This is a training opportunity
for you that includes
and practical exercises.
Very helpful to both you and your counselor or partner.
Focusing on the Primary Identity Approach
Part A: Primary Identity Approach - May 28-31
(Tuesday Dinner to Friday lunch)
Part B: Ritual Abuse Dynamics - June 2-4
(Sunday dinner to Tuesday afternoon)
RCM 25th Anniversary Celebration — May 31-June 1
Christian Retreat Center
369 CRC Drive
East Waterford, PA 17021
Sponsored by Restoration in Christ Ministries, Grottoes, VA 24441
Part A 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. Training will include live ministry videos and practical exercises on utilizing the approach. Part B is designed to share deeper insights on gaining freedom from the spiritual bondage and control dynamics of ritual abuse.
Attendance at Part A (any year) or an online Survivor School of Healing is required to attend Part B.
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 below for guidelines.) RCM may be able to provide some support persons, if needed.
Harrisburg, PA, is the nearest airport. We will try to arrange transportation from the airport, if needed.
The Christian Retreat Center has a 4-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 be minimal other people on the grounds at that time. 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).
RCM will charge a registration fee of $150/person for Part A and $100/person for Part B. 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 page 4 of the Registration form. A non-refundable $50/person deposit is required with your registration. Registration deadline and complete payment must be received by May 15. RCM will handle all registration and room reservations. Some scholarship help will be available, if needed
Diane Hawkins, President of Restoration in Christ Ministries
Check-in for Part A of the school will be from 2:00—5:00 Tuesday. The first introductory meeting will be at 5:00 in the main lounge followed by dinner at 5:30. Check-in for the 25th Anniversary Celebration will begin at 4:00 Friday. Dinner will be at 5:30. Check-in for Part B will be 3:00—5:00 on Sunday. Dinner will be at 5:30.
The daily schedule will consist of devotions, worship, teaching sessions, demonstration sessions, workbook sessions, and Q & A time. We will try to have some free time in the evenings.
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:
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 consider attending our online Survivors’ School of Healing that will be offered several times a year.
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 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, or agitation.
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 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 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.
If you have any questions about qualifications, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-249-9119.
To register, print and complete this Registration Form.
For questions regarding registration:
call 540-249-1027 or Email Office: email@example.com
Required Deposit for Registration
Required Deposit for Registration