Therapists tend to expect less from certain male clients--those who can’t connect with their wives and girlfriends, are self-absorbed, have narcissistic tendencies, or struggle with shame and rage. Many of these men are confused while others don’t have a clue what they aren’t doing, what they’re doing wrong, or how to behave differently. In this workshop, you’ll learn specific strategies and tools to intervene in characteristic male patterns that are counterproductive to intimacy. We’ll then focus on how to help men draw upon specific characteristics of women’s wisdom, learn what being connected feels like, stay regulated when overwhelmed by emotions, take in nurturing, and be able to give it.
Patrick Dougherty, M.A., L.P, is a licensed psychologist who’s been in private practice for more than 30 years. He’s the author of Qigong in Psychotherapy: You Can Do So Much By Doing So Little and A Whole-Hearted Embrace: Finding Love at the Center of It All