Taking Back Ourselves is an experiential weekend of recovery for women survivors of sexual abuse and assault.
Taking Back Ourselves is an experiential weekend of recovery for women survivors of incest, sexual assault, sexual trafficking, campus rape, religious abuse, military sexual assault, abuse in sports and the arts, survivors of domestic violence, survivors of war, tribal and racial violence.
Women utilize mindfulness, body work, music, art and movement, the profound support of one another—and their own empowerment—to create a vibrant community that continues long after the weekend.
Women have come from all over the US and and 4 continents—to heal and to create community. They have traveled a long way to be there, some at considerable cost—a few at great risk.
They have left their isolation behind and created real safety. They have made real connections with one another, and with the eight extremely seasoned facilitators, two of whom are men. They have been able to tell their stories and be believed. They have experimented with being vulnerable, connected to the girls inside of themselves, and made room for possibility and curiosity. They have explored their creativity with incredible art and movement. Together they create community, hope, joy—and more life. And, they continue to keep their connections with one another, and to the power they have touched within themselves.
We know that much in the way that a pebble dropped in a pond spreads out and affects even the furthest shore of a lake, women who experience a Weekend of Recovery can take a profound healing back into their lives that will impact all their relationships. When women survivors experience community and healing in a safe and an embodied way, then everybody—men, children, our planet—is better off.
WEEKEND OF RECOVERY
September 29-October 1 2017
Hope Springs, Peebles Ohio