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We're proud to offer the following workshops at Manshine 2013!


Robert_ah_hoon Wake Up Singing (Robert Ah Hoon)

Greet the day with movement & song.

My passion is connecting with others & myself in song…


Pravas Morning Meditations (Pravas)

The morning meditations will begin with Dynamic, a powerful, loud cathartic process to release and clear for the weekend ahead. The second meditation is a powerful centering technique with movement, gentle sound and Sufi whirling. The final morning is a sitting meditation listening to Tibetan bells to integrate the weekend.

Pravas brings experience of life as son, brother, partner, father with all the joys and pain of life and death. A meditator and Common Ground facilitator who came to mens work through the Mens Helpline at a dark time in his life and who shares with laughter and joy.


Trevor_cohen Morning Grounding (Trevor Cohen )

Grounding sessions give us presence, centredness, aliveness, calmness and ease in a 4-stage process of stretch, charge, discharge and integration. Grounding is based on bio-energetic excercises that activate energy throughout the body and ends with integrating body, mind and spirit. Be ready for the massive, packed days at Manshine!

Trevor, a post-graduate trainer in integrative body psychotherapy, has worked in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities that focus on body, mind and spirit integration. He is an experienced group facilitator, runs a private counselling practice and teaches yoga in Brisbane.

http://www.thechangespot.com.au


Mark_purcell Morning Yoga (Mark Purcell)

Start the day by going into your inner being via the breath, stretching and movement. A flowing yoga to stimulate your body and calm your mind for the day. All levels are catered for and there will be a gentler class as well. This is a perfect way to explore yoga the first time.

Mark has been attending Manshine for the past 12 years, and has taught yoga many times for the men of Manshine. He enjoys the opportunity to share his love of yoga with you. Mark is a physio', as well as a yoga teacher and practitioner and will guide you safely through a pre-breakfast yoga session.


Ignite Your Connections With Authentic Relating (Jesse Reilly & Tim Fisk) 

Are you tired of boring conversations and idle chit-chat? Learn tools to create interesting conversations and profound connections with family, people you are attracted to and your current friends and lovers. With practice, awkward silences will be a thing of the past.

Jesse, 24, already has an undeniable passion and enthusiasm for personal development and has benefited profoundly from the wisdom of others. He now wishes to share some tools and techniques that have enhanced his life. Tim, who has led many workshops at men's gatherings, facilitates addiction recovery groups and helps others to lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives.


Pravas Death—The Spark of Life (Pravas)

We explore without dogma or doctrine using experiential process how death (or the fear of death) sparks your life choices, your passions and unfinished business in your life. From the insights gained you will leave with your personally crafted document for review.

Pravas brings experience of life as son, brother, partner, father with all the joys and pain of life and death. A meditator and Common Ground facilitator who came to mens work through the Mens Helpline at a dark time in his life and who shares with laughter and joy.


Trevor_cohen Slash & Burn (Trevor Cohen)

This double workshop is juicy, enlivening and freeing! Explore feeling truly alive. Experience your innate and unlimited vitality. We will slash and burn the blocks to your passion! As you release blocks to your vitality you access more of your energetic potential and your true self. The reward is freedom!

Trevor, a post-graduate trainer in integrative body psychotherapy, has worked in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities that focus on body, mind and spirit integration. He is an experienced group facilitator, runs a private counselling practice and teaches yoga in Brisbane.

http://www.thechangespot.com.au


Robert_ah_hoon Finding Your Voice In Song (Robert Ah Hoon)

This workshop is for any man from experienced singers to those who believe they cannot sing, who wants to sing with other men. We will start by warming up & finding our own voices. We will learn some simple songs in unison, then progress to singing songs in two, then three-part, harmony.

I am a keen singer & have led previous singing workshops at Mens Gatherings. My passion is singing with others unaccompanied.


Peter_mrzyglocki Ignite Your Fire (Peter Mrzyglocki)

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed? Stuck? Held back? This workshop explores those sabotaging thoughts that hold you back and you will apply a process which turns these self-sabotaging thoughts into successful thoughts. Energetic Re-programming literally collapses and turns the self-sabotaging thought upside down into a successful thought.

Peter is an integral and authentic man who is passionate about helping others achieve personal freedom in their lives. A successful project manager; Peter is stepping into his Eldership and has recently become a grandfather.


Grief & Loss—Let's Ignite Some Healing (Steve Dyer & Tim Fisk) 

A circle for heart sharing of our past and potential losses. This allows us to grow in strength and purpose, as we share, feel and courageously face our pain, fears and shame. When we ignite our healing, we already are the men we aspire to be.

Steve has received many gifts in this lifetime, not the least of which is the gift of vulnerability. Tim facilitates addiction recovery groups and helps others to lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives. Steve and Tim have attended, facilitated and supported various gatherings, festivals and 'rites of passage' workshops for many years.


Incinerate your sexual phobias (Sinval Aragao & Lawrence Gibbs) 

Have you ever felt threatened or compromised in the presence of gay men, or wondered how to engage in a diverse community? Do you fear the unknown? We explore insecurities about sexuality and diversity, discover how to communicate without conceding masculinity and ask 100 questions to dispel your concerns.

Sinval, who has attended many Manshines, is passionate about personal and spiritual growth and emotional healing and has always questioned overt discrimination and bigotry in our society. Lawrence, a trainer and life coach, is passionate about philosophy, spirituality and world affairs and loves guiding people through change.


Paul_boulton Abuse: Its Definition & Personal Price (Paul Boulton)

“I’m fine”—the survival-based warning signal offered from a boy/man in pain. The words can hide physical, mental, emotional, sexual and psychological abuse. Undisclosed, these topics create frustration, isolation, depression, anger issues, domestic violence which can be made worse with alcohol, drugs, sex and other addictive behaviours.

Paul has been working for over ten years as a professional Psychic using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). His ability and insights has helped hundreds of people achieve better clarity and emotional and mental strength to live their life. He has a shop in Montville on the Sunshine Coast and works from Brisbane as well.


Peter_saxon Ignite Your True Nature (Peter Saxon)

Are they really working? The self-help books, vision boards, positive thinking & affirmations? Let’s face it, keeping up a good front but just getting by, repeating different versions of your same old habitual patterns is no way to live. It’s time to ignite your true nature!

Peter, a Zen Practitioner & Yogi and currently a counselor, has experienced adoption, childhood abuse, drug & alcohol addiction and has lived on the streets. Conversely he’s negotiated multi-million dollar corporate deals. He has worked as a social worker, a teacher and a disability & youth worker.


Kitsiri_de_silva Primal Dance (Kitsiri DeSilva)

Dance your passion! Ignite your warrior spirit! A creative movement workshop to get you out of your head and into your body and heart. Stomp your animal. Explode your creativity and imagination. Play with your inner-child. Stoke the fire in your belly! Move how you feel, not how you think you should. Dance games to connect with each other.

Kitsiri has facilitated Primal Dance for 15 years in Australia and internationally at men’s retreats, expo's, fetes, conferences and for boys. Kitsiri is passionate about creative expression, story-telling & art for men, families and children.


Steve_mckenzie Sacred Circle Soul Journey (Steve McKenzie)

In this Sacred Circle, connections will be made, directions honoured, Spirits welcomed and reflection questions invited. Explore our souls and our deeper life questions of life purpose, direction and what’s important to us as men. Come and engage with Spirit and explore your own heart and soul.

Steve, an Ontological Practitioner with vast transpersonal coaching experience successfully facilitates early intervention of conflict situations in the workplace amongst many other life and personal situations. Steve has presented many workshops at previous Manshine and Manhood gatherings.


Rodney_stoddart Ignite your Mature Masculine Self (Rodney Stoddart)

As your 'inner parenting' is enhanced, your 'outer immaturity' is reduced. Your dependence on your spouse to 'mother' you will reduce, your unconscious need for beer/ drugs/ addictions/ rage etc. to 'cover' your inner-child's 'fathering vacuum' will also abate. Experience profound, life-improving insights or a new sense of ease.

Rodney has presented at many mens gatherings throughout eastern Australia and brings 25+ years of experience in presenting inner work. His workshops are sought for their depth and challenge yet are perfectly suitable for beginners.


Deej Embodiment and Support (Deej)

This workshop develops embodiment skills to enhance your daily life through active receiving and supporting other men. A regular practice of shifting awareness away from thoughts to focus on what we experience through the body, it rewires our neurology and develops capacities for acceptance, openness and connection.

Deej is a sex coach and embodied counsellor, supporting people to work through the body to promote growth, learning and change. His passion is creating safe spaces for meaningful exploration that acknowledges our bodies and sexuality as an important part of life.


Ken_roberts Discover your life purpose in 120 minutes (Ken Roberts)

Deep within every man lies an inner calling—a vision for what his life should be. At the end, do you want to die not knowing what your mission of service to the world was? Connect with your inner voice and discover just what you were put on this planet to achieve.

Ken, a facilitator of countless men's groups, trainings, gatherings and workshops, author of two best selling books, community leader with an international men's organisation for 10 years, is well qualified to unlock your secret hidden desires and dreams.


Larry_dawson Men… and The River of Life (Larry Dawson)

Come and discover ways to apply and re-focus on life living and relationships. Designed to support and empower men to step into life and step into a new way of being a man. This workshop will challenge you, will ask questions and find answers to ensure you will go away empowered, refocused and ignited from the weekend.

Larry, a retired Psychotherapist and Relationship Counsellor, has been active in supporting relationships for over 15 years. Larry is a Co-Founder of the ManKind Project in Australia and is a Full Leader and Leader Trainer in the ManKind Project International. Married for 24 years with six adult children and 10 grandkids (so far!).


Warren_huck Beyond Belief (Warren Huck)

Our lives are often directed by our hidden beliefs. This workshop is about bringing these beliefs into consciousness and finding ways to sidestep them altogether. This may be challenging work for some. When hidden beliefs become visible our perspectives expand and the world that we experience appears to change.

Warren began inner work in 2005 and has discovered that he is not alone, that fallibility is OK and that we all have more in common than we can possibly imagine. He finds bliss in simple things, gratitude, compassion and being of service.


Luis_santos Inner Circles (Luis Santos)

This workshop explores doodling of concentric shapes as a vehicle to tap into personal sources of inspiration, strength or insight that may be felt but never seen. Men are invited to reflect on some of their past or present experiences and draw them, or rather doodle them so they can be visualised as a personal mandala.

Male, 50 year old fool, married I.T. professional with 5 kids. Interested in artistic expression and men’s work.


Ignite my Feeling Self (Mark Purcell & Gary Cox) 

Feelings are the way we relate to the world around us and especially to those close to us. This is an experiential workshop which will guide you into an exploration of your own feelings. You will be invited to look at how you are managing this aspect of your life in the present moment.

Mark Purcell is a Physiotherapist and Yoga instructor who has been doing Men's Work for the past 12 years. He uses a heart-based approach to working with people in all areas of life.


Barry_auchettl Ignite Your Communication (Barry Auchettl)

Discover new ways to communicate with those people who are most important to you. We will have a conversation of the higher order to connect us in a new heart-felt way, to allow us have meaningful and rich conversations that will support and create engaging and lasting friendships.

Barry, the creator of 'Conversations: an inspirational game' whose passion is to allow sharing of wisdom, is a down-to-earth, positive and grateful visionary who has faced many of life’s challenges. He runs vision and communication workshops and retreats worldwide.


Oliver_bergel Path of Love Dance Meditation (Oliver Bergel)

Oliver uses dance and inner enquiry to explore and open to deeper experiences of what it is to be a man. During this workshop we will dance to different beats and move through the fear that inhibits us to go to these deeper places and begin to be at ease with all that we are.

Oliver is a senior Common Ground facilitator, he facilitates a two-week men’s rite of passage in the central Australian desert, an elder within the MWB community and a man deeply committed to the expansion of human consciousness through the power of love.


Paul_boulton Accessing the origins of anger (Paul Boulton)

As men, we may desire to be more loving with ourselves, partners and families, but we have all experienced old hurts from our past which can block us from achieving this. Join in this interactive workshop and experience a group session of EFT—Emotional Freedom Technique.

Paul has been working for over ten years as a professional Psychic using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). His ability and insights have helped hundreds of people achieve better clarity and emotional and mental strength to live their lives. He has a shop in Montville Sunshine Coast and works from Brisbane as well.


Barry_auchettl Ignite Your Vision (Barry Auchettl)

Ignite Your Vision is about improving your eyesight and becoming clearer about your Vision of Life. See the connection between your past (seeing up close) and your future (seeing far away). The clearer you see yourself, the greater you will see the world. Improve your insight as well as your eyesight!

Barry, the founder of Eye Power and speaker at the Inaugural World Vision Symposium (USA), overcame the need for glasses after wearing them for nearly 18 years. His Masters in Education researched the detrimental effects computers have on eyesight and how to improve the way we see naturally.


African Drumming with Heart (Benjie Williams)

African drumming can release your soul, bring our your inner-warrior and, best of all, release your tension and stress. Learn to be in the moment, joyous, and celebrate life! Connect your hands and beat. This is more than a verbal experience.

Benji has over 10 years experience with African drums and group leadership for getting results, whether it be fun, happiness, de-stressing or reintegration, team building or confidence.


Peter_rohan Ignition—Introducing Your Father (Peter Rohan)

Ignite your life. Have the conversation you always wanted to have with your father. Now is the time. We use a simple Gestalt method for you to introduce your father, then talk to him as if he was there and he can't speak or walk away.

Peter, a husband, father and grandfather has been involved with men's business/ gatherings since the early 90s. Gary is a Gestalt trained psychotherapist with years of training in Family Constellation and Psychodrama.


Deej Touch and Authentic Consent (Deej)

Through exploring authentic consent and the 4 main modes of touch we ignite our capacity for deep connections and discover our growth edges. We further develop the concepts of giving and receiving and how to carry this into the wider context of our daily lives for more passionate and connected living.

Deej is a sex coach and embodied counsellor, supporting people to work through the body to promote growth, learning and change. His passion is creating safe spaces for meaningful exploration acknowledging our bodies and sexuality as an important part of life.


Fathers and Mentors (Andy Roy & Stephen Halsall) 

Can a child thrive and prosper without active and engaged fathers and mentors? Kids want fun yet seek direction and leadership. Create a path for kids to follow. Explore the influences on your life and through stories, discover how to create the right image, opportunities and community for the next generation.

Andy and Stephen have worked with thousands of parents and families for 10 years. Their work now reaches into the community with school-based programs for youth and their families. Their unique style has fostered new beginnings for many a strained relationship and helped move good relationships into great relationships.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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