Generally speaking, a man can wake up at any point in his life. Developmentally this happens first in his early thirties. It’s a gut feeling that he senses when he’s not doing what he supposed he’d be doing or is not where he feels he should be in his life. He also might come to the realization that what his choices may have been at a younger age were more his parents choices then his. It can be a little overwhelming in the early thirties, but there is still hope and youth to fuel any new direction, whether it be in career, relationship, or higher education. Some years later there is quite a different man entering his late thirties, early forties. If he has not met any of his important goals that he had set in his late twenties or early thirties, then, this realization can have a crippling effect coupled with an urgency to change his life. His whole world is sometimes called up for review and his attempts to change may show themselves superficially in buying that sports car, leaving his spouse/partner, cheating on the one he does have or self medicating his feelings of low self-worth by drinking, using drugs or just behaving badly.
“Seasons of a Man’s Life” is a small group of like-minded men who will gather together one night a week for ninety minutes of introspection, discussion, education and story telling. Along with interesting exercises that will reveal what truly is important to them. The group will hopefully find answers to questions, learn problem solving skills that will help them reevaluate their lives and find fresh energy for the work that lays ahead of them.
If this sounds like a group for you or for someone you know, please call me for an initial free consult to see if you could benefit from such a group? It’s open to all men between the ages of thirty to fourty eight. It will initially run for eight weeks at the cost of two hundred and seventy five dollars, payable at the first meeting. The group is planning to begin towards the end of September. You will be given an informative packet of the schedule and the topics that will be discussed on any evening. I look forward to hearing from you.
John Shinavier, MA, Life Coach, RYT