Community-Building Self-Care Retreat for Nonprofit Practitioners

Calling all nonprofit practitioners . . . Are you wondering how you can find the energy needed to continue to move forward productively after the events of August 12? Do you need new tools to recharge so you can continue your community-focused work? During a time of deep challenge in our community, we all need space and time to connect with other nonprofit practitioners to ground ourselves, to seek mutual support, and to gain clarity on ways to maintain our strength and resolve going forward.

CNE is partnering with Wildrock, a nonprofit nature playscape committed to promoting nature connection for community health, to offer a self-care retreat to help our nonprofit community put its oxygen mask on first. This retreat will work to empower nonprofit practitioners to connect with inner strengths and to colleagues with an understanding of trauma-informed leadership. The day will focus on the restorative benefits of nature connection as a vital support in fueling future work, and will be facilitated by both trauma and eco-therapists. There will be time to reflect and assess where we’ve been, and set intentions of where we need to be moving forward. Activities during the day and take-away tools will help participants to think clearly about what they need individually and for their agencies to continue to do their best work in the community.

Open to 30 participants. Free of charge. If you’re unable to attend the full day, please feel free to attend either the morning (10 am – 12:15 pm) or afternoon (12:45 pm – 3 pm) sessions.

Retreat schedule:

10:00 am – Circle of Support: Guided group movement meditation for regulating the nervous system.

10:30 am – Connecting to nature’s strengths: Telling our story through a group mandala making exercise, talking about what’s next, and assessing what support we’ll need going forward

11:15 am – Deepening Roots: Working in small groups to discuss the research on stress hardiness, how we can apply it to our current situation, and how we can connect it to our personal and agency intentions

12:15 pm – Lunch

12:45 pm – Walking meditation to Sky Meadow: Brief overview of benefits of intentionally connecting to nature for self-care, and how to access feelings of calm awareness during the workday

1:00 pm – Mindfulness in the Woodland and Stream Side.

2:00 pm – Offering a tool for trauma-informed support to your staff: Mapping systems for support, resilience, and recovery in your agency

2:45 pm – Labyrinth Walk

3:00 pm – Departure

Topic Mindfulness/Self Care
When Friday, September 22, 2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Where 6600 Blackwells Hollow Rd, Crozet, VA 22932
Trainer Wildrock
Member Fee $0.00
© Center for Nonprofit Excellence 2019

Contact Us

Center for Nonprofit Excellence
1701-A Allied Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Office Hours

Mon – Thurs: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM