We recently won the chance, through One Day Video, to produce a video that speaks to what the Men Being Real programme and the Essentially Men Network are about. Below is the outcome. Great job team. Thank you ODV for the opportunity.
Thoreau’s observation that ‘the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation’ resonates with me as I suspect it does for many New Zealand men. From a young age, our boys are taught not to cry and when things get tough, we are told to ‘harden up’ or ‘get over it’. Our culture rewards competitive behavior in men whilst men talking about their feelings is viewed as a sign of weakness. These stereotypical behaviors are now recognised as being incredibly damaging to generations of
The Men Being Real weekend workshop has been the premiere men’s course in New Zealand for over 20 years. Thousands of men from all walks of life, from New Zealand and overseas, have found this outstanding programme a powerful catalyst for renewal and change. So will you! It is a uniquely men’s course in that it is not lecture or instructionally-based, but rather a range of experientially-focused activities. These unique processes help men to connect to such energies as their
Boys need a Powerful Transition to Manhood Your teenage boy is engaged in the most exciting and challenging time of his life. He is forging his own identity at the same time entering into a new territory of risk that can involve peer pressure, loneliness, drugs, cars, alcohol, pregnancy and violence. Without contact with good men, he runs the risk of building a male identity based on superficial images borrowed from media heroes and his peers. Pathways to Manhood is a boy’s r