2020 Events  

Events 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS/EVENTS

Due to the uncertainty of hosting in-person events in the near future, the Foundation has planned several virtual programs, all FREE to women veterans. The events will be hosted on Zoom and occasionally streamed on Facebook live. 

To register for any of the upcoming events, please email: [email protected] 

If you’d like to make a donation to support any of our upcoming events, please click here.

Embracing Change: Exploring the Losses & Opportunities of Living in Shifting Times
Tuesday, July 14 • 4 – 5:00pm EST 

Topics of Discussion

• What old tapes do current losses trigger and why?
• What old tapes does living in the unknown trigger and why?
• What tools can we develop for living and thriving in the unknown?
• What new doors to personal growth and healing are opening for us?

Facilitator: Barbara Benjamin works with clients in identifying and healing life traumas, expanding emotional and spiritual development, and defining and fulfilling their life’s purpose.  Specializing in infant and childhood trauma, abuse, military, and health trauma, and mid-life trauma, she is currently the Founding Director of Introspective Leadership Associates: www.introspective-leaders.com

Ms. Benjamin has over thirty years experience as an educator, administrator, mentor, and counselor, and as a consultant to major corporations, non-profits, and universities. The author of two Pulitzer prize nominated volumes of poetry, and several books on leadership, she has completed doctoral studies in Education and Psychology at New York University, ABD, and holds certificates in The McKenzie Method of Psychotherapy and Programmed Dreams. 

The Art of Communication & Conversation
Tuesday, August 4 • 4 – 5:00pm EST 

Topics of Discussion

  • What are the differences between communication and conversation?
  • What are the 12 essential skills we need for effective communication?
  • What are the 12 essential skills we need for effective conversation? 
  • How do our values influence our ability to communicate and converse?

Facilitator: Barbara Benjamin works with clients in identifying and healing life traumas, expanding emotional and spiritual development, and defining and fulfilling their life’s purpose.  Specializing in infant and childhood trauma, abuse, military, and health trauma, and mid-life trauma, she is currently the Founding Director of Introspective Leadership Associates: www.introspective-leaders.com

Ms. Benjamin has over thirty years experience as an educator, administrator, mentor, and counselor, and as a consultant to major corporations, non-profits, and universities. The author of two Pulitzer prize nominated volumes of poetry, and several books on leadership, she has completed doctoral studies in Education and Psychology at New York University, ABD, and holds certificates in The McKenzie Method of Psychotherapy and Programmed Dreams.

Awareness through Movement® (Feldenkrais)
Wednesday, August 12 • 4 – 5:00pm EST

These classes will verbally guide you through a gentle series of movements, either lying down or comfortable seated positions led by Carol Moran. The results are profound and help to relieve stress, eliminate pain and improve balance and mobility. 

These lessons are truly effective on many levels, i.e.: physically, mentally, spiritually and intellectually. 

You & Your Alter Ego
Tuesday, August 18 • 4 – 5:00pm EST 

Why do we need an alter ego? How does it help us achieve our goals? When do we need to use it? 

This interactive workshop includes development of an alter ego for the female veterans in attendance. 

Facilitator, Kia Baker, is the found and host of The Female Veterans Podcast.

 

For more information:
Contact: Ms. Virginia Giordano
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (914) 686-8002


RECENT PROGRAMS

Meditation for Personal Calmness
Thursday, April 30 • 4 – 4:30pm EST &
7-7:30pm EST

 

Embracing Change: Exploring the Losses & Opportunities of Living in Shifting Times
Monday, May 4 • 4 – 5:00pm EST 

Topics of Discussion

• Why does change feel like loss? 
• How can we deal with the losses? 
• What door seem to be closing? 
• What new door are opening for us? 

Meditation for Personal Calmness
Tuesday, May 12 • 7 – 7:30pm EST 

Connecting the mind, body and spirit in times of stress and uncertainty.  This workshop promotes calmness, releases stress and encourages relaxation. 

Awareness through Movement® (Feldenkrais)
Wednesday, May 13 • 4 – 5:00pm EST 
Wednesday, June 10 • 4 – 5:00pm EST
Wednesday, July 8 • 4 – 5:00pm EST

These classes will verbally guide you through a gentle series of movements, either lying down or comfortable seated positions led by Carol Moran. The results are profound and help to relieve stress, eliminate pain and improve balance and mobility. 

These lessons are truly effective on many levels, i.e.: physically, mentally, spiritually and intellectually. 

The Benefits of Planting a Windowsill Garden
Wednesday, May 19 • 4 – 5:00pm EST 

The study of healing plants and plant communication. Facilitator:  Elizabeth Rose Matheson, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener Certified through Cornell Cooperative University Extension; studied Urban Gardening at NYC Botanical Gardens.

Comedy Night with Jane Condon
Friday, June 12 • 7 – 8:00pm EST 

Laugh with us!!! Join us online on June 12 for an hour of non-stop laughs with famous comedian, Jane Condon. FREE for Women Veterans! 

“Condon had the audience cackling, guffawing and in hysterics as she sliced through marriage, husband, kids, politics and other topics.” – The New York Times

WMM Presents Service: When Women Come Marching Home
Film available now
Tuesday, June 23 • 7pm
Panel discussion with filmmakers & veterans

Learn More 

Watch the Film 

 

Tapping Emotional First Aid for Women Veterans
Thursday, June 25 • 7 – 8:30pm

Bad News:  Many people are feeling uneasy, anxious and even fearful while trying to work through this global pandemic. 

Good News:  We know how to use our neural, nervous and limbic systems to better navigate these times.

FACILITATOR:  Jondi Whitis, a Master Trainer and Practitioner of EFT—Emotional  Freedom Technique, who has a long history of working with veterans to provide tools for IN THE MOMENT SUPPORT as well as recovery from traumatic events.

WHY:  Besides the usual stressors in our lives, we are now faced with a world that is changing everything that we thought was “normal.”  Therefore, we need the tools to not only survive these changes but thrive.

HOW:  Each participant will experience Emotional Freedom Techniques as well as receive a solid explanation for how we process stress and worry.

You will walk away with a tool that you can use “in the moment” regardless of where you are, your age or stressors. 

Every participant will receive a series of hand-outs for reference and deeper insight into EFT and its benefits.

*Donations and sponsorships allow us to provide these workshops and events for our women veterans. Please consider making a donation to support the Foundation and it’s mission to support women veterans by clicking here! *

NYC Civil Service 101 Information Session
Thursday, July 2 • 10:30am

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