restoring our warriors & communities

Upcoming Women’s Retreats

Soldier’s Heart Healing Retreat for Women Warriors and Community

June 9-12, 2016

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

A Soldier’s Heart retreat open to all women, including supportive civilians, and especially those who have served or are serving in the military and would like a safe, supportive space to speak the truth about their military experience, receive sensitive, heartfelt guidance,  and gain personal growth.

Soldier’s Heart retreats restore warriors and their communities by providing veterans, service members, family members, helping professionals and caring community members a safe space to learn and practice ways of successful homecoming and healing from war and military service as found in Dr. Edward Tick’s book, War and the Soul.  Participants will gain a deep understanding of PTSD as a soul wound.

Retreats can be an intense experience.  We strive to remain flexible and open so that needs, memories, and feelings that emerge spontaneously and organically can be responded to at the time of their surfacing.  Participants are asked to attend all days and all sessions of the retreat and participate to the best of their ability.

Kate Dahlstedt portrait

Kate Dahlstedt, M.A.

Kate Dahlstedt, M.A., LMHC, is co-founder of Soldier’s Heart and has worked with  veterans and their families for nearly 30 years. She currently directs the Soldier’s Heart Women and War project,  connecting women from around the country through tele-conferencing for support and to share the impact of war on their lives.  She is an experienced group leader, and has clinical experience in sexual assault.  Along with Soldier’s Heart Executive Director Dr. Ed Tick, she leads journeys of healing and reconciliation to Viet Nam and Greece.

Cost:  Free tuition, room and board. $25 non-refundable fee and deposit.

Donations gratefully accepted to keep the work on-going.

Registration:   Register by filling out the retreat registration form, e-mailing or calling 518.274.0501.

Registration begins at 3:00.  Dinner at 6:00.  Opening ceremony at 7:00.

Retreat ends on Sunday after lunch.

Place:  Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY