Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E Lincoln Dr,, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Creative Arts Healing Retreat for 16 Women Veterans with MST.
Warrior Songs Retreats provide a safe and supportive healing space where veterans/soldiers are able to deepen their connection with themselves, each other and those who love and support them. Retreats offer a wonderful opportunity to reclaim life with joy and hope.
During the 4-day retreats the stages of departure, service, and transitioning home are explored in depth. Storytelling and various types of art are used to understand, express and integrate the war experience. Art becomes testimony to the pain of war as well as to joy of the healing process. Each veteran/soldier creates a plan for moving forward toward continued healing using new tools and skills offered during the retreat.
On the last evening of the retreat veterans/soldiers have the opportunity to share their stories in art form to a gathered community. This allows participants to speak their truth and for civilians to provide a sincere and moving welcome home.
Guided by experienced facilitators (some of whom are veterans), the retreats are host to 14 veterans/soldiers. They offer a good balance of time for introspection, expression, reflection and creativity. Warrior Songs retreats are free of charge and all inclusive for veterans/soldiers.
Retreats are funded by donations from generous individuals, organizations and communities that truly care about the healing of our nation’s veterans. Please consider becoming an important partner in this work by making a donation today. Thank you.