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The Evolving Man podcast features leaders and influencers in the personal growth arena who are actively engaged in "deep work", whether that be as a healer, or someone doing their own work. The guests on this podcast have a unique gift that they bring to the world, and they come to share these gifts with listeners.

Tune in to witness discussions about addiction, consciousness, masculinity, health and personal growth.

The Evolving Man Podcas‪t‬ Ben Goresky

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The Evolving Man podcast features leaders and influencers in the personal growth arena who are actively engaged in "deep work", whether that be as a healer, or someone doing their own work. The guests on this podcast have a unique gift that they bring to the world, and they come to share these gifts with listeners.

Tune in to witness discussions about addiction, consciousness, masculinity, health and personal growth.

    #55 - Saving Men From Themselves - Discussing Men's Mental Health with Traver Boehm

    #55 - Saving Men From Themselves - Discussing Men's Mental Health with Traver Boehm

    Traver Boehm is the author of Today I Rise, and Man UNcivilized. He’s a men’s coach and the founder of the UNcivilized Men’s Movement. Traver wants to redefine the way men experience their masculinity, by blending the primal elements of manhood with massive doses of consciousness.

    In this episode, Traver joins me to discuss the challenges men are facing today: from mass depression and suicidality, to mass shootings, to fatherlessness and the lack of men’s initiation culture. Please share this episode with men who you think might need it.

    In this episode we talk about:
    What’s going on with men and humanity as a whole.
    Mass shootings in the US and Canada. 
    The lockdown’s impact on outwardly expressing violence. 
    Addressing grief in men. 
    Appropriate anger towards men vs. men needing compassion.
    Finding roots of behavior in adulthood linked to childhood. 
    Free will vs. life choices. 
    Privilege and the lack of understanding for those who struggle. 
    Social media: a double edged sword. 
    Shadows, wounding, and trauma. 
    Turning inward: looking at pain and grief. 
    Finding the root of a problem vs. attacking the branches. 
    Suicide vs. homicide & mental illness vs. addiction. 
    How do we deal with men feeling collectively lost? 
    Redefining the role of men in society. 
    Intentional men’s groups: support, accountability, and healing. 
    Pros and cons of finding like minded connections. 
    The magic of being seen. 
    The masculine’s desire to be challenged. 
    Confronting fears. 
    The lack of humanity in society. 
    The #MeToo movement and #NotAllMen.
    Men and women doing “the work.” 
    What’s behind Traver’s mantra, “Let others be safer as I walk among them”?
    Living by a code. 
    3 things men can do today to turn inward and start healing wounds. 
    The fulfillment of doing “the work.”
    The challenges of being a policeman today. Shout out to the protectors.

    Find and Follow Traver at the below links:

    Website 

    Instagram 

    YouTube

    Podcast 

    Book 

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    #54 - Following The Evidence and Living Smarter in the Covid-19 Era - with Shawn Stevenson

    #54 - Following The Evidence and Living Smarter in the Covid-19 Era - with Shawn Stevenson

    Shawn Stevenson is the author of the USA Today National bestseller Eat Smarter and the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter. He’s also creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the number #1 health podcast in the U.S.

    As a graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science and became the cofounder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance. He joins me on the show to discuss how to follow scientific studies to manage your health and your mindset, and how WE can use science help humanity through the current crisis.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    How real education is education is up to you.
    Unsuccessful (and some damaging) approaches in current medicine practice. 
    What most people who have lost their life to COVID have in common. 
    The extreme politicization of COVID. 
    The number one cause of chronic disease.
    Diet and how it influences the immune system. 
    A cardiologist’s perspective on why our healthcare systems fail us. 
    How long it takes to destroy our immune systems.
    Most important factors to staying healthy: movement and sleep. 
    Somatic effects of COVID. 
    Empowering people to understand their health better.
    Understanding and supporting scientific evidence. 
    COVID vs. birthing process.
    Hive mind - the good and the bad. 
    Shawn’s book, “Eat Smarter.”
    The current epidemic of suicide and attempted suicide. 
    Natural killer cells - what are they?
    How will the COVID lockdown impact our children? 
    Analyzing COVID data through an epidemiologist lens.
    Masks: are they helpful or harmful? 
    Cognitive biases and their impact on relaying COVID information. 
    Studies on COVID and masks found on Shawn’s website. 
    Top 3 pre-existing conditions tied to COVID deaths. 
    The next novel virus. 
    How we can change a system that was not designed to help us. 
    What can actually help strengthen our immune systems.

    Shawn’s Links:

    Website 

    Podcast 

    Instagram

    Facebook 

    Twitter

    YouTube

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    #53 - It Didn't Start With You, But It Can End With You - Exploring Inherited Family Trauma w/ Mark Wolynn

    #53 - It Didn't Start With You, But It Can End With You - Exploring Inherited Family Trauma w/ Mark Wolynn

    Mark Wolynn is a trauma specialist who understands how to resolve trauma that has been passed down through generations. He wrote a book called It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle. At a time where the world is waking up to our individual and collective wounding, Mark is a perfect guest for listeners who want to understand more about what trauma is, how it occurs, and how to heal it.

    Mark joined me for a fascinating discussion that took us into the depths of the healing arts. We talked about early life trauma, ancestral trauma, and particular insights on men’s relationships with their mothers and fathers which shape them in adulthood. For my male listeners, this will be truly fascinating.

    In this episode we discuss: 
    What is inherited family trauma?
    Mark’s focus on “what isn’t remembered in the mind”, but what is remembered in the body. 
    Trauma: expanding our understanding and its misconceptions. 
    Ben’s story of addiction and how it ties to his mom. 
    Attunement - now we know its importance.
    Why it’s useful to dig into our pasts. 
    Verbal and non-verbal trauma language.
    Trauma as the window to our ancestors. 
    The importance of doing trauma work with others. 
    Focusing on father/son relationships in men’s groups. 
    How to do this work without spiritual bypassing.
    Avoiding and re-creating pain. 
    “The Work”: leaning in and creating space.
    The unconscious connection to our parents that we all need to recognize. 
    4 ways we can merge with our parents that creates pain. 
    Common dynamics with men and their mothers, and their fathers. 
    Why men’s groups are so important. 
    The lost art of initiation processes.
    Positive experiences that can physically change the brain. 
    DNA expression and how we can shape it in the healing process.
    The power of visualization for healing. 
    Ben’s experience of re-connecting with his brother. 
    The importance of knowing your family history.

    Links

    Mark’s Website: https://markwolynn.com/

    Mark’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarkWolynn 

    Mark’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarkWolynn

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    #52 - DOSED 2 - The End Of The Drug War - with Tyler Chanlder and Nick Meyers

    #52 - DOSED 2 - The End Of The Drug War - with Tyler Chanlder and Nick Meyers

    Tyler Chandler and Nick Meyers from the DOSED documentary are back to dig even deeper into the healing powers of psychedelics and discuss how the psychedelic revolution is making its way into government policies. They share multiple personal accounts of their experiences taking psychedelics, all which led to their own personal growth. We also covered the ongoing mental health and addiction crisis, the negative impact of modern medicine, religion, censorship on social media, and most importantly, DOSED 2 which is in production now.

    In this episode, we discuss: 
    DOSED is now live on streaming platforms.
    How the pandemic has impacted its reach.
    Isolation and COVID restrictions worsening the mental health and addiction crisis. 
    Why watching DOSED can be beneficial to the whole world.
    The major downfalls of the “war on drugs”. 
    The growth of psychedelic research. 
    The psychedelic revolution making its way to the government level.
    Big Pharma vs. plant medicine.
    How medication treats the symptom of problems. 
    Parallels between drug addicts and medication to treat mental illness. 
    Why psychedelics treat the root of problems. 
    How psychedelics lead to the dissolution of ego. 
    Tyler’s profound experience taking psychedelics for the first few times. 
    What inner-work looks like, while on psychedelics. 
    The necessity of connectivity and understanding. 
    Taking mushrooms for personal growth.
    Nick and Tyler’s experiences with DMT.
    The progress being made in Canada to access psilocybin mushrooms for therapeutic purposes.
    DOSED 2 Nick and Tyler’s next film project about psilocybin and terminal illness.
    Navigating shadow bans and censorship on social media. 
    How to watch DOSED.

    To watch DOSED and stay up to date on Tyler and Nick’s projects, check out the links below: 

    DOSED Website

    Instagram

    Facebook

    YouTube





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    • 1 hr 18 min
    #51 The Evolution Of Shamanism - with Hamilton Souther

    #51 The Evolution Of Shamanism - with Hamilton Souther

    Hamilton Souther is a master Ayahuasca Shaman who moved from the United States to Peru in his early 20s to find out if there was any truth behind mysticism and Shamanism. He ended up becoming one of the few non-native men to be initiated into traditional ways of Ayahuasca Shamanism. To learn more about how Hamilton got involved with Indigenous cultures and his path to Shamanism, check out our first episode together.

    Hamilton now operates a healing center called Blue Morpho, based in Iquitos, Peru. They hold traditional healing retreats, hosting guests from all over the world. However, due to the outbreak of COVID, they were forced to transform. Blue Morpho is now expanding its retreats around the world, through cyberspace. Now you can take part in healing ceremonies with Hamilton from the comfort and safety of your own home.

    In this episode we talk about Hamilton’s journey to becoming a Shaman, the myths and reality of Shamanism, the future of holding healing ceremonies online, and COVID-19’s impact on the medicine world.

    In this episode we dive into the following: 
    The life and death reality of learning Shamanism. 
    Shamanism is not all about love and “new age” light.
    An anthropological outlook on tribal societies. 
    A different way of looking at viruses.
    Hamilton’s first interactions with Shamans.
    A medicine man vs. any other kind of Shaman.
    Modern society issues vs. Shamanic tribal issues.
    The internal struggle that each Shaman has to face. 
    The keys to finding the right healing ceremony for yourself.
    Hamilton’s own intense healing experience. 
    Two main governing principles of Ayahuasca.
    The westernization of Ayahuasca ceremonies. 
    Becoming your own Shaman during a healing ceremony. 
    Untrained support vs. trained support. 
    What healing ceremonies should be based in: medicine, love, and healing. 
    The importance of knowing the history of the space of your ceremony.
    The mythological conflict that exists in Amazonian ideas about plants. 
    “Tree Dietas”.
    The sacred plant industry during COVID. 
    What happened to Iquitos, Peru’s during the pandemic. 
    Bringing ceremonies to digital space.
    Breathwork in ceremonies. 
    The importance of plants in the future of technological advancement. 
    Blue Morpho’s Triniti Retreats. 

    Links to find more content from Hamilton and Blue Morpho:
    Blue Morpho’s website
    Blue Morpho’s Facebook
    Blue Morpho’s Instagram
    Hamilton’s Facebook
    Hamilton’s Instagram

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    #50 - Recovering Nice Guys And The Power Of the Squad - with Dr. Robert Glover

    #50 - Recovering Nice Guys And The Power Of the Squad - with Dr. Robert Glover

    Best-selling author Robert Glover joins me on the podcast for a candid conversation about Nice Guys, relationships, and men’s work.

    Robert didn’t start out his career as a therapist planning on getting into men’s work. After receiving his doctorate and working as a marriage and family therapist, Robert started noticing common patterns in the men he was seeing. Many of them were the same patterns he saw in his own life. So he dove into men’s work,  and wrote “No More Mr. Nice Guy - A Proven Plan For Getting What You Want In Love, Sex, and Life. 

    Robert has been on this journey for over 25 years – helping other men break free of the Nice Guy Syndrome, and always evolving his own personal tool kit.

    In this episode, we discuss nice guys, “men’s tribes”, mothers, subconscious programming, shifting mindsets in relationships, embodiment work, men’s safe spaces, purpose, and so much more.

    We dug into the following in detail: 
    How Robert got into men’s work. 
    The paradox of “nice guys.” 
    Do women like Nice Guys? 
    Differentiating from family members, especially mothers.
    Macho Jerks and Caring Wimps.
    Breaking free from the “nice guy syndrome.”
    What it means to be a differentiated man. 
    How mothers can impact their son’s lives and future relationships. 
    Subconscious programming in relationships. 
    Co-creating familiarity in relationship.
    Viewing relationships as an opportunity to work on patterns vs. a difficult burden.
    The ticket to a successful long-term relationship.
    The importance of having same sex friends.
    “Men’s Only” spaces” - The power of strong masculine relationships.
    Different opportunities to connect deeper with other men. 
    The growth of the worldwide men’s movement.
    Embodiment work.
    The push needed to get into men’s work.
    The connection between childhood wounds and relationship patterns.
    Robert’s top book picks for men’s work and self-healing. 
    What men need most in 2020 - honesty, purpose, passion. 
    “Playing games” in relationships.
    Robert’s books (No More Mr. Nice Guy! And Dating Essentials for Men). 
    Ben’s “human contract” in this world (AKA purpose).
    How to bring these ideals back to younger boys.
    The changing adolescent education system.

    Robert's Links 
    DrGlover.com
    Twitter
    Facebook
    YouTube

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    • 1 hr 31 min

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