You really listened and were with me fully. You heard me, you connected, you knew what I was talking about. You didn't project your own stuff, your own past on me. You were clean, you did your own work - by far the greatest thing.— Craig Holliday
Men’s Groups with Pieter Van Winkle
For over 10 years I have gathered with groups of men in ritual space, as leader, participant, brother and friend. I have danced, grieved, sung, laughed, learned, healed and been healed. I have seen what works and what doesn’t, who shows up and who doesn’t, and which kinds of processes help and which don’t.
Men’s work with me is body-based, land-based, emergent and relational. What does that mean?
Body based means our work expands our capacity for pleasure and stretches our ability to hold discomfort. We return again and again to the sensate experience of being in a body, learning to release tension, claim our truth, and step into our depth of authentic, soul-rooted authority.
Land-based means we trust the sense of grounding we find in our connection to the earth, and we continually weave our relationship to place in order to inhabit our soul.
Emergent means that we work in the right now, with what is present. Again and again, we drop our stories, return to the present, and make space for what is.
Relational means much of our work is found in the space between us. Radical ownership means we are 100% committed to taking responsibility for what we experience, never blaming another man.
A lot of men need a men’s group and don’t know it. For some stretches of life, we require the council, wisdom and fierce witness of a group of committed brothers. Check out some upcoming opportunities to step into a men’s circle below…
North Fork Winter Men’s Brotherhood – Full/Underway
An 8-week journey in body fluidity, relational capacity, emotional literacy and group depth. Learn the tools, the processes and the structure for building a powerful embodied men’s group. This group will continue after the 8-weeks as a peer-led group, if it feels right to everyone.
If you are ready to take the next major step in your professional, personal and relational development, this group is a powerful catalyst towards living a soul-directed life of meaning and fulfillment.
2019 Year-Long Men’s Transformational Leadership Brotherhood
If now is the time to give up the stories and the excuses protecting you from your actual, incredible potential…
If you are ready to step forward with vulnerability and radical willingness, and really take responsibility for your life…
If the deeper voice of your own soul demands that something change, and something change right now…
… there is no better container than this forthcoming year-long men’s group.
If you are curious about joining either of these men’s groups, please contact Pieter.