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How To Transform Toxic Masculinity

Toxic Masculinity

How To Transform Toxic Masculinity

Is toxic masculinity creating a crisis for men? The media seems to be consistently exposing the world of toxic men. Politicians, entertainers, businessmen and actors are appearing amongst the many men abusing their privilege and power. These men are acting out in toxic ways including: Harassment and abuse of women Aggressive, bullying tactics during political debate […]
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men and depression

Depression – The Strength of Men

Many men deny they need help when they are struggling in life. They attempt to stay strong and be in control of their emotions. However, when men tough it out, suck it up and go it alone emotional, physical and behavioural symptoms of depression worsen and their lives spiral out of control. Depression is not […]
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Men and thinking

Where do you put your thoughts? – Part 1

I’m going to generalise a little! We men like to organise, fix, solve and put stuff neatly in their place. (There are many man caves beautifully systemised and ordered, similar to a well-stocked tool shed!). When it comes to balancing our thoughts and feelings most of us have a kind of filing system of the […]
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Men and thinking

Where do you put your thoughts? – Part 2

Men generally compartmentalise their emotions in order to protect themselves from feeling vulnerable. Emotional compartmentalisation involves shifting your focus to a situation and suppressing feelings that emerge. It’s when we push difficult feelings aside, sweep them under the carpet and move on. A blokey term that encapsulates this is “suck it up and move on”! […]
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Men and emotion

Do you need to strengthen your emotional muscles?

Tough Men Many blokes like to see themselves as strong and tough. Maintaining physical fitness is a really important activity for our overall wellbeing. I remind myself of this every time I feel my face reddening, sweat pouring and gasping for breath at the gym! Being strong and tough, however, seems to cause great confusion […]
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Men and emotional strength

A 5 step Workout to strengthen your Emotional Muscles

Are you avoiding, denying or distracting yourself from feelings? Is it a struggle to perform at your best, or relate well to people that matter?  It may be a sign that your emotional muscles need a good work-out. Emotional muscles are explained in more detail here in a previous blog. Research points to higher emotional […]
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