13:21 Friday 26 January 2018 JST The co-gender circle will meet every Monday starting in February. Soon the men’s circle will meet every week as well, I am fairly certain.
12:22 Wednesday 17 January 2018 JST We had a great meeting last night with seven men in the circle. This month has 5 Tuesdays, so normally we would skip the 5th Tuesday. This month we will have a meeting on the 5th Tuesday. Soon I imagine we will meet every Tuesday and have the co-gender group meet on a different day.
22:10 Tuesday 26 September 2017 JST Tonight the co-gender group had its first meeting after our initial 8 meetings. Two new people came and seemed keen enough that they will attend again. I did a process which helped people see the value of emotional clearing work: Feeling: anger at my wife because she buys crap she does not need Anger source: helpless, feeling sadness that consumerism is polluting earth Feel sadness where: actually not in my body, like it’s out in front of me, like I have lost touch with my groundedness How to regain groundedness: go climb a tree, reconnect with nature So to recap, my anger at my wife is really hiding sadness about my own disconnect from nature. [Read more...]
Pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long run, according to new UC Berkeley research. “We found that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer negative emotions, which adds up to better psychological health,” said study senior author Iris Mauss, an associate professor of psychology at UC Berkeley. Read more at http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/08/10/emotionalacceptance/
Seven men in attendance tonight, including two new men.
(posted by Takeshi on Facebook) The men’s group is a safe place to discuss anything that is weighing on our hearts out minds. Anything that is said in the group remains in the group. It’s not a social gathering; there’s no smoking, drinking, eating.. But we are a close knit group. Over time we get to know each other well, and this requires a commitment to the work.. this is really a commitment to yourself to improve yourself and become the man you are meant to be. [Read more...]
Three remaining members of Tokyo I-group met last night and expressed interest in expanding our community which has been in hibernation for some years. Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday October 23rd (2015) in Hiroo. This meeting is only for MKP men, but we will be discussing ways to expand the group, and probably include new men at future meetings.