The stereotypical mid-life crisis in men includes fast cars, younger women, risk-taking, a second boyhood. These actions were often ways to buoy a man’s diminishing sense of strength, power, and significance. The reality of a mid-life crisis, while it may include some of these things, involves a bit more soul-searching.
Society’s expectations of men have changed over time as have traditional roles and rules. In the new millennium, courageous and thoughtful men embrace the aging process with dignity and move into deeper reflection and transformation. And although some men seem to traverse these changes in mid-life with relative ease, for others, mid-life holds more confusion than promise.
The Men’s Resource Center of West Michigan provides a number of programs and services designed to help men navigate the sea of change around them. Mid-life is a good time for re-invention and evaluation. We encourage men to embrace changes that result in improved self-esteem, healthier relationships, decreased problematic behavior, and improved management of thoughts and feelings. How do you want to play the “Back Nine”?
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In-Person Counseling and Therapy
The comprehensive in-person counseling and therapy programs of the Men’s Resource Center of West Michigan help men pursue personal and relational growth.
Intensives and Extended Counseling Sessions
Intensives and extended counseling sessions through the Men’s Resource Center for people wanting to expedite their healing and growing process.
Get confidential phone counseling from experienced, licensed, master’s-level counselors right from the privacy of your own home or office.
Male Socialization: The Training that Kills
Male socialization adversely affects men's lives. Learn how men can embrace a more holistic definition of masculinity.
Understanding the Dynamics of Sexual Orientation
Understanding the dynamics of sexual orientation helps men develop a sexual life that is fulfilling, sacred, and satisfying.
Working with Men in Counseling
A new way of working with men in counseling is more than cognitive-behavioral; it emphasizes men's ability to change.
Birth, Death and The Places in Between: How to get where you want to go
How do you get where you want to go? On this men’s retreat we explore the routes and landmarks of our lives from birth to death and the places in between.