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#416017 - 11/12/12 05:03 AM My first Male Survivor International Conference
JoziSA Offline
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Registered: 05/05/12
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Loc: Johannesburg, South Africa
Last night my wife and I finished packing as we leave for the USA today. We are flying from South Africa and are going to stop in Washington for two days.

I'm preparing for the international panel that Mike Lew is chairing. WOW I'm going to have an opportunity to share our experiences in South Africa with do many international survivors. We have so much to do and so much to learn. I'm hoping that when I return back to SA I will be better equipped to expand our work, will meet new contacts who can help us and have new international friends.

I will keep this updated during the duration of my visit to the USA.
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Rees (JoziSA)
My Story and Blog www.kilimalesurvivor.wordpress.com

South African MALE SURVIVORS of Sexual Abuse
www.samsosa.org
If your mind can perceive it and your heart can believe it, YOU can achieve it.

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#416159 - 11/13/12 04:57 PM * [Re: JoziSA]
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Edited by Smalltown80sBoy (04/29/13 01:00 PM)

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#416245 - 11/14/12 07:36 AM Re: My first Male Survivor International Conference [Re: JoziSA]
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I hope to meet you both! I will be one of volunteers wearing red shirts. I am so excited for the conference to begin!
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Allan
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#416297 - 11/15/12 05:16 AM Re: My first Male Survivor International Conference [Re: JoziSA]
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It will be easy to recognize me, I will properly be the only South African. So when I open my mouth to speak you will hear the accent.

I can't sleep it's 4.30am ( 10.30am back home ) and I'm thinking of the first day attending Mike Lew's one day session "Victims no Longer"" I hope these Americans will understand me because they they speak soooooo funny here in New York, I sometimes wondered if they are speaking English or New Yorkan.

Hope to meet new friends and put some faces to the people here on the MS forum.
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Rees (JoziSA)
My Story and Blog www.kilimalesurvivor.wordpress.com

South African MALE SURVIVORS of Sexual Abuse
www.samsosa.org
If your mind can perceive it and your heart can believe it, YOU can achieve it.

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#416302 - 11/15/12 05:35 AM Re: My first Male Survivor International Conference [Re: JoziSA]
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Loc: South-East Europe
Thanks for update Rees, I can't wait to hear how is going wink!
Best wishes to all of you there!

Pero
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#416363 - 11/15/12 06:10 PM Re: My first Male Survivor International Conference [Re: JoziSA]
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Just back from attending Mike Lew's session. It was attended by 22 survivors, only two were not American, one from New Zealand and myself. The full day program was healing as we had the opportunity to work together in groups as well as in pairs. It is always reassuring that you are not alone. Meeting fellow survivors face to face is so therapeutic. One important point Mike made was the abuse did not happen to you, it was done to you. We must also not use the term "my abuser" you did not choose them or ask for it to happen.

Tomorrow I attend the partners program with my wife and the international panel in the afternoon.
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Rees (JoziSA)
My Story and Blog www.kilimalesurvivor.wordpress.com

South African MALE SURVIVORS of Sexual Abuse
www.samsosa.org
If your mind can perceive it and your heart can believe it, YOU can achieve it.

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#416873 - 11/21/12 11:09 PM Re: My first Male Survivor International Conference [Re: JoziSA]
traveler Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
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thank you, Rees for the update. i'm happy to see that there is more than just press-release type announcements here. i know you are busy there, but anything you have time and energy to share will be greatly appreciated.

hope you continue to have a great experience with much applicable learning and many insights at the conf.
Lee
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We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9

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#417132 - 11/24/12 11:06 PM * [Re: JoziSA]
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Edited by Smalltown80sBoy (04/29/13 01:05 PM)

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#417306 - 11/26/12 03:38 PM Re: My first Male Survivor International Conference [Re: JoziSA]
peroperic2009 Offline
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Hey Gary,
I've read your blog and your thoughts about conference. I've seen that you gain a lot there! Thank you for sharing with us wink

Pero
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#417445 - 11/27/12 08:09 PM Re: My first Male Survivor International Conference [Re: JoziSA]
traveler Offline
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thank you, Gary.
this was helpful.
so glad that you could go.
and i appreciate you sharing.

lee
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We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9

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