A Hunger for Healing Men’s Issues and the Return of Emergent Men’s Work

A Hunger for Healing Men’s Issues and the Return of Emergent Men’s Work: A 2 hour talk for Men and Women with Simon Roe and William Ayot

When and Where: Wednesday 6th Sep 2023 13.00-15.00 BST Online

About this event

There’s a resurgent curiosity around men’s issues and a corresponding hunger for emergent men’s work. But what is it that men do together? What are the fears and what are the benefits? Join experienced rites of passage leaders William & Simon as they dispel some of the myths and lay out some of the methodologies of their powerful tradition.

Men’s work has been around for centuries. Originally seen in ancient rituals and mystery schools, it was carried forward through tribal rites of passage, and revived in the latter part of the 20th Century – both as a supportive response to feminism, and a way to initiate men into fuller, healthier forms of manhood. This talk finishes with an open Q & A session.

Women and those who support men in their healing journeys are especially welcome.

Learning Objective Participants Can Expect From This Event

  • Understanding of ‘men’s work’ methodologies
  • Give therapists (male and female) an insight into emergent men’s work
  • The uses of poetry, ritual and body work in rites of passage


This 2-hour workshop will be recorded and you can pre-purchase the recording before the event. This will be useful for colleagues who are not able to attend the event live and also for those who attend the event live and want to watch again.

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The self-select fee is a radical inclusion policy to open learning for all colleagues. The guide price for this event is £20.00, however, we appreciate that income varies greatly in different locations and circumstances. Please contribute what you can to help us maintain inclusive professional training.

William Ayot

William Ayot is an award-winning poet, author, teacher and ritualist. Over three decades, he has organized, hosted, facilitated and led, men’s and mixed personal development events and rites of passage, working in rehab, correctional, personal development and organizational contexts. He uses poetry and the arts to teach leadership in boardrooms and business schools around the world, currently teaching on the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD. William also designs and leads bespoke rituals for individuals and groups in his purpose-built ritual garden in Monmouthshire, Wales. Writing includes the play, Bengal Lancer, three collections of poetry, and a prose book on ritual. He is currently writing a book for and about men in a time of epochal change. William leads personal tailor-made rituals for people in South Wales, UK. He is available for one-to-one coaching online.

Website | www.williamayot.com

LinkedIn | William Ayot

Simon Roe

Simon Roe originally trained as a body psychotherapist with Nick Totton & Em Edmondson and has nearly 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and groups. For the last 25 years’ he has worked almost exclusively with men & teenage boys in a variety of settings including 1-1 psychotherapy, domestic violence work and Rites of Passage events. He is a Respect approved trainer & supervisor for domestic violence practitioners and is the director of Two Wolves Consultancy and Training. Simon has recently completed a foundation course in Process Oriented Psychology – an approach which increasingly informs his practice. Simon is a fully accredited member of the Association of Facilitators.



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EarthSpirit Centre, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset. Sunday 25 Feb 2024-Thursday 29th Feb 2024
To See all the Details go to https://therapyandcounselling.co.uk/workshop-for-men-feb-2024/


Books for Sale williamayot.com/shop/

  • Re-enchanting the Forest: Meaningful Ritual in a Secular World by William Ayot
  • The Inheritance by William Ayot
  • Small Things that Matter by William Ayot
  • E-mail from the Soul: New & Selected Leadership Poems by William Ayot