Presentations, Classes and Clinics - April/May 2016

The Twin Cities Men's Center has been an important voice in the community for 40 years providing classes and support groups promoting personal growth to many men and women. Professional leaders in the community have led weekly presentations providing a wide opportunity for educational, spiritual and emotional growth for 30 years.

In recent years, attendance of the presentations by TCMC supporters has diminished to the extent that the TCMC Board of Directors has agreed to schedule them intermittently as the interest arises.

The 1st Wednesday of the month Family Law Clinic will continue by providing legal support for those experiencing legal issues.
The Board wishes to express appreciation to the supporters who attended the presentations and the many volunteer professionals who gave their time and talent to support a strong educational component of the TCMC mission.

A small fee is collected at the door for each person attending:

Non-Members of TCMC - $5.
Regular Members ($25 level) - $3
Sustaining Members - FREE

All presentations, classes, and clinics meet at The Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. So, Suite 55, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (unless otherwise noted).

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

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Bob Manson
When: Wed, Apr. 6, 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.

Mind and Emotions Class: A Universal Treatment

Facilitator: Jerry Buchmeier
When: Thurs, April 14 - June 2, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Open to all genders

This class 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 sample issues in our lives, and find appropriate exercises from the book that may help with the issues.
The skills and techniques presented in the book provide a single therapy for Anxiety, Phobia, PTSD, Anger, Shame, Guilt and Depression. 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

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Linda Wrey & Steve Yasger
When: Wed, May 4, 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.