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Love Knows No Death™

Winter Grief Transformation Retreat 2025

January 17th, 2025 - January 19th, 2025

Love Knows No Death Grief Transformation

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 54 attendees, and smaller 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.

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.


Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium Sirry Berndsen

Sirrý Berndsen- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Sirrý 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.

Rebecca LoCicero- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Rebecca has been working as a Psychic Medium since 1994. Born in Connecticut and known worldwide as an expert in her field of spiritual communication.  She is also a Certified Medium through the Forever Family Currently she is the Host of Messages from Heaven™ Public Access CVCCT Bolton, CT Roku & Firestick. and is featured in ‘Surviving Death’ a NETFLIX Documentary (episode #4). Rebecca can accurately present messages from souls with amazing validation, humor, boldness and with blunt expressions. She presents verifying facts about your loved ones in spirit. Come and experience Rebecca Anne talking to the dead through her trademark presentation ‘Messages from Heaven’™. She has an educational book out called Living with Messages from Heaven’ you can purchase through Balboa Press and Amazon! More information and all events listed on facebook

Lee Ashley- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Lee is a highly accurate and compassionate FFF Certified Medium. 40 + years learning traditional indigenous ceremonies, training in kundalini yoga and TM, and a Canadian law degree form part of this eclectic healer’s background. Lee loves to help others awaken and use their own varied and unique spiritual gifts in private and group readings, classes, and ceremonies.

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Cathy Nadal- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Catherine’s gifts of Spirit communication have been with her since she was nine years old. As a child, she realized she was able to see, hear, and communicate with Spirit Guides through dreams and during waking hours. Her special natural gifts have given her the ability to help others through grief, crisis, stress, and joyful moments in their lives. She has a true belief in the “afterlife” and has helped many others find their spiritual path.

Bob Ginsberg Co-founder Forever Family Foundation

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: A Guide to Navigating the World of Those Who Claim to Communicate With the Dead," and "My Life: Here and There: A Journey that Transcends Time and Space," 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



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.

Dr. Mo Theresa Hannah

Sonia Rinaldi

Sonia Rinaldi received an advanced degree in Sciences of Religion from Pontificia Univeridade Catolica-SP and is the co-founder and research director of the Instituto de Pesquisas Avancadas em Transcommunicacao Instrumental (Institute of Advanced Research on Instrumental Transcommunication ( 

International speaker, researcher and author of numerous books on the topic, Sonia has been conducting research in the field of ITC for nearly 40 years - obtaining some of the best results in the world in both voice and image. She continuously develops novel ways to record extracorporeal consciousness through the use of electronic devices in an effort to prove the reality of the afterlife. Her work has been featured in the internationally award-winning documentary (We Don’t Die Films) titled: RINALDI - INSTRUMENTAL TRANSCOMMUNICATION TO THE OTHER SIDE. 

wTom Gould JD and Melissa Gould MS, GC-C

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."

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If your travel requires additional nights at the hotel, a special rate of $161 or $165 (Depending on room) will be honored for retreat attendees for 3 days before and 3 days after the retreat and is based on guestroom availability. You can book additional nights directly online at this booking link: Winter Grief Retreat at Crowne Plaza Ft. Myers Gulf Coast, just select your additional nights

Or call reservations at 855-639-8440 and ask for Winter Grief Retreat group rate or mention group code WGR.

*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 17-19th, 2025. 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 register for the retreat 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.

Crowne Plaza Ft. Myers Gulf Coast 

About Your Weekend Accommodations

Rest easy in the newly renovated suites designed with both business and leisure travelers in mind. These spacious accommodations provide all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. 

Retreat 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

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.

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