Lost and in pain, I didn’t want to join a group. In Walter’s group I found compassion and a sense of belonging. Finding others in pain and sharing common problems, it’s been like having a supportive family. Everyone has the same goal of gaining understanding and health.
I benefit from being in a men’s group run by Walter Sherburne in several ways: my life is enriched by the men in the group; I have gained skill at both identifying and dealing with behavior that does not serve me well; and I have gained a sense of self wroth as I participate in our weekly discussion. Walter’s willingness to share his own life with us sets a tone of openness and deep trust that is unusual for a group of men, we often go to places within ourselves that show our vulnerability, pain, and depth of feeling. We are healthier for it.
When I joined Walter’s group, I was filled with embarrassment and shame. What I gained was insight, awareness and self acceptance. The group sessions were comforting, nonthreatening, informative and enlightening.