Workshops


Next workshop Sat 24th April 2021 in London

Workshop on Sexual Abuse Recovery

“Paused by the Pandemic: A Workshop to Reflect on Overcoming Shame, Memories, Gaining Stability, Relationships and Sexuality”

This workshop is open both to people who have experienced abuse and their partners and friends as well as counsellors and other professionals.

A relaxed and friendly environment where we will come together to learn, share and support each other.

Next workshop:
The next workshop will be on Saturday 24th April 2021 – online!
Email info@intothelight.org.uk for more information and to book your place.

We will be looking at:

  • Shifting the shame that does not belong to you
  • Processing of traumatic memories
  • Increasing control over flashbacks
  • Re-thinking sexuality as a possibility for yourself
  • Reflecting on confidence in relationships

Benefits of attending:

  • Break out of isolation and meet others who understand
  • Gain information to help overcome the past
  • Feel supported by both professionals and other survivors
  • Put strategies in place for the future

This workshop contains no graphic details of past abuse.

The workshop is led by a Survivor and all Facilitators are professionally trained in counselling and group facilitation. BACP and ACC ethics apply.

For details of the next workshop please contact us

97% of people attending our workshops since 2008 said that the workshop fulfilled or exceeded their expectations

97% of people attending our workshops since 2008 said that the Facilitators were ‘Good’ ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’

Comments by people who have attended our workshops:

Really exceeded my expectations as I already read a lot and research myself so I wasn’t sure if I would learn anything new but the resources were excellent and the session was so well presented. All presenters were compassionate and made me feel comfortable.

“What an amazing workshop and handbook, providing a wealth of information and oozing with warmth and compassion. I’m feeling like I can not only understand myself better but also breathe better.”

Working with survivors of SA and DV this has been very useful from a professional point of view. But also its been helpful in realising my own reactions to the subjects covered.”

“The team really did strike that balance for deeper understanding and compassion around a really difficult to subject. I know my clients will certainly benefit from my greater understanding following the workshop.”

“The workshop helped me in many different areas of my work including in the LGBTQI+ community and in a psychiatric inpatient hospital with adolescent girls under section, nearly all with experiences of CSA… I was really grateful for your use of gender inclusive language … you made the space safe, powerful and deeply educational”

“I just wanted to say how nice you and the other facilitators made the day, you were all so good at making it feel relaxed and open, non threatening and approachable. I really appreciated that atmosphere….thank you for the hand outs, they were so detailed and useful and it was great to have them to take away”.

“Thank you so much for the excellent workshop…I found it incredibly moving and helpful. I think it’s going to transform the work I am currently doing”

“I found the workshop to be very useful and I am keen to recommend it to many of my clients and friends”

“It is the first time I have ever been in a space in which so many people were gathered for the same reason, and that alone felt powerful.”

“In 2009 I went into one of your workshops and I never forgot it… I kept hold of the handouts… it helped me a lot and I am very grateful… I am now hoping to start my own work for Survivors in Brazil” February 2018

“The workshop helped me and my client find helpful ground in our current work together”

“You were able to put into words the things I have had to overcome”

“My partner’s understanding of my situation was greatly helped”

“Into the Light has been good because it stopped me feeling so isolated and normalised the issue … inspirational”

“I now know that I am not alone … when I got home I felt energised and alive”

“It was a really helpful day, and just so good to meet and talk to other survivors”

“I enjoyed the workshop (which I wasn’t expecting to!) and got a lot out of it”

“I found the session helpful in my professional development”