FSBA – Florida Society for Bioenergetic Analysis

An Invitation to an
Open Bioenergetic Workshop:

Coming Back to Life
Men's Retreat

Leader: Eric Diamond, PhD
Elder: Michael Broas

Returns Soon!   |   Alachua, FL

Open to All Men!

About this Workshop

SAFETY POLICY: At this trying time, we must limit to men who are vaccinated by the time of the retreat, or, show a negative Covid test 2-3 days before the retreat.

We will gather for a weekend of aliveness, brotherhood, emotional release, support, story-telling, drumming, ritual, grief and praise — helping each other find sanity, aliveness, and strength in these tough confusing times.

What to Bring: comfortable clothes, bathing suit and towel, sandals, toiletries, drum (if you have), writing journal, water bottle.

Beds are available, or on-site tent camping.

We make our meals as a community.

About the Leader

Eric Diamond, PhD – Eric is a psychotherapist with 30 years of experience; graduate of the Bioenergetics Training Program; Training Leader in Bioenergetic Therapy; Founder and Director of the Gainesville Men’s Center; and co-leader of the Exploring the Masculine Men’s Retreats. Eric’s encounter with the Men’s Movement was through the Gainesville Mens’ Council in the 1980’s. He began his Monday Night Men’s group 22 years ago in addition to attending many life-changing men’s gatherings with such leaders as Robert Bly, John Lee, Robert Moore. Eric is an initiate and an active member of the Mankind Project. Eric’s workshops combines story, ritual, drumming, intensive therapeutic work while forming a community of brothers.

How to Register

We invite you to register for this workshop. Please email ericdphd@gmail.com with the subject “Men’s Retreat” along with your name and contact details. You will receive an email in response with more information and a payment invoice.


The fee for this workshop is on a sliding scale from $225 to $325, Men of Service scholarships are available.

This fee is payable to E Diamond via invoice sent from ericdphd@gmail.com to your email (see “How to Register”).

Workshop Location

Dormitory-style accommodations in our historic center are provided at no extra charge. Click the image or read more below!

Workshop Schedule


· Begins at 7:00 pm


· All day


· Ends at 3:30 pm

How to contact us for more information about this workshop

To ask question about this workshop, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page, call 352-281-1458 or contact: ericdphd@gmail.com


The closest airports are Jacksonville International (JAX) in Florida, which is an hour and 20 minutes away by car, and the Gainesville Regional (GNV) which is a 20 min. drive. International trainees frequently use the Orlando, Tampa and Miami airports.

CE Credits

The Florida Society for Bioenegetics offers 20 State of Florida CE credits to Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Our CEUs are also accepted for State of Florida Psychologist and by the Board for many other helping professions. MH 2814