Mike Lew Workshop


S.O.A.R. has invited the renowned therapist, workshop leader and author, Mike Lew, to provide two day-long work­shops. Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 2018 at Louis Millet Center, New Minas, NS

  • Friday Daytime: Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Friday Evening: Free Public Talk and Discussion
  • Saturday: Support for Supporters of Sexual Abuse Survivors: Family, Friends, and other Allies.

Note: Eventbrite registration is closed. Feel free to just show up at the door Friday at 7pm for the talk or Saturday at 8:30am for the Workshop. Workshop cost at the door is $50, lunch included.

Download a PDF brochure for the event!

Mike Lew is a celebrated speaker, author and therapist from the USA.

He has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse and neglect.

The day-long workshops will provide a variety of healing activities, including the sharing of stories, writing exercises, emotional expression, small group discussion, relaxation, creativity, and yes, even fun.

Mike Lew will provide a full day workshop on Friday, June 22 for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, followed by a free evening talk open to the pub­lic. Click here to Register for Friday daytime

On Saturday, June 23rd, he will present a workshop open to persons working/associated with survivors. This workshop is designed for partners and other allies of a survivor of sexual child abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse and/or neglect. Click here to register for Saturday

The long-term and often painful process of recovery from sexual abuse has profound effects on relationships. Partners and survivors experience a parallel process of understanding the nature of abuse, its effects on the survivor and the couple, and the requirements of healing. Lack of information and understanding on both sides cause great strain on the relationship.
Our goal is to offer a safe, encouraging environment of healing for allies, sharing with other partners and allies, developing effective means of communication, and establishing a support network .
Allies will be encouraged to explore and express the challenges they face being in a loving relationship with a survivor and how to practice self care while more effectively supporting and getting support from their partner/friend/relative. Like the survivor, they will begin to move beyond their own isolation toward more effective communication and healthier, more satisfying relationships.



If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact S.O.A.R. to inquire about bur­saries.
Mail: 32 Cornwallis St., Kentville, N.S. B4N 2E1
Phone: 902-679-7337 or 877-679-SOAR (7627)
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About Mike Lew

Mike Lew, M.Ed., is a psychotherapist and group therapy leader, and Co-Director of The Next Step Counseling and Training Center. As a cultural anthropologist specializing in the field of Culture and Personality (Psychological Anthropology), Mike worked with the late Margaret Mead and Colin Turnbull. After further training in Counseling Psychology, he became a leading expert on recovery from sexual child abuse, particularly issues of male survivors.

Mike has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical vio­lence, emotional abuse and neglect. The de­velopment of strategies for recovery from in­cest and other abuse, particularly for men, has been a major focus of his work as a counselor and group leader. He works with both the sur­vivors and their partners and families.

Mike taught at The City College of New York, Quinnipiac College, The College of New Ro­chelle and the University of California at Santa Cruz. Now he conducts public lectures, work­shops for survivors, and trainings and consul­tations for mental health, medical, human ser­vice, clergy, law enforcement and other profes­sionals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia.

Mike’s publications include Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse (Second Edition, Revised and Updated Quill, 2004) and Leaping Upon the Mountains (Small Wonder Books and North Atlantic Books, 1999).

Mike has been a part of the editorial board of the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse and the review board of the Journal of Interper­sonal Violence.

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