My House Workshop

If you've had enough, there is hope!

The My House Workshop for Men is a 3-day confidential, intensive for men striving to overcome and heal from unwanted sexual behaviors.  It is geared to maximize your investment of time and money, as it will enhance the work you might have started or jump start your journey towards healing.

The intensive includes a whole person approach from modern neuroscience to the emotional and spiritual underpinnings of compulsive sexual behaviors.  The education and small group discussion are led by top Catholic and Christian experts including Dr. Todd Bowman, Associate Professor of Counseling at Indiana Wesleyan University and adjunct faculty for the SATP at Mid America Nazarene University, Fr. Sean Kilcawley, international speaker on Theology of the Body and Director of the Office of Family Life at the Diocese of Lincoln, NE, Michael Ciaccio MS, LPC, SATP, founder of the Center for Healing LLC and therapist for the Missouri My House Initiative and Sam Meier MA, LPC, CSAT Candidate and a counselor at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS.

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My House Intensive

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This is a premier Catholic/Christian approach which not only addresses the acting out behaviors and tools to stop them, it includes cutting-edge neuroscience and a spiritual foundation to restore a healthy sexuality.  The psychological lens uncovers wounds and thought patterns that drive the behavior.  In this way, the whole person is tended to.  Mass/service and confession (for non-Catholics as well) are made available to heal mind, body and soul.  A pastor and/or priest will be present during the entire workshop.  With God as the healer and the workshop as the conduit, emotional and spiritual growth are built into the program.  Here is a glimpse of the schedule:

Day 1

  • Understanding Sexually Addictive Behavior
  • Sexual History
  • Spiritual Underpinnings
  • Neurobiology of Addiction
  • Attachment and Recovery 
  • Managing Triggers

Day 2

  • Group Work
  • Sexual Addiction and Trauma
  • Psychology and Spirituality: Recovery

Day 3

  • Understanding Betrayal Trauma
  • Spousal Perspectives on Recovery
  • Spiritual Transformation
  • Nuts and Bolts of Sustainable Sobriety

This workshop is for men struggling with sexual behaviors they are having trouble stopping.

There is a continuum for this struggle ranging from sexual addiction (a term often misunderstood) to acting out behaviors such as pornography use.  Other behaviors might include masturbation, sexual encounters, affairs or a variety of fetish behaviors. For instance, have you noticed any of the following: an increase in usage or acting out behaviors, finding yourself thinking about sex and having trouble stopping, watching pornography but conflicted with the internal battle of wanting to turn it off or you find yourself in the midst of losing your marriage and/or job...if so, this workshop is for you. Within a confidential, supportive group environment, the small group leaders and the men in the group provide a safe environment within which to work through these issues, heal and find freedom.  

The workshop is located in Kansas City, KS at the Savior Pastoral Center.  The fee includes room and board for Thursday through Saturday.  If you are flying into KCI, please come Wednesday evening and you can use Uber or a taxi for transportation to the retreat house, which is only about 20 miles from the airport.  You can spend the night at Savior Pastoral Center for an extra fee of $50 for room and board.  As for your flight home, since the workshop ends at 4 pm Saturday, please schedule your flight for after 6 pm.  You also have the option to stay the night on Saturday for the fee of $50.   

Please note that our fee is more affordable than other similar Christian intensives around the country.  We do offer a discount for priests, seminarians and missionaries.  Scholarships are possibly available, thus contact Michael Ciaccio with further questions about the fees.  

Media devices will be limited during the workshop.  They will be collected and safely stored during the day and use will be limited to evenings.  We strongly recommend that you limit contact these evening hours to urgent circumstances.  The purpose of this is so you can focus on your healing, your personal circumstances and God.  

Bring clothes for three days, personal toiletries, medicine and any other essentials you’ll need.  The dress code is casual. Bring a Bible, a journal, or personal devotional materials if you would like. We’ll provide the Reclaiming Sexual Wholeness workbook, paper and pen.

Please fill out the following forms:

Hold Harmless Agreement

Participant Information Form

Confidentiality Statement

Please scan and email to [email protected]


Mail to: 

Center for Healing
20 W 9th St. Ste. 601
Kansas City, MO 64105

WOW!  Went places I never could have imagined. Seems like 8-9 months of therapy in 3 days.  Will be unpacking and pondering all that I was exposed to here for months and apply some things for the rest of my life.  Came in with no hope leaving with new found hope and light."

Outstanding workshop, leader's expertise and diversity; really helpful and well integrated to our needs."  

I am not alone - I am one of many struggling - I now have a sense of the importance of community."

Fulfilling, hopeful, effective, grounded, professional, grace-filled, skillful, sincere.”

 I would describe it as liberating and providing hope.”

Enlightening, hopeful, excited to heal!!

 The facility and accommodations were great.  Was very apprehensive at first but turned out far beyond expectations.”

It will help you take things apart so that they can be reassembled the way they should be.”

Great integration of intellectual / spiritual.”

It far exceeded my expectations in both difficulty and benefit.”

I thought it was a very powerful workshop.”

This is the most powerful spiritual connecting retreat that hits to the inner core of our individual selves.”

Great presentations and material!”

Everyone should have this opportunity.”

Excellent place to start the journey to healing!”

Register My House Workshop

Other/Invoice Payment Registration (Please call the Center for Healing for permission)


This workshop is full/Registration closed
February 23, 2023 7am
February 25, 2023 3pm


Savior Pastoral Center
12601 Parallel Pkwy 
Kansas City, KS 66109

Future Workshop Dates

August 17-19, 2023
November 2-4, 2023