Sacred Sons Men's Work Facilitator Training is an intensive training dedicated to providing men the skillset, container, and mentorship to embody the way of men's work facilitation. Each student will have the opportunity to run his own council during the training with a panel of facilitator feedback.
Men will have the opportunity to return home to their communities with the skillset and resources to start or deepen their men's work leadership path as a Sacred Sons ambassador and a Level 1 Men's Work Facilitation Training Certificate.
The core of facilitation training is comprised of inner-work. The process of becoming clear in our bodies, minds, and spirit is what paves the way for skillset and knowledge to root down. This training will require students to have some degree of inner-work experience with Sacred Sons (see prerequisites below).
We will have lecture sessions that explore deep concepts, structures, and best practices for running men's councils. The lecture sessions will use Sacred Sons council methodologies that are present in all of our circles and gatherings.
The bulk experience of this training will be live practice. Each man will get the chance to run council on the training with full feedback from the the facilitator panel. Men will have the opportunity to bring forth their unique presence from the frameworks of Sacred Sons council methodologies.
The training will offer men the pathway of becoming an official Sacred Sons Ambassador. Each man will be presented with the onboarding information so that he can return to his community with all the resources to begin running Sacred Sons men's circles.
The facilitator intensive is designed for men who are:
Jason is a Sacred Sons co-founder, Chief of Experiential Development, & Director of Training.
He has spent the past 10 years gathering fuel for the fire of men's work through shadow work, breathwork,
Jason has spent 1000hrs+ training in facilitating men's work. He has bore witness to thousands of men's individual processes. He has spent the past 10 years gathering fuel for the fire of Sacred Sons men's work through Shadow Work, Emotional Intelligence, Breathwork, Archetypal Psychology, Active Listening, Ancestral Health/Nutrition, Yoga, Life Strategy, Diversity Awareness, Plant Medicines and Forgiveness.
After surviving a coma from drug and alcohol abuse early in life, Jason made an agreement to serve life and all that grows within it. From this devotion, he brings paradigm piercing medicine to containers while still being a student of the unknown.
Jason has previously held roles as a creative director in the corporate realm, multiple council chairs in the Mankind Project, and as media producer.
Jason has chosen this path of facilitating men's work to help restore the father archetype on this planet. He has had the honor and privilege to study and train with 1st wave mentors of the of the "Men's Work Movement", and is grateful to be a bridge of that lineage into the modern men's work movement.
Neil is the Executive Director and Director of the Sacred Sons Ambassador Program.
He is here to show men the art of listening to their hearts. His ever expanding heart and self-determination is the burning torch that guides. This torch led him to serve the creation of a nonprofit in Panama eight years ago that supports education for indigenous communities.
He is now here to hold men closer to their loving essence through deepening their connection to self. It is from this place we know why we are here and thus are able to fully align with our highest purpose. Neil leads heart forward and is here to support each and every man to find home in this brotherhood and make the decisions necessary to bring about a divinely led life.
Michael is a therapist in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. He earned his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Naropa University with a focus in Transpersonal Psychology. He has over a decade supporting people in a therapeutic context. He was a Wilderness Therapy guide for 6 years, leading and facilitating in deep transformational work with teens, adults, and families. Michael specializes in work with depression, trauma, Rites of Passage, addiction, and spiritual crisis. He has also works as a therapist in addiction recovery using progressive and holistic approaches. In addition to his learning in wilderness and grad school, Michael has consistently trained and been mentored at the Gestalt Institute of the Rockies for over 3 years.
In his view, most approaches to therapy and inner work stay at the intellectual/cognitive level, which rarely affect deep structural change. Engaging in more experiential and embodied work seems to bring the shifts people were unable to find in mainstream therapy. The Shadow Work experiential is a place where we will focus on one man at a time, but in a group setting. Doing this work on the individual level, but in a group setting and with group support allows for deep emotion to move in a way that is both cathartic and healing to the self and to our relationships with other men. A foundational Gestalt principle is that we are formed in relationship, and we must heal in relationship. Being witnessed and supported, as well as the opportunity to support others in this group setting is an experience most men have not had, and changes the game in regards to what connection and support can feel like.
Michael began attending Men’s Conferences in 2005, over the years listening to Robert Bly, Robert Moore, Malidoma Some, John Lee, Orland Bishop, Martin Shaw, and Daniel Deardorff lead groups of men. He has been deeply involved with Men’s Work for the last 15 years, both participating and facilitating. He lives not too far from Rocky Mountain National Park, in the town of Lyons, Colorado.
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Marco is a Reiki Master Teacher with over seven years of experience. It is his personal mission to share the practice of reiki which he used to transmute his deep anxiety and depression into his dream life. From college dropout to traveling healer, Marco lives a nomadic lifestyle in his Mercedes sprinter which allows him to offer sessions, teachings, healing circles, sound healing, musical performances, workshops, and men’s work all over the west coast. Marco has the gift of translating spiritual insight into digestible nuggets of wisdom and maintains an array of self awareness practice that allow him access to the most pure source of healing energy. His personal passions include writing and sharing music, rock climbing, martial arts, dance, meditation, qi gong, yoga, and spending time in nature.
Devin Fredericksen is a men’s empowerment coach, regenerative permaculture farmer, and steward of Mother Earth. After receiving his BS in Environmental Science from Humboldt State University, he began to explore the realms and wisdom of indigenous culture from around the world. Calling upon a decade of study and facilitation around masculine and feminine embodiment, Devin guides groups from his heart-centered Earth connection. He also established a nature-based learning program back at his middle & high school on Maui, teaching 7th and 8th graders about regenerative agriculture with the focus of remembering their place IN Nature. Devin is on a mission to regenerate community and leave a thriving legacy for the future.
APPLICATION: Men are required to fill out a training application in order to be considered admission to the training. The training is limited to 15 applicants. Application will be sent via email after purchase.
PREREQUISITES: Men applying to the facilitator intensive should have some degree of mens work experience with Sacred Sons (Convergence, EMC, EMX, etc). Applicants must plan to concurrently attend one of the Convergence III weekends (Alpha Session - Oct 11-13 or Omega Session - Oct 18-20).
SCHEDULE: Welcome/Arrival begins Monday evening and the training officially begins Oct 15th at 9AM. The training will conclude on Thursday, Oct 17th (if you plan to attend Convergence Omega Session of the following weekend, you are welcome to stay on site Thursday Evening).
LODGING: Sleeping on-site is required and will be camping (Dorms and private room available at additional rate). You will have access to all of the amenities at Liberty Arising, including showers, restrooms, outdoor pool, steam room, hot tub, cold plunge, indoor community spaces, and outdoor geo-dome.
MEALS: We will share meals together throughout the training. Beginning Tuesday breakfast through Thursday lunch. Our Sacred Son’s chef will prepare hearty, vegetarian meals throughout the weekend. Feel free to bring non-vegetarian items to add to your dinner or to share.
We will also provide snacks and beverages (water, coffee, tea) throughout the day. Please bring your refillable bottles/cups and/or snacks you know you'll want for the training.