A few days ago, in the weekly men’s therapy group, we spoke of trauma. I started off by explaining van der Kolk’s definition of trauma: an event or series of events that overwhelms one’s usual [...]
Welcome to Revealing Men, conversations that pull back the curtain, revealing the inner lives of men.
In each podcast episode, we will offer thought-provoking ideas and interviews to explain the inexplicable, while offering an inspiring vision for men to reveal their true selves and live more balanced and authentic lives.
The Men’s Resource Center of West Michigan provides a comprehensive selection of specialized programs offering individual and group counseling services for men of all ages, and programs designed for boys and the adults who care [...]
Psychotherapist, Mary Jo Drueke, MA LLP brings a wealth of experience to her individual therapy and group counseling sessions with men. Although she’s trained in meditation and has studied with world-renowned experts such as Alan [...]
Men, in particular, have long been conditioned to “suck it up” when it comes to dealing with the results of a traumatic experience. In fact, it wasn’t until 1980 that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) [...]
At the Men’s Resource Center of West Michigan, we're concerned with the physical health and mental well-being of our community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a fragile time for everyone. Long stretches of [...]
The Men's Resource Center of West Michigan provides the tools and support men need to better navigate and succeed in today’s world, helping prepare them to function in whatever situation they find themselves as fathers, [...]
Al Heystek explains how sex and pornography addiction are real and, as with other addictions, can be overcome when acknowledged and treated with care.
This conversation is for men who struggle with abusive, controlling, and angry behavior toward their domestic partners and ask themselves "why?"
In a recent column for Sanford House's Excursion Magazine, Randy Flood reveals how—with just a bit of self-awareness —we can reduce stress and suffering in our lives. It begins with asking the question “What do [...]
Often, men in our support groups participate in addiction recovery programs. For many in these programs, the Serenity Prayer is a mantra. In his recent column for Sanford House Excursion magazine, Randy Flood addresses the [...]