Love Knows No Death™

Spring Grief Transformation Retreat 2023

March 31, 2023 - Apirl 2nd, 2023

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 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 has limited attendance and small break-out sessions will further enhance the overall experience.

The all-inclusive retreat rates include lodging for Friday and Saturday night (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, March 31, 2023 at 4:00 PM EDT
Sunday, April 2, 2023 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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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 charge an all-inclusive rate per person based on the number of guests in the room. In the likely event that the Guest House runs out of rooms, a commuter rate is available that includes meals. An extended stay on Sunday night is being offered via the following link: Forever Family Stayover Registration - April 2-3,2023

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  • 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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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 find hope after encountering evidence that our loved ones do indeed survive physical death, something that Dr. Hannah both recognizes and encourages.


Rebecca LoCicero- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Rebecca Anne LoCicero is local to Connecticut and known worldwide as a Certified Medium of Forever Family Foundation. Currently, she is featured in ‘Surviving Death’ a NETFLIX Documentary (episode #4).  She can accurately present spirit communication with amazing validation. Her humor, bold personality and blunt expressions are seen as she presents verifying facts about your loved ones in spirit. She has a trademark presentation called ‘Messages from Heaven’ ™ and has authored a book by the same name. Rebecca is also a board Member for the COPE project through Yale Mental Health Hospital.


Joseph P Shiel III #FFFCertifiedMedium

Joseph P. Shiel III- Forever Family Foundation Certified 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." 


Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium Sirry Berndsen Sirry Berndsen- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Sirrư Berndsen has been blessed with the gift of mediumship throughout her life. Since childhood, she has recognized her remarkable clairvoyance, empathy and vivid dreams. In time, she came to embrace her unique abilities, and use the gift to heal and comfort those who had lost loved ones through the power of mediumship and support with bereavement.


Laura Wooster- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Laura Wooster is an Intuitive Medium, Teacher, and host of The Intuitive Life podcast on MindBodySpirit.fm. On her journey of 18 years, she has studied with top teachers in her field from the US and the UK. Laura is a Spiritualist minister ordained by The Journey Within Spiritualist Church, Pompton Lakes, NJ. With a calm and supportive presence, Laura offers private Intuitive sessions to help you become the person you are meant to be while honoring where you are today. In addition, she offers private Mediumship sessions that offer peace in the awareness that your departed loved ones are still present.


Bob Ginsberg Co-founder Forever Family FoundationBob 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 www.beyondthefivesenses.com.



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.

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.