All Kinds of News for March 06, 2019
From February 8th-11th, Greenbrier Academy for Girls facilitated one of our Young Women’s Healing Village Retreats. As a licensed, all-girls college preparatory therapeutic boarding school on the east coast, Greenbrier incorporates a curriculum that’s specific to the needs and unique experiences of teen girls in our Village Retreat. Located in a serene mountain setting directly above campus, students engage in therapeutic exercises and discussion.
Young women are drawn to narratives and stories. The Young Women’s Healing Village Retreat implements the Archetypes of the famous psychologist Carl Jung. Many students' negative beliefs and energies are tied to real-life experiences which they’ve stored away in narrative form. By incorporating Jungian Archetypes, students connect to the stories and characteristics of each archetype and were able to identify their characteristic strengths, as well as Archetypes that they need to embody more.
At the Retreat’s completion, facilitators and therapists asked students to reflect on the experience. Students shared:
- "The most useful part of this weekend at Village was learning how to trust my struggle."
- "I was moved by the feedback I received from the other girls while learning about the Archetypes. It felt good to hear how I was showing up as a Mother Archetype and it was helpful to hear some of my Shadows so I can now be aware of them and work on them.”
This retreat is a place for our students to witness shared success and struggles as young women. It’s a place to hold one another; the pain, the surrendering, and the transformation that takes place can last a lifetime.
About Greenbrier Academy
Greenbrier Academy is an accredited academic/therapeutic boarding school and a licensed by the state of West Virginia as a non-acute residential treatment center in Pence Springs, WV serving young women 14-18. We offer college prep academics within a therapeutically immersive experience. Our program preserves and protects your daughter’s FUTURE; emotionally, socially, physically, and academically.