Retreats & self-care

Our community is filled with compassionate people who commit to caring for others, while putting their own needs on the back-burner.

The Healing Trust has offered retreats since 2008 as a way to say thank you to helping professionals in our community by providing a free day of rest, relaxation, and self-care centered on the belief that the healing and wholeness of service professionals matter as much as the clients they serve.

The retreats are for nonprofit staff and are limited to a maximum of 3 people from an organization in each retreat. EVERY person attending must register.  Please note that some sessions are reserved for specific members of our community. Retreats are facilitated by Abby Hyman and Ashiya Swan.

If you have any questions about the retreats, please please review our FAQs or contact Abby Hyman.

Abby Siegel Hyman

Abby Siegel Hyman

Program Associate

Ashiya Swan

Ashiya Swan

Consultant

What to Expect 

Healing for the Healer is a day of relaxation guided by the belief that rest and self-care is a necessary practice for meaningful work.

The in-person retreats will be from 9:00-3:00 p.m. and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. We invite you to come dressed in whatever you find most comfortable (loungewear recommended).

You can expect a calm day with time to get to know yourself and others who do similar work. Activities may include Circle, arts and crafts, journaling, aromatherapy, meditations, yoga, acupressure, free time, and more. Every activity during the retreat is invitational and you do not have to particpate.

Still curious? Check out our FAQs.

Change of plans? Please let Abby know if you can no longer attend the retreat so we can invite someone from the waitlist to attend.

REGISTRATION

Healing for the Healer Retreat

Retreat dates:

  • January 18. 2024
  • March 21, 2024
  • April 18, 2024
  • May 9, 2024

Click here to register for this retreat. EVERY person attending must register. This retreat is typically facilitated by Abby Hyman. It will be facilitated by Ashiya Swan in April and May.

Healing for the Healer Retreat for Black Nonprofit Staff

Retreat dates:

  • January 11, 2024
  • March 14, 2024
  • May 2, 2024

Click here to register for this retreat. EVERY person attending must register. This retreat is facilitated by Ashiya Swan.  While we appreciate the support of allies, this retreat is reserved for nonprofit staff who identify as Black.

Healing for the Healer Retreat for Nonprofit Staff of Color

Retreat dates:

  • February 8, 2024
  • April 11, 2024

Click here to register for this retreat. EVERY person attending must register.  This retreat is facilitated by Ashiya Swan.  While we appreciate the support of allies, this retreat is reserved for nonprofit staff who identify as People as Color.

Interested in planning a self-care day for yourself or a small group? Download the resources below for information about getting started.