MI News December 2011 ­ News ­ The Male Initiative

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MI News December 2011

Thank you for supporting the aims of the Male Initiative. It is inspiring to know that there are others wanting to help heal the alienation between men and women.

Our first workshop at the end of October was successful and encouraging for me. The nine men who attended gave great feedback at the close of the day. One man in his late sixties said, "Now I understand why my relationships with women have not been successful." Another said, "I wish I had this information at the start of my marriage." When I hear these comments I feel we are on the right track.

Two men in the Byron Bay area have offered to bring together a group of men for a Male Initiative workshop, and another plans to do the same on the Sunshine Coast. For me this is an ideal way to get the ball rolling and keep testing the content of the workshop before promoting it heavily. So if you feel moved to do the same I would be happy to hear from you.

My partner Janet and I leave for India on the 16th December and will be away till the 7th January. So hopefully, after we get back, I can run a few workshops in the first three months of next year.

I have been invited to speak at the Sexuality and Consciousness Conference to be held in Byron Bay on 10th, 11th, 12th February. I decided to accept the invitation, and will be speaking on Saturday 11th. This will be a one hour introduction to the Male Initiative Workshop, talking about our sexual conditioning and the dysfunctional beliefs we have inherited, followed by comparing conventional sex to conscious lovemaking.

That brings us to the launch of our six day Making Love Retreat on the 1st March in Byron Bay. This is the first time this amazing retreat is to be run in Australia. Our teachers Diana and Michael Richardson have been presenting this retreat in Europe for nearly twenty years, and they have entrusted us with the honour of presenting it in Australia. This retreat is not about learning techniques or building excitement, rather it is an invitation to men and women to allow the intelligence of male and female bodies the opportunity to make love the way nature intended.

If you would like to know more about this beautiful approach you can purchase the book Tantric Sex for Men. It's a must read, so down to earth, practical, simple and profound.

Finally, if you feel inclined to spread the word you may like to pass the Male Initiative web address on to a friend or two.

Have a great Christmas and New Year celebration and I will be in touch after we get back.

Gene