Do you struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction? Do you yearn for a safe space to journey with others who are grappling with similar issues?
Following a curriculum by Sy Rogers, who was formerly part of the gay movement, you will embark on a journey towards healing and breakthrough in the area of sexuality, while finding support and trust within an authentic inner circle.
Guided by two facilitators, the typical format of each session will include:
Find acceptance and understanding in a small group setting
Receive the guidance of trusted and experienced facilitators
Journey with people who are in similar situations, and learn from each other
Who should join these support groups?
• Anyone struggling with their same-sex attraction
• Parents struggling to cope with their loved one’s same-sex attraction
Do these support groups maintain confidentiality?
To provide a safe space for everyone to share freely, every client has to sign an agreement to keep strict confidentiality within their group.
What if I meet someone I know in the group?
In the event that this happens, you can approach the facilitators to share your concerns. Please be assured that what you share will be kept confidential and arrangements will be made to ensure that your best interests are taken into account.
If I’m struggling with SSA, what if I become attracted to someone in the group?
In the event that this happens, clients are required to honestly and quickly inform the facilitators, who will then keep an eye on the situation. In order to develop healthy boundaries within the group, clients are not allowed to confess their feelings to those whom they are interested in.
Will the other members influence me to embrace or endorse homosexuality?
Group members would have all been interviewed and informed that the goal of the support group is to assist members to deal with unwanted SSA in themselves or their loved ones. However, confusing thoughts and desires may arise along the way. This is when group members can challenge and encourage each other to maintain a healthy approach to their struggles. If the facilitators discover that a client is no longer interested in journeying toward wholeness, the client will be deemed unsuitable to continue in the support group. In such cases, the client will be encouraged to seek one-to-one counselling and other appropriate measures.
Will the 10 sessions cure a person of SSA?
Recovery from SSA is a journey. Often, it takes a few years to consistently work through the issues. The outcomes vary for different clients. They may regain sufficient self-control, develop healthy ways to meet their needs, and establish nurturing relationships with both men and women. A healthy attraction to the opposite sex may also develop among some, resulting in courtship and marriage. Healthy singleness is also a viable sign of recovery. These twelve sessions would serve as a good start.