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Men Growing Through Our Grief: Men’s Support Group

June 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Men Growing Through Our Grief – a new EricsHouse Men’s Group for 2021 



Loss of a loved one is devastating. It can drive us into isolation.  It defies all the cultural norms we (especially men) subject ourselves to – don’t cry, man up, move on . . . but it’s not that easy.   While the pain of our losses may never lessen, it is possible for us to find purpose and meaning in a new version of our lives – to grow around and through our grief.

Growth means:

  • Encountering pain
  • Embracing change
  • Exploring our assumptions about life
  • Finding a new inner balance with no endpoints

EricsHouse is offering a new Men’s Group, starting Tuesday, June 1st 2021 specifically for Men ready to explore their personal grief journey.  We will base our conversation around the 4th, 5th, & 6th Needs of Mourners as defined by Dr. Alan Wolfelt (Develop a New Self Identity, Search for Meaning, and Receive [and Give] Ongoing Support from Others).  We will identify new, individual goals free from the self-imposed limitations of our lives before our losses and support one another in attaining them.  

‘Growing Through Our Grief’ Men’s Group structure:

  • Closed group (membership is fixed at the first meeting, limited duration [8 weeks]) 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, no meeting 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, & 7/27.
  • Lead facilitator – Greg Eckerman; Co-facilitator – Ken Slesarik
  • 12 members, max (including the facilitators)
  • 8 meetings, once per week
  • Focus on identifying personal growth goals; assessing where we are in our grief journeys and what our most significant individual needs are; and committing to initial steps to get from where we are to where we hope to be

The group is planned as a combined Zoom/Face-to-face meeting format depending on the locales of members.  For local members, we will meet at EricsHouse (7801 N Invergordon Pl., Paradise Valley, AZ).  Meeting times will be set based on member locale as well – if we have remote members (attending via Zoom) on the East Coast, we will meet weekly on Tuesday’s from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Arizona-time (8-9:30 PM, EST).  

There will be concurrent Zoom and face-to-face meetings at EricsHouse– only a single meeting each day that includes both.  We’ll have the camera set up to view those of us at EH and everyone who is remote will be viewable on the TV in the room.
The meetings will be from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, AZ-time (8:00 PM-9:30 PM, EDT).  The early start is to accommodate any remote attendees who are on the East coast.


Cost for this Men’s Group will be $45, reading materials and a journal.   Please contact Greg Eckerman at [email protected] to see if this is the right group for you.



June 1, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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