Caring and honest support is essential when men are
experiencing changes, stress, grief and issues in
their lives. Changes in jobs, relationships, divorce, death or separation
from family and loved ones—all can add stress and
grief to men’s lives.
During these stressful times, men need the counter-balance of support that can
help them meet these challenges in a strong,
Men are stronger, more successful and happier when they are connected
to themselves, their bodies, their lovers, their
children and to each other. Unfortunately, our
upbringing, culture and stresses of work and family
can interfere with those connections.
the skills, resources and capacity to thrive and
develop these connections is one of the key benefits
of joining a Self Discovery Men's Support Group.
Men who join a Men's Support Group:
Build a clear sense of direction and purpose
Find support to voice thoughts,
grief and longings
Develop power and resources to meet and make life changes
Get clear about what they want,
learn focusing skills and how to succeed in
Build awareness of mind, body and relationships
Create positive choices in responding to
and recovering from grief, stress
and life, and family issues, such as separation
Learn faster and become more
successful by receiving feedback from men with
varied and diverse experience in responding to
and recovering from life's stresses and
Men meet each week to say what is true for them. Men
talk about family, work, stress, healing, spirit, truth,
divorce, recovery, separation, relationships, fathers,
friendship, trust, love, fear, anxiety, anger, frustration,
loneliness, success, burnout, failure, money, dreams, soul-work,
longings, sex, goals, life-stories, authenticity, integrity,
grief recovery, nature, acceptance and other topics important to them.
Men in a group explore
archetypes which are present and latent in every man, such as
the king, warrior, shaman and lover. They also discuss and
share books about men and male issues, such as Get a Life
by Ralph Warner, Iron John
by Robert Bly, No More Mr. Nice Guy, by Dr. Robert
Glover and The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to
Mastering the Challenges of Women Work and Sex Desire, by
To arrange a free half-hour consultation to explore whether a
Self Discovery Men’s Group might work for you, call 510-206-0225
Individual Self-Discovery Life Coaching is available to provide support for men who desire more individual support and attention.
Self Discovery Men's Support Group has new groups forming in
San Jose (1101 S. Winchester Blvd.
Suite N-265, San Jose, CA 95128) and on the peninsula near Stanford in Palo Alto.
South Bay Men's Groups and CoActive Coach
has easy freeway access from throughout the S.F. Bay Area,
including San Jose, Menlo Park, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Campbell, Cupertino, Sunnyvale,
Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Willow Glen, Cambrian, Milpitas, Santa
Cruz, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Altos,
Saratoga, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, Portola Valley,
Woodside, Alviso, Newark,
Union City, Atherton, Belmont, San Carlos, San Mateo, Boulder Creek, Morgan
Hill, San Martin, Gilroy, Burlingame, Foster City and Fremont.
“Transformation through being authentic – how often
do you get to be truly authentic, to be appreciated
and accepted for who you are, the shine and the
“I have learned from you as a man (first) and as a mental health professional (second). You have a wonderful curious, nonjudgmental, and unconditionally accepting energy that comes from somewhere deep inside you. It's a credit to the hard work you have undoubtedly done over the years. Thanks for doing this group."
"The men's group creates sanctuary in which I feel
safe to share my life's trials and experiences."
Manufacturing Engineering Manager,
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men's group is like or about how men
benefit from a group.
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"A place where I could count on
being heard and not judged regardless of
how I felt, what I thought - I felt
supported whether I was down and out or
"I really liked the meditative exercises (be it
silence, music, words) which allowed me to become still and
"I attribute much of what I have
become over the last 5 years from being
a member of your men's group. I feel so
much more complete and positive about my
life."I learned what it meant
for me to show up as a man on this planet in these times."