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HIDDEN WATER IS A NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEPENDENT SOLELY ON INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS

 

Founders:

Cat Greenstreet, M.A., M.Ed.:

 Cat has been facilitating Courage & Renewal® retreats, using the Circle of Trust® approach, for teachers, clergy, healthcare professionals and others since 2005.  She was an educator for 30 years and devoted the last 20 of those to Waldorf education. She served as a class teacher and high school English and drama teacher at the Austin Waldorf School, as a teacher educator at Sunbridge College (now Sunbridge Institute), and, most recently, as the Lower School Chair at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan.  She previously taught English in colleges throughout the New York metropolitan area and worked in business as a technical writer.  She studied mediation at the New York Peace Institute and with Elizabeth Clemants, circle keeping with restorative justice pioneer Kay Pranis, and community conferencing with Lauren Abramson, founder of Community Conferencing Center of Baltimore. She is currently working as a facilitator of circles, most often using the Circle of Trust approach.  

 

Elizabeth Clemants:

Elizabeth has been working in the field of alternative dispute resolution since 1997.  She is the founder of Planning Change, Small Business Arbitration Center, and Hidden Water.  She has served as an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Cardozo Law School, and the New School for Social Research.  Elizabeth teaches and trains throughout the country, and was certified by the New York State Unified Court System as a mediation trainer in 2000.  She studied coaching from 2004-2006, and received her coaching certifications from Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She has additional training in Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) developed by the Center for Right Relationship.

Elizabeth began to train in the healing practice of shamanism in 2007 after she met and had a profound life changing experience with a shaman in New York City.  She has been integrating her work as a healing practitioner and her work in conflict resolution ever since, and lectures on the two subjects throughout the year.

Elizabeth lives and works in lower Manhattan.