Love Knows No Death™

Spring Grief Transformation Retreat 2024

April 5th, 2024 - April 7th, 2024

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 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.

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.

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."

Lori Sheridan- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Lori has been helping those who are grieving connect with their loved ones on the other side as a spiritual medium for nearly 20 years. Her ability to deliver evidential messages of love and comfort has touched individuals, families, and audiences of all sizes. Whether in private sessions or at public events, Lori strives to bridge the gap between this world and the next with integrity, clarity and compassion. She believes love and life are eternal.

Keira Newton- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Keira began developing her mediumship when she was in her 40's. She had begun training in Reiki when she started receiving messages from the spirit world to tell her clients that grew stronger and stronger over time. Over the years, she's taken many courses, had progressive mentorships, and participated in online courses with some of the best mediums of this day. She believes mediums are lifelong learners and is deeply satisfied with her work of connecting through online demonstrations and private sittings with people from all over the world.

Dr. Mo Theresa Hannah

FEATURED PRESENTER: Dr. Mo Therese Hannah, PhD

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.


Jacob Cooper is a Clinical Social Worker, author of 'Life After Breath - How a Brush With Fatality Gave Me a Glimpse of Immortality,' and 'The Wisdom Of Jacob's Ladder,' and also a near-death experiencer. He will share with us his mystical journey to the other side, the wisdom learned from the experience, and what a connected awareness can mean to the human experience.

HOST: 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,' 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



 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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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. Commuters must make their own lodging arrangements with other nearby venues.

If your travel requires an additional Sunday night stay, please contact the Guest House directly at (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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About Your Weekend Accommodations

Guest House is a beautifully renovated country inn that combines functionality with comfort.

Retreat Amenities

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

A Meditation Labyrinth

The Guest House is a smoke-free facility with two outdoor smoking areas with receptacles for cigarettes

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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