This is an interactive educational workshop for all men who want to reclaim a fuller sense of who they are in relationship to themselves, others and their dreams. We will form a supportive community to learn new tools for valuing, protecting and expressing our uniqueness as fully human males. We will look at how the hurtful treatment of us as boys has too often left us isolated, confused, desperate, angry, troubled in close relationships and getting less enjoyment from life than we know is possible. Our addictions to alcohol, drugs, sex, work, perfection, love, etc. have not served us well; therefore we will challenge patterns of the “male role” that deny our full humanity and limit our ability to be close and loving to ourselves and others in our lives. We will assist each other to think well of ourselves, heal and move on. We will support each man to work at his unique pace.
Men who complete Breakthrough I are encouraged and invited to participate in this training to run their own groups. We all need a strong community to remind us to think well of ourselves, to keep challenging old destructive patterns, which tend to isolate us and to support us to create precisely the kinds of lives we want. As a participant, you will be trained to give and receive attention and support, and you will discover the unique and significant contribution you can make to the creation of a safe, loving, energetic community for yourself and other men. As we move forward together, learning to trust ourselves and each other more, we will bring more love, creative energy, possibilities, commitment and joy to our lives, the lives of the women, children and other men close to us, to our community and to the world.
have the option of continuing into the 12 week Breakthrough 3 class
where they learn listening skills. Breakthrough 3 is also a review of
many of the processes from Breakthrough 1 and 2. This increases
confidence and prepares men for the self led groups which follow. At
this point they are also welcomed to the greater Breakthrough Community
of men through various events, potlucks and activities. Men receive the
Breakthrough 3 class for free when they join the Breakthrough Alumni
Association which uses a sliding scale and also includes many other
benefits. Breakthrough 3 is a way for men to continue with their new
found Breakthrough friends in moving forward with our lives together.