2020 Retreat Dates:
- July 31
- August 28
- September 25
- October 30
Retreats are from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. All retreats are held at The Mary Black Foundation Lower Level Conference Center.
Self-Care Day Retreats are free of charge and include a morning snack, beverages, and healthy lunch. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gift of Self-Care
Created for staff of nonprofit organizations and social service agencies. A structured, self-guided, personally designed day of renewal that centers on rest, reflection and rejuvenation.
The Mary Black Foundation recognizes that people who work in nonprofits and social service agencies face a range of unique challenges and stressors. Whether it is supporting clients through the devastating effects of chronic diseases or working with vulnerable populations experiencing trauma or violence, many people working in nonprofits carry the emotional burden of their work after the day is done.
Self-care refers to the practices done to benefit personal well-being. Those who work in helping professions can experience compassion fatigue. The retreat offers one work day away from the office with the sole intention of simply pausing to refocus. The retreat allows creative thinking, energy renewal, and re-engagement.
Intentional expression through story and art, gentle movement and meditation, guided reflections, and quiet stillness offer options of self discovery. The retreats are most effective when participants guide the day; therefore participants can choose from many options to create a self-care day that suits their needs.
A warm, comfortable, and private space with room for up to 15 participants. A respectful atmosphere of complete confidentiality. A group space and adjunct rooms offer a balance of individual time and group interaction.
In addition to in-person self-care retreats, Mary Black Foundation will be offering free Caring Conversations virtual sessions once a month. Each session offers ideas for personal, individual self-care with tools and resources that you may find helpful outside of the Caring Conversation hour. The Conversations are relaxed, confidential, and rejuvenating.
2020 Caring Conversations Dates:
- August 14
- September 11
- October 9