Men of Valor Three-Day Intensive Workshops
The focus of the MEN OF VALOR 3-Day Intensive Workshop is not just about strategies to stop acting-out behaviors, but, also understanding the individual wounds and thought patterns that drive them. We seek to help men grow emotionally and spiritually. We believe it is only in a relationship with God that any of us can truly heal.The workshop format is flexible, depending on the needs of the group (which can range from 24 to 35 men), but includes a mixture of lecture, group discussion, and individual reflection time and assignments. Participants break into smaller groups, with each group led by a trained facilitator. Mark Laaser, M.Div., Ph.D., is the primary workshop presenter with Dr. Greg Miller, M.Div., D.Min. Additional counselors also participate in our workshop sessions depending upon the size of the group.
About our Men of Valor Workshop
Dr. Mark Laaser & Dr. Greg Miller
answer the most frequently asked questions
about our MEN OF VALOR 3-Day Intensive Workshops.
The workshops are great both for people who are new to recovery or for those who have been in recovery for various lengths of time and who, for different reasons, haven’t yet been able to achieve successful sobriety. Some men come to the workshop looking for added insights and awareness. Dr. Laaser firmly believes that the workshops have been transformational in the lives of the men who have attended. The term we hear most often from workshop attendees is “life changing.”
Why should I go? How will this workshop help me?
At the MEN OF VALOR workshop, you will learn about the spiritual, emotional, and physical basis for addiction. You will be helped to understand the inter-relationship between sexual sin, bondage, and addiction. You will learn all this in the context of a supportive environment, surrounded by men who understand your struggle, because they have been there themselves. Most importantly, you will leave with not only a new resolve, but a practical plan for sobriety and recovery.
The workshop will bring you much more than new insight. If all we needed for recovery was more knowledge, then reading books about recovery would be enough to solve the problem. Obviously, that is not the case. We need guidance and support that can only come in the context of honest and open interactions. The workshop size is limited to 25-35 participants (with significant time spent in smaller groups of around five participants). This small size allows ample time for questions and discussion, even in the large group presentations. Keep in mind that unlike other programs, we offer an “intensive” workshop, not just a seminar.
Here is our promise: Due to the focused and intensive nature of the workshop, as well as the expertise of the facilitators and counselors, attendees make great strides forward in their recovery. In fact, almost without exception, men who attend describe this workshop as “life-changing.” Our experience is that men make more progress in the three day workshop than they make from 6 to 12 months of weekly therapy with an individual counselor.
What if I’m a counselor? Will referring people to this workshop compete with what I am trying to do in our individual work?
We work very hard to ensure that our teaching and treatment recommendations will build on the work that men are doing with the therapists who refer them to us. We see ourselves as partners, not competitors with individual therapists. Our goal is to enhance the therapy process, increasing insight and motivation to work toward ongoing recovery. Men who come back from the workshop will be much more motivated to do the internal work they need to do to make change happen in their lives and marriages.
DAILY WORKSHOP HOURS:
Times may vary slightly depending on the size of the groups.
- Thursday: 8:45 AM – 9:00 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Here are the 2018 dates for The Men of Valor Workshops:
APRIL 12-14, 2018 This workshop is now full. Please consider registering for one of our other upcoming workshop dates.
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Other registration options are as follows:
You may reserve your spot for a workshop by calling Faithful & True. You may download a registration form by clicking here.
This form can be faxed to us at 952-746-3897 or mailed to:
Faithful & True
15798 Venture Lane
Eden Prairie, MN 55344.
Our MEN OF VALOR 3-Day Workshops are held at the Faithful & True counseling center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. There are a variety of hotels in the area to choose from. Click here for travel and hotel information. Our center is located about 20 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. You will receive a welcome letter that will also indicate hotels available in the area. If you would like to share a motel room with someone for added accountability and cost savings (on hotel room and car rental), let us know, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
The cost for the MEN OF VALOR workshop is $1,295.
We have a no cancellation policy and refunds for pre-paid workshop registrations are not available.
We strongly recommend that (although it is out of our control) men should register themselves for the workshop rather than their wife making the registration on the husband’s behalf.
Meals and lodging will be at your own expense and the dress code is casual. Contact Sheri Trautmann, our Administrator, by calling 952-746-3880, if you have questions about our workshops or would like to register by phone.
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