Shrink4Men One Year Anniversary and the Year Ahead
Shrink4Men has been up and running for one year today. I continue to marvel at the number of men and women who come to this site to share their stories and give and receive support. Thank you to everyone who has come here and shared their experiences, advice and encouragement. Thank you to all of the silent observers, too. Many of you have sent private emails and I appreciate your “silent” participation.
New Features and Services Currently in the Works
The Shrink4Men Forum. The Forum is currently up and running. In just under 2 weeks, it has over 100 subscribing members with new topics and conversations starting everyday. If you haven’t visited the forum yet, I encourage you to check it out, complete the quick registration and join in the conversations or start your own.
Expanded Individual Services. I’m currently developing specific programs for men and women who are in abusive relationships, healing from them and/or in the process of ending them.
Group Services. I’m going to offer private group sessions via Teleconference and possibly web video conference (need to figure out the logistics based on time zones and computer access of potential members). The cost is 1/3 less than individual sessions. I’d like to get the first group going by the end of this month, so if you’re interested please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I think it can be an incredibly powerful experience.
Email Updates. I’m going to begin writing email updates regarding Shrink4Men news and national and global news links of interests and book and article recommendations. If you’re interested, please contact me at the above address.
Ebooks and subscription services. The first ebook should be available in February. I will also be starting a subscription based newsletter, which offers material that won’t be posted here or the forum.
Podcasts. I’m think of conducting podcasts as call in Q & A sessions. I have a bit more research to do before I begin—and I need to get over my camera-shyness.
Legal Resources. I am looking for a Divorce/Family Law attorney who would like to collaborate with me on the special issues men face in an unfair family court system, custody law and the unique difficulties when their ex is a “high conflict personality” (Cluster B personality).If you know of one you can recommend, please drop me a line.
If there are other features you would like that I haven’t mentioned here, please let me know.
Thank you again for all of your participation, feedback, personal emails, topic suggestions, advice and time. I am grateful to all of you.
Shrink4Men Coaching and Consultation Services:
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