You should be happier, but...
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You seem to have
all that you wanted, but...
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Time to cease striving...

Therapy which can be profoundly impactful but does not always feel natural -- lacking the reciprocity of friendship and mutual care.

 

Men's groups which can be powerful spaces to get to know other men and share about yourself, but there is not space to go deeper and explore your relationship to others -- without blank stares, advice giving or a nudge to just focus on yourself. 

 

Coaching where you have a dedicated ally and support offering you guidance, but not able to go deeper in healing and give you more integrated support.

Peak Growth Intensives which can be potent and life changing but leave you without much solid ground (accountability and support) to stand on afterwards. 

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What it really takes...
 

To create the depth of intimacy and growth you are seeking as a man - within yourself, with your partner, kids, and everyone you care about - it takes the addition of the following...

  • Other committed men who have depth and breadth of life experience.

  • A group which meets weekly where you feel both supported and challenged to grow. 

  • Where all of you is welcome and more of you is waiting to be found.

  • A place to fully unmask, discover who you really are, and heal at a core level.

AND... a powerful community where the focus is not just on you but on what matters even more that yourself...  all your relationships. 

That's what we call... 

The MASTERHEART

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Imagine how 6 months of intensive weekly support would allow you to evolve yourself and all your vital relationships... 
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"I'd been in men's groups and

had done a LOT of personal growth, but...

 
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...I was missing some key support in maintaining nourishing and healthy relationships.

Masterheart is a place where I get to practice relational skills, help resolve my unhealthy relationship patterns, and build supportive friendships with other men.

 

I am constantly inspired by how the other guys in the group are facing their lives - they help me strive to be the best man I can be.

 

I know that my partner and daughter are grateful for this group!”

~ Michael McCarthy

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"The reciprocal culture within

this real community was a

game changer for me."

~ Ben Zimmer (see below)

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"I created the deep support I needed to help me go beyond striving and finally start thriving in my own marriage and life!"
Why I am creating The MASTERHEART
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Not your daddy's men's group:

A Relational Paradigm

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Whether your focus is on your intimate partner, your business, your family, friendships, your body, nature, a higher Power, or some other aspect of life you care about, in THE MASTERHEART, we focus on how we relate to everything because... 

 

How I relate to one being

is how I relate to all beings.

Our approach is not single minded but an integrative open system which focuses on these 5 essential domains:

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CORE COMMITMENTS

essential to growing deeper bonds

and the skills to master relationships 

 

The ESSENTIAL COMMITMENT

(weekly)

R&R (REFLECTION & RECOGNITION) CALLS: 

 

Once a week you meet with a core group of 5-6 men who come to know you deeply to reflect authentically on what is moving us most and to give and receive high quality feedback.  

It happens on zoom (and phone for some) for 60-75 mins. Groups meet at different times - some for longer duration and less often but no less than biweekly.

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SECONDARY COMMITMENTS

(as you are able)

  • GROUP MENTORING Calls (75 mins/week): As a larger pack, we meet to explore a chosen theme, skill or strategy together in a practical and enrichening way. Past and re-occuring explorations have been around diverse points such as: death, sex, shame, anger and violence, fatherhood, and money. 

  • Taking on DARES: we commit at least once a month to give ourselves a personal "dare" to grow relationally in some meaningful way. Part of this is asking for another man to make an accountability pact (helping one another to stay transparent and in integrity). 

  • BUDDY CALLS: we commit to connecting to at least one other member of the group once a week to simply check in with one another. 

  • PRIVATE ONLINE SHARING SPACE: we encourage spontaneous sharing within the PAL online community. And we also have an exclusive private circle for intimate sharing just within our circle. 

RE: Meeting online or in person?

NOTE - during the pandemic, we continue to meet primarily online though it needs to be noted that in many ways we have grown closer and deepened our relational skills in new and innovative ways.

 

AND we do meet in person, every month or so safely and intentionally. 

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BONUS:
Intensives & Trainings

We offer extra intensive learning experiences.

Some, like the following two are optional and offered first to Masterheart members at a reduced extra cost. 

 

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ECOLOGY of RELATIONSHIPS

Jerry Brodey, Michael McCarthy and I co-lead nature based retreats 1-2 times per year. 

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HEART ~ POWERED

A new immersive experiential weekend for men ready to go deeper...

Other trainings are encouraged and complimentary for Masterheart members.

 

The two below you can take the evergreen versions online (once you join MASTERHEART) or wait till we experience them live together:

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WAKING the FIRE

A 7 day challenge to help ourselves come back into our bodies. We'll likely run it in October and/or January ~ as the need becomes evident.

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RELATIONAL AIKIDO

A 5 week e-training in conflict transformation and the core skills to becoming a LOVE WARRIOR. This will be run live later this fall.   

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How much does it cost?

We ask for each man to... 

 

PAY-From-The-HEART

 

Which means to contribute within the range below that is sustainable to you, while also nourishing to us...

$200-300* CAD/month

* If you need to tend to core survival, we ask men to contribute $150

** And if finances are still an issue, please note that in the application

(see below) and we can discuss our bursary and other options.

 
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When you're ready
to join us...

To help us to consider your personal intentions, priorities and scheduling needs, please take 5 minutes to fill out this private form below...

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Need to experience it first?
Sometimes, we need to get a real taste first.

Join us as a guest to experience first hand what our deep and supportive groups are like. We meet...

 

Mondays
at noon or 8pm

contact us below
to get a private invite 

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More questions?
More questions? 

As the founder of PAL, I value and respect a man who is deliberate and discerning before he commits.

 

If you need to talk it to me directly to help you make the best decision (either way) please reach out and... 

More questions? 
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POWERFUL AND LOVING

Community of men growing relational muscles