In the groups I lead for men, they learn
- To become more loving and aware
- To feel more genuine power and competence
- To speak authentically from the heart
- To be more intimate and connected with their partner
Often a man gets to a point when he realizes that his life isn't working the way that he wants it to. This insight often comes after a major life transition: trouble in a relationship, a career change or layoff, or a health crisis.
Some of these men start asking, "How did I get here? Is there something I am doing to create my life this way?" When a man begins to inquire in this way, into his own past and conditioning, he takes a giant step towards healing.
These questions make a man vulnerable. They ask us to let down the armor and defenses we have learned in our roles as provider, protector, problem solver and caretaker, and to interact with our loved ones and the world in a more intimate, authentic way.
The groups I lead bring together men to ask these questions, in a supportive, trusting environment, one which we often don't find in other places in our lives.
With other men going through similar changes, a bond of intimacy and trust is created, and powerful change is possible.
I've been leading mens' groups for 25 years, and wrote a nationally known book called Talking with Our Brothers, which is still in print and serving men after 15 years.
Read an article "The Realm of the Nurturing Father" by George Taylor