Feb 10, 2022
Today we are speaking with Men's Guide and Facilitator, Paul Simard. Paul is a TEDx Speaker (The Mythical Man), and a trained mental wellness and small-group facilitator, as well as a coach focusing on men and couples, as well as small-to-medium sized organizations.
He is the founder of huMENity, a peer-driven support community that encourages men to connect more deeply with their emotional and physical selves, as well as a facilitator and men’s coach. His work focuses on men of all ages, in small group work as well as one-on-one coaching.
He uses a variety of tools in order to create safe spaces for participants to move through a range of experiences, from stress and anxiety to addiction, abuse and trauma. His primary goal is to help participants to create a deeper sense of alignment within in order to set the foundation for more empowering and fruitful relationships, whether that is at home, in the community or in the workplace.
He is also the author of many
articles on mental wellness, masculinity/femininity and leadership,
and has been a guest on multiple podcasts and at several speaking
In this episode we discussed:
1) The guideposts for his work
as a Men’s Guide and Facilitator are remembering and
permission. Remembering that you matter, giving grace towards
yourself, and permission to explore more of what you may want,
exploring what you are feeling and using these two pillars as guide
rails in the growth journey.
2) The messaging around shame, vulnerability, being open, blame, discomfort and it all intertwines in our relationships and experiences as humans.
3) How as women we can create an environment that is more conducive and open for men to share their experiences and emotions. This is important not just for our significant others, but also as a mom of 2 boys, I found this to be incredibly important to embrace the terms modelling and letting go. Letting go, meaning letting our boys have the opportunity to learn from their choices in life as opposed to micromanaging everything as a parent.
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