OneInSix Canada

Canada's knowledge centre on male sexual trauma and recovery

Men & Healing Phase I Services

“Recovery can take place within the context of relationships, it cannot occur in isolation.”
Judith Herman

Men & Healing Phase I is a short-term, therapist-led group counselling program designed for male survivors of childhood sexual and/or physical abuse.  Its purpose is to begin men on their journey of trauma recovery through essential psycho-education, coaching on the recovery process, and mutual support.

While the format of the group is interactive, group members are not required to divulge personal information to the group. This group seeks to expand coping strategies and increase knowledge and awareness of post-traumatic stress, impacts of abuse, and paths of recovery. All participants receive a guidebook that covers all of the teachings.

The curriculum of Phase I includes:

Module 1: Introduction to Men & Healing
Module 2: The Aftermath of Trauma
Module 3: Handling Stress & Crises
Module 4: Drama & Trauma: Relationship Dynamics
Module 5: Ego States: Structure & Function
Module 6: Trauma & the Male Identity
Module 7: Emotions of Trauma: Shame & Rage
Module 8: Coping with Shame: Substance Abuse and Sex Stuff
Module 9: What to Expect in Men & Healing Phase II
Module 10: Attachment & Trust

Individual counselling is recommended for men interested in enrolling in Phase I, but is not a prerequisite.

Phase I graduates are welcomed to join our long-term Phase II Men & Healing Phase II group program.

An individual assessment is a requirement before joining the program.  Click here to arrange this appointment.

Our fees are covered under most private insurance plans.

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Nelson Mandela