Virtual retreat


Find what works to support your emotional and mental well-being as a business owner


and make a plan to care for it

so you don't flip your lid and blow up your business

when the shit hits the fan

Running a Business Can Run Down Your Mental Health

Did you know there is an inherent connection between entrepreneurship and mental health challenges?

There is!

Entrepreneurs have a higher prevalence of mental health challenges than the general population.

There’s an irony in this: people who are on the energetic, motivated, and creative side are both

1) more likely to be entrepreneurial and

2) more likely to experience strong emotional states…

In fact, in one survey, 49% of the entrepreneurs surveyed reported having a mental health condition, with depression and anxiety being two of the top three.

It’s common for business plans to cover financial, sales, marketing, and operations.

So why not include mental health?

As whole humans who own small businesses, a mental health plan should be part of your business strategy.

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It's a must

The Mental Health Plan workshop appealed to me because I am invested in supporting my mental health and get excited when I see content that engages my practice. I like that the workshop gave me a matrix (of sorts) to measure against with stressor and resilience markers. Shulamit is knowledgeable, patient, compassionate, clear and inclusive ❣️ This workshop is a must for business owners who are struggling with supporting their mental health, or beginning to understand how to support themselves and their mental health.

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I didn't realize how important mental health is to the success of our business.

The mental health plan workshop made me realize what I do when crap happens and the importance of finding someone to work with. I didn't realize how important our own mental health is to the success of our business. The workshop makes you aware of it and you can see the value in checking in with yourself (as you do with your business) through a plan.

Shuli’s compassion, empathic and knowledge on the subject made the presentation super interesting, made it easy to understand the different concepts.

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Insightful feedback, highly recommended

The workshop series was very helpful in allowing me to mindfully observe my own patterns when challenges surface during the entrepreneurial journey, then note them down and bring them to the workshops with Shulamit. Her insightful feedback helps me to adjust my own wellness practices and solidify them into an effective method suitable for my own personal needs. I highly recommend the workshop.

Peng Zhang Founder, Acoustic Antidote
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I'm making my mental well-being as important as my business.

I needed to connect with other entrepreneurs as part of my self care plan. I needed to spend time developing a plan for me, as I often spend most of my time serving others. I was noticing some irritability and difficulty balancing work and personal life.

As a result of the workshop, I have developed a mental health care plan that I incorporate in my daily and and weekly plans, just like the rest of my business plan. I'm making my mental well-being as important as my business.

The workshop experience was supportive and empowering and Shulamit is a well-informed, open and warm facilitator

Mercy Maviko Director, Veneka Therapy & Consulting Inc.
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Should be required coursework in every MBA program

The Mental Health for Entrepreneurs workshop created and presented by Shulamit should be required coursework in every MBA program.

Shulamit is a clear, compassionate teacher with a comprehensive grasp of the complicated, competing demands of business - especially for women.

She brought forward important perspectives and distilled vast information into practical, useful and highly effective information.

She is bright, funny, committed and above all - a kind, generous human.

This workshop is an invaluable resource at a time when it is sorely needed.

Shannon Thompson DIRECTOR, SHAKTI RISING
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Gives everyone space and allows for open communication

Shulamit’s workshop on Mental Health for Entrepreneurs provided us with reassuring truths we all needed to hear!

With a calm and comforting demeanor, she gave everyone space and allowed for open communication to make everyone feel seen, heard, and validated.

She shared her valuable wisdom, gave us vital resources, and a plan we can action for ourselves to be able to maintain and protect our own mental health.

Karima Elbanna Program Administrator, CFC Media Lab
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I'm far more mindful of my own and others' mental health in the context of my work.

I'm committed to healing, growing and being aligned wholistically to live wholeheartedly in all realms, family, career and personally. Shulamit's workshop was a powerfully attuned way to kick off my experience with 5th Wave.

Learning about the 7 factors of mental health risk for entrepreneurs was vital! If I can name it, I'll be able to tame it!

I'm now far more mindful of my own--and other entrepreneurs'--mental health in the context of my work.

Entrepreneurs need to be extra mindful of their mental health and how important it is to build a mental health plan into their work and lives.

Adria Budd Johnson Co-founder - writer/producer, Process Entertainment
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I haven't been this excited about my mental health in a long time

I haven't been this excited about my mental health in a long time.

The workshop was helpful because Shulamit helps us identify a clear list of what to do and what to look for.

Krysta Ann WIlliams Photographer, artist, bookbinder
With a plan, you will know what to do when the shit hits the fan.

You will know what works–and what doesn't–to support your full CEO-self.


You will have a repertoire of empirically-grounded resources and strategies you can use to address the situation. 

But most of all, you can mitigate (most) serious problems with preventative measures.

When your emotional life is cared for, your CEO capacities for

  1. focus,
  2. problem-solving,
  3. creative thinking,
  4. planning,
  5. prioritizing,
  6. and interpersonal skills

can take the fore and you can be your best self in business and in life.

In this virtual retreat, guided by me, a licensed mental health professional, you’ll get tools that are rooted in a holistic approach that, among other things, recognizes the impact of both systems of oppression and spirituality on mental health.

If you are

  • A woman business owner who values their mental health
  • A self-employed woman who wants to get off the stress hamster wheel
  • Contemplating jumping into your side-hustle full-time but don’t want to burn out while doing it.
This in-depth, interactive virtual retreat is for you.

You (and your business) are

Stronger With Support

Running a business is like an emotional rollercoaster.

One minute you’re on the top of the world and the next you want to quit.

You’re isolated and overwhelmed.
Your friends and family don’t get it.
You feel anxious and stressed.
You worry you’re heading for burnout or worse.

You’ve tried all the things–meditation, yoga, essential oils, working out, “clean” eating–and none of it has “worked.”

And sadly, taking time off isn’t on the table right now.

You need your CEO-self to be in good shape in order to run your business.

Good mental health (as defined by you) requires a two-pronged approach: a plan and accountability for implementation.

 This live virtual retreat will cover three key areas: 
Learn
  • Learn about the 7 factors of risk to mental health for women entrepreneurs
  • Understand the role of trauma and nervous system regulation and dysregulation in mental health
Reflect
  • Map your mental health KPIs (key performance indicators)
  • Identify and apply the three principles of stress resilience
Implement
  • Draft a mental health plan based on your KPIs
  • Understand how to use your plan so it doesn’t just stay in the drawer like your business plan does (oops, did I just say that??)
  • Apply different tactics to stay accountable for implementation
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Gives everyone space and allows for open communication

Shulamit’s workshop on Mental Health for Entrepreneurs provided us with reassuring truths we all needed to hear!

With a calm and comforting demeanor, she gave everyone space and allowed for open communication to make everyone feel seen, heard, and validated.

She shared her valuable wisdom, gave us vital resources, and a plan we can action for ourselves to be able to maintain and protect our own mental health.

Karima Elbanna , Program Administrator, CFC Media Lab
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It's a must

The Mental Health Plan workshop appealed to me because I am invested in supporting my mental health and get excited when I see content that engages my practice. I like that the workshop gave me a matrix (of sorts) to measure against with stressor and resilience markers. Shulamit is knowledgeable, patient, compassionate, clear and inclusive ❣️ This workshop is a must for business owners who are struggling with supporting their mental health, or beginning to understand how to support themselves and their mental health.

Valerie Farber , Founder and Design Fusionist
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I haven't been this excited about my mental health in a long time

I haven't been this excited about my mental health in a long time.

The workshop was helpful because Shulamit helps us identify a clear list of what to do and what to look for.

Krysta Ann WIlliams , Photographer, artist, bookbinder
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I'm far more mindful of my own and others' mental health in the context of my work.

I'm committed to healing, growing and being aligned wholistically to live wholeheartedly in all realms, family, career and personally. Shulamit's workshop was a powerfully attuned way to kick off my experience with 5th Wave.

Learning about the 7 factors of mental health risk for entrepreneurs was vital! If I can name it, I'll be able to tame it!

I'm now far more mindful of my own--and other entrepreneurs'--mental health in the context of my work.

Entrepreneurs need to be extra mindful of their mental health and how important it is to build a mental health plan into their work and lives.

Adria Budd Johnson , Co-founder - writer/producer, Process Entertainment
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I'm making my mental well-being as important as my business.

I needed to connect with other entrepreneurs as part of my self care plan. I needed to spend time developing a plan for me, as I often spend most of my time serving others. I was noticing some irritability and difficulty balancing work and personal life.

As a result of the workshop, I have developed a mental health care plan that I incorporate in my daily and and weekly plans, just like the rest of my business plan. I'm making my mental well-being as important as my business.

The workshop experience was supportive and empowering and Shulamit is a well-informed, open and warm facilitator

Mercy Maviko , Director, Veneka Therapy & Consulting Inc.
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I didn't realize how important mental health is to the success of our business.

The mental health plan workshop made me realize what I do when crap happens and the importance of finding someone to work with. I didn't realize how important our own mental health is to the success of our business. The workshop makes you aware of it and you can see the value in checking in with yourself (as you do with your business) through a plan.

Shuli’s compassion, empathic and knowledge on the subject made the presentation super interesting, made it easy to understand the different concepts.

profile-pic

Insightful feedback, highly recommended

The workshop series was very helpful in allowing me to mindfully observe my own patterns when challenges surface during the entrepreneurial journey, then note them down and bring them to the workshops with Shulamit. Her insightful feedback helps me to adjust my own wellness practices and solidify them into an effective method suitable for my own personal needs. I highly recommend the workshop.

Peng Zhang , Founder, Acoustic Antidote
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Should be required coursework in every MBA program

The Mental Health for Entrepreneurs workshop created and presented by Shulamit should be required coursework in every MBA program.

Shulamit is a clear, compassionate teacher with a comprehensive grasp of the complicated, competing demands of business - especially for women.

She brought forward important perspectives and distilled vast information into practical, useful and highly effective information.

She is bright, funny, committed and above all - a kind, generous human.

This workshop is an invaluable resource at a time when it is sorely needed.

Shannon Thompson , DIRECTOR, SHAKTI RISING

Put your CEO-self in the driver's seat.

Register for the mental health plan virtual retreat today.

June 26, 2023, from 1:00 - 5:00 pm Eastern

$220

Please note this is a live gathering that will NOT be recorded.

I'm Shulamit.

I work with women business owners to discover what affects their
mental health & create a plan to deal with it in an era of relentless
stressors that can make you lose your biz shit on the daily.

I get what you’re going through (I’m a business owner myself) and I’m trained to support you (I’m a masters-level, licensed therapist).

For 21+ years I’ve been working in the area of mental health and personal growth. I’ve been self-employed (part-time since 1990 and full-time since 2016). I’m also a trauma survivor with my own, ongoing mental health recovery journey.

Working with me, you will get:

  • the benefit of my training and expertise as a mental health professional and certified clinical trauma professional,
  • my understanding of the impact of entrepreneurship, spirituality and systems of oppression on mental health, and
  • the compassion that comes from working with someone who gets it–who gets both entrepreneurial and mental health struggles.
What To Expect From The Mental Health Plan Virtual Retreat

What This Is

  • This retreat is live and unrecorded for greater confidentiality and interpersonal connection.
  • It is a time to reflect on what really matters for your mental and emotional well-being and create a plan to care for it.
  • You and I (and all participants) will be together live, in real time.
  • You will get to talk--not just use the chat function--to me and other participants.
  • You will be able to ask questions and get answers live on mic (but no pressure; you don't have to go on mic if you don't want to).

What This Isn't

  • It's not one of those yucky fake “live” workshops that are in fact recorded and are in truth a sales tool.
  • It’s not a “master class” where the facilitator spends half the time telling you about themselves and their programs.
  • It’s not giving you more work, it’s giving you space to create your plan for care.
  • It's not information so basic you can find it by googling.
  • It's not a sales tool. You'll learn strategies for accountability, support and implementation (only one of which is working with me).
The pace will be slow and there will be quiet time to facilitate reflection, processing, and connection with self and other.

There will be large group exercises and large and small group discussions where you will get to talk through your plan with peers—business owners just like you who also want to care for their mental health.

It’s reassuring to know you’re not alone.

Get a handle on what’s impacting your mental and emotional wellbeing as an entrepreneur and what you can do about it, so you don't blow up your business when the shit hits the fan.

 
Register for the mental health plan virtual retreat today

June 26, 2023, from 1:00 - 5:00pm Eastern

$220

Please note this is a live gathering that will NOT be recorded.