The number of suicides in the nation is an alarming 35,500-plus according to a number of different sources searched on Google.
Spa retreat for suicide victims’ love ones at Miraval Spa can help the healing process.
If you’ve lost someone to suicide you’re not alone. On February 3 other people whose friends or relatives took their own lives with meet for three days in a soothing spa environment in hopes of healing the wounds and sorrow.
Organized by the Touched by an Angel: Sisterhood of Survivors , the retreat takes place at Tucson’s Miraval Spa, a transcendental facility offering a spiritual approach to mental and physical health and healing.
Spas are by nature soothing and healing, but Miraval is taking it a step farther with the help of of founder Lauren Stone, Miraval and SpaFinder.
The Touched by an Angel: Sisterhood of Survivors retreat was created to recognize the beautiful aspects of lost loved ones and to touch each other’s lives as living angels to help one another. The retreat is ideal for those past the crisis stage of grieving with hopes of creating a shared experience for those who seek a new network of strength and support.
“Miraval is the perfect setting to connect, share stories, grieve and heal both individually and together,” said Michael Tompkins, Vice President and General Manager of Miraval,
Lauren Stone who lost her mother Debbie Simon to suicide sought support from others whose ls had been impacted by the loss of a mother or loved one to suicide. In her grief, Lauren found an initial support network, then looked to create a more enveloping retreat to bring together fellow survivors for a dedicated period of healing and togetherness. “This retreat will create an encircling of support set in the abundance of nature, providing grounding through the spiritual and outdoor experiences that Miraval is so well known for,” said Stone.
The three day retreat will feature lectures, fitness and spa activities, as well a session with special guest speaker Judy Collins.
All-inclusive rates of $539 pp/night double occupancy and $599 pp/night single occupancy are for the specified group only, for the event weekend of February 3 – 6, 2011 in a Deluxe room category. Higher rates apply for higher room categories. All stays are exclusive of tax and resort amenities fees.
For more information go to www.miravalresorts.com