Hope Vibes Retreat Conference
Time & Location
About the Event
The Hope Vibes retreat is open to Let Grace In parents and adult siblings and will be first come, first served. This regional grief conference will be focused on child loss, and the presenters who are traveling from the mainland are national authors and speakers, hand picked by one of our fellow bereaved parents. The retreat includes a two night hotel stay at the Ala Moana Hotel, dinners the night of check in and the first night of retreat, and your parking. Thursday and Friday night we will gather as a group and share with eachother our angel children, and our favorite parts of the conference.
The Honolulu Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) has brought this conference "Hope, Healing and Aloha: Hawaii Regional Grief Conference 2021" to Hawaii. The following is information they have provided about the conference:
" With a lineup of prominent speakers on the subject of grief and healing, this conference presents an opportunity for our Hawaii community to experience a TCF conference in our own backyard. We all share a desire to better understand and cope with the loss of our loved ones and the grief that subsequently entered our lives.
Beyond the wonderful speakers and workshops, we trust you will benefit from the opportunity to meet and connect with others who are experiencing the same indescribable pain. There is a great measure of comfort that we find in sharing our common experiences of loss. The conference will feature workshops on all aspects of grief, including on child loss and sibling loss. All the speakers have presented at TCF National Conferences and have made a big impact on those seeking hope.
January 20, 2021
03:00pm Check into Ala Moana Hotel, recieve your room.
05:00pm Dinner as a group, hosted by Let Grace In
January 21, 2021
08:00 Opening Presentation- Honolulu TCF Chapter welcome: Laura Trinkle
Oli-Hawaiian Blessing Hula Alan Pedersen
1st Breakout Session
Hibiscus Ballroom: Paula Stephens: “Grief Didn’t Come with a Training Plan--Here’s Yours!”
Ilima: Dr. Bob Baugher: “Supporting People After a Suicide.”
Carnation Room: Steve Parker: “Fitness and Grief: Taking Care of Yourself Mentally and Physically is the Key!”
2nd Breakout Session:
Hibiscus Ballroom: Alan Pedersen: “Healing Guilt and Regret”
Ilima: Dennis Apple: “Struggling to Reclaim my Faith”
Carnation Room: Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley: “Help! I’m worried About my Surviving Teen or Young Adult Child.”(Parent and Sibling)
Lunch on your own
Hibiscus Ballroom Presentation: Keynote Speaker, David Kessler: “Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief”
3rd Breakout Session
Hibiscus Ballroom: Barbara Allen: “Beyond Losing a Loved One to Substance Related Cause”
Ilima: Alan Pedersen: “Healing Aspects of Music.”
Carnation Room: Dr. Bob Baugher: “Riding the Roller Coaster of Pain, Let me Off!!”
Hibiscus Ballroom Meet and Greet – Q & A
5:30pm Yoga by the beach
Ala Moana Beach Park Optional (walk two blocks down) Paula Stephens
7:00pm DINNER and Group debrief with Let Grace In
January 22, 2021
6:00 am TCF Fun Run/Walk Magic Island (Meet in lobby)
4th Breakout Session
Hibiscus Ballroom: Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley: “Ten Things You Can Do to Change your Life!”
Carnation Room: Stacy Parker: “Grief as a Second Language.”
Ilima: Paula Stephens: "Blooming Not Broken - How Post Traumatic Growth Shows Up in Loss"
5th Breakout Session
Hibiscus Ballroom: Paula Stephens: “What Are Your Healing Superpowers?”
Ilima: Barbara Allen: “Advocacy: Creating Change After Loss to Substance Related Cause”
Carnation Room: Paul Denniston: “Grief Yoga”
6th Breakout Session
Hibiscus Ballroom: Parent Panel I
lima: Sibling Panel Carnation Room: Q & A, Book Sales
12:30 Keynote Presentation (during luncheon) Hibiscus Ballroom: Keynote Speaker: Jordon Ferber: “How’sYour Mother?”
till 2pm: Luncheon, Candle-Lighting, Keynote, Closing
Hibiscus Ballroom: MC Alan Pederson, Lunch with Slide Show with Hawaiian Music, Alan Pedersen (Candle Lighting, Songs, Closing acknowledgement and slide show again)
The above schedule is subject to change should any unforeseen occurrence makes it necessary to alter the schedule.
Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available for social workers. This program is approved by the National Association for Social Workers - Hawai'i Chapter (Approval HI62792020-110) for up to 12 Social Work continuing education contact hours. There will be a sign in sheet and evaluation forms available to verify attendance. There will be a $20.00 charge at registration.
- Registration fee$50$500$0