About Cat Greenstreet, M.Ed.
I have been facilitating Courage & Renewal® retreats, using the Circle of Trust® approach, for teachers, clergy, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, and others since 2006. I was an educator for 30 years and devoted the last 20 of those to Waldorf education. I previously taught English and writing in high school and colleges throughout the New York metropolitan area, and worked in business as a technical writer.
I also studied mediation and restorative justice circle practices, especially Peacemaking Circles with Kay Pranis. With Elizabeth Clemants, a shaman and mediator, I co-founded Hidden Water, a restorative justice program designed to help individuals heal from the devastating impact of child sexual abuse within a family system. A thread through all of my work has been creating spaces in which people of all ages can be in touch with their core selves, heal, and realize their full potential. Besides facilitating Circles of Trust and writing, I also love to garden, sing in a choir, knit hats for friends and the homeless, and play the electric bass. I live in the Mid-Hudson Valley with my husband Wil.
Circle keeping is my passion. Something miraculous happens in an intentional circle with others who want to come together to make things better in their own lives and in the world.