Friday, September 16, 2011

Mike Lew Upcoming Events 2011 to 2012

I'm very particular in who I publicize events for on this blog and usually they never ask me to do this.  However, there are some people who have had such a significant impact on me, that I publish the information in hopes that it will help others.  Please don't think that by doing this, I do this for everyone.  The criteria for doing so are quite involved and very personal.

So here is Mike Lew's upcoming events in 2011 and 2012.  Please feel free to share this especially with people who are male survivors of child sexual abuse.  Mike is the author of Victims No Longer and Leaping Upon The Mountains.  You may also want to check this video out (blog post November 26, 2010 - Don't Give Up)

List Of Events:



September 15, 2011
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Mike will present at Social Work Grand Rounds at Massachusetts General Hospital.
For further information contact Elizabeth Parker
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October 14-15, 2011
Ithaca, New York, USA
A day long professional training (Friday the 14th) and a one day male survivor workshop (Saturday the 15th) sponsored by The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County. For information and registration, contact Josephine Cohen
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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.
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October 31, 2011
Inverness, Scotland
Day long public event sponsored by Rape and Abuse Line and Speak Out Scotland. For further information contact Julie Fraser.
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November 5, 2011
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Day long male survivor recovery workshop sponsored by Asylum Associates. For further information contact Peter Bullimore .
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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 .
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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 FFynnon PPD
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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. Mike will also present at a professional Seminar at the Institute for Pastoral Care and Counseling. The working title is "How to be a Church, Congregation or Fellowship Catering to Survivors". For further information contact Lennart Persson .
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March - April, 2012
AUSTRALIA: Events are still in the planning stages for Mike's return to Australia in 2012. At this time, several events have been scheduled, and others are in the planning stages. Currently, events are planned in Brisbane (Queensland), Gippsland (Victoria), Broome (Western Australia), and Halls Creek (Eastern Kimberley, Western Australia). As details are arranged, or if other locations are added, they will be posted on the Website. The overall organizer is Donovan Pill Anyone interested in sponsoring an event can contact him for information and scheduling.
For further information and registration, contact:
Brisbane - Ari Heber
Gippsland - Fiona Boyle
Western Australia - Venitah Cooke or Kaz Fitzpatrick
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March 20, 2012
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne CASA Forum - Professional Development Workshop. Day long training sponsored by South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA). Details to be determined.
For further information and registration contact Donovan Pill – SECASA P.O. Box 72 East Bentleigh 3165 Telephone enquires 9928 8741 Email Donovan Pill
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March 23-25, 2012
Maldon, Victoria, Australia
Victims No Longer Weekend # 6
Friday 23 March, 6pm – Sunday 25 March, 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/counseling. A letter of recommendation from your counselor/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 9th March 20112 (with no refunds after 19th March 2012). 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: Donovan Pill – SECASA P.O. Box 72 East Bentleigh 3165 Telephone enquires 9928 8741 EmailDonovan Pill
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June 22 -24-12 2012
Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA
Allies in Recovery #2
A Weekend Workshop for Sexual Abuse Survivors and their Partners
7:00 PM Friday dinner through Sunday lunch
Cost $650 per couple includes room, all meals, and the workshop.
Led by Mike Lew and Thom Harrigan
The long-term and often painful process of recovery from sexual abuse has profound effects on relationships. Partners and survivors experience a parallel process of understanding the nature of abuse, its effects on the survivor and the couple, and the requirements of healing. Lack of information and understanding on both sides cause great strain on the couple.
This weekend workshop is designed for couples where one or both of the partners is a non-offending survivor of sexual child abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse and/or neglect. It is open to heterosexual, gay, and lesbian couples in committed relationships. Our goal is to offer a safe, encouraging environment of healing for each partner and the couple.
The weekend will provide a variety of healing activities, including the sharing of stories, writing exercises, anger work and other emotional expression, small group discussion, relaxation, creativity, and yes, even fun.
There will be time for work within the couple as well as individual and small group gatherings just for survivors or just for partners.
Survivors will be able to do their own healing work while learning ways of improving communication with people who care about them. They will come to understand stressors experienced by their partners, and how stepping out of isolation will improve their recovery and their relationship.
Partners will be encouraged to explore and express the challenges they face being in a loving relationship with a survivor and how to practice self care while more effectively supporting and getting support from their partner. Like the survivor, they will begin to move beyond their own isolation toward more effective communication and a healthier, more satisfying relationship.
Led by Mike Lew, and Thom Harrigan 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. Thom leads groups for male survivors and has worked extensively in this field. For more information see: www.nextstepcounseling.org
 
For registration forms, contact  KIRKRIDGE RETREAT AND STUDY CENTER
2495 Fox Gap Road, Bangor, PA 18013-6028, 610-588-1793 . Fax: 610-588-8510
or go to www.kirkridge.org
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August 10-12 2012
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 22nd 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 29th. Space is limited, so please try to register early to secure your place. (The 2011 weekend had full registration and a waiting list.)
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
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 $50 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 10 - 12, 2012
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October, 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 Laura Keleman.
Other events in planning stages: Discussions are underway for 2012 events in South Africa, Canada, and Ireland. Information will be posted on the Web site as it becomes available.
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Visit our Web Site at:
http://www.nextstepcounseling.org

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