Groups


Every person has unique as well as universally shared experiences of what it’s like to be in groups. The roles that we tend to play, the ways that we usually relate or that others usually relate to us, and even our general level of enthusiasm or discomfort in group situations all reflect our “relationship template” for any group that we belong to. For better and for worse, whatever our typical patterns and experiences tend to be, they have often long accompanied us to school, on teams, in work meetings, within our families, and in other social circles that we inhabit.

Being in a therapeutic or facilitated support group is a rare and valuable opportunity to receive honest, open feedback from peers about issues or areas that we may have wondered about or struggled with for a long time, but about which we may have rarely talked. All groups that I lead provide opportunities for learning, growth, and connection, and my facilitation style incorporates a strong “here-and-now” focus which can be profound in how it sheds light on the way that issues and patterns play out with others that we interact with. Groups offer compassionate support within a safe and collaborative environment that encourages authenticity and taking risks in the service of growth and connection. 

Each group has it’s own membership, character, and specific thematic focus:


TENDING THE FIRE WITHIN: A Therapy Group for Men:

“Are you looking for support in living with greater openness, authenticity, and personal power?”

Seeking a group with other men who value learning, growth, and conscious connection?”

This is an on-going, facilitated group that embraces and explores issues that we as men often find ourselves wrestling with. By telling our stories and supporting each other’s experience, we dive more deeply into our own unique expressions of masculinity and learn how to feel more alive by holding our issues with compassion and heart. Together we share and learn to work skillfully with our anger, shame, loneliness, fear, grief, and sense of power in order to create lives with more meaning, vitality, and connection.

Thursday evenings 7:45pm-9:15pm at Wallingford Office. Cost is $60 per Group.


TAKING OUR PLACE: A Dedicated Circle of Evolving Men:

In a world in need of men who embody healthy masculine energy, the time has come to take our place and offer the fullness of who we are. The simple truth is that the world is run by those who show up: either we engage our lives and meet the challenges we are given, or we retreat and leave it to someone else to choose our fate for us.

This 10-month group is a training ground for those who have chosen to engage their growth in order to more fully show up: for themselves, for their loved ones, for the collective good of the world.

  • Deepen Emotional Intelligence and Relational Trust
  • Let Go of Limiting Beliefs and Live Courageously
  • Live in Integrity with Your Own Vision and Values
  • Celebrate Being a Man Among Men!

Begins September 23rd, 2017. Meets monthly on a Saturday for 10 months from 2-6pm at Presence Movement Studio in Bellingham, WA. Cost is $150 per month.


If you are wondering whether joining a group may be right for you, feel free to call me at 415-312-0318 with any questions or to schedule an initial intake appointment.