HelpLine will host its annual fall survivors retreat, Treat Yourself, on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. in Delaware, OH. This free, day-long retreat gives survivors of sexual assault, abuse, harassment, trauma or relationship violence an opportunity to engage in activities that promote healing, self-love and empowerment while bridging relationships among participants.
Survivors will immerse in a holistic healing through relaxation and rejuvenation – with pampering being the central theme. Attendees will place themselves at the center of attention and explore ways to nourish their mind, heart and soul.
“Survivors of sexual assault deal with trauma in many different ways,” said Nora Flanagan, SARN Coordinator and event organizer. Providing a safe, supportive space for survivors to connect with others who understand their journey can inspire true transformation and growth.”
According to Flanagan, past participants have expressed positive satisfaction with their experience with many looking forward to returning each year. Survivor comments include:
· “I come back to this each year and I love it!”
· “I finally feel like I am not alone.”
· “This whole day just filled my heart with warmth; I learned so much and I made some new friends.”
The annual retreat is one of many broad range of therapeutic SARN services and events to support survivors throughout Delaware, Morrow, Crawford and Wyandot counties. Available to all survivors – regardless of when the assault occurred - SARN offers healing workshops, one-one-one crisis intervention and advocacy.