Men's Shadow Workgroups

Restoring Wholeness

Men’s Shadow workshops to help master the hidden patterns that drive destructive behaviour. Mapping core beliefs you may struggle with, exploring unconscious masculine patterns that limit your life.  Workshops combining Systemic Family constellation and iRest non-dual meditation.

About the workshops

These men’s shadow meditation workshops are run on a donation basis to help fund Thrive Inside groups in HMPPS sites. 

We use the Non-dual, body sensing practice of iRest and the mapping process of Systemic Family constellation work. We create a visual and emotional image of parts of ourselves or our family system. This allows us to see how our beliefs and strong emotions, many of which have their roots in our family patterns, impact on our daily lives and interactions with others.

In the workshop a living map is created of our beliefs and emotions using other participants as representatives of them. We can see how we relate to these opposite aspects of ourselves and see where they were formed and then often abandoned. In doing this we are able to integrate and heal old patterns, bringing them into balance allowing our lives and relationships to flow more freely.

These live maps allow for a felt experience and understanding of the dynamics that may affect a person from any trauma or conditioning experienced within the family unit.

In the process we can bring to light and include the shadow, to see what someone, often with a great deal of effort, has been trying to avoid, resist and exclude in their lives which causes pain and suffering. It can reveal how and why we are caught up in repeated patterns of behaviour in our daily lives.

When these patterns are revealed, when the unseen is seen, we can start to integrate and heal these old patterns and bring about changes in our lives.

What to expect in the workshop

In the workshops an issue holder presents an old pattern they are caught up in. After a short interview to find out what the belief, problem or situation is, we then map it out using other participants who are asked to represent an aspect of the person, a family member or the situation. This allows for a live map to be created.

The representatives or markers are placed in the space where a picture unfolds to see where the person is in relationship to these things, which then allows the issue holder to get a greater understanding of what is going on. To see and feel more clearly the dynamics they are caught up in.

This can allow a greater insight and understanding of the old pattern in order for integration and healing to happen.

Testimonials From Some Men Who Have Attended A Workshop

“If you’ve got any trauma or deep seated emotional stuff, this technique is seriously powerful and effective.”

John

“I found it very helpful in moving past some of the issues in my past, I’d recommend it to anyone. some of the biggest growth I’ve had in 8 years sober so I’m a big advocate.”

Howard

“I felt comfortable and in a very safe space and witnessed some powerful work that was held masterfully. In my work I felt held completely and was gracefully allowed to explore some deep dark places in safety.”

Neal

Workshop Guidelines

One of the principles of this work is the welcoming of each moment and experience, then to acknowledge how we feel about it.

In the welcoming we look to see what the feeling / experience.. 1.Wants, 2. Needs, then find 3. An appropriate action. Here are some guidelines and principles to help us work safely together at the workshops. 

  • Honesty.

  • Welcoming (each experience as a message) and be curious how we feel. 

  • Self-study (owning our stuff), not blaming others.

  • Respect (of ourselves and others).

  • Be mindful (of our words and actions and the affect that has on others).

  • Non-violence (towards ourselves and others). Not just physically but also in our words and actions.

  • No ism’s. Racism or sexism.

  • No advice or cross sharing (the work helps us find our own answers through enquiry).

  • Confidentiality.

Healing trauma by

Restoring wholeness ‘Mens’ Shadow meditation workshops.

Using iRest (Non dual) meditation and Systemic constellation mapping work.

Healing trauma by

Restoring wholeness ‘Mens’ Shadow meditation workshops.

Using iRest (Non dual) meditation and Systemic constellation mapping work.

Where

Flackwell Heath Community Centre,
1 Swans Lane, Flackwell Heath,
Nr High Wycombe, Bucks, HP10 9BN.

When

Sunday August 21st,                    10:00am – 4:30 pm

The normal cost for these workshop is between £60-70, but these mens workshops are all run by donation to help fund Thrive Inside groups within HMPPS sites. 

Will will explore the foundations of the iRest meditation practice that we teach in HMPPS sites, We will ensure that we have a safe container and also explore creating safety within ourselves.

We will look at setting intention and asking the question of what is your life mission and deepest wish for life. There will be some time exploring feeling the body and working with the breath and also introduce you to working with opposites.

There will then be a chance for some men to map the internal dialogue of the mind. In doing this we create a living map with others representing aspects of the personality. Taking part as a representative can be as powerful as doing your own piece and includes everyone. As you witness or take part in others work it will often tap into your own issues and help to heal that within yourself. 

By Donation to help fund Thrive Inside meditation groups in local HMPPS sites

The normal cost for these workshop is between £60-70, but these mens workshops are all run by donation to help fund Thrive Inside groups within HMPPS sites.

 Will will explore the foundations of the iRest meditation practice that we teach in HMPPS sites, We will ensure that we have a safe container and also explore creating safety within ourselves. We will look at setting intention and asking the question of what is your life mission and deepest wish for life. There will be some time exploring feeling the body and working with the breath and also introduce you to working with opposites.

There will then be a chance for some men to map the internal dialogue of the mind. In doing this we create a living map with others representing aspects of the personality. Taking part as a representative can be as powerful as doing your own piece and includes everyone. As you witness or take part in others work it will often tap into your own issues and help to heal that within yourself. 

Support Our Work

Support can also be in the form of individuals who wish to teach or support iRest groups in prisons around the UK or anywhere in the world. We also need volunteers to help with administration.

We are currently exploring registering as a UK charity.