REGISTRATION OPENS SOON FOR 2023 ADVANCED WEEKEND OF RECOVERY
The 2023 Advanced Weekend of Recovery - open to all WOR Alumni - will focus on EMBODYING LOVE AND POWER IN RELATIONSHIPS. This dynamic weekend will focus on providing participants with the skills to balance and integrate being both loving and powerful in relationships. Read more…
If you have a partner, they are also welcome and encouraged – but not required – to join you. You are encouraged to register early as our Advanced Weekends frequently fill quickly. Registration will open on April 4th, 2023, and remain open until July 21st, 2023.
The Pay What You Can Afford payment structure will continue for all 2023 WORs; thereby allowing our healing resources to be more accessible for survivors who experience financial barriers and difficulties.
MORE RESOURCES FROM MENHEALING AUTHORS POSTED TO PUBLICATIONS LANDING PAGE
We continue to introduce you to the wealth of publications authored by MenHealing Facilitators, Board, and Support Staff. Today we share links for two books and direct access for two pdf documents for book chapters.
Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive is an inspirational new book written to empower male survivors of sexual victimization to develop skills they can use to overcome the effects of trauma and learn to thrive in their lives. Male survivors often struggle to feel any sense of hope for the future, so this book is designed to inspire survivors and their allies with easily learned skills developed over the course of the author’s 30-year career, and the real-life experiences of male survivors who have learned to thrive.
Is the bias against touch in psychotherapy justified? Is ethical touch an oxymoron? Can the recovery process be complete without healing touch? Mental health professionals are entrusted with the awesome responsibility of providing appropriate treatment for clients in a safe environment that nurtures trust, a necessary ingredient for optimum movement through the therapeutic process. Though treatment approaches vary, most modalities are verbally based and, in theory, exclude physical contact. Fearing that any form of touch would likely lead to sexual feelings or interaction, clinicians tend to shy away from the topic.
Here are links for two more PDF publications:
Abreaction is the revivification of past memory with the release of bound emotion and the recovery of repressed or dissociated aspects of a remembered event. While abreaction is an integral part of most psychotherapeutic work, it is essential with sexual abuse survivors. It provides a psychic reworking of the trauma that identifies, releases, and assimilates the unresolved aspects of the abuse, allowing resolution and integration on both psychological and physiological levels. This chapter focuses on the specific type of abreactive work involved in the recovery and healing of dissociated memories of childhood sexual abuse.
Much of the nomenclature inherited from the women’s movement is not fully applicable to and respectful of the individuality of our male clients. There is a need to expand and revise this nomenclature so that it is more gender appropriate. It is important to acknowledge that a significant number of females and males in our society are socialized differently. While a gender-neutral (humanistic) approach to sexual abuse may seem ideal, as a practical matter, we cannot ignore the gender differences that result from the socialization process. This process affects early development stages and this is applicable to treating males of all ages. The focus of this chapter is on the highly developed, covert, presexual conditioning process that is the mark of most sexual abuse of males.
REMEMBER THAT FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM INDIVIDUAL DONORS LIKE YOU ARE THE LIFEBLOOD THAT ALLOWS MENHEALING TO CONTINUE OUR WORK. 85% OF OUR BUDGET IS RECEIVED FROM INDIVIDUAL DONORS; 15% OF OUR BUDGET IS RECEIVED FROM EVENT REGISTRATIONS. WE DO NOT RECEIVE FUNDING FROM FOUNDATIONS OR GOVERNMENT GRANTS.
YOU can make a difference: YOUR DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR MALE SURVIVORS: one…human…at…a…time.
Consider ways you can support MenHealing during 2023
⮚ …Ask others to contribute a donation in your honor for your Birthday, Anniversary, or
any other special event…
⮚ …Contribute a portion of your up-coming tax return…
⮚ …Request to add MenHealing as an option if your employer provides matching
⮚ …Review your Estate Planning and add MenHealing for a Legacy Gift…
Your donation can be designated for any specific project area, to support survivor who experience financial hardship to attend a WOR event, or to support general program needs.
Make 2023 the year you SHOW UP FOR SURVIVORS with a financial contribution of any amount.
We especially want to thank the growing community of regular sustaining donors. Consider whether YOU can join as a recurring donor at any amount.
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Executive Director, MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery