This year has really flown by -- Thanksgiving is nearly a week away. The fall cohort for Modern Man, the men’s group I started to help men confront and resolve the challenges involved with navigating contemporary masculinity, is well underway. In fact, it’s hard to believe that we’re just a few weeks away from the end of our 10-week engagement.
We set out to address these five challenges that I repeatedly hear about from men that come see me for therapy. None of the members of this cohort had ever attended a group before and didn’t know what to expect. However, they expressed the following motivations for why they signed up:
A desire to be a better partner.
A wish to relieve isolation and loneliness for themselves.
An opportunity to learn about how to use their masculinity for good.
To gain confidence in their ability to engage in discussion about gendered issues.
To heal from experiences stemming from traditional gendered expectations.
The guys have expressed a relief from solitude. They’ve developed camaraderie and trust as we’ve delved into themes together. They’ve explored and resolved new ways to express themselves using emotion-specific vocabulary and learned about the history of patriarchy and toxic masculinity while reflecting on their own experience with both. This has helped them to make sense of their reality in a safe and supportive space.
As I reflect on my intention for this group I could not be happier with the outcome so far. And yet, I know there are more men out there with a desire and need for this kind of support. Is this the kind of experience you’ve been in search of for yourself or a loved one? Are you already thinking about New Year’s resolutions and being a better version of yourself is on the short list? Great news!
A new Modern Man men’s group will begin on January 8, 2019.
90 minutes a week for 10 weeks at 7pm on Tuesdays.
A small group of men with a shared goal of growth and development.
Click the button below to schedule your initial 60-minute screening consultation and orientation. The cost of this consultation is $65. Each of the 10 sessions are $25 but a 10% discount will be applied if the full 10-week course is paid up front.
Be well. Ryan