Choosing Healthy Sexual Boundaries: The Handbook

Choosing Healthy Sexual Boundaries: The Handbook


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In 2004, Tommy Jones and Bobby Schauerhamer began a support group called Choosing Healthy Sexual Boundaries. The purpose of the group was to help men who were struggling with selecting and maintaining good boundaries. From the success of that support group comes this handbook. The book is a compilation of tools and strategies that can help establish strong boundaries, as well as a description of group organization and function for anyone interested in forming a similar group. It includes positive choices and changes that can help inspire healthier and safer ways to meet needs. Most of the suggested strategies come from group members who have used them and found them to be effective.

This handbook could be used by therapists as an adjunct to therapy or for suggested supplementary reading, by Probation and Parole Officers, Reintegration Agents, program staff associated with Prison-to-Community Transition services and by individuals looking for help making better and safer choices concerning their own sexuality.

Choosing Healthy Sexual Boundaries is written in a positive and upbeat style that encourages men to take responsibility for their own behavior, and promotes development of strong well-defined boundaries as a path to meet personal needs in a safe and legal way that also helps keep our communities and individuals safe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781456621933
Publication date: 04/14/2014
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Tommy Jones
Tommy grew up in the suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota area. Following high school, he enlisted in the Army and served as a medic in Vietnam. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Tommy taught school for 26 years. He now lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Gail, and two special cats. He is a community volunteer in the areas of education, addiction, and healthy boundaries.

Bobby Schauerhamer was born and raised in Minnesota, only living in other states while engaged in college studies. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, earning a B.A. with magna cum laude honors and a major in psychology in 1973. He then attended and graduated from Western Michigan University with honors earning an M.A. in experimental psychology in 1976. Mr. Schauerhamer was licensed as a psychologist in the State of Minnesota in 1979 and surrendered that license in 2001. Bobby has been a member and participant at the Twin Cities Men’s Center (TCMC) in Minneapolis for over three decades. He and Tommy Jones created and began to facilitate the Healthy Sexual Boundaries support group at the TCMC in April of 2004. The Healthy Boundaries group has been meeting weekly since that time and developed sufficient interest to generate a second group which began meeting in St. Paul in 2010. Bobby was recognized for his community service with the Ron Hering Award granted on January 15, 2011, by the Minnesota ManKind Project. He and Tommy also received a Distinguished Service Award granted by the Minnesota ATSA in 2013 in recognition of their contributions to keeping our community safe.

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