Event Details

Healing Retreat for Those Who Are Grieving

June 10, 2023 9:00 am
Mary Ruth Cross, Presenter
Claire La Scola, Presenter

Moving through grief – one step at a time.

Check-in on Saturday is from 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM.
The program begins at 9:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM.
Lunch is served at 12:00 PM. Limited to 25 people.

Cancellation policy
Overnight or Multi-day/weekend retreats: $50 fee. Day Retreat: $20. Fees may be applied to future retreats. The fees may be waived in event of extenuating circumstances. Contact Kateri at 925-837-9141 x315.

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About the Event

A day at a safe, sacred retreat just for you. Where you will be supported and guided  in different aspects throughout this experience
We will provide an environment for you to…
• Remember your loved one while embarking on life’s journey.
• Focus on healing, just for you!
• Express yourself in a gentle, nurturing, and a caring way through your loss
• Enhance your understanding of grief and how to handle triggers. What trips you up?
• Exploring ways to catch yourself before a fall.
This grief retreat is a renewing experience that awakens the hope of moving forward after loss.  You will have an opportunity for personal time, group exercises/activities, small group sharing, meditation, prayer, and ritual.

Day retreat will be on Saturday morning, June 10, 2023, and will begin with registration at 8:30 am to 9:00 am. The program will start at 9:00 am and finish at 4:00 pm. Lunch is served at 12:00 pm. Limited to 25 people.

About the Presenter(s)

Mary Ruth Cross

Mary Ruth Cross is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 27 years in the mental health field. She is the owner and CEO of Treehouse Family Counseling Services in San Ramon  Mary Ruth has developed a treatment team model where the whole family is supported. Play Therapy is the focus of the practice where the healing power of play is harnessed to bring about healing for children, teens, couples, adults and families.

Mary Ruth is a graduate of Cal. State East Bay and has been on faculty at John F. Kennedy University and University of Phoenix teaching in the counselor education programs. Mary Ruth is a Registered Play Therapist, Supervisor, and a sought-after workshop leader in the field of play therapy, grief and loss, and trauma as well as other related mental health issues. Mary Ruth is a member in good standing with the Association for Play Therapy, California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, National Board Certified Counselors and the Association for Death Education and Dying. Mary Ruth co-facilitates a grief support group at St. Charles Borromeo in Livermore, CA. She is also co-author of a children’s book on trauma called “Snug and Rug and the ‘No Good Very Bad Thing’: A story of coping, calming & courage for children”.

Claire La Scola

Claire is a retired registered nurse and psychotherapist. She was involved in developing a hospice program at the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) in Santa Clara County and was a nurse case manager for HIV/AIDS clients for the AIDS Project at the VNA. Claire is currently a co-facilitator with Mary Ruth Cross of the Grief Support Group at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Livermore. Additionally, she is a Benedictine Oblate of the World Community for Christian Meditation and leads Christian Meditation Groups at St. Charles.