life programs/workshops for men

life programs/workshops for men

We are called as men to search for meaning and discover our sense of purpose. A man who has found both can be a lasting gift to the world. However, discovering these things can be difficult and there are many times when meaning and purpose are elusive. The pressures to achieve and perform as men can be intense and also overshadow our true selves. To fill the void, we may turn to substances, sex, or money. We may disengage from life, become overwhelmed, or constantly criticize others. These challenges can be made much more profound when we have lacked healthy male role models and guides who can point out our strengths and give us wise direction.

Fortunately, there is a tremendous amount we can do as men to learn to live with wisdom, integrity, and an open heart. We can take responsibility for ourselves, and begin to honestly seek out answers to the questions we confront. We can gain understanding from others who have walked a similar path, and put into action what they have learned. We can learn to identify and sharpen our talents, and seek a balance in our lives between masculine strength and masculine sensitivity. At Life Design Centre, we respect the unique call of manhood, and we work with men to help them find their own most complete and engaged life.

MEN’S PROCESS GROUPS-DEL MAR
Saturdays from 11:30am-1pm
Join our men’s only process group as a way to explore your current life challenge and receive support from other men that have similar experiences and issues. This is an experientially based group to allow you to practice skills to reinforce your recovery. This group is appropriate for sex and love addicts or those with substance abuse history.

MEN’S PROCESS GROUPS-WEST LOS ANGELES
Thursdays from 7:30pm-9pm
Join our men’s only process group as a way to explore your current life challenge and receive support from other men that have similar experiences and issues. This is an experientially based group to allow you to practice skills to reinforce your recovery. This group is appropriate for sex and love addicts or those with substance abuse history.

MEN’S HEALING WEEKEND
March 2-4, 2012, June 1-3, 2012, Sept 7-9, 2012 or December 7-9, 2012
Friday: 5-8:00pm Saturday: 9-5:00pm Sunday: 9-5:00pm
Join our men’s only healing weekend as a way to work on deepening your recovery and maintaining your sobriety. The focus of the weekend will involve working on unresolved trauma issues, developing coping skills for long standing problems and learning how to better manage the physiological symptoms of your anxiety, addiction and depression.

COUPLES HEALING WEEKEND
Feb 2-4, 2012, April 7-9, 2012, August 7-9, 2012 or November 7-9, 2012
Friday: 5-8:00pm Saturday: 9-5:00pm Sunday: 9-5:00pm

Deepening Love In the Midst of Challenge


It is often in our romantic relationships that we place our highest hopes and expectations for loving connection and personal fulfillment. This workshop is for couples who are committed to growing together and connecting more deeply with one another, but who may be experiencing a specific challenge or long-standing obstacle that they want to overcome. The workshop will present each couple with ways in which each person can grow individually and within the relationship. Couples will be taken through guided exercises focusing on the core dimensions of intimate relationships: communication, intimacy, love, sexuality, power, expression of physical and emotional affection, healthy conflict resolution and shared spirituality.  Led by Life Design Centre therapists Thuy Bui, LCSW, CSAT and Mark D. Forman, Ph.D., couples who attend will leave with tools to inspire renewed hope, enthusiasm, transformation and purpose in their partnership. Throughout the workshop respect and attention will be given to both the masculine and feminine perspectives.

Del Mar | West Los Angeles | 877.361.2551 | info@lifedesigncentre.com