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
*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 barcc.org to learn more, and visit MenHealing.org for more information about resources for male survivors.