"If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together"

Men's Group

Meets: Every other Monday, 7:30 - 9pm
Location: 4026 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
Duration: Ongoing

Men in our culture often feel emotionally isolated and unable to seek out the connections they so desperately want.  The Men’s Group is an opportunity to deepen men's capacity for intimacy, vulnerability, and self-knowing so they can have more fulfilling relationships with themselves, others, and the world.

In this group we will explore the personal and cultural forces that have shaped our relationship to masculinity, in particular the toxic rules of the 'boy code' that say men should be self-reliant, have it together at all times, and be able to shut down vulnerable emotions.  Through self-exploration and the giving and receiving of support, participants have the opportunity to redefine masculinity on their own terms, building on a framework that views vulnerability as strength. 

As participants find a deeper strength within themselves through the group process, they are invited to face challenges they have been avoiding for fear of failure or being overwhelmed.  These include becoming more emotionally engaged and committed in relationships, finding a deeper life purpose, addressing unresolved family issues, learning to manage powerful emotions more effectively, and breaking through procrastination to making lifestyle changes that would improve health in body, mind and spirit. 

The group environment is confidential and non-judgmental so participants feel free to share their authentic selves. 

Cost: $60 / Meeting

 To schedule a free introductory interview, click below!

                                                                               Goals of the Group

- Relate to other men with authenticity and vulnerability
- Expand your definition of strength and success
- Improve communication in relationships
- Change self-defeating behaviors
- Identify and express emotional needs clearly
- Cultivate empathy and appreciation
- Examine forces that shape your view of masculinity