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  • 8 Dec 2018


A Day of Depth and Contemplation with Eric Diamond, PhD, and Cliff Lyda

December 8th, 2018 | Limited to Men 59 and Up

About the Workshop

We will gather for a day of truth telling, brotherhood, story, ritual, enjoyment of Life, drumming, and support, around finding meaning and sanity in the Sage and Elder stage of Life.

This workshop will offer…

-Sharing of wisdom and experience


-Diving deep into the mystery of acceptance and activitism

-Shared search for meaning

…in a place of brotherhood, acceptance and safety.

Where to register,

About the Leaders

Eric Diamond, Ph.D. – Eric is a psychotherapist with 30 years experience; graduate of the Bioenergetics Training Program; Training Leader in Bioenergetic Therapy; Founder and Director of the Gainesville Men’s Center; and co-leader of the Exploring the Masculine Men’s Retreats. Eric is also a husband, father, musician and creator of “evocative, complex, and amusing” poetry which was recently published in a collection entitled Strange Frontier. Eric has experienced, studied, and taught Bioenergetics with Bob Glazer and the superb faculty of the FSBA for decades. His encounter with the Men's Movement was through the Gainesville Mens' Council in the 1980's. He began his Monday Night Men's group 22 years ago in addition to attending many life-changing men's gatherings with such leaders as Robert Bly, John Lee, Robert Moore. Eric is an initiate and an active member of the Mankind Project. With two co-leaders, he developed the Exploring the Masculine Men's Retreats which combines story, ritual, drumming, intensive therapeutic work while forming a community of brothers.

Cliff Lyda – Cliff is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church USA living in Gainesville, FL. In 2016 he retired after thirty-four years of pastoral service to devote himself to greater understanding and experience of spirituality for men across the age spectrum, especially older men facing the adjustments of retirement. He has a passion for helping men grow in their understanding of themselves and the meaning of their lives, particularly at the point of integrating experiences of success and failure, loss and grief, the evaluation of one’s life path, and the unfolding and embracing of new challenges and opportunities. While he has operated within the Christian tradition he incorporates the insights of other faith traditions as well as those which do not affirm any religious faith. Men of every background and perspective can support and uphold one another in making our lives meaningful and whole.


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Houston, TX 77055


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