Our goal is to provide men with the basic emotional intelligence skills they have never been taught before and create a place to develop those skills.
We all know that men often struggle to connect to their own experiences and to others. From decades of working with men, we discovered that when men feel they have an emotionally safe space and a little guidance, they are more likely to be vulnerable. In these safe spaces with other men, men practice skills with no negative consequences if the mess up.
We realize that in therapy, some men may hesitate to take full advantage of the opportunity. Providing a man with a place where he can see other men working with similar issues often allows him to see that he is not the only man struggling.
We teach men to support other men not by diagnosing or giving advice but by experiencing other men’s emotions. The experience of being listened to, no matter how inarticulate the communication may be, naturally opens a man up. As men, we realize how genuinely listening can transform a relationship.
A beautiful phenomenon happens when men show up authentically — they see how other men benefit from it. Who they are being is of service to another man. Being themselves and having it help another addresses their question: “Am I good enough?”.
We tell men up front that we are not therapists. Nor are we a hyper-masculine, prescriptive organization. We create spaces for men to develop skills they do not often see or feel safe practicing. Our goal is to support men in getting the most out of their therapy.
Using the research and training in emotional physiology coming out of trauma research and attachment theory, the EVRYMAN Method is a naturalistic approach to authentic connection.
As you care about men, we care about men. We want them to succeed in all their relationships.
Therapists tell us they are looking for a way to reinforce the gains men achieve in therapy. Giving men a chance to practice their new skills in an environment with minimal relationship risk allows them to embody new skills that they apply at home and at work.
As a resource for therapists, through EVRYMAN, men see how other men are honored for their vulnerabilities. What is so often shunned in the culture becomes honored in our groups.
To give men the best start possible, we discovered it is best to enroll men in our Fundamentals course for a month, then provide them with group experiences. With a set of tools they practiced in the Fundamentals course, they can receive the full value of a group.
Over the years, we have had success helping men with these needs:
Taking what we learned from professional trainings and years of clinical practice, we crafted an approach that appeals to men and empowers them to help each other. Using the body’s physiology as the conduit to connect to our emotions, we developed a generative approach to emotional connection for men.
As demand grew, we trained men internationally and expanded opportunities for men to connect.
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Carl Radke, Pittsburgh native and Syracuse University TV/Film grad has been working around the TV industry since he was 20 as a model/actor/production assistant. You may recognize Carl from starring as a TV personality on the hit Bravo reality series ‘Summer House’ which began airing in 2017 and Season 7 coming on the horizon. He also currently serves as VP of Sales for Loverboy and is a founding member of the growing better for you alcohol brand. Carl has always had a close relationship to mental health advocacy with his involvement with Heal Our Heroes/Headstrong, a non-profit for mental health resources for our military veterans. Through his own mental health journey Carl has been focused on meditation, therapy, acupuncture to compliment his self care. In August 2020 Carl lost his older brother to several years of addiction and mental health issues. Carl hopes to share his journey and his brother’s story to help families and individuals to break the stigma around addiction and mental health in our society.
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