Who is for?
- website’s target population are adolescent, youth, adult and mature men who aspire towards personal growth and development.
- is a male-sensitive model of working with the emotions of men across the South African spectrum. Men who are interested in personal growth and development, healing and transformation may benefit from the services and resources of .
Some of the concerns that have been dealt with by include:
|Identity Concerns||Personal control issues||Meaning/Existential conflicts||Historical issues|
|Low self-esteem and feelings of shame||Addictions (substance, sexual, monetary)||Work and professional related meaning crisis||Unresolved attachment issues with caregivers|
|Lack of self-confidence||Impulsivity, obsessions||Lack of meaning in life||Physical, emotional and sexual abuse by parents and family members|
|Career/professional identity||Inability to express or extreme expressions of emotion, self-loathing and self-harm||Religious /ideological conflict/abuse||Childhood abandonment and rejection|
|Manhood, not feeling man enough, self-doubts about masculinity||Extremities of mood: depression, anxiety||Concerns about lack of love and belief beyond oneself (spirit and soul emptiness)||Father-son and mother son issues|
|Gender and sexual identity concerns, unwanted same-sex attraction||Anger, aggression and urgent recurrent fantasies of violating others. These may include domestic violence, rape fantasies, and thoughts of violating women and children||Quest to cultivate a practical spirituality: courage, humility, mindfulness||Family betrayal and other familial concerns|
is a platform:
- For men’s narratives about diverse personal issues pertinent to being a man in the world with self and others (leisure, work, career, family, personal transformation, etc.)
- For the promotion of non-erotic male to male attachments, bonding and networking
- On which to explore manhood concerns
- To promote men’s efforts to become better men
- For improved male self-awareness
- To explore male psycho-social concerns
- To promote, personal growth, self-transformation, and positive behavior change consistent with the male-code relevant to a particular man.
- site is also linked to a Facebook page, click here as well as the blog page African men and Masculinities hosted by professor Kopano Ratele, a masculinity specialist https://newafricanmen.wordpress.com/tag/kopano-ratele/. To communicate with us please call or send an email.