A Gathering of Archangels
The Archangel Community is a group of women who have graduated from Susan Omilian’s My Avenging Angel Workshops™ and continue to meet regularly for support, guidance and encouragement. They learn from each other how to stay connected with the “thriver” energy they each carry inside. Activities include a monthly follow-up session to check-in on short- and long-term goals, a pot-luck lunch and interactive activities like arts and crafts projects to get the positive energy going again.
The Archangels also have an annual summer picnic, holiday party and frequent Girls Nights Out for movies and dancing.
How the Archangel Community Came to Be
When Susan Omilian began conducting her My Avenging Angel Workshops™ in 2001, she wanted to lead women who have been abused in two six-hour workshop sessions through a series of writing and focusing exercises to allow them to see the journey they are on – from victim to survivor to “thriver.” She also wanted them to set new goals for themselves that flow from the “thriver” energy so as to move permanently out of the cycle of violence and reclaim their lives.
But one thing Susan didn’t want to do was lose track of these women after the basic, introductory workshop was over. She wanted to form a community of “thrivers” and see what they could accomplish together.
Today Susan’s Archangel Community is alive and thriving! The women have taken the name “Archangel” because they feel they have “graduated” from the Angels in the basic workshop to Archangels, something bigger, better and very special.
I clearly remember the day I found you, Susan, and attended one of your free workshops. I relaxed when I walked through the door knowing that it was a beginning to living well and finding myself again. You encourage people to stay strong. You have made me feel included and for that I thank you. Living well IS the best revenge . . .” D.L. – Connecticut
“Journey to the Real You” Weekend Retreats
The annual Archangel weekend retreat is a time to reflect, re-energize and renew the commitment to move permanently out of the cycle of violence. Set at a luxurious beach house on the Connecticut shoreline, the three-day retreat allows women to unwind in a beautiful seaside location and, through writing, interactive exercises, music and dance, connect again with the “Real You,” that part of them untouched by the abuse they have experienced.
With this Archangel Community, women understand their journey and appreciate the triumph of moving beyond abuse to reclaim their lives.
Learn more about Susan’s My Avenging Angel Workshops™
Contact Susan to bring the workshop to your area.
Workshops are Free!
Susan provides the My Avenging Angel Workshops™ and the Archangel Community activities free-of-charge. Costs for the weekend retreat are underwritten by a sliding-scale scholarship fund.
To support and donate to these activities, visit CT-ALIVE.org.