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Touching Base

Our best version of our self emerges when we interoceptively look within and develop insight and awareness on how we tick –  physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually.  For men, we lost the GPS system to our emotional and mental health landscape about 8 years old.  You know, ‘boys don’t cry.’  Our old logical mind is trying to add it all up 2 plus 2 equals 4 – but this emotional stuff – it ain’t logical!!

Fortunately, there is beginning to be more acceptance of our mental health now.  Rather than converting our vulnerability and anxiety into ANGER – we are sometimes vulnerable and don’t cope emotionally.

There is far more universal acceptance ~ that we can’t always cope.  We just need to believe that within ourselves and instead of kicking the shit out of ourselves – can we learn to have acceptance, compassion and loving-kindness – of the part of us that isn’t coping?

It’s okay to ‘touch base’ – there’s no judgment!!  It’s like building our insight into our inner landscape, improving our well-being for us & those we love.

Navigating Change

The male role-modeling provided us about close and loving relationships was, guess what? Is somewhat outdated! We have not been shown how and continually asked by our loved ones to change. We offer a non-judgmental approach to finding the inner tools to navigate the intimate complexities our relationships experience.

Evolving Masculinity

It is time for our masculinity to evolve and start to show up. Human kind is heading to Mars but despite that, our ‘reptilian brain’ is still dominating much of our behavior. Our partner’s want our mature masculinity, the ‘safe rock’ and as men we are capable of finding the ‘Spirit Warrior’ within sharing energies of strength, compassion and kindness.

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When I walked into his office I was pissed right off and blaming everyone including the world. Mark was able to allow me to vent and slowly over time enable me to see beyond my anger and look deeper to the fact that my anxiety fueled my anger. I liked the way he would engage me by normalizing my anger, sadly it’s common for most of us men. Mark would externalize all the inner ‘talking’ in my head, the “monkey mind” he called it and I would find myself laughing at how much shit goes on in my head and no wonder I use to lose it. It wasn’t anybody else fault I was doing it to myself really and then the ‘pennies started to drop’.

George B

The depth of work that Mark has done is incredible. His intuitive ability is beyond what I have ever seen. His empathetic curiosity allowed me to deeply explore the old hurts that I falsely comforted. The way he held the therapeutic space made it so safe to allow the old painful vulnerability to surface, be healed and reconciled.

Lana C

The work I have completed has really assisted come into a new relationship with myself. I am coming to terms with my loneliness and experiencing more enjoyment in life.

Clinton F

Men’s Sensitivity – Loving Acceptance or Ashamed Paradox?

Men’s Sensitivity – Loving Acceptance or Ashamed Paradox? Men’s sensitivity is so misunderstood and predominantly disowned by men.  We are talking about men’s sensitivity (our innate being) and the potentially associated shame that men have […]

Men’s Anger – Healing ~ Our Internal Toxic Judgements

Men’s Anger – Healing ~ Our Internal Judgements Our emotion of anger is generally a reaction to external triggers.  We men have been socially conditioned to react with anger.  We are not allowed to show […]

Men’s Depression ~ ‘Feeling like Shit’

Men’s Depression the Hidden Secret Depression and men’s dark experience of it can be much hidden.  The Alpha male in us does not want to admit that I am not coping with the depressive flatness, […]

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For generations the role of the male, especially in western society had been clearly defined with an expectation that men should be constantly strong without showing or recognising anything that could be perceived as weakness. Showing emotion, admitting to stress or worries – anything that failed to live up to the pre-determined definition of masculinity was treated with contempt and often ridicule.

It is no wonder that under these onerous conditions the well-being and mental health of men deteriorated with little recourse, as society as a whole had little or no empathy for this situation and was rarely driven to treat it with the level of concern that it truly deserved.

Fortunately, attitudes and awareness are changing for the better with an understanding that men are just as vulnerable, sensitive and emotional as any other sector of society. And as this cognizance grows, so does the need for services that help men through their periods of stress, depression and failing relationships.

At Geelong Men’s Counselling Services, we are specialists in providing therapy for men and dealing with problems associated with men’s mental health in Geelong. We acknowledge the intrinsic link between all aspects of the psyche - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual - and focus our work on getting all four elements synchronized in perfect harmony.

For too long, only physical well being for men was ever considered important but a slow and gradual realisation that mental well being was equally significant was sufficient to sow the seeds of recognition that emotional and spiritual health deserve equal attention. However, it is a change that is not yet universally accepted but with a growing insight, society is definitely moving in the right direction.

Our men’s mental health services in Geelong offers the opportunity for you to develop an understanding of your own inner strengths and mechanisms which will assist you in dealing with situations and conditions that have a detrimental affect upon your well-being. An empathic and non-judgemental chance to challenge the culture of your own thinking (that has been instilled through traditional societal values) that may be holding you back from effectively dealing with those thoughts, feelings and situations that damage your well-being. You will learn the true value of loving yourself as well as others and come to appreciate the value that you have, especially to yourself.

If you routinely feel stressed, fatigued, nervous, hopeless or depressed you may well benefit from undertaking men’s therapy that we provide in Werribee and other areas of Geelong. Recognising the signs and symptoms of poor mental health is the first step to making a recovery – recognising that there is the opportunity to undertake effective treatment in the form of therapy for men online or men’s counselling online is the next simple step.

At Geelong Men’s Counselling Service, we are dedicated to the promotion of men’s well-being and mental health. If you need a therapist for men in Ballarat or men’s counselling in Torquay, reach out to us, and start the journey to your well-being.