Advanced Weekend of Recovery GENERIC overview

Each advanced WOR will have it's own theme, and due to changing circumstances may be conducted in a manner better able to provide safety to all registrants and facilitators. Below is a general idea of the goals to be accomplished during an advanced WOR.

Survivors are resilient and have developed the ability to feel better and experience safety, self-worth, intimacy, and freedom. Difficult emotions, such as shame, guilt, depression, anxiety, anger and many others, may feel like inner perpetrators for many survivors by shutting them down and trapping them in unhealthy patterns. Advanced Weekends of Recovery are designed to help participants develop a conscious and healing relationship with these difficult emotions – a relationship characterized by exquisite self-compassion, self-respect, and self-direction. Similar to Level I, we will utilize mindfulness skills, body awareness and empowerment, experiential activities, music, art, outdoor exploration, movement, play, and small-group processing to reach these goals.

Completion of a Level 1 Weekend of Recovery is a prerequisite for attending an Advanced Weekend of Recovery.

General goals for an Advanced Weekend of Recovery – to help you leave the weekend with:

  1. Increased awareness and understanding of the impact of abuse on building and enhancing intimacy
  2. Enhanced ability to connect with other male survivors and their partners, with an intimate partner, with the significant people in your life, and with your own inner experience
  3. Practical skills for ensuring safety
  4. Building and enhancing the intimacy in your life and working together with a partner to further your healing
  5. The power to identify and remove psychological, emotional and spiritual blocks to your healing process
  6. If you are a partner of a male survivor, to gain additional support and skills to enhance your own self-care and deepen intimacy in relationships.
The Advanced Weekends of Recovery are longer than a Level 1 Weekend of Recovery. We begin the program on Friday morning at 9:00 am and end at 2:30 pm on Sunday.  Each year’s Advanced WOR has a unique theme. For a description of the next up-coming Advanced WOR read more


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