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The man behind the mask
Who are we as men in some of the most delicate areas of our lives? What do we show and what do we hide?
Time & Location
09 mei 2022 19:00 – 08 aug. 2022 21:30
London, London SE17 3BF, UK
About the event
What is this workshop about?
We all have a mask. The mask is the layer of ourselves that is visible to the world. It contains all our strategies to survive, developed at a very young age and shaped to perfection during our life span. By showing our mask, we avoid being hurt, adapt, try to belong, look strong, or show it doesn't matter to us. The mask is valuable and safe and lots of times unconscious.
The more we identify with the mask, the less will we have to lower it. Meanwhile, we spend a lot of energy creating and perfecting this mask. We can make the energy available for other parts of ourselves if we are willing to have more awareness around our mask and find the willingness to show more of ourselves.
Who are you behind that mask? What are your shadows, what needs attention or healing, what are your qualities, would more is there of you?
In this workshop, we will explore and penetrate our masks and discover who is the man behind it?
We will explore and unfold four significant subjects in our lives:
- The relationship with our father
- The motherwound and its impact
- Intimacy, sex and relationships
- Support and surrender
There is flexibility to the needs of the group when it comes to these subjects.
The workshop exists of six sessions, 7 pm - 9:30 pm, with a 2-week interval.
The first session will be an introduction, and we will ground ourselves, feel into the group, connect and build the needed trust.
During the subsequent four sessions, we will dive into four different subjects. There will be space for sharing, processing, support and practices.
In the sixth session, we will be sharing our findings, our vision, creating a first practical step and seeing if we can support each other from there. We will ask ourselves questions like: How do I want to be in these areas? Who do I want to be in relationship? What kind of man am I in essence?
Who is this for?
This workshop is for anybody who identifies as male.
To fully explore some of the areas and patterns in our lives as men, we need the sacred space exclusively created by men.
Content of the workshop
The total workshop includes the following:
- Six in-person 2.5-hour sessions (including coffee, tea and snacks)
- Practices and buddy calls in between the sessions for support
- A private online space to support each other in the process
- A zoom session six weeks after the closure of the workshop
- A support group of (max) 8 men that you can use as a backbone
- Optional 1-to-1 support
Different modalities inspire the content of the course:
- Authentic Relating
- Core Energetics
- Polyvagal Theory
- Integral Vision
- Spiral Dynamics
- and many more
At the end of the workshop, we will discuss the option of a possible follow-up, maybe in the shape of a fortnightly or monthly gathering.
Where and when will this take place?
The evening sessions will be 7-9:30 pm in the Pullens Centre in Walworth.
Address of the centre:
184 Crampton Street
Kennington SE17 3AE
It is a 7-minute walk from Kennington tube station and a 6-minute walk from Elephant and Castle tube/train station.
The investment will be £225 all in (except for the optional 1-to-1 support).
If you find yourself in financial distress and still want to join, please contact me.
Following this workshop, I am very open to creating a regular group to meet.
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