Love Knows No Death™ - Winter Grief Transformation Retreat™ 2023

January 13th, 2023 - January 15th, 2023

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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 13th, 2023 at 4:00 PM EDT
Sunday, January 15th, 2023 at 5:30 PM EDT

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Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center 
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 $159 will be honored  for retreat attendees for 3 days before and 3 days after the retreat and is based on guestroom availability. Please call hotel reservations at 855-639-8440 and ask for Winter Grief Retreat Group Rate or mention group code WGR.  You can also book additional nights directly on line at this booking link: Winter Grief Retreat at Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Airport @ Town Center.  *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 13-15th, 2023. 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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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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Laura Jackson is arguably one of the greatest living mediums, Certified by both the Forever Family Foundation and the Windbridge Institute. Laura's readings are special because they are packed with evidential information (names, dates, and very specific details) as well as personality.  Laura is also a sought-after speaker, whose messages are inspiring and uplifting – even when talking on the sensitive topic of grief, loss, healing and purpose. Laura’s speaking engagements can be geared to a variety of topics and can act as a catalyst for positive change, motivation, forgiveness and renewed hope.

Bobbi Allison

Bobbi Allison is a Certified Medium with the Forever Family Foundation and unlike many others in her field, Bobbi can relay messages from master guides through automatic writing. She is also a remote viewer, enabling her soul to be transported to locations of missing items and people. For over a decade, Bobbi has helped hundreds around the globe, including law enforcement and private investigators. She uses her gifts to touch people with love in such a way that inspires them to embrace their own gifts and share them with others.

Amy Utsman

Amy Utsman is a Certified Medium with Forever Family Foundation and is an accomplished medium, psychic and teacher. Using humor, grace and a down-to-earth style, her readings are highly accurate, detailed and empowering. Amy receives messages through hearing (clairaudient), sight (clairvoyant) and feelings (clairsentience) – these are the primary senses she uses for connecting during a reading – whether connecting with Spirit, your loved ones or Guides.

Maurice Israel

Maurice Israel is a Certified Medium with Forever Family Foundation and a teacher who has provided private readings and demonstrations of mediumship to groups for 17 years. He is also a Registered Nurse with over 22 years of experience, spending the majority of his career as a Hospice and Palliative Care nurse in Florida.

Piero Calvi-Parisetti MD - Forever Family Foundation Scientific Advisory Board Member

FEATURED PRESENTER: Piero Calvi-Parisetti

Piero Calvi-Parisetti is a Scottish/Italian medical doctor, psychotherapist and author. A former university professor and humanitarian adviser for the United Nations, Dr Parisetti is a member of the Society for Psychical Research and of the International Association for Near-Death Studies. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Forever Family Foundation.


Co-Hosts for The Gathering and Signs Of Life Radio and on-site hosts and facilitators of Forever Family Grief Retreats

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," 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