Where to Find Men's Groups in San Diego

Men's groups and circles are gaining traction across the country, and San Diego is no exception. These groups provide a safe space for men to connect, share experiences, and explore what it means to be masculine in the modern world.

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Benefits of Men's Groups

For many men, traditional social gatherings may not offer a platform for open and honest communication. Men's groups or circles address this by fostering emotional vulnerability and creating a space for men to express themselves authentically.

Here are some of the reported benefits of joining a men's group or circle:

  • Improved communication skills
  • Stronger emotional connection with other men
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Exploration of healthy masculinity
  • Development of coping mechanisms for stress and challenges

Many men's circles also incorporate aspects of holistic health and wellness practices, including breathwork, cold plunges, meditation, yoga and more.

Finding a Men's Group in San Diego

There are several options available for men in San Diego interested in joining a men's group – some are therapist-led, others are led by peers or support coaches. Here's a look at a few:

Led by licensed psychotherapists, The Center for Men's Excellence's weekly support groups are for male adults aged 18+ who are interested in working on some type of interpersonal issue such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship concerns, and social isolation, and who want to improve skills for creating and deepening relationships with others. Participants take turns sharing their issues, challenges, and concerns in a safe and supportive environment mediated by a therapist. Members benefit from the varied perspectives of their fellow group members.

The SD LGBT Center (Hillcrest)

This weekly Men's Discussion Group is a peer-led, open topic discussion group for GBT+ men of all ages. Gather in a supportive space to discuss issues both personal and topical.

The San Diego LGBTQ Center, 3909 Centre St, San Diego

The Mental Health Center of San Diego offers support groups for men that help men navigate through difficult situations, manage their emotions, cope with trauma, and address mental health issues or disorders they are experiencing. 

Mental Health Center of San Diego, 960 Grand Ave, San Diego

Moksha Men (San Diego)

Hosts men's circles and men's coaching online and in person.

Nalu Healing Arts (Clairemont)

Hosts men's circles and other spiritual development events.

Nalu Healing Arts, 2405 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

Perspectives Space (Encinitas)

Hosts weekly men's group + breathwork gatherings in Encinitas. No RSVP needed.

Perspectives Space, Encinitas

PORTAL EXP (Encinitas)

Hosts men's groups in person, digital experiences and more.

Tantra for Men (Old Town)

Tantra for Men is a monthly meeting for the man who is seeking deeper spiritual and personal growth, a profound connection with himself and others, and a transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

Tantra SD

Trilogy Sanctuary (La Jolla)

Home to monthly meetups for men's and women's circles, and is also host to Sacred Sons immersion events.

Trilogy Sanctuary, 7650 Girard Ave, La Jolla  

Each week, Dr. Metta Penhas holds a Men's Processing Group. This is an in-person group therapy session with 6 to 8 members meeting for 75—minutes. The topics discussed in the group vary from week-to-week based on the needs and struggles of the members in attendance. 

Wellness Therapy of San Diego, 9666 Businesspark Ave Ste. 206, San Diego CA, 92131

Is a Men's Group Right for You?

If you're a man looking for connection, support, and a chance to explore your emotions in a safe space, then a men's group might be a perfect fit. There's no pressure to join discussions, and simply being present can be a valuable experience.

Remember, there's no single type of men's group or circle. Do some research to find a group that aligns with your interests and comfort level. Take the first step and explore the possibilities – you might be surprised by the positive impact it can have on your life.

DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem without consulting a qualified healthcare provider.

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