What we're about
This is a group for people who sometimes feel lost, anxious, and alone. This group is for "smart" people who really suck at "dealing with" people. This group is for people who are feeling imbalanced, overwhelmed, or depressed. This is a group for you sufferers who know you need guidance and friendship - but you don't want to pay for a psychoanalyst, a personal trainer, a life coach. Too proud? Too weak?
This group is about the work that YOU do, and about having people in the wings who will notice when you fall down. This is a group for people ready to truly Join a Group again - to have real friends, the kind that help you to improve your life. Not the light acquaintance of discussing the weather, the movies, and political games.
In this group, we focus on the deep issues in our lives. To be healthy, we must explore the pains we feel and identify their root causes. We will think aloud, look for shifting positions, and celebrate our discoveries. Stretching into our full selves and being comfortable in our skin, acting with full integrity - these are Requirements for Satisfaction. The goal is to meet our (REAL) requirements - no more, no less. When our requirements are met, we feel joy.
It's time to release the existential angst of our neurotic culture. To be Normal - ask what you want from the world. The world doesn't want anything specific from you, and so there is no sense in asking what it wants. You serve the world because it serves you to do so - all rewards come after sacrifice. This is natural. Sacrifice without clear reward makes life a bitter experience.
What you Need never changes. Ask what you want, and why, and you'll find Need at the core. Act on what you want, aware of your Need, and you'll feel Satisfaction.
This group is to be a boot-camp for recovery. We are not solitary animals. When there were few humans roaming around, and we could survive by plucking berries and crunching nuts, we spent most of our time socializing and inventing games. Our games got out of hand, and we started boxing ourselves into houses, property, and culture. We've become so involved in our games, we ignore our individual Needs - like undisciplined children with new toys. It's time to behave more naturally.
Join if you want a group that serves as a few things:
Social Space - We're all cooperating to have a great experience
Commitment Club - We keep each other honest and growing
Study/Book Group - We dig out value from other minds and put it into frameworks for us to put into practice.
Discussion Forum - We talk about things that require discussion. Discussion leads to decisions and programs.
Group Therapy - We care about individual healthy growth & healing - in fact, that is the core purpose of the group.
Fitness Program - We help one another maintain health in all areas of life. Mindfulness & Meditation Program - We help one another to gain and then to maintain perspective. And then to reattain it, again and again.
Family - We create a home environment, a place where we all sense belonging.