RCM OFFICE:
Hours: 8am - 5pm, Mon-Fri.
PO Box 479
Grottoes VA 24441-0479

 

 

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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Focusing on the Primary Identity Approach

 

RCM Survivors' School of Healing

 

Part 1: Primary Identity Approach - June 3-7

(Dinner Sunday to breakfast Thursday)

 

Part 1 & 2: Ritual Abuse Dynamics - June 7-8

(Breakfast Thursday to 3:00 p.m. Friday)

 

Christian Retreat Center

369 CRC Drive

East Waterford, PA 17021

717-734-3627

https://www.crctims.org/

 

Sponsored by Restoration in Christ Ministries, Grottoes, VA 24441

Purpose:


Part 1 of this school is designed to educate survivors concerning how to achieve healing from DID using the Primary Identity Approach, which greatly shortens the process compared to the traditional alter-centered approach. Part 2 is designed to share deeper insights on gaining freedom from the spiritual bondage and control dynamics of ritual abuse. Attendance at Part 1 is required to attend Part 2.

 

Who May Attend:


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

 

Transportation:


Harrisburg, PA, is the nearest airport. We will try to arrange transportation from the airport.

 

Lodging:


The Christian Retreat Center has a 3-yr. old lodge with 24 motel-style rooms, each fully furnished with two queen-size beds and 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 there will probably not be many other people on the grounds that week. Meals will be provided in a dining facility next to the lodge. Overflow guests can stay in cabins (with bunkbeds and bath) or an RV/Tent site (with electricity, water, and sewer hook-ups).

 

Cost:

 

RCM will charge a flat registration fee of $175/person for Part 1 and $250/person for Parts 1 & 2. This applies to both the survivor and the support person. The additional cost for lodging and meals will depend on the accommodation you choose. (See lodging and meal options below.) $50/person deposit is required with your registration. Complete registration and balance of payment must be received by May 15. RCM will handle all registration and room reservations. Some scholarship help will be available, if needed.

 

Refunds due to cancellations will only be available until May 1st.

(Except for deposits, which are not refundable.)

 

School Facilitators:

Diane Hawkins, President of Restoration in Christ Ministries
Dr. Petra Rose, Restoration in Christ Ministries
Additional staff TBA

 

Schedule:


We can have access to the lodge lounges at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. We will not have access to bedrooms until 2:30. Registration will be from 2:30—5:00. The first introductory meeting will be at 5:00 in the main lounge followed by dinner at 5:30. We need to leave the premises by 3:00 p.m. Friday.

 

The daily schedule has not been worked out yet but will consist of devotions, worship, teaching sessions, demonstration sessions, practice sessions, and some free time for fun too. Canoes and other recreational options are available. The main focus will be on education, but there will be plenty of time for social interaction as well. A DID spouse discussion group will depend on a stated interest in this.


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 that:


  • 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 for the purpose of group demonstration.

     

  • Survivors must obtain their therapist/prayer minister’s agreement to their coming. Survivors without a therapist or prayer minister must have their pastor or home group leader’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. We trust that you will be able to grow in your stability by working with your own facilitators and support people so you can attend a future school. We also plan to video-tape all teaching, demonstrations, and practical sessions from the school and make it available online. We will let you know when that is ready.

 

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

 

Qualifications for Support Partners:


  • Must not be an unhealed survivor or a Mason.

     

  • Must be a mature believer committed to godliness who does not practice yoga, martial arts, or Eastern alternative medicine practices involving the manipulation of energy, including acupuncture.

     

  • Must be familiar with DID and have had some experience in working with a person with DID when they switch or are triggered.

     

  • Must be comfortable in offering appropriate support and prayer to the person who might feel a range of emotions in response to the teachings, including confusion, frustration, sadness, depression, despair, anger, anxiety, agitation.

     

Expectations:

 

While you will not be expected to bear ultimate responsibility for the survivor that you are supporting, we would like you to commit to the following guidelines:


  • You must plan to stay in the same building in which the survivor you are supporting is staying. You do not have to stay in the same room.

     

  • If you are assigned to support a survivor that you do not know, we ask that you contact the person before the school either by e-mail or phone. We also ask that you sit with the survivor at the first meal to get to know him/her.

     

  • You must attend all sessions with the person you are supporting. If the person leaves a session, you must make sure the person is okay.

     

  • The person must know where you are at all times in case you are needed.

     

  • You need to check with the person after each session to see how he/she is doing before leaving him/her.


  • When you retire in the evening, be sure the person you are supporting has your cell phone number to call you if needed.

     

  • You must alert a staff leader immediately if any significant problem arises.

     

  • You are expected to support the RCM program as presented and to keep any differing perspectives to yourself. You are free to discuss such differences with an RCM staff member.

     

  • You must not engage in counseling or teaching any other survivor at the school.

     

  • You are expected to provide a godly role model to the survivor and not participate in gossip or unwholesome, behind-the-scenes communication.

     

  • You will not be expected to engage in counseling, only support.

 

If you have any questions about qualifications, feel free to contact us at information@rcm-usa.org or call 540-249-9119.

 

Registration & Lodging/Meals

Refunds due to cancellations will only be available until May 1st.

(Except for deposits, which are not refundable.)

 

To register, print and complete this Registration Form.

 

For questions regarding registration:

call 540-249-1027 or Email Registration

 

 

Part 1 only - Registration Fees/Per Person:

 

Survivor

 

Full Registration Payment ($175) Add to Cart

 

Deposit Only ($50) Add to Cart

 

Balance Due--if deposit was made ($125) Add to Cart

__________________________________________

 

Support Partner

 

Full Registration Payment ($175) Add to Cart

 

Deposit Only ($50) Add to Cart

 

Balance Due--if deposit was made ($125) Add to Cart

_____________________________________

 

Lodging and Meals/Per Person

(4 nights & 11 meals)

 

Survivor

 

Single Lodge Room: $251.92 Add to Cart

 

Double Lodge Room: $238.68 Add to Cart

 

Support Partner

 

Single Lodge Room: $251.92 Add to Cart

 

Double Lodge Room: $238.68 Add to Cart

_____________________________________

 

Refunds (minus deposit) due to cancellations available until May 1st.

Parts 1 & 2 - Registration Fees/Per Person:

 

Survivor

 

Full Registration Payment ($250) Add to Cart

 

Deposit Only ($50) Add to Cart

 

Balance Due--if deposit was made ($200) Add to Cart

__________________________________________

 

Support Partner

 

Full Registration Payment ($250) Add to Cart

 

Deposit Only ($50) Add to Cart

 

Balance Due--if deposit was made ($200) Add to Cart

_____________________________________

 

Lodging and Meals/Per Person

(5 nights & 15 meals)

 

Survivor

 

Single Lodge Room: $308.12 Add to Cart

 

Double Lodge Room: $292.46 Add to Cart

 

Support Partner

 

Single Lodge Room: $308.12 Add to Cart

 

Double Lodge Room: $292.46 Add to Cart

_____________________________________

 

Refunds (minus deposit) due to cancellations available until May 1st.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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