A GROUP EXPERIENCE FOR
Your life has given you a story to tell.
do you know what it is?
A GROUP EXPERIENCE FOR MEN WHO WANT to know their story, tell it and leave the world better for it.
Who will benefit from this experience?
This group is for men in mid-life who want to know themselves better so that they can live more meaningfully. It's for men who want to leave a legacy worth leaving. In the "here and now," it's for men who struggle with maintaining a satisfying relationship with a partner, children or work. It's especially right for men who find themselves overwhelmed by the demands of relationships and work and who respond to that in ways they wish then didn't.
What will happen in the group?
We will meet every other week on an evening that is convenient for all who desire to participate. The meetings will last an hour and a half and will consist of some formal input and a lot of opportunity to tell your story and have it heard. This is a 10 session group. You'll be asked to make a commitment to meeting for 10 sessions. After that, you will have the option to continue for another 10 sessions.
Will the group be confidential?
How many guys will be in the group?
There will be no more than 12 group members.
What will we talk about?
- How you got to where you are.
- Where you hope to take the rest of your life.
- Managing emotions when you're triggered.
- Dealing with differences in desire between you and your partner.
- What about work and money?
- Parenting: What do you have to offer?
- Getting things done.
- Addictions....all kinds.
- What about my Dad? What about my Mom?
OK... I'm interested. Now the bottom line... What's this going to cost me?
It will cost you a little time and some courage.
It will be worth it!
Beyond that, the fee for this experience will be $50 per session. This group is not about being sick. Therefore, you will not be diagnosed. As a result, this will not be reimbursable by your health insurance.
It will be worth every penny of it!
Jake Thiessen, PhD
My own story includes childhood in a Kansas farming community, three years overseas two of which were spent on an oasis in the Algerian Sahara, graduate school, fifteen years as a university professor and 40 years as a therapist. Along the way I've been married, divorced and widowed. I have three children, six grandchildren and two wonderful dogs.
My orientation to the work I do is existential and experiential. That means I believe the most productive focus is on the here and now as opposed to the there and then. The past is important, of course, but it's in the present that we live out our story.