Presentations - June/July 2015

The Men's Center Board appreciates the volunteer presenters who return from time to time and welcome first timers. Their presentations add a new dimension to our weekly Wednesday night gatherings.

Please take time to read the descriptions and plan to attend if they stimulate your interest. Bring a friend to share the experience and acquaint him/her with the Men's Center. Each presentation is intended to promote personal growth, stimulate your interest in a topic, and to give you an opportunity to interact with other attendees.

We are always looking for new presenters and topics. Please call Randy at The Men's Center, 612-822-5892 with your ideas and names. We appreciate your help.

Presentations are the sole responsibility of the presenter(s). The Men's Center does not endorse, takes no specific position, nor does it hold any opinion on the presentations, or of any information imparted, or of the presenter(s) themselves.

The Men's Center is a RESOURCE for the community, a clearing house for information of all kinds, agreeable or not, to one's beliefs. Listen, participate and make your own decisions.

All groups meet at TMC, 3249 Hennepin Ave. So, Suite 55, unless otherwise noted. These low cost presentations are shown in the Calendar of Events and a more extensive description follows. No pre-registration is needed; entrance fees collected at the door are:

  • Non-Members of TMC $5.
  • Regular Members ($20 level) - $3
  • Patron Members - FREE

    Note: All events are for men only unless otherwise stated.

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Rasheen Tillman
When: Wed, June 3, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

Targeted to the needs of men or women going through or anticipating divorce or dealing with other family law issues, this Clinic will give you an opportunity to discuss your own questions on such topics as:
* Divorce
* Separation
* Paternity
* Property Division
* Custody
* Spousal Maintenance
* Child Support
* Financial Settlements
* Co-habitation

Attorneys will volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of those who attend. A nominal fee of $5 is charged for the public. Members of the Men's Center receive a courtesy discount.

Mankind Project Open Circle

Presenter: Tim Kuss
When: Wed, June 10, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to men only

ManKind Project Minnesota began in 1990 and over 800 men are in our community. We have more than 20 on-going men's groups which serve as places where men can develop their Emotional Intelligence, practice Accountability to their Commitments of Service to others, and practice Authenticity in Actions and declarations.
This Open Circle enables participants to witness other men practice clarity of self-expression from their hearts rather than their heads. Join us in our 5-round format and ask questions to learn more and even participate yourself if you choose. Our structure is based on the masculine archetypes of King, Warrior, Magician & Lover in Moore and Gilette's book.

Over 50,000 men have attended ManKind Project experiential weekends for men all over the world to empower men to improve their lives and work together to help other men and families.

ManKind Project Minnesota offers two New Warrior Training Adventure weekends/year.

Mindfulness and Healing

Presenter: Noah Simcox
When: Wed, June 17, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to men only

It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by anxiety, worries or depressive thoughts. By learning mindfulness meditation skills and applying them to our daily life, we can feel greater ease in how we experience difficult thoughts and emotions. By allowing ourselves to have our experience just as it is in the moment, we can start to heal and move toward greater compassion for ourselves and self-acceptance. Psychotherapist, Noah Simcox, will present about applying mindfulness and self-compassion skills to daily life and will lead some exercises.

Noah Simcox is a psychotherapist and meditation instructor, living in St Paul. He blends western therapy and eastern philosophy in his private practice.

Inner Warrior Wisdom: Seven Feathers Of Recovery 

Presenter: Dan Gorbunow
When: Wed, June 24, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to men only

Share a space of healing, sacredness, and earth wisdom for men of all faiths, and backgrounds with drum, meditation, and circle discussion. Practical Eastern medicine will also be introduced to explore the roots of men's health issues in mind, body, and spirit. Useful for men seeking support for spiritual or personal growth, healing trauma or addictions, dual-recovery, or general health concerns. This is also a great networking opportunity, so please bring your community mission and share your goals in the circle. Men and youth (under 18 years must be accompanied by adult), all ages welcome!

Facilitator: Dan Gorbunow, AMT is DIrector of Men's Healing at Sattva Healing Arts, 3133 Hennepin Av S, Mpls. He has over 20 years of alternative health care experience and many years of practical experience as ritual facilitator and circle leader in dual recovery centers and youth programs in the Twin Cities area. For more info, visit websites: www.sevenfeathers.weebly.com and www.sattvahealingarts.com

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Kelley Lorix
When: Wed, July 1, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

Targeted to the needs of men or women going through or anticipating divorce or dealing with other family law issues, this Clinic will give you an opportunity to discuss your own questions on such topics as:
* Divorce
* Separation
* Paternity
* Property Division
* Custody
* Spousal Maintenance
* Child Support
* Financial Settlements
* Co-habitation

Attorneys will volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of those who attend. A nominal fee of $5 is charged for the public. Members of the Men's Center receive a courtesy discount.

Mankind Project Open Circle

Presenter: Tim Kuss
When: Wed, July 8, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to men only

ManKind Project Minnesota began in 1990 and over 800 men are in our community. We have more than 20 on-going men's groups which serve as places where men can develop their Emotional Intelligence, practice Accountability to their Commitments of Service to others, and practice Authenticity in Actions and declarations.
This Open Circle enables participants to witness other men practice clarity of self-expression from their hearts rather than their heads. Join us in our 5-round format and ask questions to learn more and even participate yourself if you choose. Our structure is based on the masculine archetypes of King, Warrior, Magician & Lover in Moore and Gilette's book.

Over 50,000 men have attended ManKind Project experiential weekends for men all over the world to empower men to improve their lives and work together to help other men and families.

ManKind Project Minnesota offers two New Warrior Training Adventure weekends/year.

No Presentation

When: Wed, July 15, 7:00-9:00 pm

Mind and Emotions: A Universal Treatment

Presenter: Jerry Buchmeier, Ph.D. in Therapeutic Counseling
When: Wed, July 22, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

This presentation is based upon the workbook, Mind and Emotions; A Universal Treatment for Emotional Disorders, by Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning, and Patricia Zurita Ona. We will review the basic ideas in the book, pick out a sample issue in our lives, and find an appropriate exercise from the book that may help with the issue.
 
This short presentation will be followed by a low-cost class for those interested to be offered here on Thursdays in September and October, 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
 
The skills and techniques provide a single therapy for Anxiety, Phobia, PTSD, Anger, Shame and Guilt. They are based on proven techniques from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
 
The class teaches skills and techniques that enable us to set aside the short-term coping strategies that create emotional chaos in our lives. We replace old strategies with new ones including clarifying and acting on your core values, mindfulness and acceptance, detaching from negative thoughts, self-soothing and relaxations exercises, assertiveness and interpersonal skills, and gradually facing your strong emotions.
 
Jerry co-facilitates the Sexual Trauma and Abuse Survivors group at the Men’s Center on Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30. He has a private psychotherapy practice in Plymouth, MN.
 
If you are interested or have questions, please call Jerry at 763-546-4133, or email at jeromebuchmeier@gmail.com

No Presentation

When: Wed, July 29, 7:00-9:00 pm

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Bob Manson
When: Wed, Aug. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to all genders

Targeted to the needs of men or women going through or anticipating divorce or dealing with other family law issues, this Clinic will give you an opportunity to discuss your own questions on such topics as:
* Divorce
* Separation
* Paternity
* Property Division
* Custody
* Spousal Maintenance
* Child Support
* Financial Settlements
* Co-habitation

Attorneys will volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of those who attend. A nominal fee of $5 is charged for the public. Members of the Men's Center receive a courtesy discount.

Mankind Project Open Circle

Presenter: Tim Kuss
When: Wed, Aug. 12, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to men only

ManKind Project Minnesota began in 1990 and over 800 men are in our community. We have more than 20 on-going men's groups which serve as places where men can develop their Emotional Intelligence, practice Accountability to their Commitments of Service to others, and practice Authenticity in Actions and declarations.
This Open Circle enables participants to witness other men practice clarity of self-expression from their hearts rather than their heads. Join us in our 5-round format and ask questions to learn more and even participate yourself if you choose. Our structure is based on the masculine archetypes of King, Warrior, Magician & Lover in Moore and Gilette's book.

Over 50,000 men have attended ManKind Project experiential weekends for men all over the world to empower men to improve their lives and work together to help other men and families.

ManKind Project Minnesota offers two New Warrior Training Adventure weekends/year.