As men, we need to find time to get away. To shed our roles of worker, father, husband, or leader. We need to unshackle ourselves from the expectations of others and just get back to the basics. We need to return to a more wild and natural state: surviving, exploring, and connecting with nature. And, most importantly, we need to do this in a community of other men.
Men have gone on missions for millennia, whether it be hunting big game, scouting out a new place for a settlement, or searching for spiritual inspiration. In modern society, these experiences have been stripped from us. We live lives of isolation and domestication. For many of us life can feel empty, it can feel as though something is missing. We crave adventure, excitement, risk, and challenge. It’s on us to seek out these experiences and inject some wildness into our lives.
At Men’s Therapy Online we offer men’s retreats that will bring you back to life. We know that men grow through challenge and camaraderie. Overcoming obstacles with other men not only bonds us but cements in our minds that we are stronger and more capable than we think. Our Men’s Retreats will encourage you to push yourself beyond your preconceived notions and expand your sense of self. At our retreats, we inspire you to become better, connect deeper, and create meaningful change in your life.
All big changes require a catalyst—a men’s retreat could be yours.
At our retreats you’ll experience brotherhood. You’ll have the experience of connecting deeply with other guys and truly feeling like you belong. We know that, as men, just talking to each other isn’t enough—we need to feel as though we are part of a team and learn to rely on each other physically as well as emotionally. Throughout the retreat you’ll bond with the group by overcoming challenges and sharing about yourself. At the end, you’ll have a band of brothers that will encourage you and hold you accountable to making those major changes in your life.
At Men’s Therapy Online we offer two retreats for men: Wilderness and Inner Work.
Wilderness Retreats have you exploring the stunning landscape of the Colorado mountains. You’ll be hiking, camping, eating, and surviving with the group. Over the course of a weekend you’ll learn to work as a team and depend on each other. On the trail you’ll have the opportunity to push yourself physically, be inspired by the grand views of nature, and have the time and space to think without distractions. Then, around the campfire, our guides will facilitate deep conversations, nature rituals, and moments of reflection. With the Rocky Mountains as the backdrop, you’ll be encouraged to look inwards and see yourself clearly—perhaps for the first time.
At the Inner Work Retreat, you’ll be encouraged to push your emotional edges. The focus here is on courageous and honest conversation. During an Inner Work Retreat you will work with our facilitators to design a custom activity in which you will act out the current conflicts and dramas of your lives. You will embody the tough choices that you have to make or confront your past traumas directly. You can think of this work as a booster shot of therapy. It’s an intensive process that can kick start a major change or create a breakthrough insight. During this time of transformation you’ll be held by our community of men that’ll walk with you every step of the way.
Regardless of what format you choose, the men’s retreat experience will be transformative. You’ll walk away with a renewed sense of self, increased energy, and inspiration to take that next step in life. You’ll also create lasting relationships that you can continue to cultivate in our Men’s Groups and in our Slack Channel.
Retreats offer a unique opportunity for men to connect with themselves, create community with other men, and explore the world around them in a way that is often not possible in their everyday lives. The specific reasons why a man might want to attend a men’s retreat are as unique and diverse as the men themselves, but here are some of the most common themes:
All of us carry weight. Whether it’s a secret, a painful story from our past, or a sensitive heart. We all shoulder burdens in life. This retreat will be focused around a severance ritual that will help you let go of those burdens and finally free yourself.
During this retreat you bring, find, or create a representation of your burden. It can be an artifact from your life, a work of art, or a symbol found in nature. You’ll then share your burden with the group. You’ll be heard, understood, and validated by the group of men. Finally, together we will summit a mountain and cast our burdens into the great beyond.
Back at base camp you’ll connect with the community and devise ways to embody your severance. Perhaps there are powerful conversations that you need to have, maybe you need to make a career change, or you might just have to cut someone or something out of your life. No matter what you need your new band of brothers will inspire and hold you accountable to making the meaningful changes in your life.Learn More and Sign Up Here
This retreat blends art therapy, group therapy, and psychodrama to create a powerful experience that will act as a catalyst for growth. As a participant you’ll create a mask that represents a role that you feel stuck in or that no longer serves you.
Throughout the weekend you’ll be asked to engage in a personalized dramatization using your mask – you’ll embody this part and allow it to be truly seen for what it is by the community. By embodying this character you’ll see how it impacts you, shapes you, and keeps you stuck.
After embodying the mask you’ll enact a severance ritual in which you’ll take it off, once and for all. By being witnessed by your therapist and community of men, you’ll ensure that you’ll integrate this experience into your life. We’ll provide follow up calls and groups to ensure that you take the necessary steps of shedding this mask and truly becoming yourself.Learn More and Sign Up Here
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