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Hope & Healing for the Brokenhearted!
Feeling hopeless or stuck after the death of a loved one? You may be overwhelmed by grief and barely surviving. You don’t want to stay where you are, but you have no idea what to do.
Dear friend, healing from the devastation of grief and trauma is possible. We have experienced it ourselves and have guided people all over the world on a healing journey through our life-changing grief counseling, retreats, and grief healing programs. You don’t have to go through this alone!
During your complimentary call, you’ll speak with Anne-Marie, an experienced grief and trauma counselor, who will help determine if this is the right program for you at the right time.
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When People Ask Us What We Do, We Tell Them That We Mend Broken Hearts.
If you feel stuck, hopeless or are just surviving, you can reach out to us by email or schedule a call. As professional grief and trauma counselors, we will work with you to discover if this is the time to begin your healing journey with counseling, online grief support, and healing retreats.
Count Your Losses To See How They Have Impacted Your Life
Our Story and How We Can Help
“I attended The Haven for a widow’s retreat in 2023 after losing my husband unexpectedly. After a year a half of working through my grief in various ways, I was looking to push through some significant areas where I was stuck and found this retreat. The exercises and one-on-one time with Anne-Marie and Ron helped me “turn a corner” in my grief journey and gave me so much hope and permission to find joy in life again. The space at The Haven is peaceful and beautiful and us widows felt loved and catered to throughout the entire time we were there. I wish every widow could have the opportunity to work on their grief and heartbreak in this incredible way. It was the most impactful four days I could have ever imagined.”
“This has been a very eye-opening experience!!! I was glad to learn I am not broken or damaged. I’m completely normal. This was hard, but worth it! I was given the tools to clean out all the pain in my heart. That is not to say it won’t come back or happen again, but NOW I have the ability too work through the anger, hurt and pain, and make more room in my heart for future love, joy, and happiness! I’m looking forward to the new memories I plan on making, and getting to know and like and accept the new me. I’m grateful for this amazing opportunity. I was given a lifelong gift, that I will treasure forever. Thank You, and God bless!”
“I could not speak my husband’s name without crying. I loved him so much, was married for 47 years and He died instantly in the next room, unknown. We were the perfect puzzle piece. I found out I was angry, guilty, wanted to tell my husband things before he left and I was being a brat before he passed the last half hour. I couldn’t complete my loss. But now I have! I did it! He will always be my Man and I will always be his Lady. Thank you!”
“As Anne-Marie explained what grief is, it confirmed I had unresolved pain in my life. I felt like I was doing well dealing with one particular (huge) loss, but sometimes my emotions were triggered and I felt sad, upset or other emotions that just never seemed to go away. Since processing one of my biggest losses, I have felt no pain, sadness or anger toward this person. I had put this loss in a box on a shelf, so I didn’t have to see it/feel it, but it needed to come off the shelf and its contents “shredded.” When the process was completed, I felt and continue to have feelings of relief. Anne-Marie is a gentle, kind and loving person; perfect for walking through this process with you. She listens intently and helps you see things you can’t see because you’re too close to the situation. She makes herself available for questions and guidance through the process and is very encouraging, especially when it gets toughest and you need that extra gentle push to get past the most painful part. She is transparent, genuine and open with the details of her own journey, so you never feel alone or abandoned. Anyone considering this program should just do it!! The emotional weight that is lifted is life-changing. It’s that simple. Totally worth it. ”
“A painful loss I thought I had done my best to “get over” was still debilitating but now resolved. I can honestly say I am healed from it. I cannot thank you enough.”
“Thank you Ron and Anne-Marie. I trust you completely and thank you for helping me feel more sane and grounded. I hear your words in my head and I hang onto them.”
“Anne-Marie and Ron, your program changed my life forever. I will never forget what you have taught me and will use these skills often.”
“I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me. You both changed my life and gave me hope again. I am so grateful.”
“Thank you for everything, Anne-Marie and Ron. Wanda and I talked on the way to the airport about what a different place we feel we are in compared to 4 days ago.”
“I hope you understand the profound difference you have made in my life. “
“Anne-Marie and Ron, I want to thank you both again for your amazing work. It has impacted my journey so deeply and positively!”
“Anne Marie, I know that you and Ron put your heart and soul into this work. I thank God I found you.”
“I am so grateful to you and Ron. You two are amazing!!”
“ I feel so lucky to have found you and decided to take this journey with you and Ron.You two are such special people. I am sitting here and feeling so much gratitude to you both. Thank you.”
“ Just reflecting on how amazing the retreat was on so many levels. You both are such beautiful souls. It was so healing to be cared for and loved by you and Ron. Our new sister group checks in everyday. What a great support system you gave us! Thank you so much.”
“I know I constantly tell you how grateful I am to you and Ron and how much I love you both but I can’t say it enough. You have given me strength, courage, love and support to go on with my life and are still giving all of us so much. You are both incredibly loving human beings. I am forever grateful to you.”
“You helped me in so many ways. I know this is the beginning of a whole new chapter in my life. I look forward to my new journey that you both helped me begin. Thank you for creating a safe space for me to heal.”
“You two work in such a healing, sensitive and tender way. There are just no words to truly tell you how wonderful this has been. I am ready and excited to tackle my next chapter. Thank you for this most precious gift!”
“Absolutely life-changing experience. I can breathe again. I feel so much lighter. You opened my heart. Thank you Ron and Anne-Marie. You never gave up on me, even when I gave up on myself. I couldn’t imagine how I could go on. I know I was a tough one.”
“I can’t thank you enough for being there for me during such a tough time in my life. You always listen and understand. You gave me the tools to get rid of the pain in a healthy way instead of the destructive things I was doing to cope.I didn’t even realize I was doing them.”
March 31 – April 3: Widows Grief Healing Retreat
March 16: Widows Tea
April 20: Widows Tea
May 25: Widows Tea
June 15: Widows Tea
July 20: Widows Tea
August 4-7: Widow Grief Healing Retreat
August 17: Widows Tea
September 21: Widows Tea
October 19: Widows Tea
October 26-29: Widow Grief Healing Retreat
November 16: Widows Tea
December 14: Widows Tea
Gardening Your Grief
Our grief could be compared to an overgrown garden. We know it's there, but we don't really want to face it. For a while, we might be able to put it out of our minds but it's still there getting more daunting the longer we ignore it. Traditional grief work encourages...
How to Create A Blanket of Comfort
A Step-by-Step Instruction by Anne-Marie Lockmyer On page 43 of my book, When Their World Stops: The Essential Guide to Truly Helping Anyone in Grief, I mentioned that the Blanket of Comfort a friend made for me was the best gift I could have ever received. I...
Healing from the Pain of Divorce
Divorce causes grief. And it should. It is a loss of hopes, dreams and expectations you had for a marriage. There can be feelings of anger, resentment, shame, betrayal. You can feel like it is now your identity. You can be disappointed in yourself and feel others are...
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