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Training / Courses

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The Mankind Project

The ManKind Project is men's community for the 21st Century. MKP is a nonprofit training and education organization with three decades of proven success hosting life-changing experiential personal development programs for men. MKP supports a global network of free peer-facilitated men's groups and supports men in leading lives of integrity, authenticity, and service.

"Check out the testimonials on the site. My training experience dramatically changed my life. It could do the same for you too" Craig

 
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Masculinity: A New Story

We will explore a new story of what it is to be a man in the next culture, a story that embraces masculinity as an archetypal energy and principle of life.

"For me, Charles Eisenstein is one of the most influential voices in redefining the story of the individual and our wider culture. His encouragement to think differently, and to model this, provides an infectious and inspirational attitude to give ourselves the permission and opportunities to redefine our stories. For many men, including myself, a new story has been desperately needed" Craig

The same support resources I give to the students in my 'Your Story of Masculinity' Workshop, some important UK-based services:

CALM : Campaign Against Living Miserably

"Our helpline is for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support."

For: Males aged 15 to 35
Contact: Free phone 0800 58 58 58
Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Operating times: Daily, 5pm to midnight

SAMARITANS

"We're always open and are here to listen."

For: Anyone

Contact: Free phone 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

Operating times: All day, every day,

all year round.

CHILDLINE

For: young people under-19
Contact: Free phone 0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk

Operating times: All day, every day, all year round.

NHS 111

For: Anyone "...if you require urgent care,

but it is not life-threatening."

Contact: Free phone 111

Website: 111.nhs.uk (links to mental health page)

Operating times: All day, every day,

all year round.

Immediate Support

 
 

Books

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King Warrior Magician Lover 

​"The bestselling, widely heralded, Jungian introduction to the psychological foundation of a mature, authentic, and revitalized masculinity.

Redefining age-old concepts of masculinity, Jungian analysts Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette make the argument that mature masculinity is not abusive or domineering, but generative, creative, and empowering of the self and others. Moore and Gillette clearly define the four mature male archetypes that stand out through myth and literature across history: the king (the energy of just and creative ordering), the warrior (the energy of aggressive but nonviolent action), the magician (the energy of initiation and transformation), and the lover (the energy that connects one to others and the world).

 

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover is an exploratory journey that will help men and women reimagine and deepen their understanding of the masculine psyche.

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Iron John

Robert Bly writes that it is clear to men that the images of adult manhood given by popular culture are worn out, that a man can no longer depend on them. Iron John searches for a new vision of what a man is or could be, drawing on psychology, anthropology, mythology, folklore and legend. Robert Bly looks at the importance of the Wild Man (reminiscent of the Wild Woman in Women Who Run With the Wolves), who he compares to a Zen priest, a shaman or a woodman.

'This book needs to be read, I believe, not as a dry work of scholarship to be judged coolly by the mind, but as the work of a poet struggling to convey an emotional experience and lead us to what he has found within himself' Guardian

'Eclectic and unclassifiable. Iron John is a work whose mentors are the prophetic poets and crazies, William Blake and Walt Whitman' Sydney Morning Herald

 

Videos

Jackson Katz

Violence against women—it's a men's issue:

Before the Hollywood abuse cases ignited the #MeToo revelations and changed the cultural landscape,  Jackson Katz unpacks a HELL of a lot into one talk. At 19 minutes it will leave you with a lot to think about.

"There are so many men who care deeply about these issues. But caring deeply is not enough. We need more men with the guts, with the courage, with the strength - with the moral integrity to break our complicit silence and challenge each other - to stand with women and not against them".

 

The Work

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, The Work follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways.

 

"The Work" offers a powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and the dehumanising tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.

 

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