Healthy Masculinity with Dr Ed Lynch and Bill Mannle LMFT
Concepts of gender are relative. To describe someone as “masculine” in our culture, it is often in contrast to “feminine”
How was masculinity defined - either verbally or through expected behaviour - for you as a young man? And masculine in relation to what? To that end how was felinity defined for you?
How has growing up with these “rules of belonging” affected you as a man? How has it shaped ones identity?
How did you alter those early definitions that you received from family and culture as you matured?
In the era of #MeToo, how do you see women speaking out about their expectation affecting the cultural definition of masculinity?
Millennials are also blinding our definitions and expectations of gender. How have these shifting identities and values shown up in your work?
What is “healthy” masculinity? What is “unhealthy” masculinity?
Explore the concepts of “safety” and “danger” with us in these larger contexts. For example: What about the myth of the dangerous man being attractive to women, bit not to live with?
How can me deal with those conflicting messages from women?
What can women do to support “healthy” masculinity?
In constellations are there patterns that show up around the masculine that we can be mindful of?
Has facilitating constellations changed your perception of masculine and feminine? If so, in what ways?
Can patriarchy change? What would be needed for that kind of structural social shift to occur?
In constellation work as facilitators are there ways we can be aware and support the cultivation of healthy masculine?