Today’s military women play powerful roles in our nation’s security and have equally important strengths to bring to our country as veterans. Nevertheless, women active military and veterans often feel cut off from the sense of camaraderie and cohesion more commonly experienced by their male counterparts. The challenges that women face while on active duty and as veterans also have not received the attention that would promote optimal reintegration into the veteran and civilian communities.
This women-only retreat for the military-veteran community focuses on the unique issues of women’s military service (including sexual trauma and other invisible wounds) and builds a safe, supportive environment to explore the strengths, resilience, concerns, and vulnerabilities of women who have served.
Led by military-veterans advocate Laurie Leitch, codirector of Threshold GlobalWorks; Zuleikha, founder of the Storydancer Project; and Chanel Best, a reservist and New York City police officer—the retreat provides a variety of experiential activities, including group dialogue, yoga and other restorative health practices, creative expression, and resiliency skill-building training.
Along with opportunities to build friendships, share and learn from others, and gain practical tools for thriving, there also will be free time to enjoy the healing Omega campus. All activities are designed to nurture mind, body, and spirit, and maximize strength and quality of life.