Mike Lew Australian 2013 workshops for male survivors of sexual abuse/assault

February 27, 2013
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Events are in the planning stages for Mike’s return to Australia in 2013. There will be two visits Down Under in 2013. The overall organiser for the March events is Donovan Pill. Anyone interested in sponsoring an event can contact him for information and scheduling. There will also be events in Broome, Western Australia the week of June 17th. Scroll down to June for those details.

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March 1-3, 2013

Maldon, Victoria, Australia

Victims No Longer Weekend #7

Friday 1 March, 6pm – Sunday 3 March, 2pm

South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) invites male survivors of sexual abuse/assault to participate in a residential retreat weekend facilitated by Mike Lew, the world renowned author of ‘Victims No Longer, The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse’, & ‘Leaping Upon the Mountains’.

If you are interested in taking part in an incredible healing journey, please join us. No longer forced to suffer alone, survivors and professionals continue to develop resources and support systems that move the recovery process forward.

This weekend workshop is for non-offending adult males survivors of sexual abuse and rape. It provides a variety of healing activities: sharing of stories, writing exercises, anger work, group discussions, shared creativity, relaxation and even fun in a safe, nurturing environment.

The event is for men who are actively engaged in recovery work, and is not a substitute for therapy/counselling. A letter of recommendation from your counsellor/therapist or support organization should accompany your registration. Considerable attention has been put into creating a safe, nurturing environment respectful of people’s needs

The weekend focuses on the reality of recovery as revealed by male survivors.

The workshop will be held in central Victoria at:
Derby Hill Blue Light Youth Camp, Phoenix Street, Maldon, Victoria 3463

The fee of AU$400 (inc. GST) covers accommodation and all meals. A deposit of AU$50 is required with your booking, with the balance payable by 15th February 2013 (with no refunds after 25th February 2013). Progressive advance payments welcome, following an Invoice request. No one will be turned away through inability to pay in full. A contribution to enable others to attend would be very welcome.

Please obtain an application form for completion, and return together with your deposit or full payment to: Donovan Pill – SECASA P.O. Box 72 East Bentleigh 3165 Telephone enquires 9928 8741 Email Donovan Pill

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June 17- 21, 2013

Broome, Western Australia

Plans are underway for 2 events in Broome, a 2 day Men’s Healing Yarn (Male Survivor Workshop) and a 2 or 3 day Healing the Healers Retreat for men and women who work with traumasurvivors (male or female) professionally or in the voluntary sector. These events will be sponsored by AnglicareWA/Kinway of the Kimberley and Men’s Outreach. The primary organiser is Jennie Gray Contact her for further information or if you are interested in organising an event in your area. It is early days in the organising process. Watch this space for updates as things develop.

Source: Mike Lew website (http://www.nextstepcounselling.org)

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