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PathFinders for Boys – Offered This Fall at the Wholeness Center in Valley Cottage NY – starting September 16th 2017

 Guiding boys ages 10-13
to live authentic lives
with integrity.

PathFinders for Boys is for the curious boy who wants to learn more about life’s mysteries while cultivating honesty, openness, and fairness in his life. PFB teaches the new form of masculinity: powerful yet just, adventurous yet respectful. A dynamic, experiential training using body movement, games and lessons that boys can implement immediately in their lives.

 

Click here to schedule a call to
learn more about how your son would benefit

or

Click here to pay the $450 tuition

 


 For Boys Who Want to Learn The Way of the Path

ACTION — CHALLENGE — FUN — CONFIDENCE — ADVENTURE — RESPECT

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 PathFinders for Boys is for the curious boy who wants to learn more about life’s mysteries while cultivating honesty, openness, and  fairness in his life. PFB teaches the new form of masculinity: powerful yet just, adventurous yet respectful. A dynamic, experiential training using body movement, games and lessons that boys can implement immediately in their lives.

PathFinders is for boys who wish to:

  • Have more confidence
  • Learn about healthy boundaries
  • Participate in fun, challenging activities that have a point
  • Develop greater emotional intelligence
  • Develop meaningful friendships and relationships
  • Experience being successful in learning things that matter
  • Trust their intuition and sense of self
  • Understand and trust their unique gifts and abilities
  • Explore deeper questions within a community of like-minded boys
  • Learn about making a difference in the world

 

Being a boy in today’s world is hard…

Do you want to be more like the action heroes in all the movies, but do it in your own unique life? Do you want to be a leader amongst your friends? Do you want to get more respect in your life? Then PFB might be the place for you.

We created PFB for the boy who wants adventure and is just starting to learn about how the world works. The boy who wants to learn to take action and step into his power while still retaining the playfulness that keeps life fun.

Young Pathfinders is a chance to bond with boys from all over the area, expanding their circle of well-rounded friends.

Who is it for?

Boys ages 10-13…

 

What can your boy expect?

  • Saturday Sept 16th, 2017 –  2 hour kickoff session
  • Nine 75-minute meetings on Mondays, from 5pm-6:15pm
  • A safe, controlled environment where learning happens in a container of mutual respect
  • To laugh, to feel inspired, to experience the opposite of bored and zoned out
  • A place you can find yourself, say what you want to say and feel what you need to feel
  • An adventure to a land out beyond the place where you worry what people think of you, past those spots where people attack you, far away from where you are lonely and powerless
  • To be challenged  – with care and commitment
  • To start to learn how to have tools and ninja skills to be the best you can be
  • To practice showing up and facing the uncomfortable and challenging things in life
  • A Transition and Integration Ceremony on Nov 18th, 2017 to share his adventure with friends and family and move into this new phase in his life.

Dates for PathFinders for Boys Program at the Wholeness Center in Valley Cottage

Kick off – Saturday Sept 16th, 2017 10am-12pm  

and Monday’s Sept 18th – Nov 13th 5p-6:15p

Graduation Ritual Nov 18th 10am-12pm         

Cost:  $450 – Payment Plans available
$25 discount for each boy enrolling in the buddy system (two boys enrolling together) 

Click here to schedule a call to
learn more about how your son would benefit

or

Click here to pay the $450 tuition

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Virtual Men’s Gathering- Free Online Groups Open to All Men

Power packed meetings designed to ratchet up
your Spirit, Connection, and Inner Happiness

 

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These free gatherings are havens for “up to something” men to go and share ideas, challenges and inspiration. They have a bit of a “council of elders feel” that happens when you get men together for no other reason than to improve their lives and the world.

We gather on most Thursday nights at 8pm to 930pm EST. These groups are free to join and there are different men there each time so come check it out.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/5162593157

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): 14086380968,5162593157# or 16465588656,5162593157#

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 516 259 3157
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference…


Article published in the June 2011 issue of Natural Awakenings: The Power of Men’s Circles By Tom Kelley

To most men, “men’s work” means such things as going to a job and achieving success, providing for a family, building a deck off the back of the house and helping out in the community. We also have been taught that the term “be a man” means to always have your guard up, don’t show any emotions except anger, and never appear vulnerable. This style of thinking has evolved over the years. Hollywood’s 50’s and 60’s tough guys have morphed into slightly more multi-dimensional characters. But the core message remains: real men still don’t eat quiche. Our society and culture often does not encourage men to ever stop and feel; to look inside themselves and ask the questions:

What do I want?

Do my needs matter?

What is my purpose?

How can I feel empowered in my romantic relationship and in my job?

This has resulted in generations of men out of touch with their feelings and their power with no way to articulate why they are frustrated and drifting through life. Men’s Circles One way for men to reconnect with themselves and increase their focus is to form a regular meeting circle with other men. The size of the group works well at anywhere from 5 to 16 men. The group should be large enough to shift the focus off the individual but not too have too many members thus prohibiting each man from getting to speak regularly.

In order for most men to be comfortable enough to discuss issues that previously have been off limits, the right environment must be created. One of the first ways to do this is to set up firm ground rules around how the group interacts. Certain upfront agreements are crucial to building the trust necessary to go to a deeper level of communication. The first rule is no talking over, or cutting someone off, when they are speaking. Notice how common this is the next time you are in a group of men. It is the main form of communication in bars, golf courses and workplaces. Its absence in a men’s group encourages a free flow of authentic feelings to surface, which starts the process of reconnecting to our power.

All men also must agree that all things talked about in the circle are confidential. When this trust is established the men are much more likely to go deeper into themselves. Another aspect of a highly functioning men’s group is avoiding trying to “fix” the person or his problem. Rather, evoke from him the truth that he already knows but is feeling blocked from being able to do anything about. This is done by asking questions or offering new perspectives on the issue. In time, these techniques create a supportive, non-judgmental setting. It becomes a place where real breakthroughs can happen and men can feel what they feel, know what they want, and reclaim their power. And, if they want, they even can feel free to eat quiche. –