MaleSurvivor Level 1 Weekend of Recovery

09/21/2012 - 8:00am to 09/23/2012 - 5:00pm
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Male Survivor
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Trisha Massa
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MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery are open to any man, 18 or older, who have been sexually victimized as a child and/or assaulted or raped as an adult.This will be the 10th visit to Alta Lodge, which tells you how much they love the facility, its extremely supportive and nurturing staff, and the gorgeous surroundings. Alta Lodge is located at 8,600 feet (2,700 meters) at the base of the Alta Ski Area in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. Alta Lodge, nestled in a quaint alpine setting at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, offers spectacular mountain views. During September, the cottonwood and aspen trees are usually in the prime of their fall yellow plumage, adding to the beauty of this setting. Alta 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. There will be space for up to 28 men on this weekend.The facilitator team invites you to:Dare to dream you can leave your isolation behind you at this weekend;Dare to dream you can make real connections with the participants and facilitators at the weekend;Dare to dream you can co-create and experience a sense of real safety and mindfulness;Dare to dream you can claim your right to use your voice to become a powerful male survivor who is sensitive to his own feelings and experiences and those of other survivors here;Dare to dream you can tell your story this time and be understood, believed and supported like you have always deserved;Dare to dream you can experiment with being more creative, more vulnerable and letting go and still feel safe enough;Dare to dream you can connect with the boy inside you so both of you can learn to play safely and enjoy the experience;Dare to dream you will be able to leave Alta a freer, less burdened, and even a happier man, taking the connections you make here with you to utilize as you continue to heal and recover!Weekends of Recovery are facilitated by trained psychotherapists, utilizing the same clinical boundaries and code of ethics as adopted by the American Psychological Association. The weekends are adjuncts to participants’ ongoing recovery work with individual and/or group psychotherapy, twelve step programs, and individual spiritual work, and are not meant to substitute for the participants’ local support systems that are consistent with their own recovery. Dr. Howard Fradkin, a Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with male survivors, co-chairs the facilitator team, along with Jim Struve, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years of experience working with male survivors. The team of facilitators includes other Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors. Biographies of all staff members for this weekend can be found on the MaleSurvivor website at

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