Alta Advanced WOR Detailed Information
EMBODYING LOVE AND POWER IN RELATIONSHIPS
THIS WILL BE OUR 1O0th EVENT
SINCE THE WOR PROGRAM BEGAN IN 2001!
ALTA LODGE IS THE LOCATION OF OUR 2023 ADVANCED WEEKEND OF RECOVERY. THIS YEAR’S ADVANCED WOR WILL ADDRESS THE THEME: “EMBODYING LOVE AND POWER IN RELATIONSHIPS.”
THIS ADVANCED WOR IS OPEN TO ANYONE WHO HAS PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED A LEVEL 1 WOR.
If you have a partner, they are also welcome and encouraged – but not required - to join you. If you are single and want to explore and develop your relationship building skills, this weekend is designed to help you equally as well. If there are any questions about this policy, please contact Trisha Massa, Outreach Coordinator.
This Advanced Weekend of Recovery will focus on providing participants with the skills to balance and integrate being both loving and powerful in relationships. Trauma can set up survivors of sexual abuse to be trapped in responding in relationships from a submissive or aggressive stance. Power in relationships generally gets a bad reputation; however, love without power is ineffective, and power without love is manipulative. The skills of embodying both love and power will increase participants’ ability to handle conflicts, be more self-directed, and feel safer to be more open in relationships.
Goals of this Advanced Weekend include:
1) Increasing awareness, understanding, and compassion regarding the impact of abuse on relationships and intimacy;
2) Learning practical skills for connecting with your own inner experience, being assertive during interpersonal conflict, enhancing emotional and sexual intimacy, and working together with others to further your healing; &
3) Providing partners of male survivors with additional support and skills to increase their own self-care and ability to experience intimacy in their relationships.
The 2023 Alta Level Advanced WOR is planned as an in-person event. To support continued safety, the number of participants will be limited to a maximum of 24.
No one will be allowed to attend who cannot produce proof of COVID vaccination and booster(s) per CDC guidelines or acceptable religious or medical exemption. Required proof must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the event. If exempt then a single room must be booked - no shared reservations except partners.
Registration and check-in for this Advanced WOR will be available on Thursday, August 3rd from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. for participants who arrive on Thursday and between 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 4th for those participants who arrive on Friday. Event activities begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. on Friday and end on Sunday, August 6th at 2:30 p.m.
Registration will open on April 4th, 2023 and remain open until July 21st, 2023.
The registration fee is inclusive of lodging, meals (Friday lunch thru Sunday lunch), and all program fees. Please note that the Advanced WOR allows the option to add dinner and/or lodging to arrive on Thursday and/or breakfast for Friday morning as well as to add dinner and/or lodging for Sunday evening and/or breakfast for Monday morning.
It is important that you give consideration to your travel logistics as part of your planning for attending this WOR. Alta Lodge is located about 45 – 60 minutes from the Salt Lake City Airport. Alta Shuttle provides direct service between the Salt Lake City Airport and Alta Lodge. However, prior reservation is required. We highly encourage participants to consider ride share with other participants. Once you are accepted you will receive an email with a link to our ride sharing forum. Ride sharing supports MenHealing’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
We seek to make the Weekend of Recovery financially accessible to everyone. To minimize financial barriers, we have posted the full actual cost to conduct a WOR. Individuals registering for double or triple occupancy have the option to pay what they can afford, with a minimum payment of 10% of the actual cost required. We require registrants for single occupancy rooms to pay the actual cost. For a more comprehensive clarification of our financial policy for registration, read more...
This will be our 30th visit to Alta Lodge, which tells you how much we love the facility. Alta Lodge is located at 8,600 feet (2,700 meters) at the base of the Alta Ski Area in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. The Lodge is part of a rare tradition of country inns where the attentiveness and warmth of family hoteliers is combined with the pleasures of excellent dining and comfortable surroundings.
The atmosphere of the Alta Lodge is relaxed, intimate, and informal, with spectacular mountain views. During August, the wildflowers are usually in the prime of their colors, adding to the beauty of this setting.
Private meeting spaces are available for all Weekend of Recovery sessions. The weekend is designed to provide a mixture of full participant community activities and small group breakout sessions. Large group sessions are conducted in an adjacent building with a full wall of windows that view a 10,000 foot mountain.
Small groups are conducted in comfortable physical spaces in the Lodge. Special attention is given to creating safe environments that allow participation at whatever level is authentic for each participant.
The weekend incorporates mindfulness skills as a tool for managing difficult emotions such as anxiety. The mountain environment provides a wonderful settings for expanded mindfulness and program activities.
The weekend allows ample leisure time for reflection and to enjoy the restorative quality of this mountain ecosystem. Optional time for meditation walks and a low-impact recreational hike are included in the program agenda.
The Lodge has a variety of rooming options, including triple, double, and single occupancy.
Alta Lodge also has a limited number of single occupancy deluxe rooms. These are corner rooms with a private balcony and fireplace. This room option is only available to participants who register for the full actual cost of single occupancy room, plus an additional fee for this room type.
Meals at Alta Lodge are of the highest quality. The outstanding cuisine will certainly be one highlight of your Weekend of Recovery. Special dietary requests are easily available. All of your food and snacks are included in your registration fees. COVID precautions will be employed to ensure safety of food handling and dining room interactions.
For more information about this Alta Advanced WOR event (accommodations, transportation, etc.,) please read our Alta Overview.
The Facilitator Team for the 2023 Alta Advanced WOR will be Uma Dorn, Sharon Imperato, Kenton Kirby, Brian McCloud, Josephine Pang, Rich Sims, & Jim Struve
You are encouraged to register early as our weekends frequently fill quickly. Registration will open on April 4th, 2023 and remain open until July 21st, 2023.
If you need help navigating our pricing and registration process, please feel free to e-mail our Outreach Coordinator Trisha Massa.
Help Support A Survivor Who Has Financial Needs
Many of our participants benefit from the generosity of financial assistance. If you are in a position to make a financial contribution to our Financial Assistance fund, please visit our website. Thanks for any help you can provide.
Due to the limited number of spaces, please let us know immediately if you will be unable to attend so that we can allow a waiting list registrant to attend.
All cancellations made before 30 days prior to the event date will allow refund minus non-refundable deposit that equals 10% of the cost for your room selection; no refunds will be issued during the final 30 days prior to event date.
Exceptions to this policy will be considered for instances where your cancellation is due to circumstances related to COVID. Please contact Trisha Massa if this is applicable for your need to cancel.