What does it take for a man to be successful in this day and age? How do you navigate through the changing demands of life and keep fulfilling the expectations of your evolving roles? Men are expected to be strong, confident, productive, and protective, but men face a unique and daunting challenge to find a satisfying and comfortable way through the changing demands and shifting standards of modern life. This workshop addresses these challenges through the practice of self-compassion. Drawing on Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff's Mindful Self-Compassion program, the group will explore the inner landscape of being a man and uncover the benefits of learning to treat ourselves with kindness and warmth, even when we suffer, fall short, and fail.
Discover how experiencing our common humanity as men and simply as humans, helps us overcome feelings of failure, isolation, or not fitting in; find out how a middle path between the extremes of harsh self-criticism and complete surrender can result in greater happiness, life satisfaction, and achievement; explore how developing a kind inner dialogue can actually motivate and encourage us more than self-criticism ever could.
Please bring a writing utensil and journal. This workshop will have extended meeting hours beyond a typical workshop.
Please note: This program has a $140 per person tuition increase
Recommended reading: Neff, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself; Germer, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions.