About You… building the life YOU want
Life changing benefits of being vulnerable.
My husband & I just returned from the HMT workshop. Dalia & Owen definitely have the incredible (secret) gift in strengthening relationships from all ages & stages. My husband & I grew more this weekend than we have in 20 years of marriage. It's like couples therapy on steroids. My husband was able learn about & experience the life changing benefits of being vulnerable. We discovered what negative pattern(s) we get into that keep us disconnected & trigger our "issues" rather than help move us towards growth, healing & connection. They make it easy to find & understand our "raw spots" without shame or judgement. Thank you Dalia & Owen for your labor of love & dedication to this important life changing work!
I've been doing 'men's work' as various people define it for over three and a half years with various organizations, and Owen is one of the most authentic, heartfelt, and generous men I've encountered through this work. And his level of insight is commensurate with that of a man who was worked on himself and worked with others passionately for four decades. Owen has been and continues to be a huge inspiration and support on my own journey to becoming more fully human...and more fully me. I highly recommend working with him if you're lucky enough to have the opportunity to do so.
Initially I was hesitant/reluctant/resistant
I am a small business owner, husband and father.
Initially I was hesitant/reluctant/resistant and even angry with myself for making the commitment to participate in F2W for a weekend. Upon arriving and fully immersing myself in the process, led by facilitators and supported by a group of powerful men, I confronted past traumatic experiences and subsequently I was able to heal chronic physical pain that had manifested in my body. Thank you, Owen and Brad, for guiding me toward a better way of living. I highly recommend Free To Win.
My relationship now is stronger than ever.
I went to thhis Hold Me Tight EFT workshop this past weekend with Dalia Anderman and Owen Marcus and was blown away by the experience and the results. I want to share the knowledge that something like this exists which I think every couple could benefit from! Dalia & Owen definitely have the incredible (secret) gift in strengthening relationships from all ages & stages.
My husband & I grew more this weekend than we have in 20 years of marriage. It's like couples therapy on steroids. My husband was able learn about & experience the life changing benefits of being vulnerable
I Cannot Believe
I just cannot believe how powerful this men's work is. I'm a therapist and have had a ton of therapy and nothing, nothing can compare with the release, growth, empowerment, and physical energizing that has resulted from my work on these 2-day intensive weekends. It is like I've been walking around life with a huge weight on my shoulders, keeping me down. The 2-day intensive rapidly and beautifully dissolves that weight enabling me to stand up.
Support and empathy
As I have worked with Owen, I have quickly learned life changing insights into myself and into men in general. Owen has the unique ability to cut through the barriers that we as men put up, while offering a level of support and empathy that is hard to find. Owen's decades of experience in working in the realms of physical, mental and spiritual healing allow for him to take a truly holistic approach to helping others reach their fullest potential. I am proud to call Owen my teacher, my mentor and above all else, my friend.
Realized I had a lot that I contributed
My name is Doug and I was going thru a divorce after 23 years of marriage. I found out I had a lot of emotional pent up anger and was not vulnerable in a relationship and realized after the workshop I had a lot that I contributed to the marriage not working. It is freeing to let that out and anticipate I will go thru life differently.
Stopped me from being a back seat driver
The men’s group that Owen Marcus developed stopped me from being a back seat driver. I’m now living from my passions. Having men like Owen, who challenges me to come with my whole self is such a blessing. Left to my own devices I would just live a mediocre life.
A New Masculinity
Owen gave me my first glimpse of masculinity as I’d like to practice it, versus how I do act as a man. The two of them have given my wife and I more time to heal and improve. I will be seeking out Owen and Dalia again.”
Comfortable and confident
I never felt comfortable around groups of men so I learned early in life to avoid that situation. A year ago, circumstances forced me to confront this problem and I became uncharacteristically distraught over it, so wanted to understand the problem and fix it, ASAP. I met Owen at a party and after a brief conversation I felt sure that he knew the solution so I committed to participating in Sandpoint Men's Group for a year and I started making progress immediately. After a few months, I found that I was comfortable and confident around groups of men for the first time in my life.
I credit Owen for modeling all of these skills, and then encouraging and supporting me to get good at them too.
I think men are lucky, and therefore, I think the world is lucky.
It’s not all smiles and sunshine with Owen. It’s easy to project my father issues onto him. And I’m pretty sure that’s true for other people as well.
But that’s what rocks about Owen… He can handle it.
He can love you WHILE you are working out your father issues with him… when it’s not so much fun for him.
He will be in your court and will go to bat for you. AND… he demands that you take responsibility for yourself. As our fathers should have… and hopefully did.
And if our fathers didn’t... this is one way our father issues can get healed… we project them onto someone who responds with both the love and firmness that a good parent would, and our hearts and our nervous systems heal.
I feel lucky, I think men are lucky, and therefore, I think the world is lucky... to have Owen in it.
I have worked with Owen for the Sandpoint Men’s Group, and he has gone *above and beyond* to help both the men in the group AND me. Over and over.
Owen is a force of nature. You would be hard pressed to find a stronger advocate for men. An advocate for men to become their best selves… more accountable in their lives, more aware of their bodies, AND how they can learn to become more aware of their feelings through paying attention to the physiology of their bodies. He works his ass off to demand more of men, to build their emotional intelligence, to mentor them, to connect with them, to love them as they should have been loved.
I do similar work for men (from a woman’s perspective), and the way Owen is a powerhouse for me regularly brings tears to my eyes.
Because the same purpose drives both of us, I feel massively fortunate to have Owen on my side… encouraging me, empowering me, reminding me of my best, celebrating me.
I wish the same for any man. I wish that you are lucky enough to work with Owen
I have been in many different group-learning experiences over the years. Owen has catalyzed more ongoing personal breakthroughs for me more than the rest combined.
Changed my life
My work with Owen over the past 10 years has changed - and maybe saved - my life.
I have witnessed Owen's work with men, women, and couples, and am always touched by how deep he can go. I have watched him help men access their vulnerability that they, and their partner, have longed for decades. He brings safety, sincerity, and authenticity like no one I've ever met.
I have been married for 25 years and there were times I thought there was no way this relationship would survive. Not only has it survived it’s the best it has ever been.
For the first time in my life, I am beginning to honor and love the man I see in the mirror.
I've worked with Owen for over seven years, and can honestly say that he has been a HUGE catalyst for me to step into not only my greatest self, but the life I have always dreamt of. Owen is masterful (and I don't use that word lightly) at facilitating men's work, both in supporting men on the healing journey and in guiding men to create their deepest calling in the world. If you are ready to succeed, work with Owen. I give him my highest recommendation!