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Redefining masculinity: a discussion on toxic masculinity and men's roles.

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Growing up male in today's society comes with it's unique problems.

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Through male socialisation, society provides specific ideas of what being male means:strong, taciturn, stoic, immutable. Emotional literacy and vulnerability is not on the list. Men want intimacy just like anyone else, they long for it, but they are taught that if they are vulnerable they are not men.There's this cultural expectation that is innately traumatising. Wounded little boys that then become grown men that keep the curtain drawn, and the rules are very clear: as a man... that I deal with my insecurities, I deal with my fears, my anxieties, my sense of loneliness, my uncertainty, all of that I deal with on my own because that’s what a real man does. A real man makes it on his own. He doesn’t burden people with his problems. That’s what women do. That’s what sissies do. That’s what weak men do. You figure it out. The cost of this is high: male suicides in society is at an all time high.

Until these rules can be unpicked and broken down and have men understand that there’s strength in being able to reach out to other people; that we’re all born for intimacy; we are pack animals; and there’s ways in which we become stronger and better people when we can make connections with other people and let people into our lives. That’s not weakness; that’s wisdom. As we move into the future, we're moving into a connection economy, a service economy, where relationships are essential to being a fit individual.The conversation has to start in discussing how to cultivate a different kind of masculinity that’s not so rigid and narrow that leaves men alone and armoured and with masks on.

As an Intuitive Healing Coach I work with balancing male and female energies,so I have a real interest in running this free online event and inviting both men and women to engage in an open conversation about men and their roles in society and how it affects both sexes.

•What does it mean to be a good man?Confident,embodied masculinity versus traditional, toxic masculinity?

•The high cost paid for the pervasive polarised male roles in society, and what can be done to change them.

•The role women can play in helping men change,as mothers, wives, sisters,friends etc...

A new generation of men are discovering who they are and finding new ways to express themselves.

WHY ATTEND THIS ONLINE EVENT?

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE ATTENDING...

•This is a free to attend online Zoom event.

•The Zoom link will be sent on the day to attendees and posted in group.

•This will be an interactive online event. All participants will need to be visible on camera and be able to speak/interact during the event.This event will not be recorded and so will not available to be seen later.

•Please be a few minutes early or on time as the event starts promptly at the scheduled start time.The meeting will be locked after the event start.

•I run many of my online events for free because I want to give back at this difficult time. I do not ask for donations however in order to continue offering these events and my time for free I do ask that you attend if you've Registered to do so.If you enjoy the free online meet ups, please check out the paid online meet ups as well.I welcome feedback on any ideas for online meet ups you might consider paying for that I am currently not offering. My new business website is under construction:as soon as it is published I will post the link on here for anyone wanting further info to what I do/offer.

•Please note:the attendance numbers on here is not indicative of how many people in total will be attending as this event is being advertised on other online platforms besides Meet Up.

•So Register and then get comfy and grab yourself a cuppa and join on Zoom..

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