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Update posted by Michele Zehr On Aug 10, 2019

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Update posted by Michele Zehr On Aug 01, 2019

Hello everyone! We are steadily making it towards our goal and THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of the support so far! We're almost there, but we only have 15 days left to save our programs. Why is this so important? Here is another testimonial from a survivor who attended one of our programs. It was not only her, but her children's lives at stake, and I can tell you now that she has triumphed and has also turned her entire life around for her and her children's sake! Please contribute and share this campaign with your network. Together, we can do this if everyone gives a little! Read her testimonial below:

"I want to thank you all. Every member of the staff. Every camper who touched my heart. Since I can remember, I have struggled and hid my true self. I've hurt, I've hated, I've hindered myself. But this last year or two had been particularly hard for me and my children. I hit my personal rock bottom. I was becoming everything I didn't want to be. I was hating myself. My pain led me to do things I hated. After 3 weeks in a coma, my demons (and subsequent addictions) literally almost killed me. Enough was enough. My therapist told me about Camp Mabon and I was terrified. I tried to think of every reason not to attend. My anxiety was paralyzing. But I was tired of letting fear and uncertainty control me.

I truly couldn't be happier I came. You all affected more in a few days than many have in my whole life. It's so hard to explain. You can’t really. But once you're a part of this Sisterhood, it just makes sense. I've never felt stronger. I've never felt happier about the person I know my God created me to be. I'm not saying I don't have hard days. I do. But there's a certainty I have now that I didn't have before coming to camp. And a certainty that I can, and will, make it through anything. I was having a hard day last week, but instead of wallowing and making things worse for myself, I went to my sisters for love. The support I got from them got me through that day. A year ago that day would have done me in for more than just that moment. But this day, I overcame the struggle.

A lot of that was the love and support I got from the friends in my back pocket. I feel confident doing things that scare me now (for the most part). A complete 180 from the me I thought I was before camp. I use Camp Mabon as an example for myself in my life daily: "Think how scared you were to attend camp. And look at all you'd have missed out on if you chickened out. Try this. You might miss out on something amazing if you don't..." Camp Mabon has become part of my Mantra. It was always in me. But in just a few days I discovered what was always there. Strength.

I can't begin to explain the joy it is having these amazing women I experienced this Camp with in my life. We uplift each other. We support each other. And most importantly, we understated each other differently than most. Every emotion, every second of sadness, mourning and hurting; I know I have nonjudgmental, loving women in my corner. I couldn't be more grateful. From the deepest corners of my heart, Thank you!!!"--A.M.

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Update posted by Michele Zehr On Jul 08, 2019

Greetings everyone! Just wanted to give an update and share yet another powerful testimonial I received last week from a survivor who has attended our programs. I can sit here all day long and tell people how impactful our programs are, but I think survivors who have attended do a way better job and it shows you what you are supporting. We're 33% of the way there, and we have 39 more days to go. Please contribute what you can and then share this with your community. We can totally do this if everyone gives a little. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

--Michele

“Remember I shared that after my first camp in 2012, I went home, and a week later, September 30, 2012, was the last time he ever laid a hand on me and my children. I finally left for good that day and I reclaimed my life for me and my children. I finally knew I was strong enough, because something changed in me at camp.

Every camp I attend, I grow even more but this last camp this past March has really caused me to think more about my own trauma. So much focus is put on “leaving your abuser” and not much is said about what happens in the years after you leave. It’s been 7 years since I left and it was just this year at camp I started realizing that I wasn't really taking care of myself. I have been so busy taking care of my children and making sure that as a family unit we were ok. I have had trauma most of my life and I thought just getting away would fix it all. I have been so wrong. I felt the pressure of it all and realized that I moved straight into survival mode without taking care of me, so I decided to get support from my local sexual and domestic violence agency.

The lady I met at the center is going to start counseling me and I feel like this will be counseling that will help me learn how to not only focus on being strong and surviving but to be open to actually living my life as it is meant to be. Just talking to her the first day helped me feel like it will be ok to be vulnerable and allow myself to step out of survival mode. I continue to use the mindfulness techniques that we use at camp which do help so much. (no one understands why I keep clementines with me all of the time!) LOL

DO NOT ever doubt the power Camp Mabon and Camp Ostara have. If you ever want a statement towards the power of what goes on there...THEY HAVE SAVED MY LIFE! They have (and I am hopeful will continue) to teach me, allow me to grow, and let me be the person this world intended for me to be in spite of how my abusers tried to destroy me. “ –T.C.

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Update posted by Michele Zehr On Jun 27, 2019

First, thank you SO much for all of your support! In just 2 weeks, we're 27% of the way to our goal with 50 days left to meet it (and I fully believe we will meet it!) Another former camper, Naheed, reached out to me and offered her testimonial so that others would understand the impact our programs have on survivors of sexual and domestic violence. She has given her permission to share her name and her testimonial. Thank you Naheed!

The Center for Earth Based Healing (CEBH) has been a miracle in the making for me. It is definitive of a nicely packaged surprise that shows up out of the blue and you're curious to open this box. Yet hesitate because you're unsure of what to expect if you do. And then when you finally do open it, you're blown away by its profound significance in your life at that very exact moment in time. Similarly Camp Mabon was my first introduction to the powerful healing journey as a survivor of sexual and domestic violence. I was adamant on fixing myself and needing to know that I was no longer alone in my journey. The opportunity and sponsorship of my attendance could not have arrived at a more appropriate timing. I am so grateful for those that support the camp because without it I don't think I could have crawled out of my deteriorating mental state due to my trauma. Camp was an outlet for me to reclaim what I had lost of myself after my traumatic life experiences. It gave me a recognition of my potential and a path back to me. And now I had witnesses to attest to this journey and healing. The bonds I built at camp have been eternal. You become a part of something purposeful; a sisterhood in which you no longer feel alone in your struggles. I knew that every time I had self doubt I had my own little cheering squad rooting for my success and nothing else mattered. I had been blessed to encounter such powerful and supportive women from camp. The time spent with other camp attendees, you've just met for the first time in your life, is irreplaceable. The vast healing that goes on within a jam-packed three day itinerary leaves you wanting more and you are at peace reflecting on everything around you for days, to weeks, to months and years to come. In the end you want to tell the world and share all that CEBH has to offer so that they too can follow in your footsteps along the trails of their own journeys' of healing.

--Naheed M.

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Update posted by Michele Zehr On Jun 13, 2019

To all of our supporters and followers so far, I am humbled and so grateful to see so much support pouring in like this! In less than 24 hours, we're 12% of the way to our goal and THAT speaks to the power of a group of people who care! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Keep sharing this campaign...it's working!

Michele Zehr, M.A., M.Ed.

Executive Director, Center for Earth-Based Healing

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