Sourcing Your Spirit Level 3 Mom's Retreat After Loss by Suicide 

October 16 - 21, 2020  

Elaine Alpert, M.Ed Sylvia Hebert, M.A.  

Sponsored by MindPeace Miracles Nonprofit Partial Scholarships by Application

In our Bold Journey Back to Joy... it’s time for our next-level experience together!  

Join us for part guided Workshop, part unfettered time to simply be, rest and roam…  

Come away feeling renewed, inspired, lighter, connected!  

The Lighthouse, our gorgeous venue, is a short drive from Sedona and full of warm and inviting rooms intentionally designed with the harmony of Feng Shui. Enjoy the outdoors, too… Comforting courtyards, peaceful meditation gardens, lounges, restful pools and waterfalls… all in view of the Red Rocks of Sedona... aaahhh.... 

Our half-day Heart-Centered Workshops ~ 

  • Share what is yours to share with MamaSisters in a trusted space of love, honor and respect 
  • Discover The Way of the Enneagram as it relates to your Bold Journey of healing for you & your family  
  • Learn how to move from ruminating mindchatter to the insightful Still Small Voice 
  • Experience in real-time how your Lifeshocks are sourcing and guiding you
  • Receive healing, deep insight and your own 'answers' through a powerful guided process 
  • Deepen your loving connection to yourself, your child and those you care about
  • Create a fresh, enlivening way forward by the time you depart, with fruitful tools to change how you live when you return home  
  • Morning Yoga, Energy Activations… and many surprises, of course!  


Outside our Workshops, time to roam and rest ~

  • Draw inspiration from the energy of Sedona by immersing yourself in the beautiful landscape. 
  • Explore intown Sedona or simply chill at our venue!
  • Enjoy optional sessions with curated local healers and bodyworkers (coming soon).  


Special announcement from Elaine ~

A lovely addition to our Retreat experience ... Sylvia Hebert, my friend and colleague, is joining us in Sedona! Sylvia will sometimes co-lead this Retreat with me, and at other times she'll support us with logistics and meals. We have co-led in the More To Life Program over time and I trust her heart, skill and sensibilities. I think you will resonate with her very quickly! We'll all meet in our Enneagram Workshop on Zoom before the Retreat. (See more about Sylvia below).

Our Schedule

Friday, October 16 Arrive at The Lighthouse between 4 - 6 pm Sedona time. Dinner together at 6:30pm, followed by our Opening Circle til 9pm.  

Saturday, October 17 through Monday, October 19* Get our bodies moving, settle with Yoga, Breakfast - 7:30am - 9am Workshop - 9am - 1pm Lunch - 1pm - 2pm Dinner - 7pm We will have a rejuvenating mix of free time, group activities & visits to the energy sites of Sedona.

Tuesday, October 20 Get our bodies moving, settle with Yoga, Breakfast - 7:30am - 9am Workshop - 9am - 1pm Lunch - 1pm - 2pm Dinner at The Lighthouse - 6:30pm Gathering - 7:30pm - 9pm 

Wednesday, October 21 Breakfast @8:30 am and Completion Circle @9:30am -10:30am Depart The Lighthouse - by 11am** 

*Daily schedule is flexible. We may switch it up with our workshop in the afternoon or evening instead of morning, depending on activity and group needs.  

**Please arrange your flights for the afternoon of October 21 so we can complete as a whole.  


Other Details for You

Flights to Arizona ~ Sedona is about 125 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and 40 miles from the Flagstaff airport. 

Included in your Retreat ~  

  • Specially-designed Workshops & Experiences with 2 facilitators, and all Workshop materials 
  • 11 meals & snacks (5 days of breakfast, 4 lunches, 2 evening meals)
  • Shared occupancy rooms
  • Guided visits to sacred sites and all group experiences 
  • Two Retreat Zoom Calls for workshop and connection, these are required. We will find compatible times to meet! Before the Retreat: Enneagram Workshop to get you ready (Date TBD) After the Retreat: Integration Workshop (Date TBD)  

Not supplied in the Retreat ~

  • 3 dinners in Sedona
  • Flights and transportation to/from the venue 
  • Transportation during the Retreat - Please arrange shared rental cars. Elaine will have a car and 2-3 people can join as passengers during the week.
  • Optional Healing Sessions or other activities you schedule during free time  


Before you Register, please be aware of the following...

  • PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS available by Application through MindPeace Miracles, for women requiring financial support. Email Elaine. 
  • CONSENT FROM YOUR THERAPIST: If you are in therapy, you will need the agreement from your therapist to participate in the Retreat. This retreat is therapeutic in nature, but is not a substitute for professional counseling or psychiatric care.
  • SUBMISSION OF YOUR FORM: You must agree & sign a Confidential Participant Form which includes a Liability Waiver (REVIEW HERE) no later than August 15.
  • 'PAY IT FORWARD' OPPORTUNITY: MindPeace Miracles is a nonprofit with a mission to support women facing traumatic loss. You will be given the opportunity at the Retreat to make a donation to help future mothers attend at a reasonable cost or to receive partial scholarship.

 Sourcing Your Spirit  

October 16-21, 2020

Workshops & Materials, Group Excursions, 11 Meals & Snacks, 5 Nights Accommodation, 2 Workshops via Zoom

PLEASE NOTE: Unlike previous Retreats, we can only accomodate 10 participants... Register soon!  

$1450 Pay in Full by Feb 15 $1550 with Payment plan ($450 Deposit due by February 15 and 4 monthly payments of $275)

$1450 Pay in Full

MindPeace Miracles Refund Policy: Please note that due to the intimate size of this group, the number of participants eligible for this Advanced Retreat, and costs incurred by MindPeace Miracles, deposits are nonrefundable. If you must cancel prior to May 1, 2020, you may receive a refund of 35% of additional fees you have paid. After May 1, 2020 no monies will be refunded. If you have questions, concerns or other payment plan options, please reach out to Elaine.

Questions or concerns? elaine@mindpeacemiracles.org

Elaine Alpert, M.Ed  

Elaine and Tom lost their bright, sensitive 16-year-old son Rand to suicide in 2004, on their younger son's 9th birthday. Within a few weeks Elaine met Iris Bolton, a leader in suicide prevention and aftercare and author of My Son, My Son, a book that has brought healing to those facing this tragedy for over 40 years. What a gift to know such a powerful and loving mentor so early in her grief! 

Iris and Elaine became close friends which eventually led to co-presenting at national conferences. In 2016, Iris invited Elaine to create an online Companion Course to her latest book, Voices of Healing and Hope. This online interactive course, Pathway to Peace of Mind, is available to anyone struggling with loss by suicide. There is also a version available for mothers facing loss by overdose. The results have been impactful in many women's lives and now addtional programs for moms, wives and partners are available.  

Elaine formed a nonprofit, MindPeace Miracles, and Iris joined the board. The mission is to support mothers and families who are facing significant loss with tool-based educational programs, to go beyond surviving to thriving by developing deep meaning, purpose, joy and gratitude for life once again. MindPeace Miracles accepts donations to offset program costs and to sponsor women into these programs who require financial assistance.  

Elaine holds a graduate degree with specializations in Transformative Learning, Integrative Health and Trauma Healing. She wrote her thesis, ‘Fostering Resilience: Conscious Engagement with Life As It Is’ as academic groundwork for The MindPeace Method®, a proprietary educational program for personal and community healing when life becomes especially challenging.  

She has been a certified Trainer for the More To Life Foundation for 20+ years, leading dynamic workshops and retreats internationally. Elaine is also a licensee of More To Life tools which form a core of The MindPeace Method®. In addition, this method draws from the fields of experiential education, leadership development, mindfulness, transpersonal psychology, mind/body medicine, neuroscience, energy psychology, indigenous practices, spirituality, and a broad range of the arts.

Elaine and Tom live in Atlanta GA, celebrating 33 years of marriage and have a 24-year-old son.

She is committed to the deeper dive, to receiving what Life is teaching us through the difficult, exhilarating, painful, and beautiful moments of our lives. She provides bold insights within a safe learning environment of creativity, connection, acceptance, and encouragement. Participants gain a toolbox of practices to become more real, more loving … more at peace in their own skin. 

Sylvia Hebert, M.A.  

Sylvia has a Master’s Degree in Special Education and Graduate Hours in Guidance and Counseling. She is a licensed Life Coach and an Associate Trainer in the More To Life program. Her professional career includes 37 years as a public school teacher, specializing in young children with educational and emotional handicaps. She has counseled and advised hundreds of parents about educational and behavioral issues.  

Sylvia’s son Carter attempted sucide at age 9. As a teenager, he did lots of cutting and had many hospitalizations as he struggled with depression, anxiety and suicide ideation. Together with her husband of 19 years, Michael, she and her family have walked a long road as they worked to help him and themselves. Carter is now 28 and finding a path for himself in prairie restoration. 

Sylvia is currently first vice-president of a new non-profit called The Z Gen Project, whose mission is to raise awareness about teen mental health issues and help prevent teenage suicide whenever possible.