"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together"
Meets: Every other Monday, 7:30 - 9pm
Location: 4026 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
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!