Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mike Lew Events 2011 to 2012

Here are the upcoming events in 2011 for Mike Lew of Next Step Counseling.org. Please feel free to share this with others you know who might benefit as well. There are many events around the world from the United States to Canada and Australia and beyond. Mike Lew, M.Ed., a psychotherapist and group therapy leader in the Boston, MA area, is co-director of The Next Step Counseling and Training Center.

I've been to a couple of Mike Lew's mini workshops at the conferences for the Voices Organization. Every time I have attended events that he has put on, I have walked away with more insight and healing for my life.

To learn more about these events or Mike Lew and Next Step Counseling at http://www.nextstepcounseling.org

Mike Lew is the author of two books for male survivors, "Victims No Longer" and "Leaping Upon The Mountains" which can be purchased on Amazon or in most bookstores.

Link To Event Details:
http://www.nextstepcounseling.org

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March 26- 29, 2011

Seattle, Washington, USA

One day recovery workshop for male survivors (March 26th ) sponsored by Shepherd's Counseling Services http://www.shepherdstherapy.org/

For more information and registration for the male survivor workshop, contact Shepherd's Counseling Services or info@shepherdstherapy.org

2 days of professional training (March 28 and 29) sponsored by Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP)

For information and registration for the training days (Training Day #1 for therapists/counselors; Training Day #2 for advocates), contact Trisha Smith trisha@wcsap.org
at WCSAP.

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April 9 & 10, 2011

Austin, Texas, USA

Mike will be offering a day long professional training on Saturday, April 9th and a day long male survivor recovery workshop on Sunday, April 10th sponsored by the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center. Details are not yet final. For information and registration contact Beverly Engel BEngel@hcwc.org

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April 29- May 1, 2011

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A public talk and book signing (April 29th 7-9 PM), and two days of professional training (April 30 and May 1). For further information and registration, contact Dean Colford deanjcolford@live.ca at Mind, Body, and Soul.

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May 7-10, 2011

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Mike will be doing a 1 1/2 day presentation for social workers, mental health professionals, police, survivors, youth workers, etc. on May 9th and 10th. There will also be an evening presentation for the general public on May 9th and a day long workshop for male survivors on Saturday, May 7th sponsored by the PEI Child Sexual Abuse Advisory Committee and PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre. For further information and registration details, contact admin@peirsac.org

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July 2011

AUSTRALIA (and possibly New Zealand): Events are still in the planning stages for Mike's return to Australia in 2011. At this time, only the men's weekend in Victoria and events in Broome, Western Australia have been scheduled. Other events will be posted on the Web site as they are arranged. Our hearts go out to our friends in Christchurch, New Zealand who are recovering from the devastating earthquake.

July 15-17 2011

Maldon, Victoria, Australia

Victims No Longer Weekend #5

Friday 15 July, 6pm – Sunday 17 July, 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$300 (inc. GST) covers accommodation and all meals. A deposit of AU$50 is required with your booking, with the balance payable by 1st July 2011 (with no refunds after 12th July 2011). 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: Maxwell Clarke – SECASA P.O. Box 72 East Bentleigh 3165 Telephone enquires 9928 8741 Email Maxwell Clarke Maxwell.Clarke@southernhealth.org.au

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July 19-20, 2011

Broome, Western Australia

A day long professional training and a day long male survivor workshop sponsored by Anglicare WA and SECASA. For information and registration contact Karen Fitzpatrick karen.fitzpatrick@anglicarewa.org.au

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August 12-14 2011

Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA

LEAPING UPON THE MOUNTAINS: A MEN'S RECOVERY WEEKEND

Led by Mike Lew & Thom Harrigan

The past years have seen great positive change for people in recovery from childhood trauma, and for males in particular. No longer forced to suffer alone, survivors and professionals continue to develop resources and support systems that move the recovery process forward.

This, our 21st annual weekend workshop is for non-offending adult male survivors of sexual child abuse and other sexual trauma. Our goal is to offer a recovery experience in a safe, powerful environment of shared healing. The Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center is on a beautiful, wooded ridge top in the Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania.

The weekend will provide a variety of healing activities: sharing of stories, writing exercises, anger work, other emotional expression, group discussion, shared creativity, relaxation and even fun in a safe, nurturing environment.

As in previous years, if there are sufficient numbers and interest, the workshop will include a special track for survivors of abuse by clergy.

This event for men actively engaged in recovery work is not a substitute for therapy. A letter of recommendation from a therapist/counselor must accompany one's registration. The deadline is July 30th. Space is limited, so please try to register early to secure your place.

Considerable attention has been paid to creating a safe, nurturing environment respectful of participants' needs.The weekend focuses on the reality of recovery as revealed by male survivors.

Led by Mike Lew, M.Ed. and Thom Harrigan, L.I.C.S.W., of The Next Step Counseling in Brookline, MA. Mike is the author of Victims No Longer:The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse, and Leaping Upon the Mountains: Men Proclaiming Victory Over Sexual Child Abuse. Thom leads groups for male survivors and works extensively with survivors of clergy abuse.

7 PM Friday dinner through Sunday lunch $380.00 includes room, meals, and workshop.

Copy the form section below, paste into a new document, print and mail it to:
Kirkridge Conference and Retreat Center
2495 Fox Gap Road, Bangor, PA 18013
Tel. (610) 588-1793
or register online at www.kirkridge.org

Registration deposits ($190.00) are non-refundable for cancellations within 14 days of the event. Prior to 14 days before the event deposits are refundable except for a $30 administrative fee. If possible, please register at least one month prior and use one form per person/event. Or you can register online at Kirkridge

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"LEAPING UPON THE MOUNTAINS"
August 12-14, 2011

Please Print:

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For Canadian Checks indicate "U.S. Funds" next to the dollar and word amounts.

You may pay by credit card (full amount must be paid when registering by credit card)

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Please note if you have a disability for use in making room assignments

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October 21-22, 2011

Ithaca, New York, USA

A day long professional training and a one day male survivor workshop sponsored by The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County. For information and registration, contact Josephine Cohen jcgazing@aol.com

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October 29, 2011

Glasgow, Scotland

One day male survivor recovery workshop sponsored by Speak Out Scotland and Rape and Abuse Line. For further information contact Christine Steverson cs@chooseself.com

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November, 2011 (first week of November - date to be determined)

Inverness, Scotland

Day long public event sponsored by Rape and Abuse Line and Speak Out Scotland. For further information contact Julie Fraser project@rapeandabuseline.co.uk

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November 5-6, 2011

Sheffield, United Kingdom

2 day male survivor recovery workshop sponsored by Asylum Associates. For further information contact Peter Bullimore peterbullimore@yahoo.co.uk

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November 8-10, 2011

Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Mike will deliver a keynote address and workshop at a three day conference sponsored by Asylum Associates. For further information contact Simon Mullins mullsy@mac.com

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November 12-13, 2011

Wrexham, North Wales

One day professional training (November 12th) and one day male survivor workshop (November 13th) sponsored by FFynnon PPD. For further information contact Jonathan Skipper j.skipper@ffynnonppd.co.uk

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November 19-20, 2011

Oslo, Norway

Weekend male survivor recovery workshop (and possibly a professional training on working with survivors of clergy abuse sponsored by ADAM/The Church Resource Centre Against Violence and Sexual Abuse. For further information contact Lennart Persson Lennart.Persson@kirkens-ressurssenter.no

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May 8, 2012

Niagara Falls, New York, USA

Mike will speak at the 14th annual "Safe at Home: Seeking Solutions for Adult and Child Victims of Violence Conference" sponsored by the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, Niagara County Department of Mental Health, Department of Social Services, and the Family Violence Intervention Project of Niagara. For further information contact Lisa Lannon Lisa.Lannon@nfmmc.org

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Other events in planning stages: Plans are underway for 2012 events in South Africa. Information will be posted on the Web site as it becomes available.

Visit our Web Site at:
http://www.nextstepcounseling.org

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