Welcome to Taking Back Ourselves, a weekend of recovery for women survivors of incest, sexual assault, domestic violence, religious abuse, military sexual assault, survivors of academic and sports related abuse, those assaulted in the performing arts, survivors of war crimes, tribal and racial violence.
The TBO Weekend has been designed with profound respect and attention to not only what is comfortable and safe for survivors, but also what is most empowering. The facilitator team utilizes deep clinical skills, mindfulness, authentic movement, bodywork, brain gym, principles of Aikido and chi gong, yoga, music, art, empowerment—and most especially community. It creates an opportunity for survivors to find the places in themselves that seem immovable in recovery, and to embrace their strength and sense of aliveness connecting as women and as survivors.
On May 17 - 19, 2019 TBO will host a
Level 1 Weekend for Women Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault
Hope Springs Institute, in Peebles Ohio.
REGISTRATION OPENS: The first week in January
In our many years of retreat and conference experiences with both male survivors and those who participate in Taking Back Ourselves, Hope Springs has proven to be the best environment by far for meeting our community’s needs for restoration and recovery by providing comfort, safety, adequate space, wonderful food, and complete support for participants. Located near the sacred Serpent Mound of the Adena Indians, it is a unique space that enables survivors to do deep life changing work in an atmosphere of safety and care.
Perhaps those you serve cannot imagine flying to a destination in the middle of the heartland, or entering a space that is fully committed to the diverse community of healing. But Taking Back Ourselves is dedicated to making it possible to participate by creating a scholarship fund and support so that survivors can participate no matter what their circumstances are.
Thank you for your interest. Please look at our website: (www.takingbackourselves.org ) There you can get a better look at our incredible clinical Team and Board—and a sense of what TBO truly is.