EVRYMAN groups are deeply supportive of the therapeutic process
Many men are intimidated by the therapeutic process. Some struggle with trust, others have trouble knowing what they feel or expressing their feelings in words. For these reasons, most men who need it don’t make it into therapy.
With decades of experience in running groups for men, EVRYMAN has distilled basic principles for drawing men out emotionally and expanding their emotional capacity. Our success derives from a model of tapping into men’s innate way of processing emotions; we have developed skills to connect men with one another, leading them out of their preconceived, self-protective shells.
You care about the men who consult you. You want them to thrive as individuals. Yet men’s resistance to emotional exploration and their propensity to disconnect from their feelings can present a challenge. Some men approach the therapeutic encounter with a transactional mindset demanding that therapists prove themselves and come up with ready-made solutions.
EVRYMAN Professional offers you our unique perspective on what men really need
In this workshop we will demonstrate how through the EVRYMAN group method:
Men come to see therapy as a sign of strength, rather than a mark of personal failure.
Men re-program their relationship to vulnerability, experiencing it as leadership rather than weakness.
Men learn to transform problems into opportunities for growth.
Men come to own their part in relational difficulties, rather than blaming the other person.
Men come to appreciate the emotional complexity of being a man.
Men discover how to move through trauma and it's effects.
Partner with us and join the conversation
In this workshop you will discover ways to engage a man in a process of exploration that he will return to, not because he should, but because he wants to.
These are some of the topics we will explore
The importance of emotional safety for men, and how to create it
Utilizing somatic awareness
Men as emotional leaders in relationships
Here's what you'll walk away with
In this day of exploration and discovery derived from the EVRYMAN group experience you can expect to receive:
- Straightforward tools to take with you and use in your practice
- In vivo practice using the tools with live coaching and feedback.
- A day of didactic and experiential learning, including witnessing a live EVRYMAN group.
Sitting in an Evryman group changed my life and the way that I interact with others, particularly with my clients. Having a solid group to explore my own emotions in, and practice the skills of masculine emotional intelligence, has helped me to feel much less stressed out and centered in my professional and personal life. Evryman meets men where they are and offers supportive challenge in ways that feels safe, exciting, and achievable. The Evryman approach combines some of the best aspects of Somatic Experiencing, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, mindfulness, narrative therapy and other approaches to create a truly unique, effective, and exciting approach to health and wellness. Although designed specifically for men, training in the modalities and theories of the Evryman approach can help clinicians and others, of all genders, to connect both deeply and quickly with others in more meaningful and positive therapeutic ways. I would highly recommend Evryman trainings and groups to anyone who is seeking to up their interpersonal game, both in session and out.
Participating in a Men's Group for the last 2 years has been one of the biggest benefits to me professionally in my private counseling practice, as well as in my marriage, and in my personal self-care. This work has helped me connect on a deeper level with men, and often in way less time. My male clients get to feeling more secure in the therapeutic counseling process quicker, and I am able to share my personal experiences to inspire hope and examples to further my client's growth. I feel more confident to effectively challenge old patterns that have not worked well for so many men, but to which so many men have become stuck. I highly recommend this training for practitioners (male or female) who wish to assist their male clients to do healing or grow personally on a deeper level.
I can’t say enough about the impact Evryman had on me as a therapist, and on my clients, as men, and as couples. I witnessed such a shift in the men in my practice after their experience with Evryman as they became more accessible and able to open up. Through the lens of the amazing work Evryman has been facilitating in their men group and retreats, I became a much more attuned and skillful therapist, as it helped me understand the core of some of the difficulties men have in their emotional realm.
Tapping into the core human feelings as they arise in the body, and sharing those experientially with other men in small groups, proved to be meaningful work which I have taken with me into my own practice and work with others. It's a counter-intuitive modality for those of us who are intellectually or psychodynamically inclined, and I believe a growing part of healing helping work.
As a result of my experience in the Chicago Men’s Group, I’ve learned to embrace all the emotions I feel—positive and negative—and to express them in a constructive, non-self-judgmental way. Learning to process emotions is one of the most important skills an adult can learn, and in this respect, the Chicago Men’s Group—and Evryman—has been a revelation. I’ve even begun to use the skills that the Chicago Men’s Group has taught me with my patients—both men and women—to help them identify and express their emotions. In a society that's as emotionally constipated as ours, the skills that Evryman teaches need to be spread to every person in the country.
Owen Marcus, M.A. started in Boulder, CO in 1976 studying somatic therapies with Ron Kurtz and Peter Levine, Ph.D. He went on to create a holistic medical clinic in Scottsdale, AZ where his team started one of the first Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in the country.
In 1995 Owen began developing a new model of men’s groups. Owen’s work was featured in the film About Men and Owen’s book, Grow Up: A Man’s Guide to Masculine Emotional Intelligence lays out the nine steps of a man’s maturation. In his TEDx talk Owen lays out a frame of why men struggle with emotions.
As a co-founder of EVRYMAN and Director of Training and Education, he develops ways to teach men and the team of EVRYMAN trainers to utilize the EVRYMAN Method in helping men be vulnerable. In co-leading Hold Me Tight® couples workshops, he helps both men and women use vulnerability to develop connection.
Paul Browde is a medical doctor, psychiatrist and couples guide in private practice in New York City, and adjunct faculty in Columbia University’s Narrative Medicine Master’s program.He is a featured therapist on Esther Perel’s SESSIONS website. Co-founder of Narativ Inc.a storytelling and listening company, he has designed and led storytelling projects in the US, Eastern Europe and Africa.
Paul is co-author and performer of Two Men Talking, an internationally acclaimed storytelling performance, which has played on the West End of London and Off Broadway in New York. He is committed to bringing the work of EVRYMAN to the psychotherapy and coaching communities.