Love Knows No Death™

Summer Grief Transformation Retreat 2019


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 is being held in an intimate center within a bucolic setting, 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.

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. 

 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, July 26, 2019 at 4:00 PM EDT
Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 5:30 PM EDT

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

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Preparing For Your Retreat at The Guest House

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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, Car Mac: 860-388-2842 and Hesham Taxi Service: 860-690-1612 are recommended by The Guest House.

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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 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.  

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Here is What Previous Attendees Are Saying
  • "The retreat was an eye opening experience, and the mediums and speakers were amazing.  They connected with our feelings and emotions profoundly." - OG
  • "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

EXCITING NEWS! We are participating in a 6-part documentary about Life After DeathClick Here for More Detailed Information



Dr. Mo Theresa Hannah 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 wonder why emotional and physical trauma often triggers a desperate search for meaning.  Some find hope after encountering evidence that our loved ones do indeed survive physical death, something that Dr. Hannah both recognizes and encourages.  She will also be talking about specific techniques that many have successfully used for not only healing from trauma and grief, but also for contacting deceased loved ones.

SirryBerndsen2013 Sirrư Bernsden

Sirrư is a medium certified by Forever Family Foundation who has been blessed with the gift of mediumship 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.  Sirrư is also a Reiki Master, and maintains her private practice in Massachusetts.

#FFFCertifiedMedium Rebecca Anne LoCicero Rebecca Anne LoCicero

Rebecca Anne LoCicero has been working as a psychic medium for the past 20 years connecting for clients worldwide, although she has been intuitive her whole life.  The knowledge of the afterlife has been a fact she has faced, experienced and enjoyed, and her mediumship work has brought her joy while bringing healing to others.  Her unique style of presenting evidence has captured the attention of many clients as she communicates in a no-nonsense and often humorous fashion. Rebecca Anne is a Certified Medium of Forever Family Foundation and also one of its active volunteers.  She is the founder of The Beyond Center in Connecticut, and author of Living with Messages from Heaven: A Guide to Conversations with the Beyond. Many clients come to see Rebecca Anne for Life & Spiritual Coaching as well as for mentoring those who have these same abilities.

Joseph P Shiel III #FFFCertifiedMedium

  Joseph P. Shiel III

Joseph Shiel is highly regarded Evidential Medium and Spirit Artist internationally known for his accuracy and integrity.  A certified medium with the Forever Family Foundation, 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 as an award-winning teacher he brings his innovative teaching skills and lively style to classrooms and demonstrations wherever he goes including the prestigious Arthur Findlay College in England where he serves as a guest tutor.  Although Joe’s talents far surpass the bounds of mediumship and are impressively expressed in his Fine Art, Music and Poetry to name but a few, it is through creativity that he has come to understand the language of Spirit in a deeply unique and vibrant way and he strives to pass on his extensive knowledge through ongoing classes & lectures, Professional Mediumship Development programs and his popular Mentoring program.

Joined By Afterlife Explorers Extraordinare, hosts of The Gathering on Signs of Life Radio . . . .

Bob Ginsberg is co-founder of Forever Family Foundation, host of Signs of Life Radio, editor of Signs of Life Magazine, and directs the foundation’s Medium Evaluation Certification Process.  For the past sixteen years he has been an inquisitive student of consciousness studies and Afterlife Science. Phrab & Bob Ginsberg Hosts of Signs Of Life Radio

Phran Ginsberg, MBA is co-founder of Forever Family Foundation, co-hosts Signs Of Life Radio and directs the operations of the foundation, radio show and Signs of Life Magazine.  Along with her co-hosts on The Gathering, she has explored and experienced the non-physical realms for most of her life.

Melissa Gould, MS is co-host of The Gathering on Signs of Life Radio.  She grew up in a household that was very open to phenomena that defy traditional thinking, and remains a psychic explorer to this day.  She is the creator of Hugz From Heaven and works in the field of special education.  She sits on the Executive Tom & Melissa Gould - Hosts of The Gathering on Signs Of Life Radio Committee of Forever Family Foundation and is one of the original volunteers of the organization.

Tom Gould, JD 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.
Grief Transformation Retreats
Forever Family Foundation Grief Retreats are designed as a complete experience.  It does include both large group Spirit Communication as well as Spirit Communication in the smaller breakout sessions.  The weekend exposes the attendee to the various opportunities to recognize that we, as physical beings, can continue our relationship with those loved ones who have crossed before us.  Attendees planning to come for only 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.  Please note that your admission to the event is for you only, and segments of the weekend cannot be transferred to other individuals.

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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About Your Stay at Guest House

There are a limited number of rooms available at Guest House.  Retreat centers are different from standard hotels in that they chargGuest House Chester Conne 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 can request assignment of a roommate of the same gender as space and interest permits.  We will do our best to accommodate you and notify you if and when we have a match.  This is not a guaranteed situation, and should we not find a suitable roommate, you will be responsible for the published rate for your final room accommodation.  If you know of others who are attending and you wish to share one room, please send an email to after all parties have made and paid their respective reservations for 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