Healing Retreat for Widows



    • A 4-day intimate healing experience with 3 other widows.
    • Experience a safe place to go deep into your broken heart, to free you from the pain of losing your husband. 
    • Learn how to rediscover who you are and how to learn to thrive in the next chapter of your story, while still remembering your love.
    • Get away from the noise and busyness of life and come to a safe place to deal with all emotions in an environment that encourages refreshment and restoration.

Why a Grief Retreat?


In counseling with widows and being one myself, I saw the same pattern happening over and over again. You have experienced a broken heart over the loss of your husband.  You hurt more than you ever thought possible, and you’re not sure how to go on from here, what your life will look like, who you will be now and can feel overwhelmed, fearful and stuck. You don’t want to stay in this place but have no idea what to do.

So, I designed retreats for widows especially to deal with two areas – healing from the emotional pain and how to create a beautiful life in the aftermath.

My widow’s retreats are intimate – only 4 women! They are intensive and all-inclusive. Everything is covered.  You just need to get yourself there. I personalize this experience for each of the 4 women to achieve the best results possible. This program is powerful! and transformational and sets the foundation for living fully and forward while remembering your husband.

This is the time and space of safety, acceptance and community. As sharing the tears, laughter and love that are shared by women who are in the same experience is healing in itself. It is a place for you to belong. It is a place for hope and for healing.

Won’t you join me?

Why Anne-Marie?


“Hands down one of the best experiences with a healer I have ever encountered. Anne-Marie as a person is healing, so the work she does flows naturally. She creates a sacred space for you to be yourself, unhurried and without judgment. She is truly gifted!”

Talia Bombola, Marriage & Family Therapist

“One month out from the retreat and I am in awe of the depth of healing I experienced. There seem to be no words to accurately describe the transformation in myself and the other women. The curriculum is powerful and explains why each step is necessary to complete for real understanding and healing can take place. But as good as the curriculum may be, it was the safe environment you created which allowed such a deep healing to happen. From the moment I arrived, I was like I was wrapped in a blanket of pampering, love and acceptance acknowledgment and safety. No stone unturned. You nourished our minds, our hearts and our souls. There is no stopping this train. There are so many who will benefit from a retreat like this”

Marci Savage

“Anne-Marie and her team are some of the most awesome women that I have ever met. Going into this I was scared, and I guess somewhat skeptical about this being able to really help me. Coming out of the retreat, it gave me hope to go on by myself in this life. You made me feel so loved and good about myself. I would and will recommend this retreat to other women. Anne-Marie, you are truly earth an angel.”

Robin Smith

Schedule a clarity call with Anne-Marie or email help@griefandtraumahealing.com to find out more.

Retreat Details:


California Widow’s Retreat April 1-4, 2022

No Spots Available


Location: The Haven Retreat Center, Orange, California (Closest airport SNA – Orange County) 

Starts:  Friday 5pm

Ends: Monday 10am

Limited to 4 spots

Pricing: $1947 – includes pre-retreat session and exercises, group and private sessions during retreat, 2 aftercare group Zoom sessions, all materials, 3 nights lodging with private room and private bath, all meals and snacks.  (Credit Cards, Debit, Zelle)





If you are a recent widow or even if it’s been years, if you are still hurting, this is for you as we are going to be specifically working on healing your heart. It is common, that even 5 years later, we are still not healed. Not because we don’t want to be, but because we haven’t had the tools. We will give them to you and personally walk you through the healing journey I do with my clients all the time.

If you feel stuck and just don’t know how to move forward and create a beautiful life for yourself, then this retreat is for you.  Maybe you are surviving, but you want to thrive.  Maybe you thought you would be further along than this. 

If you would like to have a new community of friends who understand you, that you can relate to and have fun with – then this is for you.  You are going to feel so loved.


I had to really think about how to design this.  I could have created something for 50-100 women at a hotel somewhere and given them some tools and inspiration – but that would not give me the results I wanted for them.  But it would cost a lot less.

I wanted a life-changing transformation!  And to get that, it must be small and intimate, and it must be personalized and tailored to each woman, where she is at and what her needs are.  


Absolutely everything except your travel to the event.  We take care of everything the moment you arrive.


I would tell you that you are absolutely normal and that is what the other ladies feel as well. As much as we want to improve, and take these steps, it is also scary when we go out of our comfort zone and make ourselves vulnerable. We will do everything we can to put you at ease before you even arrive. That is part of the  pre-care. Don’t let fear hold you back. It takes courage to heal and live again!


You can’t register online as I want to talk to you to make sure this is the right fit and answer any questions you have.  If it isn’t, I will tell you.  So please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email, phone or on the form on this page and we will set up a time to chat.

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