Presentations - Apr / May 2014

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: Bob Manson
When: Wed, Apr. 2, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to Men and Women

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: Andy Mickel
When: Wed, Apr. 9, 7:00-9:00 pm
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.

Seven Feathers Program for Healing and Recovery, Introduction

Presenter: Dan Gorbunow
When: Wed, Apr. 16, 7:00-9:00 pm

Ready for a different approach to your recovery and healing?
Experience community in a fresh way by honoring culture, tradition, values, and beliefs that shape our healing patterns. This is a fun, practical venture in the use of sacred space and ritual to help our journey of healing from addictions. In the Warrior Healing Circle of Seven Feathers, all beliefs (or any lack of) are welcome, and participants are invited to "Bring whatever is sacred to you, with you, and respect the truth of others." Participants will learn to value the wisdom carried in each person's culture and experience, to discover that there are many paths to recovery and wholeness, and to have fun while doing "the work" of personal transformation. This is the introduction to a weekend workshop series offered at TCMC throughout the year. Open to all people, men, women, youth, elders, and genders. Go beyond "maintenance" of your program, and step into discovery of possibilities!

Seven Feathers Program is designed and facilitated by Dan Gorbunow, AMT. Dan is a Shamanic Bodyworker specializing in men's health at Red Earth Sanctuary in Uptown. He is an experienced facilitator and pioneered the Seven Feathers Program for work with youth and adults in treatment centers in the region. Please contact Dan if you plan to attend, however registration is only recommended, NOT required. Email: thunderbird@live.com

Take the Bully by the Horns

Presenter: Carol McCormick
When: Wed, Apr. 23, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to Men and Women

Are you tired of being controlled and emotionally blackmailed by fear, intimidation, or guilt? Do you want to stop a bully from ruining your life? With the right mind-set and communication tools, conflict can be a chance for change. Come hear real-life strategies and skills: How to Adopt a "Don't You Dare" attitude. How to act on your anger by speaking up, setting limits, and saying NO. How to convince someone to either behave cooperatively or leave you alone. Lecture and Exercises.

Carol McCormick is a Professional Storyteller with over thirty years of experience in inspiring, motivating and training. She is the author of a storytelling curriculum Change the Culture that Allows Bullying and the children's book A Bridge for Grandma. She has presented numerous workshops at regional and national conferences. 763-546-4133, www.carolmccormick.com

Chris Burke

Presenter: Chris Burke
When: Wed, Apr. 30, 7:00-9:00 pm
No description submitted by press time.

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Linda Wray
When: Wed, May 7, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to Men and Women

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: Andy Mickel
When: Wed, May 14 7:00-9:00 pm
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.

Communication Across the Realms

Presenter: Jerry Buchmeier
When: Wed, May 21, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to Men and Women

This workshop utilizes experiential methods to aid each person in making their own two-way connection to higher self, angels, masters and guides, and perhaps dead friends or relatives. A guided meditation allows each person to put the steps of communication into practice within themselves. A group meditation tunes people to be aware of the subtle senses, feelings, and understandings that are part of communicating with Spirit, providing support and confirmation.

Jerry is a psychotherapist/hypnotherapist practicing in Plymouth. An angel began speaking with him in 1987, and since 2001 he is a channel for Mother Mary. He co-facilitates the Sexual Trauma & Abuse Survivors group on Thursdays.

No Presentation

When: Wed, May 28, 7:00-9:00 pm

No presentation scheduled for this date

Family Law Clinic

Discussion Leader: Linda Wray
When: Wed, June 4, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to Men and Women

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: Andy Mickel
When: Wed, June 11, 7:00-9:00 pm
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.