Empathy Intensive For Men
Bridge the Divide | Hold Space | Resolve Conflict | Build Trust
August 18 – 20, 2023 ~ Phoenix, Arizona
All men are sabotaged by Shadows of Shame who spew lies that can invite the man to disconnect from his core truth and hijack his ability to connect with the people he loves.
Step into the transformative realm of empathy through this weekend intensive and embark on a profound journey of self-discovery and connection. Designed specifically for men, this experiential workshop offers a safe and inclusive space to explore the depths of empathy, understanding, and emotional intelligence. Through engaging activities, reflective exercises, and insightful discussions, you’ll develop the skills and insights necessary to build authentic relationships, communicate effectively, and navigate the diverse spectrum of emotions with grace and compassion. Discover the power of active listening, perspective-taking, and validating experiences, empowering you to cultivate stronger connections in both your personal and professional spheres. Join us in this empowering experience and unlock the key to deeper connections, emotional growth, and a more harmonious world.
Compassion, empathy, and love are the real pillars we need to build within ourselves to become human.
Empathy is not only a nice-to-have but the glue and accelerant for business transformation in the next era of business. Empathy’s ability to create a culture of trust and innovation is unmatched, and this previously overlooked trait must be at the forefront of [every relationship and] business across all industries.
– Steve Payne
There’s a better way…
Empathy is a brain-based skill that lights up our own pain centers in the brain when we see someone else getting hurt.
Remember that last time you saw another man get hit in the balls. Did you cringe in pain along with him? That was emotional resonance lighting up in your brain. Emotional Resonance is a key element in our ability to experience empathy.
Our pre-frontal cortex also plays a huge role in helping us with empathy. It helps us put words to what we are feeling. It also helps us become grounded in the face of high emotion. It is a key component of emotional intelligence that helps us make sense of the suffering and develop soothing strategies to calm the hurt.
And because these are brain-based operations, that means you have the ability how to access these parts of your brain and change the neurochemistry of your brain with amazing results.
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE INTENSIVE?
Do any of these apply to you?
These are signs of someone lacking solid empathy skills. If you checked even one of these boxes, contemplate how much this impacts your love life, your relationship with your family and friends, your career, and your own sense of worth.
The Empathy Intensive
Attending 24 sessions of individual coaching or counseling can cost more than $3000 and if you attended one session a week it could take close to six months to get the equivalent of what we accomplish in three days.
How is this different than the Finding Peace Retreat?
The Finding Peace Retreat is an experiential educational experience with a much larger group of participants (anywhere from 15 -24). It is a beautifully choreographed experience out in nature. Attending the Finding Peace Retreat is like being immersed in the magical sounds of a symphony orchestra. There are at least 8 staff members to provide support while are led on the Hero’s Journey and have some remarkably wonderful experiences based on the work found within the Amazon Best-Selling Finding Peace Workbook. The objective of the Retreat is to help participants let go of the pain from the past, experience more joy in the present, be able to hope for more peace in the future, and to connect with their Core Truth within.
The Finding Peace Retreat is also a Co-ed Event. This is done purposely because we have discovered that individuals have gained a lot of insight and compassion for those of the opposite gender, which in turn helps the participant have better understanding for family members back home.
The Empathy Intensive is more like listening to a string quartet. It is MUCH more intimate so more personalized and exclusive attention can be given to you by Troy L. Love. (There are only 8 spaces available.)
The objectives for the Intensive focus primarily on increase your capacity for empathy. The activities at the intensive are different from what takes place at the retreat. In fact, individuals who have attended the Finding Peace Retreat, a Finding Peace study group, or a Healing from Attachment Wounds would be better prepared for what takes place during the Intensive. Although attending one of these other events is not a pre-requisite, it would be helpful for participants to have some familiarity with the Finding Peace model.
This event is specifically designed for men only.
What will I learn by attending the Intensive?
The intensive uses interactive and experiential learning rather than lecture. During the event, we explore attachment wounds (Loss, Rejection, Abandonment, Neglect, Betrayal, or Abuse), how we developed negative core beliefs that impact our ability to feel joy, happiness, and peace. We explore how shame hijacks our lives. We identify how not feeling enough, powerless, or alone impacts our ability to reach the goals and desires we have in our lives.
Interactive processes include:
Visualizations or “guided imagery”
Inner-child affirmation and healing work
Where will this event be held?
This event will in Yuma, Arizona. The closet Airport is in Yuma (YUM). It willl be held at Yuma Counseling Services’s office located at 2189 S Avenue A.
Sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. and end each day around 5:00 pm.
What are the Accomodations and Meals?
Partipants will be staying in a hotel and will be sharing a room with another participant. There are no private rooms. If you require lodging before or after the event, the travel coordiantor can arrange that for you at your expense.
Meals are included during the duration of the intensive. With notice, we can accomodate dietery restrictions.
I have health insurance. Will my insurance cover this?
Insurance providers do not cover the cost of retreats or intensives. Insurance companies require their members to have a diagnosis in order to cover services provided. We do not do a formal diagnostic assessment for our participants. Even if you have been diagnosed by another health care provider, we cannot ethically endorse this diagnosis without completing our own comprehensive evaluation and there is not enough time for this to take place.
Due to the lack of a diagnosis, we are also unable to provide you with at Superbill. A superbill requires a procedure code and a diagnosis to be included. There are no acceptable procedure codes that would fit into any insurance-acceptable category.
Some partipants have used their Health Savings Account to cover the cost of the intensive. However, in general, HSAs use the same criteria as insurance companies to approve payment. You may want to verify with your HSA whether this event can be covered.
Will it be a good fit for me?
The Finding Peace methodology is based on decades of scientific research by the world’s smartest relationship scientists in the fields of psychology, attachment theory, neuroscience, and trauma recovery. So, if you are the kind of person who wants to learn techniques, skills, and strategies that are proven and tested then this may be a good fit for you. But it really depends on how much you are willing to apply yourself.
Will this be offered again in the future?
The Finding Peace Intensive is scheduled twice a year.
What is the no show policy?
We understand things happen sometimes that may prevent you from attending your pre-registered intensive. However, you need to provide a minimum of 7-days notice before the event begins if you will not be able to attend. This gives us an opportunity to try and fill the open slot.
Any notice provided after the 7-day deadline will result in your deposit being forfeited.
If you do provide more than 7-days notice, you will have the option of transfering your deposit to another upcoming event.
What if all the slots are taken? Can I be added to a waitlist?
It is common for intensives to fill up quickly. You are able to add your name to a waiting list. If a spot opens up, you will have 24-hours to pay the deposit to secure your reservation. If you do not respond within the 24-hour time frame, you will be removed from the waiting list.
If spots to not become available, you do have the option of adding your name to a waiting list for the next event. You will be notified as soon as reservations open up. At that time, you will have 24-hours to register or you will loose your place in line and it will be given to the next man in line.