This Group is Currently OPEN for Registration
Beginning the Thursday after Labor Day, September 8th, Kate Maurer, LCPC and Melanie Sivley, LCSW will be running the 10-week session on TraumaToolkit. The sessions will be from 3-5 pm every Thursday and cost $40. Click the button or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
What is Trauma?
People can struggle with 'big T trauma' which is what most of us think of when it comes to trauma. Think war vets and the 'big' one time events that are traumatic or growing up with and active abuser. 'Small t' is just as debilitating and is often ignored, minimized or downplayed. Think-growing up in a family with an active addict or with emotional abuse or neglect. This group is for people recovering from 'big T' trauma as well as 'small t' trauma. How individuals respond to trauma can look completely different from person to person-but the road to recovery is smoother when supported by others.
Who is the Beyond Toxic Masculinity Group For?
This Beyond Toxic Masculinity; Be A (different kind of) Man Group is for anyone wanting to experience healing by connecting with other men in a safe and confidential setting for self-expression. This group is for anyone who was raised or socialized as a boy/young man/or man. It's open for anyone who wants to process through issues around toxic masculinity.
This Group is Currently OPEN For Registration
Beginning Tuesday, September 13th, Kye Ewing, LCSW will be running the 10-week session on Beyond Toxic Masculinity; Be A (different kind of) Man. The session will be every Tuesday, except for (11/10) where there will be a Thursday night session. Sessions are from 6-8 pm and cost $40. Click the button or email email@example.com to register.
What is Toxic Masculinity?
Consider some of the messages many of us received as boys or men: “Suck it up”; “Toughen up”; “Be a man”; “Boys don’t cry”; “Real men don’t cry”; “Real men don’t ask for help”; “X (e.g. a color, a hobby, etc.) is for girls”. A common theme runs through these messages: being a man means limiting our self-expression, especially when it comes to emotions. While anger might be considered a socially acceptable emotion for men to express, what about sadness, grief, playfulness, or joy? This limited self-expression often results in limited capacity for connection and intimacy in our relationships with family, partners, friends, and colleagues, which can result in feelings of isolation and loneliness (two emotions also not commonly expressed by men). In recent years, we have seen some of the horrible results of this isolation: radicalization of young men into violent and misogynist movements that result in acts of mass violence, increased rates of suicide among men, and revelations of the harm caused by rampant abuse across industries and organizations. By connecting with other men in a therapeutic setting, these messages can be explored and we can experience healing by building healthy relationships where self-expression is safe and confidential.