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Fri, 24 May



Good Grief Retreat

Good Grief Retreat

Good Grief Retreat
Good Grief Retreat

Time & Location

24 May 2024, 14:00 – 27 May 2024, 12:00

Horsham, Horsham RH13 6RG, UK


About The Event

Good Grief- Retreat 

A place to rest, recover and renew  

Friday May 24th till Monday 27th- 2024

We all need to grieve, time out and experience a time to reflect, rest and recover. This year we have dedicated a safe space for people of colour to pause. To shed sorrow and recover the joy of life. 

In our world, there are so many things that cause us pain and sorrow. With the world as it is today self-care and honouring our grief has never been more critical but it is also a natural response to loss, but there are also many layers which we are all carrying today.

When we lose someone,  It strikes in direct proportion to love: the more we love a person or a thing, the more we experience grief when we lose it. Big griefs: our dear ones die; our relationships end; our jobs disappoint us. Everyday griefs: a friend lets us down; our children struggle; we feel the loss of roots and community; we are beset by anxiety and fear about the state of the world. Some days life is just hard. Grief that is held down or suppressed blocks joy or happiness; and – worse – we may feel anger, rage and frustration. Or sometimes we just feel numb. It’s tiring to keep all these feelings in, and grief is a lonely business.Our culture seems to encourage the ‘stiff upper lip’ and ‘moving on’. It’s often harder for men to grieve, because ‘big boys don’t cry, remember’!  Here in the UK it was not until the covid era that we began to acknowledge that proper expression of grief is needed for sound mental health.  

We welcome you to join us in Sussex for 4 days and the space is limited to 15 people. Let go of the burden, share in collective healing and embrace the path to joy.

William Fley

William has practised various Buddhist traditions for over 20 years.  William is a practising bereavement therapist and founder and director of the "Mindfulness Network for People of Colour", a community interest company based in the UK which aims to bring awareness of transgenerational trauma through mindfulness-based interventions.  William continues to pursue his passion for eliminating cultural and other barriers to accessing mindfulness by encouraging cultural awareness and responsiveness.

Talibah Rivers -  is a Singer, Choir leader and Sound Reiki healer,  she is an accomplished vocalist

with a passion for Jazz. She has a strong belief that singing should be for everyone and

loves helping people find the confidence to express themselves and to enjoy singing whether

they are in tune or out. She has facilitated workshops for the Lambeth Country Show online

and in person and hosted Sing, Play, Release singing, meditation, and movement

workshops she devised for well-being and social prescribing for the Royal College of

General Practitioners. Singing gets your endorphins flowing. These are the brain’s feel-good chemicals, one of the

many reasons why singing with others has been shown to increase life satisfaction. Choir

members leave sessions feeling uplifted and experience a positive shift in their mood after

joining in.

Karlet Manning- CEO of Gracefully Prepared - Funeral Director and Grief & Loss Coach, is dedicated to transforming how people perceive grief and approach discussions about death.

Creating a supportive space, Karlet guides individuals through their grieving journey, helping them comprehend the definition of grief and loss. Beyond traditional coaching, she fosters healthy conversations, aiming to diminish the negative impact of grief. Her approach encourages individuals to scrutinise myths and misinformation surrounding grief, expanding their knowledge and finding solace in their journey.

Karlet Manning's comprehensive approach empowers individuals to regain control, manage emotions, and navigate the intricate aspects of grief and loss in both personal and professional spheres. Additionally, her own experiences with bereavement, including the loss of her beloved mother & brother and exposure to a community affected by guns and gang violence in the 90s in Manchester, further enrich her understanding and empathy in supporting others through their grief.

Cost: The cost for the retreat is £250 for a shared room or £350 for a single, payable in 2 instalments 

Refund Policy: As a CIC (Community Interest Company), our commitment is paramount. Once your booking is confirmed, refunds are not available. However, you are welcome to transfer your space to another person. Your understanding of these terms supports our dedication to community initiatives and sustainability.

Sponsor us: If you would like to sponsor someone or make a donation to this event please refer to the ticket where you can find a donation of £50 or buy a ticket and we will allocate it. 


  • Single room

    Thank you

  • Shared room


  • Twin

  • Instalments

    Please send us an email with which room you would like and 'pay as you' . We will hold your booking and reserve yourspace.




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