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The Path to Healing after War:

A retreat for women who have been touched by the challenge and trauma of war

Friday, May 3 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

St. Scholastica Monastery

Throughout history women have been challenged to find healing after war touches their lives.  Women are impacted by war as mothers, daughters, or loved ones of soldiers, as immigrants seeking refuge from violence and war, and as soldiers who have, themselves, been deployed. War can be a destroyer of life and hope, and the journey to healing can be isolating and lonely. As a nation we have been engaged in war for eighteen years now. How do we move into a life of connection, healing the wounds of the past? How can we heal ourselves and be a force for peace? Join us for a retreat designed to encourage healing and connection in the “holding environment” of the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery. Give yourself the gift of time, honoring the journey of your life in the company of women.

Facilitator: Joan Najbar, MSW, LICSW, is a therapist with over 20 years of experience. She uses writing, the arts, and movement as a guide in healing work. Joan is a grandmother of five and mother of an Iraq veteran. As a therapist, Joan has worked as a Military Family Life Counselor with service members and with people in recovery. Joan has also worked for peace within herself and in her community.

Cost: $90 (includes lunch).     $160 for retreat and overnight stay.