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ALL events have scholarships available; reducing tuition to as low as $160 for the entire weekend.  Please apply for a scholarship before registering if you feel that the tuition price is a barrier to attending.

Level 1 Weekend of Recovery, Hope Springs Institute - Peebles, OH

  • 18 Oct 2019
  • 20 Oct 2019
  • Hope Springs Institute, Peebles, Ohio
  • 24


  • Shared bathroom. Includes workshop, all meals and snacks. If the tuition is unaffordable, please complete a scholarship application. With 20 - 80% Scholarship Assistance = Final Fee of $210 - $840
  • Shared bathroom. Includes workshop, all meals and snacks. If the tuition is unaffordable, please complete a scholarship application. With 20 - 80% Scholarship Assistance = Final Fee of $160 - $720

Screening for attendance on a Weekend of Recovery is required and will be conducted after registration. The purpose of the screening interview is to determine if the participant is ready to safely and productively participate.
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for Male Survivors of Sexual Trauma

MenHealing Weekends of Recovery are open to any man, 18 or older, who has been sexually victimized as a child and/or assaulted or raped as an adult.  Registration will open June 18, 2019. You are encouraged to register early as our weekends frequently fill quickly. All participants must be registered in advance of this event; NO walk-in registrations accepted.

Hope Springs is a 501c3 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.

What People are Saying About Hope Springs (from Hope Springs website)

The beauty of the people who work here
The Spirit of the Land
The love all around is what makes Hope Springs very special
This was my first time here. I will return.
I felt so loved and cared for in all ways. ~ Retreat attendee

Private meeting spaces are available for all Weekend of Recovery sessions. The weekend is designed to provide a mixture of full participant community activities and small group break out sessions.

Large group sessions are conducted in a wonderfully-designed Studio Building and small groups are conducted in several comfortable physical spaces in the Farmhouse. Special attention is given to creating safe environments that allow participation at whatever level is authentic for each participant.

The Studio Building and Farmhouse provide comfortable lodging.

Hope Springs is carefully integrated into farmland and the forest ecosystem. The weekend incorporates mindfulness skills as a tool for managing difficult emotions such as anxiety.

Abundant green space and a contemplative labyrinth
 provide wonderful settings for expanded mindfulness and program activities.

The weekend allows ample leisure time for reflection and to enjoy the restorative setting of an expansive Appalachian Woodland. This woodland sanctuary includes user-friendly trails and creates an environment of solitude. Optional time for meditation walks and a low-impact recreational hike are included in the program agenda.

Careful attention is given to nutritious food.
The meals at Hope Springs are delicious cuisine, featuring both animal protein, vegetarian and gluten free options. Special dietary requests are accommodated to insure that each participant has ample, high quality, and enjoyable food throughout the weekend.

For further information about Hope Springs, click here . You can also visit their website for more information.

If you need help navigating the scholarship or registration process, please feel free to email our office coordinator Trisha.

About Weekends of Recovery

Weekend of Recovery (WOR) Retreats provide complementary support for any male – 18 or older – who is a survivor of sexual trauma as a child and/or as an adult. By engaging participants in creating an environment that supports safety needs for male survivors, our program format seeks to acknowledge and honor the authentic diversities of attendees at each WOR (racial, ethnic, class, spirituality, sexuality, gender,  etc.). Alumni of WOR retreats report the experience contributed to easing their suffering; to enabling higher functioning; to facilitating  healthier relationships with friends, partners, children; to inspiring activism; and to diminishing the cycle of victimization.

Facilitator Team

The Facilitator Team for the 2019 Hope Springs Level 1 WOR is comprised of both male and female facilitators; Tosin Akindele, Chad Corbley, Sandi Forti, Sharon Imperato, Ernesto Mujica, Jim Struve, and Diana Thomas

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.

Registration Includes

2 nights lodging, meals from Friday lunch thru Sunday lunch, and all program fees.

       Triple/Quad Dorm Style - cost/person = $900
       With 20-80% Scholarship Assistance = Final Fee of $180 - $720
       Please apply for Scholarship BEFORE registering – Click for application

       Double Occupancy Room – cost/person = $1,050
       With 20 - 80% Scholarship Assistance = Final Fee of $210 - $840
       Please apply for Scholarship BEFORE registering – Click for application

       Single Occupancy Room – cost/person = $1,200
Scholarships are only considered for single occupancy rooms in situations
       involving accessibility issues and/or special needs.

The number of scholarships we can offer is dependent on MenHealing's Scholarship Fund balance.  Scholarships are considered in the order received.

Help Support A Survivor Who Has Financial Needs

Many of our participants benefit from the generosity of scholarship assistance. If you are in a position to make a financial contribution to our scholarship fund, you can make a donation through our website. Thanks for any help you can provide

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