SIA SoCal Retreat

To Stand in Self

As children, we were forced to deny our realities. We were taught by those who abused us to think of ourselves as small, unable, and unworthy, but with the support of other survivors we gradually let go of this false image of ourselves. We learn to be honest and treat ourselves with the compassion and support we deserve. We learn that we are worthy and have everything we need to pursue our dreams. We actualize this truth as we learn to stand in authentic self.

SIA SoCal Retreat 2020

*********CANCELLATION NOTICE**********

We regret to inform you that the SIA SoCal Retreat, scheduled for April 24-26, 2020, has been CANCELLED, due to uncertainty over the coronavirus. So far, the committee for the next retreat has yet been formed. KEY INFORMATION:
  • REFUNDS: If you registered and paid for the retreat, you will receive a full refund. If you used PayPal, your reimbursement is already being processed; please allow 7 business days for your refund to be credited to your account. If you used a different payment method, a refund check will be sent to your mailing address; please allow two weeks for delivery. If you have any questions or concerns about your refund, please email

  • SCHOLARSHIPS: If you applied for a scholarship, we strongly encourage you to reapply once a new retreat date is announced.

  • FUNDRAISING: Our fundraising will continue through donations, collections at meetings, and the sale of items featured in the Fundraising Catalog. This will allow as many survivors as possible to attend future retreats, regardless of ability to pay.

  • WORKSHOP LEADERS: If you volunteered to facilitate a workshop, we are deeply grateful. We hope you'll still be able to offer your workshop once the retreat is rescheduled. Please contact Alane or Anita with any questions. When our new retreat date has been set, they will reach out to you.

We deeply appreciate your interest and support for the SIA SoCal Retreat, and apologize for any inconvenience.

Please periodically check your email and the website for updates.

We lovingly encourage you to stay safe, to continue healing, and "To Stand in Self".

The SIA SoCal Retreat Organizing Committee