Growing men in a culture of cautious masculinity

Growing men in a culture of cautious masculinity

(this is a transcript of a talk given by Richard Fay, CEO of the Centre for Men, at the “Amplify” conference in Brisbane, on Saturday 7 March 2020). The Jesuits recently commissioned research in Australia on the attitudes and behaviours of men aged 18-30....
Every Man Should Drum: If not for fun, for his health

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

(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...
True Self False Self: Discovering our core identity

True Self False Self: Discovering our core identity

The False Self There is a version you that you identify with as who you actually are, but it is a complete fiction. It doesn’t actually exist, except within your mind. This is the place of universal addiction, the self-referential, self-defending, self-promoting,...

Small Man Syndrome

One hot summer day, when my knees still worked and I was 20kg lighter and 15 years younger, I was on my daily run, a 7km slog that I loved to nail in under 30 minutes. Nothing stopped me, I’d dodge cars and dogs in order to better my time. Until that day. I was...