Survivors of Incest Anonymous 

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for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Upcoming Events

Would you like to receive announcements of SIA retreats, events, and news by email? To be added to SIA's low-volume, announcment-only mailing list, please send an email to You do not have to put anything in the subject line or body of the email, and you will receive an automatic email back that you have been added to the email list.  Your email address will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared.

Upcoming events

    • 21 Aug 2014
    • 24 Aug 2014
    • Kirkridge Retreat Center, the Poconos


    Optional Extra Day: This year we'll be offering early arrival on Thursday afternoon/evening for those who would like to

    have an extra day of unstructured fellowship or simple relaxation in this beautiful setting. Optional SIA WSO Conference

    enrichment group discussions will take place for those who would like to participate on Friday (mid-morning & afternoon).

    PLEASE NOTE: Thursday arrivals must register by July 1, 2014.

    We hope to be able to accommodate everyone, and room reservations will be on a first-come first-served basis. We will

    confirm receipt of your registration form via email and an information packet will then be emailed to you so please be sure

    to include your email address (and check your spam folder). All questions can be directed to


    Registration by email is encouraged: you will find a downloadable online form at: that you can return in

    any of 3 ways: 1) fill out by computer, save & return by email attachment to, 2) fill out this form by

    pen, then scan it and return by email and 3) fill out this form then return with deposit by traditional (snail) mail.

    A $50 nonrefundable registration fee is required to hold your place

    This payment can be made via PayPal to: And don't forget - to avoid added fees you must use your

    PayPal balance or linked bank account for this transaction or else select the "Friends and Family" description when

    asked: “What is this payment for?” Please bring a check or cash to the retreat for any outstanding balance, as we cannot

    process payment cards on site.

    If you require registration through US mail please fill out this form and send it along with a check/money order and a

    SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope - the info packet is hefty so please use 2 stamps) to:

    SIA NYC, PO Box 7413, NY NY 10150.

    mail registration for Friday arrivals must be postmarked no later than August 1, 2014.

    E-mail or snail

    SIA New York Intergroup presents its 6th Annual Retreat

    August 21st - August 24th 2014 - Arrival and Registration begins at 3:00pm

    Kirkridge Retreat Ctr., Bangor, PA.


    Questions? E-mail

    This year we have created a registration form that is a little longer and more detailed than in the past. Please provide as

    much info as possible to help us in planning a memorable retreat. The information in the first half of the form is required.

    The second half is optional but really helpful.


    3 day (Thursday – Sunday): $350 shared room - includes all programs & meals ($500 for single rooms)

    2 day (Friday – Sunday): $250 shared room - includes all programs & meals ($350 for single rooms)

    Day tripper rate (without Kirkridge lodging): $80 a day includes all programs & lunch and dinner.

    Name: Email: Phone #: Address:


    Day, time, location of SIA home group:

    Please indicate what day and time will you be arriving at Kirkridge (x):

    I will be arriving on Thursday at approximately:

    I will be arriving on Friday at approximately:

    I will be attending on Saturday only (day tripper)



    My deposit of $50.00 is being paid via (x):

    Paypal and I will pay the remaining balance upon arrival (check or cash only)

    US mail


    I am including full payment online via Paypal

    I am including full payment via US mail

    I wish to donate to SIA world service organization and I am enclosing an additional gift in the amount of : $

    Will you be driving to the retreat and if so, do you have space in your car to carry a fellow traveler (x)?


    No, I'm coming via public transportation.

    Yes, I'm driving but I don't have extra room

    Yes, I'm driving and I do have extra space, I can fit

    additional attendees.

    You’ll receive detailed directions for travel to Kirkridge in the follow-up welcome packet or at


    Lodging facilities are dorm style with two or three beds per room and centrally located shared bathrooms.

    Please place me with the following roommate(s):


    I do not have a preference. Please select a room for me.


    I am requesting a private room: (There are limited numbers of single rooms available (see pricing above on

    a first-come first-served basis. However, there are no private ensuite bathrooms.)

    A leisurely continental breakfast with coffee/tea will be offered self-serve style in your lodging facility before the start of workshops. Participants are asked to help keep the kitchen clean, wash their own dishes, turn off the coffee pot, etc, after eating. Lunch selections are listed below. Dinner will be served buffet style in the dining room with options to please everyone. You may also bring snacks to share or food items needed for restrictive diets/medications, etc to store in the refridgerator.

    Please circle one choice from the options listed below for each day of attendance.

    FRIDAY LUNCH CHOICE: Chicken Salad
    Three Cheese Combo Hummus with or without Feta AND

    Select 1 bread choice: Whole Wheat

    Choices (Please type or write): __________________________ ______________________

    Egg Salad
    Vegetarian Greek Salad

    Select 1 bread choice: Whole Wheat

    Choices (Please type or write): __________________________ ______________________

    Dinner will be served buffet style in the dining room with options to please everyone.
    PLEASE NOTE: There will not be a potluck on Friday evening this year. We will be having our event fully catered by the Kirkridge culinary staff throughout the weekend. However, feel free to bring any needed food with you and snacks you'd like to share as you will have access to a small kitchen in your lodging facility.

    Help us spread the word!

    Please print out and share this flyer at meetings or email as appropriate to anonymity traditions to SIA fellows! Thanks you for taking the time to help us make this a powerful & healing retreat!


    We have a great lineup of participant lead workshops & events this year in addition to plenty of time for fellowship and relaxation. Let us know how you'd like to participate by providing any of the following information:

    TALENT SHOW: Sign up and claim your 3-4 minute time slot so that we can fit in as many participants as time allows

    Would you like to share an alternative talent with the group (x)? Do you have artwork, or poetry, a photograph or sculpture, doodles or prose? Anything goes at our SIA Art Show! Bring something with you from home or create something new during the weekend in our art shop. Items will be displayed on Saturday evening after dinner and before our Talent Show

    This year we will have an ArtShop area set aside during the retreat to create art and for art related workshops.


    The Relaxation area is a space dedicated to reflection and relaxation throughout the retreat and where we will also hold yoga and other body movement workshops. There will be yoga mats, rollers, and therapy balls as well as recorded meditations and other shared resources/tools that you can test out. Do you have something that might be suitable for use in our corner?

    On Saturday evening we will gather around the fire for a ceremonial healing circle (weather permitting). Using sound and movement we'll raise collective energy to release constraints and open to greater healing & fuller lives.

    We will once again be setting up a ShareSpace table (see full description below*) Almost anything that's been helpful for you in your recovery - a new strategy, a favorite book or technique that has brought you insight and healing. It could be a written affirmation, a website, favorite podcast, a journaling practice, an audio meditation, deep breathing technique, or even a short video clip on an ipad/laptop. You do not have to provide any instruction. Materials will stay in the area and not be lent out, and

    Would you like to perform in our Saturday evening Talent Show (x)?

    Yes, I would like to share my talent of:

    Yes (Please provide a basic description/size of item to display)

    I will bring:

    Do you have art supplies you would like to donate for use during the weekend?


    I have the following items that I can bring:

    Yes, I will bring:

    We need drums, rattles, tambourines, or other percussive instruments.

    Yes, I have this/these instrument(s) I can bring to the healing circle:

    at the end of the retreat each person will take home their contribution to the ShareSpace.

    for the ShareSpace info corner? (x). Yes, I do have something to share with others that has been of benefit to me.

    Would you like to bring something 

    • 10 Oct 2014
    • 12 Oct 2014
    • Mt. Saint Macrina, Uniontown, PA
    9th Biennial Spiritual SIA Retreat
    for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

    Be Healthy Now-making healthy choices in mind, body
    and spirit TODAY as we work our program of healing.

    October 10-12, 2014
    Uniontown, PA

    Sponsored by People of Courage and Healing Friends SIA Groups

    Come and share our collective experience, strength and hope in the beautiful autumn setting of the Laurel Highlands.
    Gentle workshop format focusing on SIA literature and the Slogans of SIA *Built in quiet time for walks, naps, meditation*Art and play opportunities*Share your talent or gift
    ~Saturday Evening Speaker~
    ~~~all participants will receive a copy of SIA’s Slogans booklet~~~

    Our retreat is located at our meeting’s location: Mt. St. Macrina, 500 W. Main Street, Uniontown, PA 15401,
    a Byzantine Catholic Retreat Center, but is in no way affiliated with the religion. Expect to see a lot of Byzantine
    icons. If you prefer more privacy than the retreat center’s 200-year-old mansion affords, 3 nice hotels are within
    walking distance.
    Holiday Inn Uniontown 724-437-2816and Super 8 Uniontown 724-425-0261 and Hampton Inn 724-430-1000

    $150-Full retreat including 2 nights in a semi-private room, evening snacks, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner
    $115 -Full retreat including 2 nights in a semi-private room, evening snacks, no meals
    $50-commuter-includes the above meals and snacks without staying over
    $30-Retreat only, includes snacks
    $5 from each registration will go directly to SIA WSO-feel free to add more and we will send it along for you.
    We cannot accommodate special diets; you may bring your own food to be heated
    or utilize one of the many restaurants within walking distance/quick drive.

    Please register by: September 20th, 2014. For more info call or email Juanita 724-366-1163 or
    Please do not call the retreat center for information.
    Registrations should not be mailed after September 20th. Retreat center has a firm deadline.

    Please fill out and mail to Juanita Strange, 113 Mulberry Street, Hopwood, PA 15445.
    Confirmations and directions will be by sent by email, unless you send a self-addressed stamped envelope.
    Make checks payable to People of Courage.
    Suggested Check in time is 6:00-8:00 pm Friday (no dinner served), Opening meeting begins at 8:00 pm. Snacks after.


    Name______________________________________________________Home group_________________________________



    ___ yes!I would like to do some service for the retreat – please indicate what_____________________________

    The enclosed amount is for……………………………………………….. please check one on the next line:
    Full retreat $150 ______ Full Retreat w/o meals $115_____….would you like a …. (please mark one)
    __semi-private (large room with partitions around beds) or _____double or triple -Room mate’s Name(s)_____________________
    Retreat and meals (commuter) $50_______Retreat only $30________

Past events

03 Aug 2014 Roundtable: Sexuality, Survivors & Intimate Relationships
13 Jul 2014 Roundtable: Working Steps 10 - 12 & The Promises
04 May 2014 Roundtable: Working Steps 7 - 9
13 Apr 2014 SIA Roundtable: Steps 4-6
07 Mar 2014 Mid-Atlantic Intergroup Annual Retreat
05 Jan 2014 There will be no Roundtable in November or December 2013
28 Nov 2013 Thanksgiving 24-hour Telephone Marathon
06 Oct 2013 WSC Roundtable: Working Steps 1 - 3
08 Sep 2013 Roundtable: Anger: The Role of Owning & Expressing Anger in Empowering Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
23 Aug 2013 Forgiving Ourselves: SIA Retreat Aug 23-25
04 Aug 2013 Roundtable: When Mothers & Women are Perpetrators
02 Jun 2013 An SIA World Service Conference Roundtable Discussion:
05 May 2013 An SIA World Service Conference Roundtable Discussion
07 Apr 2013 World Service Conference Roundtable Discussion
03 Mar 2013 SIA WSC Liturature Committee Roundtable Discussion:
08 Feb 2013 Mid Atlantic Intergroup Annual Retreat CHALLENGE YOURSELF
03 Feb 2013 SIA WSC Literature Committee Roundtable Discussion:
06 Jan 2013 A SIA World Service Conference Roundtable Discussion:
18 Nov 2012 November SIA WSC Literature Committee Gold Book Roundtable Discussion: “Creating Safety & Support for Healing, Remembering & Working with the Emotional Content of Memories”
07 Oct 2012 A SIA World Service Conference Roundtable Discussion
02 Sep 2011 SIA New York Intergroup presents its 4th annual retreat!
15 Apr 2011 SIA Mid-Atlantic Intergroup's 18th Annual Retreat
08 Oct 2010 7th Biennial Spiritual SIA Retreat
06 Aug 2010 3rd Annual SIA World Service Conference
11 Jun 2010 SIA New York Intergroup presents our 3rd annual mountaintop retreat
05 Feb 2010 SIA MidAtantic Intergroup's 17th Winter Retreat at the Shore
24 Jul 2009 2nd SIA World Service Conference
12 Jun 2009 NYC SIA sponsored 2nd Annual Retreat in the Poconos, PA
06 Feb 2009 Keep It Simple: SIA Mid-Atlantic Intergroup's 16th Weekend Retreat
10 Oct 2008 SIA's 6th Biennial Spiritual Retreat
25 Jul 2008 1st Annual Sia World Service Conference
27 Jun 2008 SIA NYC Intergroup #1 Retreat
29 Jun 2007 4th Annual Summer SIA Retreat
17 Jun 2007 NYC Father's Day SIA Event
16 Feb 2007 14th Annual Winter SIA Retreat


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