium of Forever Family Foundation, and sits on the foundation’s Medium Advisory Board. Doreen also hosts the Mediums & Messages radio show on Forever Family Foundation's Signs of Life Radio.  In addition to her psychic insight, Doreen is a certified Grief Recovery® Specialist.  The Grief Recovery Method® is primarily an educational (or a re-educational) experience based on the fact that most of us were never taught effective tools for dealing with grief.  Through these workshops, participants are able to recover and move on with their lives in a positive and productive way.  www.doreenmolloy.com

Sirrı Berndsen

Sirrı is a medium certified by Forever Family Foundation who has been blessed with the gift of mediumship  Sirry Berndsen throughout her life.  After embracing her clairvoyance, premonitions and vivid dreams, she decided to use her abilities to heal and comfort those who have lost loved ones.  She has lived around the world, and understands the complexity of many languages – an ability that has helped her mediumship.  She continues to utilize every opportunity possible to master all tools of spirit communication.  Sirrı is also a Reiki Master, as well as a teacher of psychic development and mediumship.  She maintains her private practice in Massachusetts.  Sirrı can be reached via her website:  www.spiritoflight.com

Laura Lynne Jackson

lauralynnejacksonLaura Lynne Jackson is a gifted medium who has been Certified with Forever Family Foundation since  2005 and sits on its Medium Advisory Board.  She has a private practice in New York and serves as a Research Medium with The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential.  In addition to seeing, hearing, and feeling spirit, she is proficient in reading people’s energy fields.  She has been conducting readings professionally for twenty years, and her evidential and compassionate style has earned her a wonderful reputation over the years.  www.lauralynnejackson.com

Dave Kane 201141 Signs Of Hope, An Enlightening Presentation of Love

After experiencing Dave's reassuring presentation and seeing his evidence, you too will be assured that your loved ones who have passed are still with you.

Dave Kane is a public speaker, author, and former radio personality.  After suffering the loss of his son Nick, the youngest person to pass in the Rhode Island Station Nightclub fire, Dave’s experiences and research have propelled him towards the mission of letting others know about the reality of life after death.  He is the author of 41 Signs of Hope, and presents his personal evidence frequently to groups and organizations curious about what happens after we die.

Garrett D. Jackson, JD, CCH

Garrett JacksonGarrett Jackson is a New York attorney whose main interest always lied in the metaphysical field.  He has spent decades researching a wide range of disciplines, and is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist.  He is also an experienced paranormal investigator who has consulted on many cases of afterlife communications and related phenomena.  Garrett uses hypnosis as a highly focused form of concentration, and teaches how the techniques can be used for psychic development, connecting with spirit guides, and past life regression.  www.garrettjacksonhypnosis.com

Rebecca Anne LoCicero

RebeccaAnneLoCicero-WebRebecca Anne LoCicero is a psychic medium who is Certified by Forever Family Foundation and an active volunteer for the organization.  She is the author of Living with Messages from Heaven.  She has an active private practice in Vernon, Connecticut where she does both psychic and mediumship readings, hosts a Blog Talk Radio show, and lectures about awakening one’s intuition, raising vibration,  and energy healing.  She is certified in several ancient healing modalities and is a Reiki Master. www.rebeccaanne.org

Tom Gould

Tom GouldTom has a keen interest in survival and has spent a good deal of his private time studying the evidence. He is an educator by profession, but also holds a law degree and has been a musician for his entire adult life. His band, "Bossa Nova Beatniks," is well regarded in music circles and continues to perform in various venues. Tom is also a board member of Forever Family Foundation and sits on the Medium Certification Committee.

Forever Family Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, non-sectarian organization
that supports the premise that life does not end with physical death, furthers
the understanding of Afterlife Science 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.