Classes, Seminars, & Groups
We keep saying this, but this is a tough journey to make alone. We encourage you to connect with others who can provide you with encouragement for your efforts, introduce you to positive life skills that are worth modeling, and serve as role models. We have online groups where you can find the connections and encouragement, as well as an opportunity to learn and practice building new skills. Sign up today!
Following some other programs that we think you’ll find helpful. The first is online, while the others are location-based so you’ll need to look for a location near you.
- Violence Anonymous – Violence Anonymous (VA) groups are modeled and run much like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other * Anonymous groups. It includes a 12-step program, sponsors, and various online meetings which can joined via a phone or the Internet. We like that VA offers a number of tools to help participants explore critical areas of their life like trauma and self-love. The program focuses on building skills like developing a safety plan and practicing nonviolent communication–techniques we also share.
- Online Anger Management – These courses (a series of 5 if you want to take them all) are based on cutting-edge research and the instructor’s 25 years conducting court-approved programs. The instructor, a world-renowned expert in the areas of relationship aggression and domestic violence, offers practical, evidence-based interventions and techniques. It’s online, so it can be taken from anywhere in the world, and is self-paced to suit your schedule. The lessons and exercises are easy to understand, and the course emotion management, coping with stress, positive communication, and conflict resolution.
Other programs of interest
- Caring Dads – We know fatherhood and having a good relationship with their children is super important to many men. We like this program because it lives at the intersection of parenting and having a relationship without violence. Many of the class locations are in Canada and the UK, with a few now coming to the US.
- The 33 Series – A multi-volume video series that gives men a vision for manhood. The series go deeper into the meaning of authentic manhood, how we are designed, the stories we tell about ourselves, traps we can fall into, our work, marriage, and fatherhood.
- The Ultimate Journey – An intensive yet thorough program to explore how our past shapes what we believe about ourselves, which has everything to do with how we respond to our current circumstances.