Leading a non-profit or public organization? Waking Minds works with educational, healthcare, and faith-based institutions to support you and your staff.


consulting & retreats

Whether your team would benefit from an administrative program review or a full-day retreat, Waking Minds can deliver transformative experiences to your whole organization.


In-person, by phone or technical assistance

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Supportive & Discussion Group Experiences for Teams
  • Addressing Vicarious Trauma & Sustaining Morale
  • Trauma-Informed Pedagogy & Instruction
  • Gender Harassment & Equity
  • Violence Prevention & Title IX Compliance
  • From Policy to Practice: Adopting Anti-Oppression Principles
  • How to Effectively Facilitate Groups

Organization & Office Retreats

Half-day or full-day programs

  • Strategic Planning Exercises
  • Organizational Review & Assessment
  • Adoption of Anti-Oppression Principles
  • Strengths-Based Approaches to Addressing Confrontation
  • Reconnecting Personal Passion with Organizational Mission
  • Honoring Intersectional Identities           in the Workplace
  • A New Vision for Diversity & Inclusion

Workshops & Training

  • Developing a Mission-Driven Environment
  • Designing & Facilitating Engaging Presentations
  • Self-Care as Social Justice
  • Gender Harassment & Equity in the Workplace
  • Being a Bystander in the Age of #metoo
  • Diversity & Inclusion Workshops
  • How Trauma Shows Up at Work

Keynotes & Presentations

  • Encountering & Overcoming Oppressive Practices in Ourselves
  • Vicarious Trauma & Self-Care as Social Justice
  • Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence
  • Building a Community of Active Bystanders in the Age of #metoo
  • Leveraging Leadership for Social Change
  • Honoring Diversity & Rethinking Inclusion

“Even with a background in counseling, I have never heard someone speak so eloquently about the effects of trauma, and more importantly from an identity-conscious, inclusive lens. For a program like ours that serves primarily first-generation, low-income youth of color, I am so grateful for the insights and support Rachel offers that not only provides our organization interventions for healing, but honors the dignity of our students.”
— Tiffany E., Retreat Participant