Welcome to Stockholm’s Men’s Gathering. Our world is changing. Our role as men is changing. Technology has given us a new paradigm for work, sharing ideas, and living our lives moment by moment. We can either adapt and face these changes or be left behind to suffer the consequences. And to the inevitable existential crisis we are facing, the question arises…who are we as men in the context of the world today?
Where do you stand in the face of the #METOO movement? How does one transition from boyhood to manhood in a culture that lacks a rites of passage? How do you carry yourself when being a man implies you must earn the trust of women, and all are potential predators? How do you follow your natural ambition when having any power or authority makes you part of the tyranny of patriarchy? How should we handle the general consensus that good men are few and far between? How do we move from a place of guilt for being a man into empowerment and integrity?
What also of the internal struggle of man? How do we deal with our emotions? What is toxic masculinity? How do we identify and heal past traumas that limit us from authentic and nurturing connection? How can we cultivate a deep meaningful sexuality that is fun, safe, and fulfilling? How can we empower ourselves and take responsibility IN our power? Have healthy competition and collaboration with our brothers and peers? What is a purposeful life and what tools and methods are available to create one? What does living a life of integrity mean? And how do we cultivate relationships that encourage development towards living a life of a healthy human being?
It is our belief and experience that doing men’s work is the most effective way to find the answers to these questions. There is something incredibly valuable that can only happen when men share with other men their personal struggles, advice, support, and most importantly love and respect. There is a global need, a call to arms, an opportunity for the rise of healthy, strong, wise, compassionate, and mature men. We invite you to come and answer the call with us.
Our goal is to help you define what manhood means for you. It would be foolish to think that there is one definitive answer to any of these questions and to acknowledge different methods and tools is a wise approach. Our aim is to bring a variety of approaches from the world of men’s work, so that you can explore what it means to be a man in the 21st century for yourself.
So, this is an invitation for you to explore. Explore what it is that you are missing, to discover what is your strength, and find what calls you to step up and take on the challenge. We invite you to take the next step in your personal journey of redefining your manhood together.
Welcome to Stockholm Men’s Gathering, we are looking forward to you fully showing up.