For Male Survivors of Sexual Trauma
Weekend of Recovery (WOR) Retreats provide support for any male – 18 or older – who is a survivor of sexual trauma as a child and/or as an adult. Healing in community is a powerful way to lessen isolation and reduce feelings of shame. By engaging participants in creating an environment that supports safety needs for male survivors, our program format seeks to acknowledge and to honor the authentic diversities of attendees at each WOR (racial, ethnic, class, spirituality, sexuality, gender, etc.).
Alumni of WOR retreats report the experience contributed to easing their suffering; to enabling higher functioning; to facilitating healthier relationships with friends, partners, children; to inspiring activism; and to diminishing the cycle of victimization.
We seek to make the Weekend of Recovery financially accessible to everyone. To minimize financial barriers, we have provided the full actual cost to conduct a WOR. We appreciate payment for the entire cost for Triple and Double Occupancy Rooms. However, if you are unable to pay the entire cost, we allow you to submit payment for an amount that better reflects your budget. We do require a minimum payment of 10% of the actual cost and registrants for single occupancy rooms are expected to pay the full cost. For a more comprehensive clarification of our financial policy for registration, read more...
About Weekends of Recovery
Alta Level 1 WOR Detailed Information
The 2023 Alta Level 1 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 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.
Please note that check-in is from 8 - 10 a.m. Monday morning, 9/18/23; Event activities begin at 11:00 a.m. and end on Wednesday, 9/20/23 at 3:00 p.m.
Registration will open on May 19th, 2023 and will remain open until September 5th, 2023.
The registration fee is inclusive of lodging, meals (Monday lunch thru Wednesday lunch), and all program fees. While on-site lodging is not available the night before, the Cliff Lodge is a hotel near Alta, and there are a number of hotels at the base of the mountain in Sandy, UT.
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 have been accepted, you will receive an email with a link to a ride share forum for participants. Ride sharing supports MenHealing’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
Alta Lodge is nestled in a quaint alpine setting at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, outside Salt Lake City, UT. 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. This will be our 31 st visit to Alta Lodge, unfortunately, due to scheduling and logistical changes, this will be the last WOR that will be conducted here.
Located at 8,600 feet (2,700 meters) at the base of the Alta Ski Area in Utah's Wasatch Mountains, the setting offers gorgeous surroundings and spectacular mountain views. During September, the trees are usually in the prime of their fall 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 break-out sessions. Large group sessions are conducted in an adjacent building with a full wall of windows that views 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
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.
For further information about Alta Lodge, click here. You can also visit their website for more information.
The Facilitator Team for the 2023 Alta Level 1 WOR is comprised of both male and female facilitators; Lee Beckstead, Chad Corbley, Uma Dorn, Sandi Forti, Richard Sims, Jim Struve, and Diana Thomas
You are encouraged to register early as our weekends frequently fill quickly.
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.