Portrat of a Nice Guy In Recovery
About Chuck Chapman
The Nice Guy Syndrome: How I started doing this work
Several years ago I was in a recovery group dealing with my demons. The group was taking a break for the summer, but I still wanted (and needed) on-going support. I did a quick web search and came across a guy who was starting a new men’s group in my area.
I called him up, and he told me the group would focus on the work of Dr. Robert Glover who had written a book called No More Mr. Nice Guy. I had never heard of the book or the author, but it sounded interesting.
I picked up a copy of the book…. needless to say, it changed my life.
As I read the book, my thought was, “This guy has been following me around all my life and has written a book about me!” The issues and problems Dr. Glover talked about were spot-on describing me. I quickly went to work, devouring the book, working on the exercises and dealing with my Nice Guy tendencies in personal therapy.
As I grew, I started to learn that I’m not alone in this journey. There are millions of men from around the world who struggle with the Nice Guy syndrome.
In my work as a therapist, I started to see this Nice Guy pattern emerge from the men I worked with every day.
That lead me to go deeper in my work and to go on a journey to become trained by Dr. Glover himself.
Dr. Glover personally taught and trained me as a Certified Nice Guy Coach. I saw great success in the men I worked with and wanted to do more.
Beyond that, I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and a Masters of Arts in Psychology.
My sole purpose and hopeful intentions are to contribute to the world of helping men shed their shame and step into the fullness to become integrated men, loving life and living with passion.
My sincerest gratitude to Dr. Glover for making this information available and allowing me to share it with others.
Here’s to your journey,