I was afraid to be a man.
In 1997, I attended ManKind Project’s New Warrior Training Adventure in Texas. That was the start of my personal growth.
At age 27, I still thought of myself as a boy. I did not want to grow up. I didn’t want the responsibility. Or the conflict.
I had seen adults in my life always unhappy in various ways, especially in relationships.
I realized I needed a community where I could feel heard.
Since then, 2 things have happened:
I moved to Japan and subsequently started a peer counseling group for men who share about their struggles.
While attending the group, I have seen men move from…
🔻 Being unable to leave the house →🟢 Feeling in control of life, working full time, and proud to be able to take care of his family again.
🔻 Unable to cope in the darkness of depression →🟢 Functioning on their highest level
🔻 Shame-induced suicidal ideations → 🟢 Living courageously again.
But I didn’t expect this…
Women have started to ask if there’s a group they can join.
People began asking me, “Rob, I want to do it, but my partner isn’t interested.”
“How do I get them to understand? … to really hear me?”
I didn’t have a good answer or easily accessible resources for that.
But now I’m putting together a training on exactly that. Soon I’ll be doing a mini workshop
“How to have one clear and safe conversation to feel heard & get what you need. Without drama.”
All the details are coming next week!
Email me, call me, find me if you think you’d like to attend.