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Attention Survivors!


This is a training opportunity

for you that includes

ministry demonstrations

and practical exercises.


Very helpful to both you and your counselor or partner.

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RCM Survivors' School of Healing


In-Person Advanced Survivors' School of Healing--Part A


June 3-7, 2023

(Saturday Dinner to Wednesday Breakfast)

Christian Retreat Center

369 CRC Drive

East Waterford, PA 17021



NOTE: We must have 26 total people registered by February 24 in order
to confirm our reservation at the Retreat Center. Otherwise, we will have to
cancel the in-person school and schedule an online one instead.


If we meet this quota, other registrations may be received up to May 10.



To register, print and complete this Registration Form: REGISTRATION & Details


For questions regarding registration, Email: rcmoffice@rcm-usa.org




Part A of the Advanced School extends the teachings of the Basic Survivors’ School of Healing by providing deeper insights and the opportunity to explore personal stuck places in applying the Primary Identity Approach, including the possibility of receiving limited ministry in front of the group.


School Instructor:

Diane Hawkins, President of Restoration in Christ Ministries, assisted by Dr. Petra Rose, ministry assistant, and Lisa Pratt, graduate intern.


Who May Attend:

The school is open to all dissociated survivors of childhood trauma who meet the qualifications specified on page 2 of the registration form or listed below and can bring with them a partner who will be responsible for whatever support they need during the school. (See page 5 of registration form for guidelines.) RCM may be able to provide some support persons, if needed.



Attendance at an online Basic Survivors’ School of Healing OR an In-Person School in 2018 or 2019.



Harrisburg, PA, is the nearest airport. We will try to coordinate transportation from the airport, if needed.



The Christian Retreat Center has a relatively new lodge with 24 motel-style rooms, each fully furnished with two queen-size beds and a private bath, as well as two large lounge areas and several meeting rooms. The décor is rustic, including a fireplace and mounted deer and elk heads in the lounge. We have reserved the entire lodge for ourselves and understand that few other people will be on the grounds during our dates. Meals will be provided in a dining facility next to the lodge. There is Wi-Fi available but only AT&T and T-Mobile phones work on the grounds.  




RCM will charge a registration fee of $175/person, whether survivor or support person. The additional cost for lodging and meals will depend on the accommodation you choose. Some financial aid will be available, if needed. A $100/person, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. (Deposit will be returned if school is cancelled.) Complete payment must be received by May 10.



RCM will handle all registration and room reservations. Attendance will be limited so register early. Form is below.


Check-In and Out:

Check-in will be from 2:00—5:00 Saturday, June 3. An introductory meeting will be held at 5:00 in the meeting room followed by dinner at 5:30. The program will end after breakfast on Wednesday, June 7.



The daily schedule will consist of devotions, worship, review sessions, mini-ministry sessions, and Q & A time.


Qualifications for Survivors:


Our primary goal is to make this a safe and productive learning environment for all who attend. In order to minimize potential problems in bringing a group of dissociated survivors together, we require the following:

  • Survivors must have been aware of their DID for at least 6 months. (Newly diagnosed survivors may be overwhelmed by the conversations of survivors who are further along in their journeys.)


  • Survivors must be stable enough to maintain a composed, adult state when in public. Those who are easily overwhelmed or triggered will be unable to absorb the material presented and could disturb the ability of others to do so.


  • Survivors must be able to care for themselves with the aid of their support partner only. One-on-one ministry time will not be available with staff members during the school except as part of the planned sessions.


  • Survivors must obtain their therapist/prayer minister’s agreement to their coming. Survivors without a therapist or prayer minister must have their pastor, home group leader, or other approved third party’s approval.


  • Survivors must recognize that a relationship with God will be stressed in this school and must be able to handle this. Christian worship will also be included.


We regret that these criteria may prevent some survivors from attending the in-person school. We urge those of you who cannot make it for whatever reason to continue working towards greater stability and apply for our online Advanced Survivors’ School of Healing, for which the qualifying criteria are less stringent.


We will use first names only during the school so survivors can feel as anonymous as they desire.


If you have any questions about qualifications, feel free to contact us at information@rcm-usa.org.


To register, print and complete this Registration Form:



For questions regarding registration: Email: rcmoffice@rcm-usa.org


You may request a discounted price for the updated 3rd edition workbook
if you have purchased a previous edition of The Survivor's Workbook.



Required Deposit for Registration


Survivor: $100 Deposit


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