is a psychologist and director of University Counseling Services at California State University, Northridge. Mark has been facilitating men's groups and workshops since 1982. He is the past- president of Division 51 Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity of APA.
Often, men are driven by the pursuit of money and measure their self-worth by money made and spent. Money affects almost all facets of a man’s life. Fears of not being a good enough breadwinner are part of a man’s subjective experience. The inner lives of men and their relationship to money are often unexamined and play out in some inauthentic ways.
Throughout their lives, men are encouraged to play by the “rules of masculinity.” These rules about what is acceptable for men often involve inhibiting the spontaneous, creative, vulnerable, authentic, and care-free aspects of the self. This five-day experience is intended to help men re-discover the pure joy of feeling alive. As a group, we will explore what it means to be a fully present and authentic man. By sharing our stories of challenges, relationships, hardships, dreams, and desires, we will build a community of trust, permission, and healing.