It's no coincidence that many male-raised folks struggle with navigating and accepting loss. Men, like everyone else, want loving connection and secure attachment. But many men have been tricked us into hiding our vulnerability and avoiding healthy grief, and clinging to dominance — and all people, including ourselves, are suffering the consequences.
We, my men & male-reared friends, have unprocessed loss. So what are male-reared people to do? We gotta grieve! Grieving is the best way we can forge reconnection, repair and reconciliation.
In this 90-minute interactive workshop, we will:
- tap into our bodies
- discover how male conditioning makes us avoid processing loss & grief
- open ourselves up to more love, connection, and possibility
- begin the process of obliterating shame around loss
Together, we’ll weave theory, personal experiences, and practices to help you create more space for grief & care for yourself and others, transforming oppressive gender roles in the process.
*Please note: this event is designed to center the experiences of men & male-reared people as a means to support us in healthy healing and in taking responsibility for our actions. No one of any identity will be turned away. Please contact Ari Simon at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Wednesday Dec 14 2022 9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5pm GMT
Zoom link to be provided
Participation cost is $20 on a sliding scale. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Click the RSVP button at the top of the page to secure your ticket.
About the Facilitator:
Ari Simon (they/them) is a leadership coach, skills trainer, grief counselor, and workplace wellbeing leader. Ari leads various programs on grief, loss, and transformation such as Grief at Work, a staff training for learning key skills to recognize and respond to loss and grief in the workplace. In 2020, they started Queering Death, a community learning series exploring intersections of death, dying, and grief with LGBTQ+ identity and queer theory. With a background in public policy and management, Ari runs Inner & Outer Engagement, a practice offering workshops, planning processes, and transformational coaching and more to explore topics such as wellbeing, organizational change, and grief, death, and loss. Alongside this, Ari facilitates a monthly men's consciousness-raising group in Los Angeles.