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Mind and Heart: A Men’s Group for Navigating Emotions with Confidence

By Rob Eames, Andy Dillon


Thursday, Sep 28, 2023 6:30 PM —
Thursday, Nov 16, 2023 8:30 PM
Online (Zoom)

Do you find it challenging to connect with your emotions, struggling to put words to your inner experience?
Have you heard messages from others that some emotions are “not okay”?
Do you feel overwhelmed when others open up about their emotions because you are unsure how to respond without trying to "fix it"?

If you wish to participate in a workshop for men designed to increase confidence & skills in noticing, understanding, and expressing emotions, we invite you to join us for an empowering 8-week series designed for those identifying as men, where we'll explore the richness and depth of embodied feelings. 

Why Join the Workshop? 

Many of us grow up with conflicting messages about how men should engage with their feelings. Society often imposes expectations that men should display only strength and endurance, while vulnerability, such as expressing sadness or hurt, is seen as a weakness. For many, we hear messages from people in our lives that they wish we would open up and be more expressive. These stereotypes and conflicting expectations can lead to challenges in connecting with our authentic selves and relating to others. In this workshop, accompanied and supported with other men, we will explore approaches for engaging with our emotions for a more fulfilling life, and strategies for expressing feelings in ways that are most likely to be heard & understood by others.

What to Expect: 

In this transformative workshop, we will utilize the principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and harness the collective wisdom of group dynamics to navigate our relationship with our inner lives and societal norms surrounding masculinity. In this supportive and courageous space, we'll: 

Explore the power of emotions and their invaluable feedback 
Learn practical tools to name and express feelings effectively 
Cultivate emotional intelligence to improve relationships
Make progress in freeing ourselves from restrictive stereotypes and societal expectations
Foster warmth, understanding, and empathy in our interactions. 
Get to know each and co-create a supportive community 

Welcoming Diversity:

This event is offered to any person who identifies as a man. Men of all sexual orientations and gender expressions are welcome.


Duration: 8 consecutive weeks, starting September 28, 2023  

Dates: September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 2023

Time: 6:30- 8:30PM Eastern Time / 3:30-5:30PM Pacific Time

Location: This series will take place on Zoom. The link will be sent to the email you provided before the first session.  

Cost: $275 for the 8-week series 

Facilitators: Rob Eames and Andy Dillon, CNVC Certified Trainers 

Number of Participants: To be able to create the space for every participant to share and be heard, this workshop is limited to 10 participants.

If the timings do not work well for you this time, please reach out to us via email so we can take your scheduling preferences and other factors in mind when scheduling future men’s gatherings.



  • Conflict Transformation
  • Family and Interpersonal Relationships
  • General NVC
  • Social Change
  • Spirituality and Inner Work