Empowerment Workshop
June 2017
Gail Straub

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Empowerment Workshop

The Art of Creating Your Life As You Want It

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June 15, 2017 – June 18, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
David Gershon, Gail Straub
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Spend a weekend with kindred spirits who long for more creative and meaningful lives. Experience transformative breakthroughs as you laugh, cry, dance, draw, and play together, all the while compassionately exploring seven areas of your life: emotions, relationships, sexuality, body, money, work, and spirituality.

Considered the foremost experts on empowerment, the husband-and-wife team of David Gershon and Gail Straub skillfully guides you in examining each of these seven areas, helping you develop the radical courage required to let go of old limiting beliefs and create fresh new visions for your life. Join a community of like-minded people, where you push the envelope on what is possible and encourage each other to make life choices based on the dreams that live deep inside you. Exploring each part of your life, you:

  • Compassionately gain insight into where you are now
  • Clearly design the vision of where you want to be
  • Courageously uncover and transform limiting beliefs that block you from achieving your vision
  • Create the next growth step that enables you to achieve concrete behavior change

Apply this proven empowerment methodology to discover your dreams and develop the practical tools to bring them into reality.

Scholarships are available; see Holistic Studies application at eomega.org/scholarships.

More Information

This workshop begins Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and concludes Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

Faculty recommends you read the following book in preparation for the course:

  • Empowerment: The Art of Creating Your Life as You Want It by Gail Straub and David Gershon
Things to Bring:

Bring an unlined journal.


Please note this course begins Thursday at 7:30 p.m., concludes Sunday at 6:00 p.m., and has a special schedule:

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
1:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Workshop
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
1:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out
2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop/Class Ends

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


David Gershon is a gifted facilitator of personal growth work who has pioneered the field of empowerment over the past three decades. He is codirector, with his wife Gail Straub, of the Empowerment Institute’s School for Transformative Social Change, and author of numerous books on empowerment. empowermentinstitute.net

Gail Straub

Gail Straub, a foremost expert on empowerment, codirects the Empowerment Institute's School for Transformative Social Change and is director of IMAGINE: A Global Initiative for the Empowerment of Women working with women in Africa, India, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Jordan. She also is the author of four books, including Empowerment, The Rhythm of Compassion, and her award-winning feminist memoir Returning To My Mother's House. imagineprogram.net