From Strength to Strength

A man I’ve sat in circle with over the years has done a tremendous amount of healing from early childhood abuse.   In the safety of our circle, and with the help of a skilled counsellor, he has courageously released a lifetime of rage and frustration that had kept him timid and submissive.    He  Read more

March 7, 2013 in Blog Post by Patrick O'Connor

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“A Man Shall Leave His Mother….”

A few years back, while speaking at a conference of Family Studies teachers in Ontario about an adolescent boy’s need to separate from his mother, I saw a woman in the front row with tears streaming down her face.   At the end of my talk, she thanked me for helping her understand why her  Read more

January 26, 2013 in Blog Post by Patrick O'Connor

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Navigating Anger, Part 3: Why We Get Angry

Doug could fight with the best of them and I only saw him lose to one guy, his older brother Donnie.  In the basement at their house, Donnie would tease Doug, the words would escalate, then Doug would lunge at his brother, and the fight was on.  I would cringe in fear and fascination at  Read more

August 7, 2012 in Blog Post by Patrick O'Connor

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Navigating Anger, Part 2, The Body Level

Be angry, but do not sin. Ephesians 4:26 Enjoying the smooth peddle strokes of my bike, I coasted lazily towards a t-intersection on a quiet tree lined street in my neighborhood of Old South, London.  The soft morning sunlight filtered down through the canopy of old trees causing fluttering shadows on the pavement.   Suddenly, breaking  Read more

August 1, 2012 in Blog Post by Patrick O'Connor

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Descent Into Ashes…

“Ashes to ashes, dust to dust;” ancient words we’re not used to hearing these days.   Ashes are dry, lifeless flakes of things once living and now dead.  Christians are anointed with them on Ash Wednesday. In navigating the masculine journey, ashes are a symbolic reminder that many of our goals, dreams, and desires don’t turn  Read more

March 8, 2012 in Blog Post, Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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