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The ManTalks podcast features conversations between one of the leading men’s work facilitators and philosopher, Connor Beaton, and world class guests with expertise in mindset, life purpose, psychology, relational communication, sexual intimacy, business and spirituality. For more information about ManTalks go to: http://www.mantalks.com

ManTalks Podcast Connor Beaton

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 159 Ratings

The ManTalks podcast features conversations between one of the leading men’s work facilitators and philosopher, Connor Beaton, and world class guests with expertise in mindset, life purpose, psychology, relational communication, sexual intimacy, business and spirituality. For more information about ManTalks go to: http://www.mantalks.com

    Nedra Tawwab - Bringing Depth And Boundaries To Your Relationship

    Nedra Tawwab - Bringing Depth And Boundaries To Your Relationship

    Talking point: relationships, communication, boundaries

    I am so honored to be talking to Nedra this week, whose work and words have helped untold numbers of people. Her work on boundaries balances firmness with kindness in a way that I find inspiring. If you're wondering how to be more assertive and have deeper communication in all your relationships, this is gonna be your episode.

    (00:00:00) - Intro and how closeness is measured by depth
    (00:09:39) - Emotional followthrough is critical
    (00:14:48) - How to invite others into deeper conversations and how men get trapped in problem-solving mode in relationships
    (00:27:31) - Do men and women approach boundaries differently?
    (00:33:41) - Nedra’s take on what men miss with women in communication
    (00:45:56) - How much does our family system impact our ability to have boundaries?
    (00:50:11) - Nedra’s thoughts on the future of therapy, and what’s going to be necessary

    Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW, is the author of bestsellers Drama Free and Set Boundaries, Find Peace, licensed therapist, and sought-after relationship expert. She has practiced relationship therapy for 15 years and is the founder and owner of the group therapy practice, Kaleidoscope Counseling. Every day, she helps people create healthy relationships by teaching them how to implement boundaries. Her philosophy is that a lack of boundaries and assertiveness underlie most relationship issues, and her gift is helping people create healthy relationships with themselves and others. 
    Nedra earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She has additional certifications in working with families and couples and in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, plus advanced training for counseling adults who've experienced childhood emotional neglect. 
    Nedra has appeared as an expert on Red Table Talk, The Breakfast Club, Good Morning America, and CBS Morning Show, to name a few. Her work has been highlighted in The New York Times, The Guardian, and Vice, and has appeared on numerous podcasts, including The School of Greatness, We Can Do Hard Things, and Ten Percent Happier. She hosts the podcast You Need to Hear This, and shares practices and reflections for mental health on her popular Instagram account. Nedra currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her family.

    Connect with Nedra
    -Website: https://www.nedratawwab.com/
    -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nedratawwab/
    -Podcast: https://www.nedratawwab.com/nedra-podcast

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    Men, the next Men's Weekend is VERY soon. Join us in California for a transformative journey of reclamation.
    Pick up my book, Men's Work: A Practical Guide To Face Your Darkness, End Self-Sabotage, And Find Freedom: https://mantalks.com/mens-work-book/
    Check out some free resources: How To Quit Porn | Anger Meditation | How To Lead In Your Relationship
    Build brotherhood with a powerful group of like-minded men from around the world. Check out The Alliance. 
    Enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the tools and training they’re looking for. And don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify
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    • 56 min
    The Rise Of Angry Male Internet Gurus

    The Rise Of Angry Male Internet Gurus

    Talking points: social media, masculinity, culture, the manosphere

    You know the type. The conflict-focused, disrespectful bastions of non-matured masculinity. All loudly promising—if only you follow their framework—the secret to making millions and having your own harem.

    I get a lot of asks to weigh on this. Specifically, what makes these guys so popular. Here are my thoughts.

    (00:00:00) - Intro and what I grew up with
    (00:03:39) - The feeling of virility and reckless certainty is understandable, but it has a cost.
    (00:07:49) - If I were 19, I’d get the appeal
    (00:10:05) - Men with actual status aren’t out there selling you status, and the formula these guys use
    (00:14:55) - We need to pull back and ask who we’re actually listening to
    (00:17:54) - It’s hard to find real elders; harder to listen

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    Men, the next Men's Weekend is VERY soon. Join us in California for a transformative journey of reclamation.
    Pick up my book, Men's Work: A Practical Guide To Face Your Darkness, End Self-Sabotage, And Find Freedom: https://mantalks.com/mens-work-book/
    Check out some free resources: How To Quit Porn | Anger Meditation | How To Lead In Your Relationship
    Build brotherhood with a powerful group of like-minded men from around the world. Check out The Alliance. 
    Enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the tools and training they’re looking for. And don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify
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    • 19 min
    Dr. Laurie Watson - How To Build Secure Sexual Attachment

    Dr. Laurie Watson - How To Build Secure Sexual Attachment

    Talking points: relationships, sex

    Thrilled to have Dr. Laurie return! This time, we go deep on sexual attachment. How it shows up, how it's a little different than the attachment styles you might know of, and what might be blocking it in your relationship. There is TONS of good info and insight here, team, so listen closely.

    (00:00:00) - What is the “sexual attachment cycle”?
    (00:05:59) - Where does the push-pull dynamic start, and how cues to sex slow down in some relationships
    (00:14:37) - What secure sexuality looks like on relationship
    (00:21:19) - Why men come out of a hookup generally more satisfied than women
    (00:27:29) - How do you end the push-pull dynamic and create secure sexual attachment?
    (00:34:19) - Navigating intimate conversations, and don’t be fooled by social narratives
    (00:43:21) - What creates a sexless relationship, and how to move forward
    (00:51:13) - Rebooting sex after a sexless relationship: the blocks

    Laurie Watson, Ph.D., MA, LMFT, LCMHC, Director of Awakenings, certified sex therapist, certified EFT therapist, certified addictions specialist from IICS, has thirty years of experience working with couples and individuals about love and sex. Laurie says, “I’ve never seen a couple who I didn’t feel hope for about their healing and happiness.”
    Laurie is the host of the popular podcast, FOREPLAY RADIO, ranked in the top 10 on iTunes under Sexuality. Laurie authored her first book Wanting Sex Again—How to Rediscover Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriage in December 2012. 
    She’s a popular blogger, with over 15 million reads between her WebMD blog and Psychology Today Online. Laurie also lectures physician residents, PAs, and PTs at Duke’s and UNC Chapel Hill’s medical schools on sexual function and dysfunction. 
    She has been published or quoted in almost every nationally popular media resource including the New York Times, Buzzfeed, HuffPo, WebMD, Glamour, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, etc. A popular media figure, she has appeared on the Katie Couric Show and Vogue Weddings and is regularly on radio and television in Raleigh and Greensboro.
    Director/owner of Awakenings, Counseling for Couples and Sexuality, Laurie supervises 11 clinicians in both Raleigh and Greensboro. 

    Connect with Laurie
    -Website: https://lauriewatson.com/
    -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieWatson.CouplesTherapy/
    -Podcast: Foreplay Radio: https://www.foreplayrst.com/

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    Men, the next Men's Weekend is VERY soon. Join us in California for a transformative journey of reclamation.
    Pick up my book, Men's Work: A Practical Guide To Face Your Darkness, End Self-Sabotage, And Find Freedom: https://mantalks.com/mens-work-book/
    Check out some free resources: How To Quit Porn | Anger Meditation | How To Lead In Your Relationship
    Build brotherhood with a powerful group of like-minded men from around the world. Check out The Alliance. 
    Enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the tools and training they’re looking for. And don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify
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    • 57 min
    A Man's Guide To Dating An Anxious Person

    A Man's Guide To Dating An Anxious Person

    Talking points: anxiety, relationships

    You asked, I answer! The latest Man's Guide, specifically for folks dating someone with anxious attachment or just general anxiousness. I've had a ton of couples come to be asking how to tackle this, so here are the important things to ask yourself, and six points you can work on right away.

    (00:00:00) - Intro and one of the most important elements to shifting this dynamic
    (00:03:38) - What role in the dynamic are you playing? It can be hard to admit!
    (00:06:48) - Signs your partner has a lot of anxiety, and the general impact on you
    (00:12:33) - Immense amount of empathy for those with anxiety
    (00:15:18) - So what do you do? On responsibility and regulation
    (00:21:11) - Don’t personalize the panic, and create some movement
    (00:25:01) - Pull them back to the present moment, and one powerful question to ask

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    Men, the next Men's Weekend is VERY soon. Join us in California for a transformative journey of reclamation.
    Pick up my book, Men's Work: A Practical Guide To Face Your Darkness, End Self-Sabotage, And Find Freedom: https://mantalks.com/mens-work-book/
    Check out some free resources: How To Quit Porn | Anger Meditation | How To Lead In Your Relationship
    Build brotherhood with a powerful group of like-minded men from around the world. Check out The Alliance. 
    Enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the tools and training they’re looking for. And don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify
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    • 29 min
    Owen Marcus - How To Cultivate Mature Masculinity

    Owen Marcus - How To Cultivate Mature Masculinity

    Talking points: masculinity, culture, relationships

    What is it men are actually looking for? We know how media tends to define "masculinity", but what is it men are wanting to define? I sat down with MELD founder and fellow coach Owen Marcus to dig into some of this, because we've both found that what men really want and what mainstream narratives say they want are often two different things. Dig in, team.

    (00:00:00) - Why do you think “masculinity” gets so much attention in our culture?
    (00:05:44) - When are where do men feel most aligned, and why getting out of your head is important
    (00:12:07) - Where did mature masculinity go, and the balance of biology and culture 
    (00:19:25) - What happens when men miss moments of maturation
    (00:27:03) - The value of being able to share what you’re going through with others, and what gets in the way
    (00:33:27) - What is emotional physiology?
    (00:39:24) - Tools to get back into the body, and what about men who avoid the work for fear it’ll make things worse?

    Owen Marcus resisted getting into men's work, and it was only because his pain exceeded his fear that he started his first men’s group in 1995 in his clinic in Scottsdale, AZ.
    The conventional approach to men’s groups began to feel inadequate for Owen and the deep, transformative work he sought. After completing his straw bale home in the forests of Idaho, he decided to take everything he had developed in his practice and worked to create a new model. By the middle of 2005, he had a thriving men's group group.
    What began as the Sandpoint Men’s Group (SMG) grew beyond Marcus's wildest expectations. Nineteen years later, it boasts over 400 alumni and more than 50 active members. This journey led to the birth of EVRYMAN and now MELD, each step an evolution of his initial vision.

    Connect with Owen
    -Website: https://meld.community/
    -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meld.men/
    -LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/owenmarcus/

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    Men, the next Men's Weekend is VERY soon. Join us in California for a transformative journey of reclamation.
    Pick up my book, Men's Work: A Practical Guide To Face Your Darkness, End Self-Sabotage, And Find Freedom: https://mantalks.com/mens-work-book/
    Check out some free resources: How To Quit Porn | Anger Meditation | How To Lead In Your Relationship
    Build brotherhood with a powerful group of like-minded men from around the world. Check out The Alliance. 
    Enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the tools and training they’re looking for. And don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify
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    • 50 min
    How I Built A 7 Figure Business Marketing Only To Men

    How I Built A 7 Figure Business Marketing Only To Men

    Talking points: business, mindset

    I've been asked this for a long time now, and finally decided to press the button. I don't work in this industry to show off lambos, cohibas, and designer suits. It's to help other men be what they know they're capable of being. So if you're someone who's teaching, coaching, or making something for men, listen in, because here's what I've learned.

    (00:00:00) - Intro, why I’m making this, and the problems to solve when working with men 
    (00:10:25) - What I’ve discovered works well. Number: get clear on the problem you’re solving
    (00:12:33) - Speak to men directly. Not ABOUT men 
    (00:15:08) - Use multiple platforms, but have one in the lead, and pay for training
    (00:21:04) - Leverage other people’s mastery and credibility by paying for partnership
    (00:25:55) - Give value every step of the way
    (00:29:47) - Develop a very deep level of competency
    (00:33:51) - Build really strong relationships
    (00:40:16) - Repetition, time, and consistency 

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    Men, the next Men's Weekend is VERY soon. Join us in California for a transformative journey of reclamation.
    Pick up my book, Men's Work: A Practical Guide To Face Your Darkness, End Self-Sabotage, And Find Freedom: https://mantalks.com/mens-work-book/
    Check out some free resources: How To Quit Porn | Anger Meditation | How To Lead In Your Relationship
    Build brotherhood with a powerful group of like-minded men from around the world. Check out The Alliance. 
    Enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the tools and training they’re looking for. And don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify
    For more episodes, visit us at ManTalks.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
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    • 42 min

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159 Ratings

FreutEuchDesLebens ,

August 2023 Bonus Episode

Has Society Failed Men? Women had Feminism starting in the 1960s. It was difficult for everyone. It required smarts snd sacrifice of women. It was for the rights of women and girls. It’s long overdue that men do the same and they will find that they have a lot more support from women than women ever had from men. Changing the patriarchal structure that holds back both women and men is the only thing that will save us and our environment from ourselves.

RIVERBEND RICKY ,

AMAZING

I’ve never really heard anyone talk about these topics and issues he tackles???

This is SO NEEDED in the world today

I love his delivery and how he approaches topics!!!!

I also love how he tells people about his own struggles and what he is like - it’s an in depth look at another guy’s life experience and I find that very helpful!💙

Max (thanks Nick) ,

Love the variety of topics and guests

Connor is doing some great work leading men forward towards an more enlightened state. Highly recommend!

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