2013 Pre-Whole Man Expo Series

ENERGY FOR LIFE is pleased to present a free series of diverse programs leading up to our 3rd annual Whole Man Expo (WME) on Nov. 10th, 2013. Men, women and teens are invited to attend any or all of these programs. During the week prior to the program that you wish to attend, please RSVP by email to the presenter. For preliminary information about the 2013 Whole Man Expo, view mensanthology.com/whole-man-expo/.

HAVE A GRATEFUL DAY:  The Power of Gratitude in Everyday Life
Doug Gertner, Ph.D., The Grateful Dad
Monday, October 7, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
7949 East 29th Place, Denver, CO 80238               
RSVP: doug@emuconsulting.com
An “attitude of gratitude” can change a bad day and make it better, and take a great day and make it outstanding. Learn why and how to have a grateful day. You’ll use The Grateful Dad’s Gratitude Journal and other resources to begin to celebrate all that’s going right, and start to multiply and manifest more of the good stuff everyday. Doug Gertner is The Grateful Dad, a blogger, broadcaster, speaker, author, and activist who brings a laid-back, rock-n-roll wisdom to men’s issues and fatherhood keynotes and classes coast to coast. Hear Doug every Monday at 1:00 p.m. MST as he hosts The Grateful Dad Radio Hour on www.MileHiRadio.com.

WHAT ARE YOU DYING TO KNOW?: How to Go Out Green and Other Questions About Death You Were Afraid to Ask    
Jamie Sarche, director of outreach and prearranged funeral planning for Feldman Mortuary
Sunday, February 10, 4:00–5:30 p.m.  Potluck dinner to follow.
6162 South Kearney Street, Centennial, CO 80111    
RSVP: jamie@feldmanmortuary.com
Death is a taboo subject in our culture. We seem to believe that by talking about it, we might make it happen. Have you ever wondered what happens to a body after death? What is the process for a funeral? What is cremation really like and is it the best way to care for the environment? There are so many assumptions, questions, and fears. Join us for an honest discussion. No question is too weird! Jamie is passionate about helping people plan their funerals long before they need them and is committed to making the world a better place! She is on the board of Jewish Family Service and Great Education.

MAN THERAPY: An Innovative and Humorous Approach to Suicide Prevention for Men

MAN THERAPY: An Innovative and Humorous Approach to Suicide Prevention for Men
Sally Spencer, Psy.D., CEO of The Carson J Spencer Foundation
Monday, March 11, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
450 Lincoln Street #100, Denver, CO 80203   
RSVP: sally@carsonjspencer.org
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for men aged 25-54. Come meet the hilarious Dr. Rich Mahogany, fake “Man Therapist,” and learn how this fully-integrated social marketing campaign is saving lives by bringing down the barriers to men’s mental health. The Carson J Spencer Foundation is a Denver-based nonprofit with a mission to “sustain a passion for life” through innovative and effective suicide prevention. This project is a partnership between the Carson J Spencer Foundation, Colorado’s Office of Suicide Prevention, and Cactus Marketing.

GOT STRESS? Tune Up Your Nervous System
Stuart Tessler, O.D.
Tuesday, April 9, 7:00–8:00 p.m. Optional Q & A period to follow.
Location: Englewood Public Library, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood CO 80110         
RSVP: info@FightorFlightTherapy.com
Fight or Flight Therapy is a breakthrough in the treatment of stress, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury. Learn how a simple program you do at home can permanently calm your nervous system and potentially change your life forever. Learn more and read testimonials at FightorFlightTherapy.com. Dr. M. Stuart Tessler is a retired optometrist who for the past 20+ years has been studying the effects of light on the nervous system and its use in the treatment of stress-related conditions. His work has proven life-changing for many suffering from the effects of the conditions listed above.

INDUCED AFTER DEATH COMMUNICATION
Donna Morrish, M.S.
Sunday, May 5, 1:30–3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
1988 East Panama Drive, Centennial, CO 80121    
RSVP: donnamorrish@aol.com
Have you ever wondered how you could intentionally bring about a direct communication with someone who has died? Learn about this fascinating method that was accidentally discovered and is being used to heal the pain of grief. It’s easier than you may imagine. Helping survivors of serious trauma has been a specialty of Donna Morrish, MFT, CHt, marriage and family therapist for 30 years. Donna employs and teaches 21st century tools for healing, self-care, and consciousness expansion during individual therapy and workshops. Donna has also produced a CD regarding guided meditations.

A SACRED CIRCLE AS OUR SANCTUARY
Rick Tidrick and Cynthia McMahon
Saturday, June 1, 1:00–5:00 p.m. starting with a potluck lunch
17000 West Belleview, Morrison, CO 80465             
RSVP: ricktidrick@yahoo.com
We are inviting you to a gathering for Baby Boomers (born between 1946-1964), to sit in circle as a free, ongoing monthly event. This circle is both a sacred space and place for people to gather to listen, share, and learn while realizing that what binds us together are common emotions and differing stories. Circles have been around for 10,000 years and are one of the truly historic ways of coming together and creating community. The gathering will be limited to 10 individuals. Given additional interest, we’ll schedule another circle. Rick and Cynthia are developing a living environment and legacy project for the Baby Boomer generation on a spectacular property with palpable healing energy in the Red Rocks along the foothills.

WHAT CONSCIOUS WOMEN WANT FROM MEN
Ruth Sharon, M.S., Paula Robbins, CCHt and Liz Wendling
Wednesday, July 10, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
6162 South Kearney Street, Centennial, CO  80111             
RSVP: ruth@energyforlife.us
These awesome professional women will candidly address what they desire from the men in their lives. Audience participation and questions are encouraged. Ruth Sharon is a licensed professional counselor in private practice and a registered yoga teacher; Paula Robbins is a hypnotherapist and seminar leader; Liz Wendling serves as a sales coach and trainer.

DIVORCE IS JUST THE BEGINNING!
Brett Zachman, founder of BeMen
Saturday, August 10, 6:00–9:00 p.m. including a potluck dinner
Five Rings Financial Auditorium, 10268 W. Centennial Road, Littleton, CO 80127
RSVP: zach@bemen.org
Join The Brotherhood for an in depth look at the pandemic of “Divorce In America”and what you can do about it. A serious issue served up with guts and humor on how this life event is impacting our communities, families, men, and women! Brett Zachman works in the two areas in which people are most frustrated: finances and relationships. As a regional vice president for Five Rings Financial, he is teaching middle-class America how to “refinance their finances” and build true wealth for retirement. As the founder of BeMen, he is building a nonprofit foundation aimed at changing the fabric of society by encouraging men to become extraordinary.

WHOLE MAN?!
Jim Sharon, Ed.D.
Sunday, September 8, 7:00–9:00 p.m. including socializing and refreshments
6162 S. Kearney Street, Centennial, CO 80111        
RSVP: docjimsharon@yahoo.com
Jim will facilitate a group discussion about the meaning of the term “whole man” and its specific/practical relevance to your life. Dr. Jim Sharon, a licensed psychologist and certified life coach in private practice with Energy for Life in Centennial, has more than 40 years of professional experience. Having worked extensively with men’s issues, he is the founder and organizer of Whole Man Expo and the editor of the men’s anthology Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Lives: Defining Moments. Information about the book and third annual Expo is listed on this website.

HAVE A GRATEFUL DAY:  The Power of Gratitude in Everyday Life
Doug Gertner, Ph.D., The Grateful Dad
Monday, October 7, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
7949 East 29th Place, Denver, CO 80238               
RSVP: doug@emuconsulting.com
An “attitude of gratitude” can change a bad day and make it better, and take a great day and make it outstanding. Learn why and how to have a grateful day. You’ll use The Grateful Dad’s Gratitude Journal and other resources to begin to celebrate all that’s going right, and start to multiply and manifest more of the good stuff everyday. Doug Gertner is The Grateful Dad, a blogger, broadcaster, speaker, author, and activist who brings a laid-back, rock-n-roll wisdom to men’s issues and fatherhood keynotes and classes coast to coast. Hear Doug every Monday at 1:00 p.m. MST as he hosts The Grateful Dad Radio Hour on www.MileHiRadio.com.

WHOLE MAN EXPO
November 10, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Ramada Plaza Denver North, Northglenn, CO 80233
http://mensanthology.com/whole-man-expo/