What Men Would Tell You If They Weren't Too Busy Watching TV


September 26-29, 2019    /    Cost: $1,500     /     Bowling Green, KY

Join us for this 4-day workshop to gain a better idea of how to forge a healthier relationship with the man you love. We want to help you enjoy and know him more fully and experience a deep and satisfying intimacy. The title of this retreat is meant to be humorous, but it speaks to a real frustration that many women experience in their relationships.  The Bridge to Recovery is proud to host facilitators Allen Berger & Dan Griffin for this unique opportunity.  

In this workshop,
  • You will understand the powerful psychological and social forces that have shaped your man. We refer to these as the “Man Rules.”
  • You will explore the “Woman Rules” that have shaped your personality and that also influence your relationship with your man
  • You will have new skills for communicating with your man and have a better idea of how you would like the Man Rules and The Woman Rules to fit into your relationship. 
  • You will stop taking things personally.


Click Here for More Information or to Register, or call (877)866-8661


About the Facilitators


Dr. Allen Berger, Ph.D.

Dr. Berger is a talented psychotherapist and considered by most the leading authority on emotional sobriety. His pioneering efforts in understanding emotional sobriety has helped us understand the critical role emotional sobriety plays in optimal recovery.

He is also a popular recovery author who has written extensively about the experience of recovery, the important topic of emotional sobriety, integrating modern psychotherapy and the 12 Steps, the psychological forces operating in the 12 Steps, and the psychological forces that undermine recovery. His most recent book is a sequel to the recovery mainstay 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery and is titled 12 More Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery.

You can learn more about Dr. Berger and his work at www.abphd.com.


Dan Griffin, MA

Dan has worked in the mental health and addictions fields for over two decades. He is recognized internationally as an expert with a particular focus on men, relationships and trauma. From 2015 to 2017, Griffin was honored to serve as a senior fellow at The Meadows. He is the owner, founder, and lead consultant of Griffin Recovery Enterprises, Inc. Griffin was awarded Hazelden’s first training fellowship for addiction counseling in 1998.   

Griffin is co-author of What Men Would Tell You If They Weren’t Too Busy Watching TV (2020) (www.whatmenwouldtellyou.com) with Dr. Allen Berger, a book designed to help women better navigate their relationships with men while cultivating greater empathy and vulnerability. Griffin’s last book, A Man's Way through Relationships, is the first trauma-informed book written to help men create healthy relationships while navigating the challenges of internalizing the "Man Rules." Griffin is also the author, A Man’s Way through the Twelve Steps, is the first trauma-informed book to take a holistic look at men’s recovery. He also co-authored Helping Men Recover, the first comprehensive gender-responsive and trauma-informed curriculum for men. Griffin has several forthcoming publications: Amazing Dads: Finding the Father Within (2019 - curriculum), A Man’s Way® through Trauma: Healing Men’s Pain (2019 - curriculum), A Man’s Way® to Becoming an Awesome Dad: Ten Rules for Fatherhood in the 21st Century (2020). He also hosts The Man Rules® Podcast.

Griffin lives in California with his wife, Nancy, and his daughter, Grace, and has been in long-term recovery since he graduated college in May of 1994. 


What Men Would Tell You Workshop