53. Healing, Honouring and Tackling the Wounded Masculine with Ben Bidwell
Ben Bidwell is a mindset & purpose coach, writer & public speaker who is stripping back the conversation to change the stigma about mental health.
He once lived uninspired, driven by other people’s expectations at the cost of his own unique authenticity, but what he now knows is that external validation doesn’t bring an internal sense of fulfillment. Whilst he was ticking boxes that society deemed successful, the empty feeling he felt on the inside often led him to ask himself, “Is there more to life?”.
Having been on his own journey, his goal is very clear. Every day he aims to show up authentically to inspire his audience to connect more with who they are at their best, the person their heart craves them to be.
In this episode, we talk all about masculine and feminine energy, toxic masculinity (or, toxic conditioning), wounded masculine traits, sex and intimacy, feeling our feelings and what we can do to help the men in our lives be more authentic.
2:02 Ben’s journey from the wounded to the divine masculine
9:36 Connecting to your inner feminine as a man
14:06 The polarity of masculine and feminine energies in sex
18:38 Holding space for your partner to be sensitive
24:10 The role of wounded/healthy masculinity in an age where women still don’t feel safe
32:45 Your wound is not your fault, but your healing is your responsibility
36:31 Mel’s 3 questions
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