Posts by Richard Fay

Richard is the CEO of the Centre for Men, has a background as a pastor and spent many years in the corporate sector. He has a masters in counselling and a diploma in ministry, and has a heart to champion men, women, marriages and families. Richard is married to his wife Judy and has three sons.

Hide and Seek in Couples

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In the following article by relationship counsellor David Cluff, the ways that couples get stuck in conflict are explored, and a way out of it is offered. Practical examples are offered for any couple (or couples counsellor) to consider.Research reflects that 7% of communication relates to the actual words spoken.(Mehrabian & Wiener, 1967 and Mehrabian & Ferris, 1967)….

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Every Man Should Drum: If not for fun, for his health

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(This article is by Bill Schneider, a certified counsellor with Centre for Men (see details here) and an initiated man. It reflects on his experience of a rarely mentioned aspect of the Men’s Rites of Passage and the power this has had on his life.)The invitation to Men’s Rights of Passage was something I looked forward to with…

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Conspire 2018 Conference with Richard Rohr

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The Centre for Practical Spirituality, in conjunction with the Centre for Men and Families, is hosting the Conspire 2018 conference, via video link, in Brisbane, from Friday 7 September to Sunday 9 September. The venue is Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road New Farm.Presenters include Richard Rohr, Barbera Holmes, Brian McLaren, Barbara Brown Taylor and Mirabai Starr. They…

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Working with Dreams, an evening with George Trippe, Monday 3 September

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We are thrilled to offer an evening with Jungian therapist George Trippe on working with dreams, understanding their hidden meaning. How do you make sense of that one third of your life where your unconscious is able to speak to you symbolically, with no interruptions from your ego?The evening is on Monday 3 September at the Brookfield Centre…

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Skin Hungry

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Recently, I saw a video of a panel of men responding to questions from women about what men wished women knew. At the end, a woman asked “why is my husband so crazy about sex?”One man on the panel gave the most insightful answer I have ever heard on the topic. He said “your husband isn’t crazy about…

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Invisible Means of Support

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While driving around a frosty New Zealand landscape last year, I listened to a podcast interview with Richard Rohr. He said that he fears we are on the verge of a tsunami of baby boomer men who will contemplate suicide as their performance-driven, individualistic lives reach the inevitable powerlessness of old age. It’s a stage of life that…

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