BEST SELF MAN

Support Group for Men

  • Facilitator: Dan Dangler

  • 2nd & 4th Tuesdays

  • New dates will be announced

  • 7 - 9:00 p.m.

  • Social distancing will be adhered to

  • Suggested donation $25

“These are times that try men’s souls.”  When 18th century philosopher and author, Thomas Paine stated this, he was talking about the American Revolution.  But sadly, we continue to be tested and the great ailment for many men is a loss of soul.  The human condition is complicated.  It is shaped by both pain and pleasure.  It’s in these experiences through which we can learn to cultivate meaningful lives of deep satisfaction, joyful being, creative expression, and loving relationships. We “achieve” this by recovering our souls to be our best selves. 
 
How do we do this?
We’re inviting 10 committed men who want to work through and recover their souls together.  Through honest sharing, deep listening, and sincere support, we’ll share our stories.  Stories of both our pains and pleasures of what it means to be a man.  And our experience and understanding of what it means to live a soulful life.
Being gently facilitated and lightly structured, we’ll spend 2 hours every other week for four weeks, exploring our experiences on four intersecting topics of what soul means to each of us and what it takes to be a soulful and authentic man.
  • Love and Relationships
  • Letting Go/Holding On & The Feminine/The Masculine
  • Passion and Desire
  • Hopes, Dreams & Losses
 
We’ll use five principles from Thomas Moore’s work on Care of the Soul as guide rails to our discovery process:
  1. Serve the soul rather than the surface needs of life.  Be committed to go deep inside and not just change your outsides, in order to understand what your soul is telling you.
  2. Your symptoms are the raw material for your soul discovery.  Don’t get rid of your emotional challenges, rather use them to ask ‘what does your soul need?’
  3. Don’t take things literally but always look deeper.  Step beyond the presenting problem to uncover what part of your soul is in need of nourishing.
  4. Take time for reflection and conversation before making decisions.  Don’t rush to action.  You don’t want to be passive, but rather thoughtful.
  5. Seek another point of view from someone you trust.  Others help us to see beyond our own complexes, confused emotions and stories so we can distill our truth.

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