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In Real Life Men Presents: Health & Anger

Is anger a healthy emotion to express?
Where do I put all my rage?
Won’t I just hurt others if I tell them they are annoying me?

Many men who enter our groups carry the belief that anger is a feeling that “has no productive value,” or is only associated with intimidation, aggression, yelling, or violence. We’re here to tell you that while those are certainly possibilities, that is not necessarily (or even usually) the case. If we can learn how to work with our anger (or even annoyance, frustration, or irritation) in a relational way, it can lead to clearer communication and deeper relationships with others. Troy and Brian will help you dissolve the blocks to experiencing and expressing anger, and give you the opportunity to practice communicating anger in healthy ways with fellow participants.

General $15 // $20 Door - RSVP HERE

*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

Earlier Event: August 29
New Moonology ~ Virgo