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As I Am

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Masculinity done the Savior's way
A retreat for men

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Hear what participants have to say about the retreat

Sheri L. Dew:

"There is a direct relationship between how we feel about Jesus Christ and how we see ourselves.


We cannot increase our devotion to the Savior without also obtaining a greater sense of purpose, identity, and conviction."

“As I Am” is a healing retreat, presented by Discover Identity™ and its men’s organization Men of Good Will™. It is designed for all men who desire to grow and become the best men they can be. This multi-faith retreat is consistent with the teachings and example of Jesus Christ, while promoting identity, fraternity, and a purposeful life vision. At the same time “As I Am” is not a religious retreat promoting any particular ideology. 

This retreat was created and is presented by a group of men (The Men of Good Will) with many years of experience facilitating experiential retreats and groups, as well as coaching individual men in growth and healing. It is open to any man age 18 and older seeking to discover and create a stronger sense of self by facing his obstacles, to be the man he and God envision. 

As I Am, is different from other healing programs that often begin by asking “What’s wrong with you?” Instead, at As I Am we begin with “What’s right about you and what is your vision of the future?" From that starting point we explore the obstacles that get in the way of achieving your vision and ways of growing beyond your obstacles; frequently referencing the example and teachings of Jesus Christ as an important part of any solution. 

This retreat is more than an instructional conference, it is an experiential program, with facilitated activities designed to help you safely and actively explore your conscious and unconscious blocks, gaining awareness of your beliefs, emotions, and behaviors along the way. You will be provided with tools to make the retreat experience a reality in your daily life, including greater authenticity, and freedom from behaviors and beliefs that previously held you back from achieving your goals. 

Topics Covered at the Retreat

Identity

Above all, this retreat is about identity. We invite you to go beneath labels,

titles, roles, accomplishments, and shame, and ask,

“Who am I?" 

“Who am I really?”

After learning tools, identifying and clearing away obstacles and forming answers to that question, you are encouraged to look at your relationships. You will learn to relate intimately, and clearly with others by asking,

“Who are you?”

Finally, we challenge you to envision your identity in the community, by asking,

“Who am I as part of God’s creation?” 

Testimonials

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Doug

This retreat changed me. What happened on the retreat was even more than I could have hoped for...

 

I made more progress in those couple of days than I had in 9 years.

I feel reborn, rejuvenated, and recommitted to my desire to love and follow and serve God and Christ.

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Bill

This was a life changing and spiritual experience for me...

It was a memorable experience, a retreat that is unique, uplifting and rewarding.

I gained a new understanding of masculinity by following Christ's teachings and I encourage all to look and step into a new way of healing. Your reward will be greater than your investment.

Register

Spring 2024

When: Friday April 26th - Sunday April 28th, 2024

Where: Coalville, Utah

Coalville, UT is 50 minutes north east of Salt Lake International Airport

Smithfield 2024

When: Friday Sep. 20th - Sunday Sep. 22nd, 2024

Where: Smithfield, UT

Pricing

$490 - Early Bird (Fall $570)

Spring - Register by January 31st, 2024

Fall - Register by June 30th, 2024

$590 - Regular Registration (Fall $650 )

$520 - Brother Discount (Fall $600)

Save $70 when you register with a friend

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As I Am was first produced in 2017 and is offered several times annually. It is also available for groups seeking to sponsor it in their existing communities. Check the Events page for the next available opportunity to attend As I Am or contact us through this website to discuss sponsoring a retreat in your area.

Prior Retreats

Upcoming Retreats

  • As I Am™ - Smithfield, Utah (September 2024)
    As I Am™ - Smithfield, Utah (September 2024)
    Fri, Sep 20
    Smithfield
    Sep 20, 2024, 8:00 AM – Sep 22, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Smithfield, Smithfield, UT 84335, USA
    Come discover your true identity and develop your masculinity through Christ's example.
  • Gaining Clarity - knowing who owns what, and what to do about it
    Gaining Clarity - knowing who owns what, and what to do about it
    Mon, May 20
    Zoom Class
    May 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
    Zoom Class
    This a no additional charge, post retreat education session. The topic is called Gaining Clarity. It is a tool that can help you resolve conflicts within yourself and with others.
  • MAN TALK - MAY 2024 -  AFFIRMATION BATH: AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
    MAN TALK - MAY 2024 -  AFFIRMATION BATH: AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
    Thu, May 09
    Provo
    May 09, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
    Provo, 550 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601, USA
    Have you ever been swimming in positivity? Curtis Swenson, a.k.a. the Thought Coach will lead us through the experience of an Affirmation Bath. When it's over you may still have dirt under your fingernails, but your hands and the rest of you will never look or feel better.
  • As I Am™ - Coalville, Utah (April 2024)
    As I Am™ - Coalville, Utah (April 2024)
    Fri, Apr 26
    Location is in Coalville, Utah
    Apr 26, 2024, 8:00 AM – Apr 28, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Location is in Coalville, Utah
    Come discover your true identity and develop your masculinity through Christ's example.
  • Man Talk - April 2024 - LOVEABILITY - LOVING ME, SO I CAN LOVE AND BE LOVED BY YOU
    Man Talk - April 2024 - LOVEABILITY - LOVING ME, SO I CAN LOVE AND BE LOVED BY YOU
    Thu, Apr 11
    Provo Public Library
    Apr 11, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
    Provo Public Library
    To love and be loved. Isn't that what we all want more than anything else in life. The puzzle is that before I can truly love someone else, and receive that love in return, I have to love myself. Come join us to explore how to truly love yourself in an unselfish way.
  • Men's Facilitation Workshop - Winter 2023 - 2024
    Men's Facilitation Workshop - Winter 2023 - 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Apr 10
    West Haven
    Apr 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM MDT
    West Haven, West Haven, UT, USA
    Walking out of the darkness into the light . . . with brothers beside you
  • AS I AM Virtual Open House - Spring of 2024
    AS I AM Virtual Open House - Spring of 2024
    Sun, Mar 24
    Virtual Event
    Mar 24, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM MDT
    Virtual Event
    Come learn about this groundbreaking men's retreat. This is a come and go event.
  • Man Talk - March 2024  CREATING WHOLINESS
    Man Talk - March 2024  CREATING WHOLINESS
    Thu, Mar 14
    Provo Public Library
    Mar 14, 2024, 6:30 PM MDT – Mar 15, 2024, 9:00 PM MDT
    Provo Public Library
    It's not about being perfect. It's about being whole, and that place of wholeness is a sacred place. Come join the Men of Good Will as we explore how we can become more complete and integrated men, better able to navigate the ups and downs of life.
  • Man Talk - February 2024  LOVEABILITY  What's your capacity to receive love?
    Man Talk - February 2024  LOVEABILITY  What's your capacity to receive love?
    Thu, Feb 08
    Provo Public Library
    Feb 08, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM MST
    Provo Public Library
    It is said, "tis better to give than to receive," and yet the ability to receive, particularly love is also a gift that we give to ourselves, and others. Come find out how.
  • AS I AM Virtual Open House - Spring 2024
    AS I AM Virtual Open House - Spring 2024
    Sun, Jan 14
    Virtual Event
    Jan 14, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST
    Virtual Event
    Come learn about this groundbreaking men's retreat
  • Man Talk - January 2024  "What's My Why? Discover Your Mission and Purpose." presented by Mark Dayton
    Man Talk - January 2024  "What's My Why? Discover Your Mission and Purpose." presented by Mark Dayton
    Thu, Jan 11
    Provo Public Library
    Jan 11, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM MST
    Provo Public Library
    Why do I do, what I do? Do I do things out of habit, or do I do things with purpose that supports my mission in life and ultimately, who I am. Author and coach, Mark Dayton will present this topic and lead a lively and insightful discussion. Join us and start your New Year off with intention.
  • When Our Stories Lead Us Astray
    When Our Stories Lead Us Astray
    Thu, Jan 04
    Provo
    Jan 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Provo, 2717 Edgewood Dr, Provo, UT 84604, USA
    It is easy to let our emotions lead us to tell stories in our heads. Do those stories create problems for us?
  • Man Talk - December 2023 - DISCOVER YOUR GIFTS AND TALENTS,  AND COME BREAK BREAD WITH US.
    Man Talk - December 2023 - DISCOVER YOUR GIFTS AND TALENTS,  AND COME BREAK BREAD WITH US.
    Thu, Dec 28
    Sabaidee Thai Cuisine
    Dec 28, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM MST
    Sabaidee Thai Cuisine, 250 W State St, Lehi, UT 84043, USA
    You are the best present that you can give to yourself and to others. And yet how often do we think of ourselves like the Little Drummer Boy, with no gift to give? Curtis Swenson, "The Thought Coach" will lead us in uncovering all that we have to offer to ourselves and the world.
  • Man Talk - December 2023 - DISCOVER YOUR GIFTS AND TALENTS
    Man Talk - December 2023 - DISCOVER YOUR GIFTS AND TALENTS
    Thu, Dec 14
    Provo Public Library
    Dec 14, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM MST
    Provo Public Library
    You are the best present that you can give to yourself and to others. And yet how often do we think of ourselves like the Little Drummer Boy, with no gift to give? Join us to uncover all that you have to offer to yourself and the world.
  • Man Talk - November 2023 - GRATITUDE
    Man Talk - November 2023 - GRATITUDE
    Thu, Nov 09
    Provo Public Library
    Nov 09, 2023, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM MST
    Provo Public Library
    How does gratitude impact our health and our relationships? This is an opportunity to explore how being thankful is foundational to happiness..
  • AS I AM, Gaining Clarity
    AS I AM, Gaining Clarity
    Thu, Nov 02
    Zoom. Link sent to registered participants
    Nov 02, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT
    Zoom. Link sent to registered participants
    A follow up to the As I Am men's retreat, where men will learn how to gain clarity in their relationships.
  • What does it mean to be Self-Aware
    What does it mean to be Self-Aware
    Thu, Nov 02
    Provo
    Nov 02, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Provo, 2717 N Edgewood Dr, Provo, UT 84604, USA
    This is an evening of vulnerability-exploring how we come across to others, what sorts of things trigger us off and deciding what we want to keep or change about ourselves.
  • AS I AM - POST RETREAT CALL
    AS I AM - POST RETREAT CALL
    Sun, Oct 15
    Zoom
    Oct 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT
    Zoom
    This is a by invitation only meeting for the men and staff that attended the As I Am men's retreat in Smithfield, Utah in October of 2023. The Zoom link will be sent in a separate email to those who respond.
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