Ditto, to what Curtis said. I'll probably be ditto'ing what he writes about the weekend, as well. Maybe I'll try to be a little original and write some experiences of my own.
Like what he says about how important they are. I cannot emphasize stongly enough how much I wish everyone would experience at least one of these retreats. I believe that these are the very best of what Male Survivor is all about. I cannot begin to explain about the love and support everyone receives while attending the retreat. I was so afraid of going into my first retreat, the Level One, held at Pilgrim Firs, near Port Orchard, Washington. I kept telling everyone that I retained the right to bolt and run at any minute. It wasn't necessary and I was filled to the over flowing with an emotional high that lasted for weeks.
Since that time, as most of you know, I've tried to be on a fast track by attending group and individual therapies.
This last weekend, at the Level Two, in Alta, Utah, I had a couple of breakthroughs and learned some techniques to get me over the rough spots.
You gotta go, whatever it takes, you gotta go. They are worth far more than you actually pay for them. I can't begin to explain to you how supportive and theraputic they are.
Ah, and while you're at it, say a little prayer for the board...they're meeting this weekend in Denver, at Fred Tolson's office, to work out some necessary details to keep this place open and to provide some security for our future.
Take care of one another, I'll see you when I get back.
"No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence."