45 episodes

Manfulness is a podcast which help the everyday man explore ideas of personal growth, spiritually, relationships, purpose and love in a way which is simple, safe and understandable.

Our mission is to help create a more Mindful Man - a man than can express and explore a deeper, balanced and more conscious version of masculinity.

Manfulness Men Hamish Cramer

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Manfulness is a podcast which help the everyday man explore ideas of personal growth, spiritually, relationships, purpose and love in a way which is simple, safe and understandable.

Our mission is to help create a more Mindful Man - a man than can express and explore a deeper, balanced and more conscious version of masculinity.

    Horror Story Syndrome

    Horror Story Syndrome

    You may not know this about me, but I am a massive fan of horror movies. I believe it dates back to that Michael Jackson film clip for his song Thriller which was really iconic at that time.
    There is an interesting side to this horror genre that I wanted to talk about today. If you’ve seen horror films before, you’ll know they follow a pretty similar path. Everything always seems to be going well, the situation is fine and then just at that moment where something exciting or good is about to happen, a monster or a killer bursts in and the madness ensues.
    The interesting thing that I’ve noticed here within myself is that I used to live my life like this. I wouldn’t want things to be too good, or I wouldn’t allow my relationships to feel really comfortable because I was too scared of what I thought would be the inevitable demise. I didn’t feel like things could ever just be going well. I was always thinking about the catastrophe of what might come next. This sent me down a path of anxiety and depression and really, not feeling like I was enjoying life very much.
    I feel as men, a lot of us live like this and I want to challenge you on that. Why do we feel that there has to be a negative coming if we’ve been enjoying good fortune or positive experiences. Allow yourself to sit with that and really feel into the moments that you’re creating in your mind. Once you can let the negativity go, you’ll feel a lot more free.
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    • 24 min
    The emotion is the opportunity

    The emotion is the opportunity

    We often talk about how men struggle with expressing their emotions. Or that they don't have the broad range of emotions that perhaps our female counterparts do. That we don't feel as much, we're not as sensitive and we don't really need to work on ourselves. I'm calling b******t on that. I believe Men are sensitive beings with just as much emotion to work through, but our problem a lot of the time is that we don't really have an understanding of how to deal with our emotions.
    One of the most common emotions that we see as men, is anger. We get frustrated, we're upset and as a result the first emotion we tend to go for is anger. But how do we move through this emotion? How do we acknowledge where that anger has come from and what other emotions we could use instead to get our point or feeling across.
    Today on the podcast I go through quite a specific situation that I worked through with a client recently. The realisations were so profound that I felt it was a great opportunity to talk them through with you here.
     
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    • 24 min
    Video Games and Purpose

    Video Games and Purpose

    I’ve never been that great at playing video games. My brother on the other hand, was a massive gamer. He was really good at figuring them out, and could sit there for hours really going deep into them. I’ve always loved them though and recently we bought a Nintendo Switch for the family to enjoy together. We bought a game that I remembered as a kid, Zelda. It’s obviously changed quite a lot since I was a kid, but the overall feeling of the game hasn’t changed. It’s still quest based. You’re exploring the narrative and you can really go anywhere and do anything in the game.
    So I had been playing the game for awhile and was getting quite into it. But then, after a while I started to lose interest. It didn’t feel like I was getting anywhere and I was bored with it. When my brother asked me how I was going, I told him that I wasn’t getting anywhere and he helped me find the right quests that got me back on track.
    Once I was back on track and aligned with the core purpose or directive of the game, I started to get really into it again. I had found the purpose. I find this a really great analogy for life.
    Often life can get really quite mundane and we become quite bored. We get up, go to work, do the same routine, have a couple of drinks on the weekend, watch the footy...and then we do the whole thing again. It can start to feel like there’s not a lot of purpose because nothing is ever changing.
    It’s not until we start to explore what else there is, chat to different people, find a mentor (like my brother was for me with this game) that our minds can open up and we can re-ignite or find a new purpose in our lives.
    I’ve found this to be extremely powerful and I hope you enjoy this episode.

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    • 21 min
    Why Are You Seeking Validation

    Why Are You Seeking Validation

    I've been working on a framework around what causes us to seek validation and Erika and I decided to sit down together and record the longest podcast episode ever (it was totally worth it!) to talk through it. Erika has also shared this episode on her podcast, The Confidence Chronicles this week.
    There have been so many lightbulb moments as I've been delving into work around validation and the interplay between the feminine and masculine energies.
    I challenge you to observe your behaviour and see where you are still looking for validation. Are you working yourself into the ground because that's what your father did, and in his eyes you feel as if you're never doing enough?
    Are you moving from relationship to relationship trying to fix your partner, being the provider, the nurturer and ultimately not getting what you need?
    There is so much to unpack from this episode and I'm excited to share more content on this topic with you.
     
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    10 Principles To Live By

    10 Principles To Live By

    I love to read, and during this time I've been able to get back into reading a bit more. It's been really fulfilling and I have found myself coming back to some books that I've read almost 10 years ago. It's common for me to want to re-read books because I find that when I do that, I'm able to find new meaning within the pages, based on where I'm at currently in life.
    So there are a few books in my repertoire that I've read a few times that I really find to be like works of art. One of which is The Book Of Secrets (https://www.amazon.com.au/Book-Secrets-Unlocking-Hidden-Dimensions/dp/1400098343) by Deepak Chopra. It took me a few goes to understand this book as the concepts are quite deep, but lately I've pulled higher meaning from this one and I wanted to share this with you today.
    Deepak discusses the spiritual life of the cells in our body and I can see a correlation between the role of our cells and the way that we should live our lives.
    So here are my 10 principles to live by based on the work of Deepak Chopra.
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    • 23 min
    Everything you never learned about sex with Michael McPherson

    Everything you never learned about sex with Michael McPherson

    What an incredible conversation this is and I’m thrilled to be introducing you to my guest today, Michael McPherson. I have been wanting to dive into the topic of sex on the Manfulness podcast for quite some time, but I wasn’t really sure on the best way to go about it. Then I came across Michael McPherson and I knew he was going to be the perfect person to help explore this topic with you all.
    Michael grew up in a typical midwestern American household; church on Sundays, meat and potatoes for dinner, and sports as soon as he was old enough to walk. As a child, Michael was sensitive to the energies around him. Because his family was so emotionally and sexually repressed, he grew up thinking that there was something wrong with him that made him different from the rest of his family.
    In his young life, when it came to sex, Michael was both paralysed with fear yet desperate to learn more. That fear drove Michael to explore his sexuality “behind closed doors” and adopt shame as a form of self-punishment, a burden he carried well into his late twenties all because nobody was brave enough to have an open conversation with him about sex.
    All of that changed when Michael met his partner, Mackenzie and through many years of exploration and with the help of plant medicines, Michael was able to unlock the true power in sexual energy that goes behind how most of us perceive it.
    We touch on a lot of fantastic topics in this podcast today, so make sure you stick around until the end!

    Where to find Michael:
    Website: https://www.michaelmcpherson.co/
    Michael’s Book: https://www.michaelmcpherson.co/book
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humanity.media/

    • 1 hr 21 min

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Lauren Parr ,

Such a fantastic insight into the male mind

I love everything about this podcast! Hamish gives such an interesting perspective on a whole range of topics, and I love his calm, soothing manner. I recommend this to all the men in my life.

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