What does it mean to be a modern, mature man?
We are building and supporting the emotionally mature, accountable, and compassionate male role models that our communities so desperately need.
This is men's community for the 21st Century.
The ManKind Project offers a globally recognized and respected men's weekend, the New Warrior Training Adventure, in more than 40 locations around the world. We have built a global network of peer-facilitated mentoring groups that serve over 10,000 men every week, supporting them to thrive in every aspect of their lives. And the ManKind Project helps men discover and live personal missions of service in the world; working with youth, with women and children, with prisoners, with veterans ... and so much more.
We are mentors, friends, brothers, challengers, fathers, and sons for one another. If you want to hear from some New Warriors about the impact of this work in their lives, sign up below for the Voices of Warriors. 12 Exclusive Intervews in 12 Days.
The ManKind Project flies in the face of rigid stereotypes about the "Sensitive New Age Man" AND the "Macho Man". We ask men to go right up to the edge - and beyond - in a culture that seems to be comfortable with mediocrity and passivity from men. We ask men to stop living a vicarious adventure through their TV's and step into a real time adventure to win back their passion for life. We ask men to confront the real issues, to get 100% honest about who they are. Some men have a really hard time doing that. Many of us did too, but we took the risk anyway.
Leaders wanted. Men willing to step through fear and into the challenge of their lives. Men not afraid to revolt against repressive social norms, take off their masks and break through their personal barriers. Men ready to take real risks and step into their full power. Men not afraid to inhabit ALL the characteristics required of men in changing times; resiliency, integrity, courage, creativity, innovation, adaptability, compassion, empathy, radical self-responsibility, inclusiveness, generosity and respect.
The demands and pressures that men face today require an extraordinary level of courage, authenticity and tenacity. Are you ready to take a risk and see what life's like on the other side of the door you've come to? If you're ready to answer a call from deep within your heart and mind, you're in the right place. The adventure is waiting for you..
ManKind Project and Men's Health Month - We're serious about men's health.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The ManKind Project
April 25, 2013
CONTACT: Boysen Hodgson, MKP USA Communications Director, email@example.com
ManKind Project and the Men's Health Network; Partnering for Men’s Health
Men’s Health week is June 10-16, 2013. The ManKind Project, a nonprofit men’s training and educational organization, is partnering with the Men’s Health Network, a Washington, DC based nonprofit advocacy and education organization, to raise awareness about men’s health issues for the whole month of June.
The ManKind Project, with its global network of men’s peer-support groups, is dedicated to creating safer and healthier communities by supporting mature masculinity and challenging unhealthy male stereotypes and behaviors. The ManKind Project will be holding events throughout the month of June to support men to take charge of their health, get screened for common men’s health conditions, and break the silence about the impacts men’s health problems have on our families and communities. You can get involved by getting free Resources for Men’s Health at the ManKind Project website. If you’re a man ready to take a challenging step to improving all aspects of your life; including your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual life, consider joining a men’s group or attending a weekend intensive for men offered by the ManKind Project.
Man Up. Get Healthy.
One of the most powerful choices you can make as a man is the choice to care for yourself. Men are often reluctant to seek the help they need because of cultural messages that we are supposed to somehow be indestructible. We're not. Fear and Shame can be powerful motivators to stay stuck in old behaviors that no longer help you. Today, you can take a big step toward changing that old pattern.
What's more ... you don't have to do it alone. In the ManKind Project, men have a community to give them the extra 'push' they need to begin creating healthy habits. We also have the skills and resources to help men get unstuck from the stickiest old habits.
As a starting place ... grab the great resources below.
And when you're ready for some real support from other men like you, connect with a local ManKind Project Community and take the risk to change your life.
Do a WEAR BLUE Event in your Men's Group!
As a way to recognize this partnership and gain national exposure for the ManKind Project - you and your community can take action to raise awareness of men's health issues - DO A WEAR BLUE EVENT in your IGroup or at Community Event.
It's almost TOO EASY.
- Wear Blue
- Print Poster(s) (like this one ... HERE)
- Take a Picture of your group holding some posters. (Send it to me ... firstname.lastname@example.org)
- [OPTIONAL] - Make a group donation to the Men's Health Network (a 501c(3) charitable org) (Donate HERE)
I will post the pictures up on the International Facebook Page and send them to the Men's Health Network for distribution and promotion of their international campaign. MKP gets recognized in Press Releases for the Men's Health Network.
ManKind Project USA Launches "Power of Purpose" Summit
OTP - Press Release for Power of Purpose Summit
For Immediate Release: ManKind Project USA Launches Global Online Event for Men - The Power of Purpose Summit
The ManKind Project USA announces their first virtual summit for men, engaging recognized experts to help empower a new generation of collaborative and creative male leaders, driven by purpose. The free four-day Power of Purpose Summit will run from February 27 to March 2, and will be available live online or by audio download after the event.
14 top purpose experts including Dan Millman, Jack Canfield, Neale Donald Walsch, Chris Attwood, and Richard Leider, along with some powerful ManKind Project thought leaders including Bill Kauth, Rich Tosi, Gregg Levoy, Mike Robbins, and Michael Taylor will share their insights, tools, and techniques to guide men towards finding their purpose. The summit will be co-hosted by Chris Kyle and George Daranyi, two men that have held leadership roles in MKP, bringing over 30 years of experience helping men and women discover and live their purpose.
“It's time to get beyond the lone wolf syndrome our culture promotes for men,” says Boysen Hodgson, Communications Director for the ManKind Project USA, “we need inspired, passionate men with clarity of purpose working together and partnering effectively with women to make a difference for the generations to come. In the ManKind Project, we create a space for men to mentor one another and build skills for this partnership.”
Chris Kyle, Program Director for the ManKind Project USA’s online programming team and co-host of the Summit says, “Over a dozen luminaries are coming together to shine a light for us. These men have lived big lives, they have struggled, grown, and conquered. They’ve done the most important thing any man can do: stepped up and served. Now it’s our turn. I’m excited to be a part of this effort.”
MKP USA invites men from all walks of life to be part of the shift that is happening: “Wake up. Don’t delay. Live big. Give your gifts … every day.” Become a Man On Purpose. Learn more about the Power of Purpose Summit, and see the full speaker list at powerofpurposesummit.com.
The ManKind Project USA (MKP USA) is helping build the emotionally mature, accountable and compassionate role models that our communities so desperately need. MKP provides men with powerful personal growth training opportunities and supports a diverse network of peer-facilitated men’s groups in 34 communities across the United States. MKP USA is part of the ManKind Project International, a global nonprofit with nine regions around the world.
For media inquiries, contact:
ManKind Project USA
Communications & Marketing Director
The New Macho - Newsweek
Newsweek published a series of articles the week of Sept 20, 2010 on "The New Macho" and masculinity in the complex world that we live in.
While it is certainly a difficult task to try and reclaim the word 'macho' as anything other than the stereotypical violent and out of touch guy portrayed in much of the media, the articles make some good points. One thing that we notice in reading them is that many of the men we know, respect and love in the ManKind Project represent the idea of the "The New Macho" very well. We call these men New Warriors. So bravo, men, keep on evolving!
The ManKind Project teaches skills for emotional intelligence and radical personal responsibility. Through men's groups and trainings, we help each other become more resilient, more awake and more inspired to follow our purpose and live our mission. Here are some characteristics that a member of the ManKind Project has put forward as part of the'New Macho' paradigm.
The New Macho
He cleans up after himself.
He cleans up the planet.
He is a role model for young men.
He is rigorously honest and fiercely optimistic.
He holds himself accountable.
He knows what he feels.
He knows how to cry and he lets it go.
He knows how to rage without hurting others.
He knows how to fear and how to keep moving.
He seeks self-mastery.
He's let go of childish shame.
He feels guilty when he's done something wrong.
He is kind to men, kind to women, kind to children.
He teaches others how to be kind.
He says he's sorry.
He stopped blaming women or his parents or men for his pain years ago.
He stopped letting his defenses ruin his relationships.
He stopped letting his penis run his life.
He has enough self respect to tell the truth.
He creates intimacy and trust with his actions.
He has men that he trusts and that he turns to for support.
He knows how to roll with it.
He knows how to make it happen.
He is disciplined when he needs to be.
He is flexible when he needs to be.
He knows how to listen from the core of his being.
He's not afraid to get dirty.
He's ready to confront his own limitations.
He has high expectations for himself and for those he connects with.
He looks for ways to serve others.
He knows he is an individual.
He knows that we are all one.
He knows he is an animal and a part of nature.
He knows his spirit and his connection to something greater.
He knows future generations are watching his actions.
He builds communities where people are respected and valued.
He takes responsibility for himself.
In times of need, he will be his brother’s keeper.
He knows his higher purpose.
He loves with fierceness.
He laughs with abandon, because he gets the joke.
This is a picture of mature masculine, of healthy masculinity - it is one redefinition of masculinity for the 21st century. By no means is this list complete. You are welcome to come and add your gifts to this community. www.mkp.org
©2010 Boysen Hodgson. All rights reserved.
Used with permission by the ManKind Project.
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