Mid-Life Awakening for Men
Men move through several phases in their
1) Birth and education. Usually lasts into the mid-20's.
2) Mid-20's through the child rearing years. The first career.
3) Age 50 to 70. The second career.
4) The next productive phase extends from age 70 to 90 or later. This may be
another career, sometimes as a volunteer.
"awakening" usually happens as we approach each dividing point.
"Mid-life Crisis" has been used to dismiss the process of questioning which
naturally arises in men between the ages of 35 and 55.
We prefer to refer to this process as Mid Life Awakening. We see it as
a healthy stage of development. The questions
which men characteristically ask at this stage are about values, integrity, and the purpose of their lives. Men
begin to realize they have been living primarily according to other people's
up to that point. They become aware that they have been striving to
please their parents, their wives,
their children, or their employers. In the awakening they realize they
have been doing little to fulfill themselves.
In our therapy we help men explore these deep
questions and to find their own answers. In the process they
discover more about themselves, their gifts, their weaknesses, and what
truly makes them happy. They learn how to develop deeper relationships with
their male and female friends, their children and their wives. They discover
inner peace and more energy. They usually make major decisions about
the purpose of their life in the next phase of their journey.
Feel free to call us at 303-369-8877 to discuss
your concerns. There is no charge for a fifteen minute initial evaluation
discussion on the phone.