Thursday, February 3, 2011

Journey Into Manhood comes to Pennsylvania & Indiana




Media Contact: Rich Wyler, Founder and Director

1-434-985-8551 or


February 1, 2011



Help for Men Seeking to Change Their Sexual Orientation:

'Journey Into Manhood' Comes to Pennsylvania and Indiana 


VIRGINIA, USA - A potentially life-changing weekend program for men who are conflicted over unwanted same-sex attractions, called Journey Into Manhood, is coming to the Philadelphia, Penn., area March 4 to 6, and to southern Indiana May 20 to 22. 


Journey Into Manhood is a 48-hour immersion in cathartic self-discovery and emotional-healing work for men who believe that their homosexual attractions stem largely from unhealed emotional wounds and unmet needs, including, oftentimes, alienation from male peers. Each weekend is peer-led by about 20 staff volunteers, including men who have resolved homosexuality themselves. The cost is US$650, which includes all meals and two-nights stay at the camp or retreat center. Partial sponsorships are often available, based on need.


Since 2002, almost 1,500 men from 36 countries and 45 U.S. states have participated in the program, which is presented by the non-profit organization People Can Change. Surveys of past Journey Into Manhood participants indicate that four out of five men surveyed have experienced a decrease in homosexual attractions. More than half report an increase in heterosexual attractions, while nine out of 10 report a decrease in distress or shame. Ninety-five percent say they would recommend the program to others.


The program was profiled on ABC Nightline, a national television news show, in November 2010. (People Can Change's own informational video can also be viewed on its home page at or on YouTube.)


Although Journey Into Manhood is not a religious weekend, it has been endorsed by the founders of both the leading Catholic and Jewish ministries serving people seeking to resolve unwanted homosexuality - the late Father John Harvey, founder of Courage, and Arthur Goldberg, founder of Jonah. It has also been endorsed by one of the world's leading psychologists supporting sexual reorientation, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi.



Journey Into Manhood was created jointly in 2002 by David Matheson, a licensed professional counselor, and Rich Wyler, a certified life coach who founded People Can Change in the fall of 2000.  


In addition to Journey Into Manhood, People Can Change also offers:


Additional weekend programs are scheduled later in 2011 in:

  • Southern California (July 29 to 31)
  • Salt Lake City, Utah, area (Sept. 23 to 25)
  • Houston, Texas, area (October 28 to 30)
  • West Palm Beach, Florida, area (December 2 to 4)

For more information, and to register or to apply for financial aid, visit







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