"MEN REALLY DO NEED MEN" __ The Amazing Power of Men's Group Energy

The Amazing Power of Men’s Groups
. . . “MEN NEED MEN”

by Bill Arena

“MEN NEED MEN” is an incredible, newly-released documentary about men’s groups that come together to talk about personal subjects. Seven high-profile men’s work interviewees, including our very own Dr. Stephen Johnson, provide a ‘behind the scenes’ look into how men’s groups operate, and why men find understanding and comradeship within this type of forum. Click here for Dr. J’s video (YouTube/Facebook). 

Click here for “MEN NEED MEN”

“Men Need Men” presents powerful views from the East and West, from the young and old, from the timid to the bold. We learn how men come to trust one another in this sacred setting and speak without the fear of being shamed, as they confess and confront, validate and support.

LOVE RELATIONSHIPS __ In particular, this documentary takes a serious look at how men’s groups affect love relationships. The interviewees report gaining clarity and stability and self-confidence and require less assurance from their partners.

ANGER & CONFLICT __ Specific attention also goes to conflict. As men feel safe expressing anger unapologetically, they process forgotten wounds and thereby find acceptance and kindness.

INTERVIEWEES: Andreas Aubert, Bob Munro, John Ince, Mark Brunke,
Dr. Stephen Johnson, Sujith Ravindran, Terry Martyniuk 
INTERVIEWERS: Chay Beriault & Tristan Laurillard 
DIRECTOR & EDITOR: Tristan Laurillard
NARRATOR: Joseph Culp

[Recorded on April 23rd, 2016, for the documentary
“Men Need Men”]
Interviewer: Tristan Laurillard

Dr. Johnson candidly explains profound male insights he has learned from the elders of his generation (L to R): Robert Moore, Robert Bly, Malidoma Some’, James Hillman, J. Marvin Spiegelman and Michael Mead.

Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D. is the author of “The Sacred Path – The Way of the Spiritual Warrior” and has been a practicing, licensed psychotherapist for over forty years. His involvement with the men’s movement spans over three decades.

Through his clinical interest in, and understanding of, men’s issues, Stephen has been inspired to work intensively with men’s groups, men’s retreats, and outreach programs.

Stephen delivers insights into how a man’s beliefs and behaviors are shaped. He describes how a man can utilize different methods to better support himself, as well as his relationship with his partner.

He delves into how stories and myths have taught men to reflect on who they are, how the roles of fathers differ from those of mentors, and why men are drawn to nature and a sense of adventure.

Stephen also touches on a man’s varied states of vulnerability, both within romantic relationships and within a men’s community.

He explores what it means to show up as a “mindful man” and a “spiritual warrior” in this time of complexity and uncertainty.

~~ Recorded on April 23rd, 2016, for the documentary “Men Need Men”
Director & Editor
Tristan Laurillard 

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“Men Have Always Needed Men”

There was certainly a very strong need in the world for this important men’s work when Dr. Johnson was divinely guided to embark on this Sacred Path over 30 years. And today, this work is more pertinent and relevant and needed right now than ever before. Check out the video (YouTube/Facebook) and also visit www.MenNeedMen.com to show your support and help continue this important work. Men need men. Yes, it’s so true. “Bring good men together and bring out the best in them.” We’re ALL in this together.

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 Dr. Stephen Johnson is leader/wayshower of the Sacred Path men's retreats for the past 32 years. He is a gifted therapist and master facilitator for the experiential journey that unfolds during his counseling sessions and workshops. Dr. J is a skilled and seasoned psychotherapist who has the sensibilities of a wisdom teacher. He provides a safe space for freedom of expression in accessing one’s pain while fostering transformation, personal expansion and spiritual growth. www.DrStephenJohnson.com 

Click video link at left to discover the meaning of these words and Dr. J’s incredibly rich 33-year tradition of bringing good men together on the mountain.

Dr. Johnson is author of "THE SACRED PATH: THE WAY OF THE SPIRITUAL WARRIOR," an amazing how-to book for men who want to become better men. The groundbreaking book’s foreward is written by
Dr. J’s friend, fellow USC football fan and longtime MCLA member Levar Burton.