Bill Kauth, Co-creator of the New Warrior Training Adventure, Author of “A Circle of Men: The Original Manual for Men’s Support Groups,” provides a concise explanation of how a therapist can utilize the New Warrior Training Adventure.
“The therapist… can track their clients closely, and at the precise point when they are ready and open to have a truly transformational experience, to embrace emotional literacy, and trust other people at a level they’ve never imagined … the therapist simply sends them to the New Warrior Training and then works with them when they get back, to integrate that into their lives.”
Hundreds of men every year are referred to the New Warrior Training Adventure by licensed mental health professionals.
The New Warrior Training Adventure is a unique opportunity for profound personal growth. Men come seeking support with issues of confidence and self-assurance, manhood and masculinity, isolation, marriage and relationship issues, negative self talk, lack of positive male role models, difficulty finding direction, confronting the past, learning to set boundaries, accountability, male shame … and much more. Each man’s experience of the New Warrior Training Adventure is unique to his needs in whatever life transition he is encountering.
Why is the New Warrior Training Adventure a good step for a ‘walled-off’ man?
Because of my book, I work daily with emotionally unavailable men, and I, literally, have sent hundreds of men to the NWTA. Why? Because, quite frankly, it makes my job easier. It is a fast and safe way to break through to a man’s walled-off heart, and to soften his resistance to doing emotional work. I also send men to this program because the response I have received from my clients who have gone through it has been overwhelmingly positive. They become better partners, better parents, better men. I think we have done a great job of empowering women in America, but that is not enough. We MUST heal men to heal the world.
~ Patti Henry, M.Ed., L.P.C., Author; The Emotionally Unavailable Man: A Blueprint for Healing
Evidence Based Results
MKPI Research is increasing and becoming more recognized. Its value has been recognized through an MKPI Research thematic issue in the International Journal of Self Help & Self Care, Vol 8, No. 1 in 2014.
We know in our hearts and guts the values of the NWTA, Integration, & I-Groups. The research supports this and also shows some places we can improve. It is great to see the value of work and our research recognized by others. ~ Ed Barton
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