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Men Opening Up!

Men in our culture grow up with messages, such as ‘suck it up’ or ‘boys don’t cry.’  Society’s cultural norms regarding men are often limited and unfair.  Repressing your emotions and bottling up feelings usually means your relationships suffer.  

For years, I have worked with men to provide a non-judgmental space to open up, explore and share your feelings, no matter what they are.  Our work will help you become more adept at understanding and accommodating your own feeling states.  Cultivating Awareness will enable you to be more in charge of your life and more able to identify the support you need without succumbing to shame and inertia.

Having access to your emotional life helps support your most intimate relationships.  After all, real men do have emotions and are able to fully welcome and appreciate them.

I am here to help!

Men Opening Up! Issues I address:

  • Work—life balance
  • Cultivating compassion
  • Overcoming restrictive cultural norms regarding male identity and masculinity
  • Asking for and accepting support
  • Effective communication skills
  • Developmental (childhood) trauma
  • Abuse (psychological, emotional, physical)
  • Ambivalence about relationships
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Grief and loss

Please, join me on this healing journey!

Contact me for a free-15 minute consultation.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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