My House Workshop Training

As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord. - Joshua 24:15

The My House Workshop Team ran their first intensive in September of 2016 which included 7 participants.  Now running a workshop every quarter and serving over a dozen men each time, their experience and expertise has created a desire to offer trainings integrated with the workshop itself.  

If you want to be trained in sexual addiction treatment, dynamics of human formation, obtain CEUs and/or learn how to run a workshop, then this training is for you!  Therapists, priests, pastors or lay leaders, among others, are more than welcome to attend the 3 day training, in person, as an observer.  

The observer attends the My House Workshop for Men alongside the participants.  This is not a separate training by itself, however we believe that the best way to learn is to immerse oneself into the experience of the workshop, content and group dynamics.  See below under 'follow up' for more information on how to apply this to your work after the workshop.

A Deep Dive and Practicals

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 Freedom from Pornography project at the Diocese of Lincoln, NE, and Michael Ciaccio MS, LPC, SATP, founder of the Center for Healing LLC and therapist for the Missouri My House Initiative.

Through the mediums of psychoeducation, experiential exercises and group work, the observer will plug into a rich amount of material which integrates a cognitive, left brain approach with a relational, right brain approach.  Licensed therapists can obtain 5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)  Topics include :

A healthy spiritual lens of healing from addiction

Attachment theory, trauma and neuroscience 

Experiential art and spiritual exercises

How to create and walk someone through a trauma egg

Betrayal Trauma - how sexual addiction affects a loved one/wife

Practical tools to stay sober such as 3 circles, Personal Craziness Index and Ritual/Arousal templates

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 with a flight arrival no later than 10pm 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.

Bring clothes for three days, personal toiletries, medicine and any other essentials you’ll need.  Towels are provided.  There is a workout facility.  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.

If you want follow up consultation in regards to clients or pastoral situations or if you need consultation to start your own workshop and purchase the materials from the My House Workshop, then contact Michael Ciaccio.  He can provide you with ongoing consultation as needed and help you create and start your own workshop.  

Register for My House Workshop Training

Fr Sean Kilcawley

Masculinity & Healing | Fr. Sean Kilcawley


August 1, 2024 7am
August 3, 2024 3pm


Center for Healing
Glennon Room
20 W 9th St
Kansas City, MO 64105

Future Workshop Dates

November 14-16, 2024