RECLAIM is a program for men to tell their stories of sexual harm, trauma or abuse fostering discovery, truth, and healing. We invite you to join with other men in a safe and facilitated retreat environment to begin the “retelling” of your story to enable your own healing process.
The curriculum, format, and processes for this retreat/workshop have been developed over several years of experience and education.
We welcome you at any point in your journey.
Although the statistics tell us that 1 in 6 men have suffered abuse, trauma, and/or harm, there are few places for men to be with others to see, understand, and share their stories and to gain acceptance and understanding.
We live in a society where men are often raised and taught to believe that we are sexually powerful - however there is a lot of shame in dealing with past or present experiences where we have been overpowered, manipulated, coerced, humiliated, or led into a harmful or traumatic abuse - and so we don't talk about it.
The environment will be wrapped in safety, support, connection, and confidentiality. Some of our stories may never have been told—and we ask that you begin the journey by sharing what is possible to share. Giving you the gift of your own story and what you know (even if it is not entirely clear) gives the opportunity to dispel the secrets and the shame you may carry. There will be processing time within group and with the individual facilitators along with reflection, conversation. This is a place of acceptance and understanding.
Scott Gibson received his Masters in Social Work from Loyola Chicago University’s School of Social Work,and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. For over 30 years Scott has worked with men, women and couples in a variety of settings. Scott has a focus working with men dealing with interpersonal issues and relational concerns. Scott completed advanced certification in Trauma and Abuse from the Allender Center in Seattle,WA. and has extensive experience helping individuals dealing with childhood trauma and abuse. He is currently completing an externship with the Allender Center. Scott sees himself as your partner in understanding the challenges in your life and bringing intention and direction to therapy. His direct, yet compassionate style will challenge you to optimal growth. His transparency and practical advice have placed him in high demand as a speaker. Scott is a published author, leads both coed and men’s groups and facilitates weekend therapy retreats. Scott has his own private practice (scottlcsw.com) in Barrington, IL. Scott is married with three sons and enjoys running and competing in AKC dog agility competitions with his Border Terrier dogs Scout & Pip
Wendell Moss is a therapist, minister, educator, and speaker. Wendell serves as a part of the instructional staff at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology in Seattle, WA where he received his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in 2007. Wendell has also been a core member of The Allender Center at The Seattle School’s executive leadership team and Teaching Staff since its creation in 2010. Alongside his work with The Seattle School and The Allender Center, Wendell practices as a therapist in the Seattle area. Wendell is fiercely committed to engaging the impact of sexual abuse and trauma, including racial trauma. He courageously and compassionately follows Jesus into realms of healing in the most wounded places, especially the places where people are bound by relational heartache, addictions, shame, and contempt. Although he is privileged and delighted to work with both men and women, Wendell loves to create contexts of healing for men, especially African American men. Wendell started his ministry career with Intervarsity in Chicago where he served college students for almost a decade. He is an unapologetic Bears fan, so even when it’s not game day one can expect to find Wendell proudly sporting a jersey from his rotating collection of Tommie Harris, Brian Urlacher, Walter Payton, and Jay Cutler. Wendell lives in Everett, WA with Veronica, his beautiful wife.
The experience and content of the Reclaim program is impactful and unique. Care is taken in the application and selection process of each man that will attend in order to ensure the best “fit” for all participants.
Early Bird Discount (45 days in advance): $1,495
Fees Include Lodging And Most Meals.
$500 deposit required, payment in full due four weeks prior to the start of the retreat.
Refunds, Cancellations and Financial Assistance (scholarship) will be considered on an individual basis.
Any questions feel free to reach out to Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 342-0400. Ready to reserve your spot? Follow the link below to make your deposit: