My Avenging Angel workshops begin in February, March

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

“Living well is the best revenge” is the theme of the My Avenging Angel Workshops, being offered this winter/spring in Avon and Wethersfield, Connecticut, by Susan M. Omilian of West Hartford, the workshop’s award-winning originator and facilitator.

Described by participants as “life-changing,” the workshop provides a critical “next step” for women to break permanently out of the cycle of violence and “thrive” after abuse.

Sponsored by the Hartford Hospital Domestic Violence Prevention Program and supported by Connecticut Alliance for Victim of Violence and Their Families Inc. (CT-ALIVE) and the Petit Family Foundation, the workshops are free. Each will be held in two sessions on Saturday, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 in Wethersfield and Saturday, March 7 and 14 in Avon. Participants should plan to attend both sessions of each workshop.*

Omilian is an attorney and author who has worked as an advocate for women who have been abused for over thirty-five years. Her recently published book, The Thriver Workbook: Journey from Victim to Survivor to Thriver! sets forth the motivational guidance she has successfully used in her workshops since 2001.

“My workshops help women who have survived domestic violence, sexual assault or other abuse to discover their hidden talents, bring positive energy into their lives and set new, short and long term goals for themselves and their children,” said Omilian. She conducts the workshops in memory of her 19-year old niece Maggie who was killed in 1999 by her ex-boyfriend at a college in Michigan.

The Saturday workshop sessions are held from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in February at Hartford Hospital Wethersfield Health Center, 1260 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT and in March at the Hartford Hospital Avon Wellness Center, 100 Simsbury Road, Suite 205, Avon. The workshops are free, but advanced registration is required through the Hartford Hospital Health Referral Service at 860-545-1888 or toll-free at 1-800-545-7664.

For more information, contact Susan Omilian at 860-236-2401 or by e-mail at or visit and More information about CT-ALIVE is at

* Workshops are conducted in two sessions each. Participants should plan to attend both the Saturday, Feb. 7 and 14 sessions as one workshop or Saturday, March 7 and 14 sessions as the other workshop.