MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) – This is an 8-week experiential, psycho-educational program that supports men’s ability to become more self-aware, self-regulating, and self-empowered. The aim is to more effectively manage and cope with life’s stressors and to enhance resilience, not just surviving but thriving in the face of adversity.
- Increased focus and the capacity to pay attention intentionally
- Health improvements, particularly in blood pressure and sleep habits
- A broader range of emotional and bodily awareness/intelligence
- Practicing and developing mindfulness practices to support self-regulation, coping strategies, and shifts in perspective-taking
- Enhanced ability to handle difficult conversations, conflicts, and challenging life experiences
- Feeling more grounded and connected to oneself and the community
- Building a robust community of support and fostering meaningful connections to enhance awareness, self-understanding, healthy relationships, and resources
Yoga Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Y-CBT) – This is a 6-week online training tailored to help individuals reframe their thoughts, transforming problematic thoughts and patterns into more productive and healthy ones. While CBT is often regarded as the gold standard for treating anxiety, it also shows positive outcomes for those dealing with panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and PTSD. Y-CBT was developed by integrating the most potent elements of CBT with the benefits of yoga, providing an embodied and holistic approach to healing. This method combines the cognitive benefits of CBT with the physical and psychological advantages of yoga to target maladaptive thoughts, feelings, and metabolic systems. Central to this program is learning thought and self-regulation through various techniques and tools to restructure negative patterns of anxiety.
7 Principles of Making Marriage Work – This is an 8-week, 90-minute online program targeted at couples looking for a community of support to enrich and reinvent their current relationship status. This isn’t a group therapy program and isn’t meant for severely distressed couples. Instead, it’s for those hoping to benefit by:
- Improving motivation and accountability in their relationships
- Being encouraged to work on one’s relationship with others
- Feeling safe and comfortable to continue their growth journey as a couple
- Having clearly defined goals and a timeframe for program completion
- Participating in a psycho-educational program that carries less stigma than therapy
Couples are encouraged to complete weekly home practice exercises and experiential ones within the online class. An optional half-day couples retreat is also available for interested cohorts. The program can also be adapted for singles (those not in relationships or those whose partner is resistant to attending) by offering a one-day program.