Men often find that the demands and pressures in their life can be all-consuming and overwhelming. Besides being physically unhealthy, these pressures can take a toll on one’s spirit and soul. Self-care becomes an afterthought, and self-compassion — the ability to treat and understand oneself with respect and kindness — becomes elusive at best. Many men aspire to a balanced life, but simply do not know where to start. Self-compassion can be a powerful inner resource that enables men to address the challenges of life while building a healthy relationship with themselves.
This workshop offers a safe and trusting environment to share personal stories with other men with a goal of developing more self-compassion and care. The group will become an arena for trusting our internal guides, appreciating the present, and making solid connections with others. Through experiential exercises, this workshop provides tools for participants to explore with themselves and with others the nuances associated with their inner voice and self-care. Participants who are psychologists/mental health professionals will be able to use these tools in their own work with male clients. This experience is for men of all ages and backgrounds. The facilitators have known each other for decades and have experienced and taught workshops for men at Esalen together over many years.
For continuing education syllabus, see https://www.esalen.org/masculinity-revisited.
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;
CE credit pending for psychologists;