INSPIRE CHANGE-Season 6-237 A Journey Through the Chronological Life Review

12 giu 2024 · 20 min. 24 sec.
INSPIRE CHANGE-Season 6-237 A Journey Through the Chronological Life Review

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This week on Inspire Change, we continue on the theme of Gunter Swoboda and Lorin Josepshson's upcoming book Making Good Men Great: Surfing the New Wave of Masculinity. We are also exploring and inviting  you to participate an intimate and profound exercise that Gunter uses in therapy with his patients and in coaching:   The Chronicalogical Life Review Journey. This is aimed at personal growth and self-discovery.

DISCLAIMER AND PLEASE NOTE A TRIGGER WARNING - One of these exercises  contains an overview of topics and exercises that  may trigger personal trauma, pain and stressing life events. If you experience any stress or trauma from these topics, please seek or reach out to a therapist or professional help.  If you do not have access to therapy or not sure where to turn - you may also seek  for online therapy with a professional therapist  and feel free to use the for generous discount off the first month. Of course if you have an emergency mental health crisis please contact your local/nearest hospital, or dial 911 if in the USA. If you are in Australia: - Go to your local hospital emergency department 
- Call Lifeline 131114 or the Mental Health Line 1800011511 for advice (24-hour services.  OR contact your local medical and mental health emergency assistance in your country.

Also, please review the overview, heartfelt call to action of Gunter and Lorin's new special edition of: "Making Good Men Great: Surfing a New Masculinity" coming soon.   This edition is not just an update; it is a heartfelt call to action and a comprehensive guide for men striving to redefine their masculinity in a world that is constantly evolving.

For over four decades, we have dedicated our lives to helping people navigate the complexities of their emotional, psychological, and social worlds. Our journey began with a shared passion for understanding human behaviour and fostering positive change. Through countless sessions of therapy, coaching, and consulting, we have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of learning to be more self-aware, and understanding how to be more flexible, adaptable, and resilient.
In today's society, traditional notions of masculinity are being challenged and redefined. This book emerges as a beacon of insight and guidance, offering a framework for understanding and cultivating a new kind of masculinity—one that is authentic, empathetic, and accountable. Our journey in writing "Making Good Men Great" has been driven by a profound belief that men have the potential to be compassionate, courageous, and connected.

This book is not merely a theoretical exploration; it is a practical blueprint for personal growth and societal transformation. Through thought-provoking insights and actionable advice, we aim to empower men to transcend outdated stereotypes and embrace a more inclusive and holistic vision of manhood.

We use the metaphor of surfing as central to our narrative. Just as surfers attune themselves to the rhythms of the ocean, men must learn to navigate the ever-changing currents of gender dynamics with grace and adaptability. Masculinity, like the ocean, is vast, dynamic, and ever-shifting. Our hope is to guide men in riding these waves with skill and integrity.

"Making Good Men Great" addresses the core issues that impact both women and men: patriarchy and its pervasive influence. We explore how patriarchal values—territoriality, hierarchy, acquisition, competition, and combativeness—shape and often distort the male experience. By redefining these values, we can foster a masculinity that is more inclusive, compassionate, and supportive.
In this edition, we emphasise four core goals to enhance men's lives:
  1. Understand the difference between unhealthy masculinity and being healthy
  2. Being the best man you can be in a relationship with yourself.
  3. Being a great man in your relationships with others.
  4. Being a great leader in the company of men.

These goals are essential for men seeking to navigate the complexities of modern life. We delve into the psychological and social challenges men face today, from mental health struggles to evolving gender roles. By integrating knowledge from various disciplines such as psychology, anthropology, and history, we provide a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be a man in today's world.
"Making Good Men Great" is more than just a book; it's a call to action. It encourages men to embark on a journey of self-discovery and collective transformation, fostering a world where men are celebrated for their compassion, integrity, and dedication to positive change. As we stand at a cultural crossroads, "Making Good Men Great" offers a guiding light for men aspiring to contribute to a more equitable and compassionate society.

As you listen to today's episode, we invite you to reflect on the legacy you want to leave behind. Think about how you can become not just a good man but a great one. Join us on this journey from good to great, and let's ride the waves of a new masculinity towards a future brimming with hope, unity, and profound transformation.

Thank you for tuning in to "Inspire Change with Gunter." Stay inspired, stay engaged, and let's continue to inspire change together.

Do you want to Inspire Change? Or maybe you are because many of us inspire change everyday, but what about making a global difference? Become a CHANGEMAKER  or an Agent of Change because well that just sounds really COOL!  For only  $12 per month to join and you will get EARLY RELEASE special guest episodes, exclusive Changemaker members only content, one on one tips and quick sessions and meet and greets with Gunter, there will always be swag, a quarterly newsletter and more. SIGNUP HERE
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Also Check out Gunter, the Making Good Men Great Movement, his books and the podcast feature in Variety, New York Times, Hollywood Reporter and here in the lifestyle section of Podcast Park

Make sure you also check out Gunter's 5 Things to get Satisfaction video on #Buzzfeed today:

And there is more: In an interview in Authority Magazine/Thrive with Drew Gerber, Gunter shares why so many of us are feeling unsatisfied & what we can do about it. Full Article Here

To purchase Gunter's books:

Making Good Men Great: Surfing the New Wave of Masculinity you can get it on Amazon Prime, Barnes & Noble and most online retailers:

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