sexuality programs/workshops for men

sexuality programs/workshops for men

Male sexual desire is an enlivening and powerful force when it is tied to the instinct to create and to feel accepted by another. Male sexuality can also be emotionally moving to a partner, playful, and fun. However, when there have been gaps in our sexual and emotional development as men, this positive sexuality can be lost. We can become compulsive, ego-driven, or even self-destructive with our sexuality. Our actions can become careless and override our commitment to the ones we love and to our own best interests. In the opposite extreme, sometimes due to deep feelings of insecurity, we may shut down or push away sexuality and intimacy to a degree that keeps us from feeling alive and from being strong partners in relationship.

In working with male sexual energy and with sexual concerns, we seek to balance and deeply integrate this force into our lives in way that is right for us as individuals. We learn to let go of unhealthy sexual expression or rigid resistance to intimacy. We deepen the connection between vibrant sexuality, caring action and honest vulnerability. In doing so, we may need to reexamine and let go of negative patterns of thinking and old emotional blockages. We learn to revision ourselves as men whose sexual lives are physically, emotionally, and spiritually integrated.

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.

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.

MEN’S HEALING WORKSHOP-DEL MAR
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 your physiological symptoms.

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