All Kinds of News for July 11, 2018
On June 22-24th, Greenbrier Academy for Girls hosted a Mother’s Village Retreat to support the mothers of current and recent graduate GBA students. The Greenbrier Academy team was thrilled to provide a three day intensive therapeutic retreat experience dedicated to the healing and rejuvenation of GBA's mothers. Facilitated by Paul Fowler, our Village Director, Rachel Call, our Director of Integrated Coaching, and our Founder, L. Jay Mitchell, GBA hosted 11 mothers for these three days. The experience proved to be powerful and impactful for participants, and Greenbrier looks forward to hosting similar events to support current parents and alumni in the future.
The village retreat is at the heart of the deep level therapeutic work Greenbrier Academy does with students. The power of providing a similar experience to mothers enabled them to have shared language and commonality with their daughters, as well as a deeper understanding for how and why GBA’s therapeutic philosophy works.
Greenbrier hosted Friday night dinner, meals on Saturday, and Sunday breakfast. Therapeutic exercises were engaged by all, centering around the Mother Archetype and Shadow. Lodging was provided in a beautiful mountain setting, right behind campus at our Village Retreat Yurts. The environment offered privacy and peace with a full immersion in a supportive community context. Mothers were able to reconnect with self, reflect on their relationship to the Mother archetype and Shadow, and be supported by other mothers and staff.
About Greenbrier Academy
Greenbrier Academy (GBA) is an all-girls' therapeutic boarding school. The mission at Greenbrier Academy is to mentor and empower adolescent girls and their families to create quality, healing intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships through inspired critical thinking, advanced therapeutics, college prep academics and stimulating adventures.