BE YOUR OWN HERO
Do other men look up to you? Do women respect the man you are? Do you express your feelings in a manly way?
Do you have the respect of your co-worker? Do you know the hero who sleeps in you? Do you enjoy heart-connected sex?
You’re successful. You make more money than your father. Life is all blue sky. You deserve happiness, but you feel unsatisfied and incomplete.
Something’s missing. You ask yourself what other successful men frequently ask: “This is all there is?” MONEY CAN’T BUY AUTHENTIC MANHOOD.
Your hero isn’t for sale, and it never was. Your I.Q. is high. Your emotional intelligence might not be.
Your connections with other men may lack substance and trust. Your relationships with women may lack intimacy. Emotional honesty isn’t optional. Living in integrity is critical for every man, and being emotionally honest with friends and partners is an integral part of your manhood.
Masculine vulnerability isn’t optional either. A man who can’t feel his own pain can’t feel anyone else’s pain either. There’s nothing manly about being emotionally shut down, particularly since it’s typically fear that stands in the way. Fear in all its guises is the greatest obstacle to authentic manhood.
An authentic man doesn’t live in fear. He works through it instead.
Space is limited.
To ensure each man has a unique, rich experience, Ken and Owen have intentionally limited registration to just 16 men. So don’t miss out. Reserve your spot now to begin your hero’s journey October 26, 2012.
THE UNIQUE MAN CAMP WEEKEND’S APPROACH
Unlike other workshops that promise to train men to become new-age warriors, Ken and Owen promise to put you onto the path that will allow you to become the man you’ve envisioned, your own hero, but haven’t been able to actualize. Ken and Owen began their brand of men’s work 25 years ago, after both experienced a powerful shift in the nature and quality of their manhood.
Ken’s book, Act Like a Man, chronicles his group’s journey over fifteen years, and it demonstrates that every man has the innate ability to do this work. All that’s required is the willingness to be open and honest, and speak from the heart.
We find the notion of training men, offensive. Men respond naturally to Ken and Owen’s hands-on approach to helping them achieve their highest sense of manhood. This work isn’t subtle however, and when you leave the weekend, you’ll feel a shift in your spirit that is your awakened hero.
You’ll be competent to work with other men in the true spirit of authentic friendship. You’ll be capable of creating lifetime friendships. This is just one of the priceless gifts you’ll appreciate giving yourself. You deserve to be your own hero.
Ken and Owen will guide you to actualizing him.
This phenomenal personal growth can only be accomplished in an atmosphere of absolute safety and trust. Ken and Owen rigorously monitor this over the entire weekend.
Judgments, opinions, advice, and criticism are not acceptable or allowed during the retreat. Sharing each other’s experiences, on an emotional level, is a proven, positive, and useful tool for hero work.
And it is this type of sharing between men that creates authentic change. Ken and Owen quickly ascertain each man’s needs, and they ensure they’re consistently met. No man is ever left behind. Each man has an equal voice. There are no leaders in our workshops.
Ken Solin and Owen Marcus have worked with men for a combined 50 years, and have guided men to waken their heroes and connect men with other men, and with women, through their hearts and spirits, not their heads.
WHAT IS YOUR STRUGGLE?
How long will you suffer the feeling that something important is missing in your life before you take responsibility and act?
How long will you struggle with the issues that limit your joy? How many failed relationships and missed opportunities with women will happen before you act?
Do you enjoy non-judgmental friendships with other men that feel safe enough to be your unique, authentic self? Do you feel isolated from other men?
Does your life include the supportive camaraderie of other, like-minded men? Do your primary relationships with friends, partners, and children embrace emotional intimacy? Do you struggle with emotional honesty?
DEVELOPING YOUR MASCULINE VULNERABILITY
Emotional awareness and emotional integrity are key components in every healthy relationship. Fear of vulnerability and lack of trust can prevent men from enjoying the deep emotional connections that are an integral part of every relationship.
Discover how empowering it is to share your story with other men and be supported, unconditionally.
Discover how unburdening yourself with the care and support of other men helps ease your pain, and create new space for personal growth.
When you were a boy, you had best friends. Who are you best friends now?
They’re more important now than ever because your challenges as a man can easily overwhelm you. YOU NEED AND DESERVE AUTHENTIC FRIENDSHIPS THAT ARE AVAILABLE 24/7/365.
The registration fee of just $897 includes shared cabin accommodations for 2 nights, 3 gourmet meals a day, the Ropes Course, the Manhood 2.0, Be Your Own Hero Workshops, and a complimentary copy of Ken Solin’s Act Like a Man. Register with a friend and receive a $100 discount.
YOUR WORLD CAN CHANGE OVER A WEEKEND
When a group of men, particularly first-time retreat participants, gather together for a weekend in a beautiful location and receive simple instruction and authentic male support– lives begin to shift, and heroes begin to stir. The mask falls away, and the hidden man emerges with untapped inner strength that becomes the foundation for his manhood.
Owen and Ken give men the necessary tools to teach each other the rights of passage that fathers stopped teaching their sons centuries ago. Owen and Ken believe in the ability of every man to become his own hero. Their specialty, and the retreat’s focus, is working with men who have never done this type of work before.
Once the simple guidelines for the weekend are shared, the safety that is imperative for men to fully participate is ensured, and each man feels able to open his heart without fear.
But men can’t sit on their butts talking about their issues all weekend. That’s not how men process their emotions. So we have arranged to spend part of the weekend having every man participate in a ropes course that’s sure to wake up your physical hero.
We offer this in the spirit of building trust and confidence, but also just because it’s fun. Men can’t avoid fear, but must face it squarely instead, and then move beyond it. That’s part of building your hero.
There’s a short hike up to the course that will energize everyone for the excitement of the ropes course.
Experiences shared on an emotional level trump advice; an open heart frees a man’s soul; emotional honesty is the ultimate manly behavior; the quality of manhood is entirely self-determined; unresolved fear is the enemy that prevents men from achieving their individual greatness; men can be trusted; men can become their own heroes.
These are key principles for this unique men’s retreat. When each man goes home, he will take with him the invaluable lessons that will sustain him for the rest of his life. It’s that powerful.
THE WEEKEND IS JUST THE BEGINNING
While a weekend might seem brief to accomplish life-changing goals, our pledge is that each man will leave with an enhanced sense of manhood that will connect him with his hero, and afford him deeper intimacy in every one of his relationships.
But the hero work only begins after the weekend ends. It continues as each man creates his own unique support system of like minded men.
Few men have spent an entire weekend with other men that didn’t include fishing, hunting, or sports oriented activities. Ken’s book describes the terror he felt at his group’s first weekend retreat. His fear subsided quickly however as the other men noticed his discomfort and reassured him he wouldn’t be singled out for attack or criticism.
Ken and Owen realize a first-time retreat can feel intimidating, and accordingly they consider each man’s well being their primary responsibility. The retreat centers around men learning to achieve the spirit of brotherhood.
Ken and Owen’s groups have met for a combined 50 years, and what they know with absolute certainty is that no two groups need look alike or run the same. The uniqueness of men makes variations inevitable. Men aren’t robots, they’re individuals, and every group reflects that.
Ken and Owen don’t instruct men in any traditional men’s modalities, but instead, encourage men to create their own hero work using the principles shared over the weekend.
The retreat isn’t new age or out of synch with men’s abilities. All that’s required is the willingness to be open and honest. Ken and Owen believe in empowering men by nurturing and respecting their male character.
Friendships are born out of this process, and it’s not uncommon for men to maintain these connections for a lifetime. That’s the power of this weekend retreat.
ALL TYPES OF MEN ENJOY THE WEEKEND
Shy men quickly become engaged, and a lifetime of self-limiting behavior evaporates once the safety and confidentiality of the retreat participants is assured.
Angry men learn to put an end to the dysfunctional behavior that makes them too risky for anyone to trust.
All that is required is the desire for change. Ken and Owen will provide the tools for that change, and each man becomes a guide for other men.
There are no leaders in our groups, because we’ve discovered none is needed. When each man’s voice is equal, the results are spectacular.
MEN NEED MEN
Sitting together and talking about issues with other men feels like hanging out, but with focused intention and purpose. Absent the distractions of everyday life, men experience a kind of camaraderie they want it in their lives permanently.
Working with his new band of brothers allows each man to let go of all the ways he protects, performs and projects.
Each man’s partner, family and career take on a new paradigm, based on confidence and newly discovered competence.
Maybe that’s because he’s getting renewed or maybe it’s the newfound joy he feels, knowing that more is readily available.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU?
We’ve explained what you can expect from the weekend retreat. Now we want to be clear regarding what we expect from you in order to make your weekend fruitful.
To get the maximum results from your retreat experience, you’ll want to participate enthusiastically. There are no spectators at our retreats, and our 50 years of experience strongly suggest that you will want to become quickly, fully engaged.
We’ll give you the tools to tap into your inner hero, and remove the barriers that have separated you from unconditional friendships with other men. All the exercises are done in an environment of safety.
While we promise the weekend will be fun, and even funny at times, nothing worthwhile in life ever comes easily. We’ll show you how to unload a lifetime of flawed notions about your manhood, and replace them with the tools for authentic change.
Ken and Owen provide a safe, guided experience that enables men to be together in a micro-community for 48 hours. Through tens of thousands of hours of sitting with men over decades, Ken and Owen have learned to share how to become an integral part of a group of men.
Within each of us is the primordial need to be in a tribe. The retreat is every man’s opportunity to feel the joy that is being supported by other men, and the deep belly laughs that can only be shared by men who know and trust each other, unconditionally.
Ken and Owen
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