September 20, 2019—September 23, 2019
Women’s Leadership: From Insight to Resilience
This September, the Garrison Institute is pleased to offer a Women’s Leadership training designed for women in leadership positions within organizations providing social services to transform the lives of women and girls experiencing trauma.
Women, who are often on the front lines of service and social justice, have few resources for professional or personal development. This retreat program will serve as an important opportunity to develop strategies to combat burnout and stress in the workplace. The skills offered by our expert faculty are designed to help strengthen capacity for inner resilience, vision, wisdom, and compassion.
Further, the program offers an introduction to the impact emotions have on everyday leadership. Participants in this program will learn ways to cultivate the skills of emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and self-regulation, and will work on how to apply these skills in support of practicing advocacy and making public presentations.
This gathering provides a chance for leaders to step back from the often overwhelming demands of their work and lives to have an opportunity to breathe, reflect deeply, and take nourishment from the spaciousness of contemplation. The combination of creating time for inner work, as well as engaging in the important development of skills needed for strengthening resilience through awareness, balance and connection, will inspire and empower participants.
You will also have opportunities for inquiry, discussion, and cross fertilization with peers in a safe, nurturing environment that can lead to deeper integration and dissemination of ideas, best practices and community.
The Women’s Leadership retreat program will take place from Friday to Monday and be by invitation only, is nonsectarian, and held in the atmosphere of quiet neutrality at the Garrison Institute. Participation has been made possible by a generous grant from the Woodhull Institute.
Space is limited.
If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Belanger or call +1 (845) 424-4800 ext. 133.
DaRa Williams is a trainer, meditation teacher, and wellness coach. She has been a clinician and administrator in the field of mental health for over 25 years. DaRa currently maintains a private practice in Manhattan. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders Program, and in the current IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training program.
Alice Forrester, PhD, is the CEO of Clifford Beers in New Haven, CT. Clifford Beers is a 106 year old community based, mental health center for excellence for the treatment of children and families. She has participated as Guide Team Member in the New Haven CT MOMS Project, Funded by HHS Office of Women’s Health, at Yale University. She was appointed by the Governor of CT to sit on the Sandy Hook Commission, is on the Behavioral Health Task Force and the Children’s Mental Health Task Force.
Chia-Ti Chiu is a yoga instructor, Thai bodyworker, and meditator. As a lead teacher with the Lineage Project, she brings mindfulness practices to youth in detention centers. She also leads their trainings, which focus on the intersection of mindfulness, social justice, trauma and resiliency. She developed and runs a community arts program at Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti in Port-au-Prince, after her initial trip doing earthquake relief work in 2010. Chia-Ti believes strongly in the power of healing and growth through self-care and co-care practices.
Diana Rose is Founding President Emerita and currently serves on the board of the Garrison Institute. She is the co-founder, along with Sharon Salzberg, of the Women’s Wellness Project and the CBR Project, and was the founding director for both programs. Mrs. Rose is a leader in helping to build a bridge between spirituality and social action.