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Trauma Healing and Community Resilience Development: 5-Day Workshop/Experience

August 10 @ 9:00 am - August 14 @ 5:00 pm


No one who lives in this world escapes being hurt, wounded, or insulted, but many people are also traumatized, and it comes in many forms and in varying degrees.

This 5-day Trauma Healing and Community Resilience Development Workshop, with 2 intensive days on Understanding and Managing Fear (part of this process is outdoors) and a 3 day process on The Seven Pillars of Forgiveness equips participants to:

  • Understand the biology of fear and how it affects behavior
  • Manage one’s fears more effectively
  • Identify one’s strengths and qualities
  • Build self-esteem and resilience
  • Understand the pathways of forgiveness and its role in trauma
  • Leave the past behind

It has been highly effective with many people from around the world, and particularly with community leaders, counselors and/or teachers who deal with vulnerable populations – not only to help them better understand and assist the vulnerable, but because they are sometimes dealing with their own vulnerabilities while helping others.

Participants will be taken through a multi-faceted approach, including practical exercises, in-depth content, stories and quiet reflective time, story-telling, theater cameos – and along with the profound work into forgiveness, the first two days will involve a very special process into what is called The Field of Fears, which is partially done outside inside a prepared ecology.

A very common outcome of this workshop in participants is a potent sense of renewed hope and optimism, and a strong desire to take some of these new understandings and insights back into their communities.

Dates & Time:  Mon. Aug. 10 at 9am through Fri., Aug. 14, 2020 at 5 pm

Presenters:  Mary Noble, Eileen McGowan and Vera de Wit from Feminenza North America   http://www.feminenza.org

Fee: $650 (all inclusive)


About the Presenter:

Mary Noble is the CEO and founder of Feminenza international. Since 2004, she has conducted many seminars and workshops on forgiveness and trauma healing throughout Europe, the US, Canada, Kenya, Israel, the West Bank, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, in partnership with USAID, UN Women, DFID, Global Communities and Erasmus+. Participants have included community leaders in Nairobi, traumatized girls/young women, youth workers from European NGO’s working with vulnerable youth.

Eileen McGowan is a Co-Founder of Feminenza North America and is passionate about humanity and its future. she has facilitated 9-day forgiveness seminars and trauma healing workshops in the US, Kenya, Israel and Ireland, along with facilitating a young women’s leadership program at Peekskill High School in New York.

Vera de Wit is an executive fro Stichting Feminenza Netherlands. She has a long record of facilitating Feminenza workshops and retreats in the Netherlands and is an accredited Feminenza Understanding and Managing Fear (UMF) facilitator. she assisted French Refugee Women in the Netherlands (2014), delivering the UMF module and assisting with their integration. She facilitated the Trauma Healing and Community Resilience Development (THCRD) project to the USAID DREAMS initiative in Kenya and, again in 2017 for 25 Nakuru County Community Elders (men) in Kenya.



August 10 @ 9:00 am
August 14 @ 5:00 pm
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The Center at Mariandale
299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States

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