Breakthrough

If you’re functioning in daily life, but still feel frustrated, stuck and know your quality of life could be better, you can breakthrough here. We help women survivors accomplish peace, hope, connection, meaning, and empowerment. To do this we offer funding for therapy, mountain bikes and gear with coaching in your home town. Each year participants can come on our signature mountain biking retreat to enjoy time on the trails, yoga, healing foods, and inspiring holistic therapies.

With expert, caring teachers the bike becomes a trusted ally in accessing beautiful remote trails and the peace-of-mind that comes from focusing on something fun in the moment with others.

Survivor Enrollment Process

  1. Determine if you are prepared to participate and qualify for the Curriculum.
  2. Complete Program Application.
  3. If desired, complete and submit Scholarship Application. 

Each Survivor’s Response to Trauma is Different.

There are no comprehensive lists of symptoms of sexual abuse and assault but trauma does show common effects on body, mind, and spirit. If you identify with some of these symptoms it is important that you seek help to heal. Sacred Cycle creates healing with a combination of individual and group support, as well as awareness and education.

Common Symptoms of Unaddressed Childhood Trauma & Effects of Sexual Assault

  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, powerlessness, shame, or feeling “dirty”
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and hypervigilence
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts and attempts, feeling destructive
  • Cutting, self injury, or self mutilation
  • Body image issues
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, and/or compulsive overeating)
  • Difficulty with or avoiding relationships, automatic lack of trust of others
  • Avoidance of appropriate and consensual sexual intimacy
  • Addictions and compulsions (alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, spending, pornography)
  • Body memories, somatic symptoms
  • Poor boundaries with others (too permissive or too rigid)
  • Difficulties nurturing yourself or caring for yourself appropriately
  • Frequent sleep disturbances (insomnia, nightmares, night terrors, sleeping too much)
  • Flashbacks
  • Dissociation or losing time
  • Difficulty managing emotions

How We Can Help

If you’re functioning in daily life, but still feel frustrated, stuck and know your quality of life could be better, you can breakthrough here. We help women survivors accomplish peace, hope, connection, meaning, and empowerment. To do this we offer funding for therapy, mountain bikes and gear with coaching in your home town.  Each year participants can come on our signature mountain biking retreat to enjoy time on the trails, yoga, healing foods, and inspiring holistic therapies.

With expert, caring teachers the bike becomes a trusted ally in accessing beautiful remote trails and the peace-of-mind that comes from focusing on something fun in the moment with others.

Healing occurs without force. Mental Health Experts join to provide sacred healing space if needs arise, and holistic therapies offer more pathways to lasting breakthroughs. Participants leave with new skills, insights, friendships, and resources to continue healing beyond the retreat. Our community is an access point for ongoing learning, healing, and service.

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Survivor Frequently Asked Questions & Concerns

Will Sacred Cycle use my name or story in its outreach efforts?

We respect your privacy and will never share your name or your story outside of our group or on social media without your permission.

What if I dislike or am unable to participate in mountain biking?

Sacred Cycle will not pressure you into the mountain biking component of the program. Since we have many coaches involved in our program, you and your coach may decide to go on a hike or take part in another outdoor activity that allows you to engage your body and enter the present moment. If you would prefer to slowly ease yourself into learning how to mountain bike, you and your coach can start by riding on bike paths. We will provide you with many options so you can feel as comfortable as possible throughout our program.

I’m worried getting involved in therapy will bring up the pain from my past.

It’s very common to feel wary about entering a trauma therapy program, especially if you have spent many years trying to forget your traumatic experiences. At Sacred Cycle, we will not push you beyond your comfort zone. In addition, our multifaceted treatment approach allows you many ways to get in touch with fellow survivors, therapists and coaches throughout the course of the program. If you ever feel the need to reach out to someone, we are always here to provide you with guidance and support.