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IMPROVE YOUR LIFE! Free men's open I-Group, Solvang, Tuesday, April 3rd, 6:30pm
Are you looking to take action to improve your life? Your family, your community, and the world benefits when you take an active role in your personal growth. We help men grow, because we believe the world needs grown up, mature, and powerful men. We have been building a network of men's groups around the world for nearly 30 years. Close to 10,000 men sit in our peer-facilitated circles every week. We call our men's groups Integration Groups (I-Groups) - they are places where men integrate new skills, new experiences, and new perspectives on their lives. A men's group is place to learn: ¥ Conflict resolution ¥ Communication skills ¥ Relationship development skills ¥ How to make and meet big goals ¥ How to overcome the past ¥ Brotherhood and camaraderie ¥ How to tell the truth with compassion ¥ How to create and maintain strong groups ¥ How to manage your emotions We don't try to make friendships, we make powerful bonds between men, whether they like each other or not. We're not here to put on a show for each other. We're not here to set ourselves up in opposition to a perceived 'other' in the world. We're not here to offer salvation. We're here to cut through the b.s. that we've been taught are the fundamentals of being a man. We're here to step through the fear of showing up authentically, warts and all, in our lives and loves. We're here to find and explore our self-made purpose. ¥ If you are outwardly successful and looking to become more balanced in other parts of your life - this is a place to come and explore, refine and express the other parts of yourself that may be hiding out in the shadows. ¥ If you struggle with commitment, with discipline, with emotional honesty, with feelings of powerlessness or inadequacy, with anger, frustration, depression - this is a kind of bonding that will help you break old patterns and find YOUR PLACE in a community. ¥ If you have never felt safe or at ease in a group of men, if you have wondered 'What does it mean to be a man?' or 'How do I become a better man?' - this is a place to find answers. Your success depends on your efforts. ¥ If you are a change agent, a man working with others for the good of society - the skills you can learn here are essential to your efforts to create sustainable solutions in the world. Learn the kind of connection that allows groups to overcome personal and psychological blocks and resolve interpersonal conflicts in a way that is energizing rather than draining.

Bethania Lutheran Church

603 Atterdag Rd · Solvang

What we're about

The Men of Santa Barbara are invited to an Open Men's Circle. We will be gathering on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara from 6PM to 9PM. You can attend one or all of the sessions. All men are welcome. There is no charge for participation. Join us as we explore what it means to be a man in today's world in a safe and respectful group of men. We'll be taking a look at what we want from our lives, and support each other in discovering how to get from where we are to where we want to be.

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