Return to Zero Retreat ~ Finding Joy and Meaning After Loss

Part of your heart dies with the child that goes. After the deepest sorrow, we keep walking and try to find meaning and live wholeheartedly despite our loss. The intention of this holistic healing retreat is to create a safe place to nurture yourself, connect with the child you have lost, and discover a community of people who have walked the same steps you have and with whom you can find meaning and healing.

Nurture Yourself

Our lives are always busy, and when we have experienced the loss of our babies, it is hard to find time and space to tend to our healing and ourselves. This is why I imagined this retreat as a break from all of that — a chance to practice unconditional love for yourself. This is a gift you are giving yourself, to honor you, your child, and your journey. Come and be taken care of. Let yourself rest. Nurture your body and spirit.

Connect with Your Child

This retreat is a place to share your child’s story and legacy. Many of us fear losing our connection with our children who have passed, and I hope that by taking this time for yourself, you are able to connect with your baby in a meaningful way.

Find Community

It is an essential part of the healing process that you do not feel alone or isolated. You will have the opportunity to make connections in a safe and sacred environment with others who have been through a similar experience of losing a child, whether it be in pregnancy, infancy, or toddlerhood. Feel free to take off the mask you wear every day and be your true self. You will form friendships that will support you and your journey long after the retreat is over.

For more information on the retreats, visit the Return to Zero Center for Healing and sign up for our Newsletter.

I do hope that you will consider joining me at one of our Return To Zero retreats.

With love and gratitude,

–Kiley

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Dr. Kiley Krekorian Hanish and her husband Sean are creators of the film Return to Zero starring Minnie Driver and Paul Adelstein. It is based on their personal experience of having a stillborn son and is the first movie to tackle the taboo subject of stillbirth.

Kiley, a doctor of occupational therapy, is also a bereaved mother. As an occupational therapist, she is interested in the transformative aspects of grief, specifically how storytelling, meaningful activities, experiences, and environment contribute to healing.

She lives in Los Angeles with Sean and their two living children. Kiley can be reached via email her at info@returntozerothemovie.com.

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