Healing From Military Trauma
June 2016
Lori S. Katz

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Healing From Military Trauma

A Warrior Renew Program (A Retreat for Military Women & Women Veterans)

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

June 19, 2016 – June 24, 2016
Rhinebeck, NY
Lori S. Katz

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

The application deadline for this program has passed.

Military women and women veterans face enormous challenges. The impact of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) has lasting effects on the mind, body, and spirit. Often characterized by betrayal and shame, MST can lead to unrealistic self-blame, difficulty trusting others, and avoidance of emotional and physical intimacy.

This women-only retreat for the military-veteran community (including active duty, reserve, guard, and all branches of the uniformed services) offers a safe and healing environment to explore facing and releasing traumatic stress and increasing resilience.

Based on the Warrior Renew program, this 5-day retreat is designed to address unique aspects of MST for women veterans and active duty service members. It provides skills to manage trauma symptoms and move toward resolving the past, as well as offering inspiration to move forward through life in a meaningful way.

Through therapeutic activities, including discussion, lectures, writing, mindful awareness, aromatherapy, movement, and group experiences using an integrative approach to healing, we:

  • Work to resolve feelings of self-blame, anger, resentment, anxiety, grief, injustice, betrayal, and shame
  • Address sleep issues, including nightmares and insomnia
  • Develop effective self-regulation strategies and communication skills to voice our needs

We also explore the impact of MST on relationships and how to cultivate trust and sustain healthy loving connections with others.

This program is not an exposure-based treatment; you will not be asked to share or listen to trauma stories. Required: Six months of sobriety and emotional stability prior to workshop.

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This program is underwritten and open to all active or inactive duty military women and women veterans.

Scholarships: The scholarships deadline has passed.


Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Optional Movie Screening
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Lori S. Katz

Lori S. Katz, PhD, a clinical psychologist and developer of the Warrior Renew treatment program, has worked with veterans for 23 years, specializing in military trauma. Former director of a women veteran’s mental health center, Katz is also a researcher and author of six books. warriorrenew.com