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Days of Recovery: In-Depth Healing for Male Survivors

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Picture this: A male survivor of sexual violence has been in therapy for nearly 30 years. He spent years of his life in “lots of rooms with lots of people” trying to find the right thing for him. But it wasn’t until he went to a MenHealing workshop that he found a true sense of belonging.

That story is just one testimonial of many on the powerful experience of MenHealing’s retreats, which include Weekends and Days of Recovery. BARCC clinical staff will co-facilitate two free* upcoming Days of Recovery in the Greater Boston area with MenHealing staff. The two Days of Recovery will feature the same content on different dates—June 8 and 9, 2019—and registration will open in early 2019. Registration is open to male survivors of sexual violence, cisgender and transgender.

Participants attend a full day designed to help survivors develop a conscious and healing relationship with difficult emotions that many sexual trauma survivors experience. Throughout the day, participants can expect to learn or use the following:

  • Mindfulness skills
  • Body awareness and empowerment
  • Experiential activities
  • Small- and large-group processing

Days of Recovery are open to male survivors—including cisgender and transgender men—in Massachusetts. Those who are seeking a deeper connection to themselves and other male survivors are encouraged to register. E-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your questions, and stay tuned for registration opening in early 2019.

*This project was partially supported by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance through a Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Additional support comes from contributions to BARCC and MenHealing.

BARCC’s free services are available to survivors of sexual violence of all genders in Greater Boston. Visit to learn more, and visit for more information about resources for male survivors.

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Posted by Taylor Rapalyea

Taylor Rapalyea
Taylor Rapalyea serves as BARCC's marketing and communications coordinator. She helps implement communications plans, creates content, and provides support for organizational communications, all to further public knowledge of BARCC's mission and services. Taylor brings four years of local news reporting and editing to BARCC, and has worked at Patch News, the Salem News, and the Gloucester Daily Times. She learned video reporting and editing at the Boston Herald, and served as editor of the Simmons Voice while studying journalism and public relations at Simmons College.

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