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In Real Life Men Presents: Pleasure & Fear

Want to feel good? Come to this workshop to infuse your life with some positivity, joy, and play. We will use pleasure as a backdrop to explore how much pleasure you allow yourself to experience in your life. Are there self imposed limits to your capacity to feel good? Where do you block yourself from having fun or receiving love, and why?

Come ready to explore the heights of pleasure, and the nourishment barriers that get in the way of enjoyment. Your unique nourishment barriers will be identified. You will learn and practice simple, effective strategies for breaking through the sometimes subtle fears that block you from fully flourishing in your life.

General $15 // $20 Door - Tickets via Facebook or Eventbrite

*Tickets will be sold at the door based on the capacity of the event and are not a guarantee
*Casual dress code

Brian Thompson, MFT is a light-hearted, somatic therapist who isn't afraid of, nor unfamiliar with, the sometimes scary and uncomfortable feelings our life's journey can bring. Brian received his Masters in Integral Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is a certified yoga teacher who has studied with a variety of spiritual teachers. Brian is trained in a body oriented way of working called the Hakomi method that he absolutely loves. He has also studied group process in a variety of contexts for the past two decades, and has trained in group theory at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, CA. Brian has a background in dance, stand up comedy and basketball. Find out more about Brian's practice at

Troy Piwowarski, PsyD is an Existential-Humanistic therapist with a private practice in Oakland, CA. He is also the Clinical Training Director at the Existential-Humanistic Institute, where he coordinates and leads trainings for fellow therapists from around the world. Troy has advanced training in E-H and relational psychodynamic theories, as well as somatic and group therapy technique. Beyond his passion for men's groups, Troy is also a visual artist and loves biking, chess, and a good sweaty ping-pong match. Find out more about Troy's practice at

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