Founders Marc Balcer and Josh Gansky are pleased to announce the creation of the Center For Self-Care, LLC. The Center For Self-Care (C4SC) is dedicated to building communities of mindful exploration and connection with a specific focus on men and dads. C4SC brings mindfulness training and tools for mindful living through workshops, retreats and groups at convenient locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.
Initial offerings include Mindful Dads Meeting on October 11 and Men Sitting By A Fire on October 19 as well as retreats in November, December and April focused on courage, mindful living and building communities of fathers. In these programs, mindfulness serves as a foundation for a spirit of encouragement, fellowship, and friendship that is cultivated through meaningful interactions. Register or learn more at www.center4selfcare.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-389-0912/484-919-1648.
Marc and Josh have sought to complement existing mindfulness offerings in the area by specifically focusing on tools for mindful living and building male friendships. Their personal exploration and their work as meditation teachers have driven them to this important niche.
“It’s been said that the most important thing is to know what you really want,” writes Jonathan Foust, creator of Body-Centered Inquiry: Meditation Training to Awaken Your Inner Guidance, Vitality, and Loving Heart. He continues, “The second most important thing, and where many men fail, is to ensure you have support on your path. I’m inspired by Marc and Josh’s vision of creating a safe and sacred space to explore what it means to be a man in today’s challenging times.”
Rob Garfield, author of Breaking the Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship and Board Member at the Men’s Resource Center of Philadelphia, stresses the importance of authentic male friendships to health and wellbeing, “When groups of men develop closer relationships with each other in a structured, trusting environment, they practice expressing their emotions and vulnerability in ways that often improve relationships at home and in other areas of life. The Center for Self-Care fills an important need for innovative programming that addresses these issues for men in our region.”
We invite you to join us on this journey!