The Weekends of Recovery (WOR) are conducted at locations throughout the United States. Venues are carefully selected with special attention to providing safe environments for positive healing experiences. Because of the high quality of facilities, the special environment setting, and the superior competency of staff – we have established a unique working relationship with each of the site locations.
The program offers a wide range of activities designed for safety and with attention for how to engage male survivors who may have a long history of isolation. Our events provide a blending of large and small group activities. Check What is WOR? for more information.
Days of Recovery are shortened versions of our longer weekend programs. We are currently offering two free DORs in Massachusetts this Spring.
MenHealing Weekends/Days of Recovery are open to any male, 18 or older, who has been sexually victimized as a child and/or assaulted or raped as an adult, or who has experiences any other form of sexual violation at any age..
We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants are available for both triple and double occupancy room selections at all Weekends of Recovery. Scholarships are considered in order of submission. Please apply NOW.
Information about each specific event and venue for 2020 is provided below
Day of Recovery May 15-17, 2020 - FREE Events
Male survivors do not always know where to reach out to for support in their healing journeys. Days of Recovery are designed to help male survivors develop a conscious relationship with difficult emotions that many sexual trauma survivors experience. Link will be posted when details are finalized.
Whidbey Institute inhabits a classic Northwest Forest, located about one hour north of Seattle (approximately 2 hours from SEATAC airport). Whidbey Institute is carefully integrated into gardens and the forest ecosystem. The weekend incorporates mindfulness skills as a tool for managing difficult emotions such as anxiety. Gardens and a contemplative labyrinth provide a wonderful setting for expanded mindfulness and program activities. Careful attention is given to nutritious food, much of it grown on the premises. The chef enjoys educating participants about the food being served at each meal.
Registration for this event will open February 5th, 2020
Level 1 Weekend of Recovery, Alta Lodge; Alta, UT September 18 - 20, 2020
Alta Lodge is nestled in a quaint alpine setting at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, outside Salt Lake City, UT. The Lodge is part of a rare tradition of country inns where the attentiveness and warmth of family hoteliers is combined with the pleasures of excellent dining and comfortable surroundings. The atmosphere of the Alta Lodge is relaxed, intimate and informal. This will be our 26th visit to Alta Lodge, which tells you how much we love the facility. Registration for this event will open May 18, 2020.
Level 1 Weekend of Recovery, Hope Springs Institute; Peebles, OH October 16 - 18, 2020
Hope Springs is a 501(c)3 Not For Profit Retreat Center
in Ohio’s Southern Appalachian foothills providing intentional space for
mindful, creative, and healthy private group retreats. Hope Springs
also sponsors profoundly transformative workshops on topics which
include women’s issues, empowered leadership, and personal growth. We
have been conducting Weekend of Recovery retreats at Hope Springs since
2007. Registration for this event will open June 16, 2020
Other upcoming 2020 Weekends of Recovery
details will be posted soon
Advanced Weekend of Recovery, Alta Lodge; Alta Utah Aug. 7 - 9, 2020
Advanced Weekend of Recovery, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary; Kanab, Utah Nov. 6 - 8, 2020