“True masculine power happens when courage, integrity, vulnerability, compassion, awareness, and the capacity to take strong action are all functioning together. Such power is potent but not aggressive, challenging but not shaming, grounded but not rigid, forceful but not pushy. Again, it requires head, heart, and guts in full-blooded alignment.”
― Robert Augustus Masters
Undoubtedly we are living in intense times. There is so much uncertainty in our world and we are all being invited to dig deep into our resourcefulness and find ways to navigate the unknown landscapes that we are meeting internally and externally, moment to moment and day-to-day.
What changes do we need to make individually and collectively in the way we live our lives? How do we provide for our families? How do we continue developing and offering our work and creativity? How do we stay positive, grounded and focused on self-care and supporting loved ones without denying the psycho-emotional, political, spiritual, practical and financial challenges? How do we find new ways of being together in community? How do we embrace the lives we have, with gratitude for what we do have, and remember that all of life is precious and sacred? In our Wild Heart Sharing Circles for Men, now entering its fourth year, we welcome a deeper embodied connection and conversation with other men.
These circles are designed to engage with all of the above and more. We don’t claim to have all the answers, but we are fully committed to engaging in these conversations and journeying on a voyage of discovery together. Let's gather in a circle to embrace our power and responsibility. NOW is the time to bridge the worlds of our courage and vulnerability. A brotherhood of fierce compassion, loving support, inspiration and accountability. Be welcome.
Our intention is reconnection as a circle of men, a constellation of worlds. We build bridges between the fragmented parts of ourselves, between the ‘world’ of ‘me’ and the ‘worlds’ of other men, between the masculine and feminine worlds, between inner and outer worlds, physical and spiritual worlds, between our personal and professional worlds and between our courage and vulnerability and between our multiple roles as sons, fathers, brothers, friends, lovers, colleagues.
We welcome a deeper relationship with life, with nature and our own true nature: to awaken the wild that was with us as a child. We seek deeper meaning, purpose, flow, awe and reverence for the mysteries of life. We aim to embody a life of integrity, honour, dignity, respect, humility, truth, peace, love, kindness, forgiveness and tolerance. We commit to our personal and collective healing, growth and creativity. We strive to give and receive unconditional support. We treat each other and ourselves with love and respect and acceptance for who we are. We ask to be held accountable for our behaviour and commitments and we offer to hold each other accountable.
We seek inspiration and encouragement to pursue your dreams in this precious life. We ask to be seen, heard and held by a committed group of male peers, motivated by compassion, encouragement and collaboration rather than competition, negative banter and violence.
We unpack the life stories that have created our addictive behaviours and have impacted our physical, mental and spiritual health.
“Good day to you brothers. I wanted to drop a message of gratitude to all of you I have had the privilege of journeying with this year. I'm writing this with tears of appreciation as I finish 2022 with a place of my own, repaired relationships with the children's mothers, brought my son into my castle, I've found love with a beautiful sister and I'm entering 2023 , with renewed invigoration of my work. I'm 3 or 4 months porn free, coffee is down to two cups a week and cannabis use is down to a couple of times a month. Whilst I can and should celebrate myself... I know I didn't get here alone...
I am beyond grateful for every conversation, message, song and dance we have shared together, I feel I've expanded exponentially and have so much respect, admiration and love for you. From the very edges of my heart, thank you.” Ed, Wild Heart participant.
Circles are held in small groups of 6-10 men. We keep the groups small and intimate, ensuring every man will have time to share and to receive feedback from other men if he invites it. This part is structured in a way that we give each man equal opportunity to share his voice and be heard. The wisdom of the circle is paramount.
Fortnightly group zoom calls , ongoing 1-1 ‘buddy’ support and ongoing brotherhood from the whole circle through various channels. As and when it is possible we will organise gatherings in person, around the fire.
Personally, I know I can’t do this alone. I know that I will always need to ask for support, guidance and encouragement. I know that I need community, brotherhood and family. I know that I need life-affirming stories to live by. Which is why I am continuing to offer all that I offer with love, devotion and curiosity. Ears to listen to, eyes to and heart to witness, hands to hold, arms to embrace, a medicine bag of tools and practices, a body to dance with, a heart to feel with, a mind to explore with and a golden soul longing to say ‘YES’ to life whilst knowing that death is only a whisper away. I don’t claim to be an expert. In fact I am a lifelong student of life, wife and (currently) 6 year old daughter.
We are currently forming several new groups. Contact us if you feel the call to be a part of this movement. Register your interest to set-up an initial FREE introduction call:
“What I love about this work is that it doesn’t bypass the dark and sticky. In fact, we’re actively encouraged to dive deep into ourselves, and practise fierce compassion... And it’s so powerful to witness others and be witnessed oneself. We can hold so much guilt, shame, and doubt. So when I share something and the other brothers don’t recoil or look away, it becomes corrective. When they see me, and raise their hands to say “me as well”, I feel less alone. Similarly, when I hear the sharings of others, I see myself in every single one of them…. I honestly can’t recommend this type of work enough.”
Liam Farquar, founder of www.brighterpathways.co
"Keef and Ross have created a beautiful container for growth, trust, accountability and exchange and their commitment to the cause is present in their actions as well as their words in the mission statement. Integrity, courage, compassion and communication are the bedrocks of what the group feeds on to flourish and every man plays his part. I signed up for a year after the first phase and am inspired by the commitment to the embodiment of timeless masculine principles that is interwoven into the fabric of what has been created here. Commitment is given, expected and reflected back in return. Now, perhaps more than ever, this work (and play) feels vital and the support of open-hearted brothers on the path is invaluable as we navigate our place in the ever unfolding dance of life."
- Ed Wood, actor and healer
"To successfully navigate what life throws at us, to discover more of who we are and to feel our full aliveness means that we sometimes need a safe space to be real and to share our joys, sorrows, challenges and vulnerabilities – especially as men.
Keef and Ross have created such a space. They hold our men’s circle with a strong, compassionate and wise presence that has allowed us to share more deeply and profoundly than I would ever have thought possible from an on-line group. Although I have done years of personal development work, I have started to explore some areas of my life for the first time. I feel deeply seen, nourished and inspired by our group which I think is testimony to the skill, authenticity and commitment that Keef and Ross bring to this work." Richard R.
- Keef Wesolowski Miles
NO MAN EXCLUDED BECAUSE OF FINANCIAL CHALLENGES.
We are living in difficult times where many of us need support, including financial support. If you would love to go deeper into this journey as a man but have financial concerns, please talk to us about your circumstances and we will try to accommodate your needs.
We have a range of payment options that are designed in the spirit of reciprocity, integrity, value and accessibility.
Our intention is to keep it accessible, whilst covering our costs and time and ensuring that this movement has solid foundations and is sustainable so that we can reach as many men as possible with this vital offering.
For this purpose all of our offerings have 3 payment options
STANDARD, GIFTING - for those willing and able to pay a little extra to support those who need extra support, SCHOLARSHIP - full details on request
I also offer deep 1-1 mentoring sessions : personal - interpersonal - transpersonal
If you are interested in knowing more I am more than happy to jump on an exploratory
call with you or click below to have an overview here:
"Keef Wesolowski Miles, who is my friend, peer, and mentor, has space for new clients. I started my men’s group work journey with Keef, which he held with SO MUCH compassion, integrity, wisdom, and humour. He’s big into getting people back in their bodies and DANCING, as am I. It’s good shit. I also did a 5-week shamanic soul-retrieval process with him. I was amazed by how it was almost the perfect synthesis of many things I’d been studying - Jungian psychology, IFS parts work, trauma theory, etc. All wrapped up into a neat symbolic package. And again, he held it so well - it very much felt like I was in safe hands. I highly recommend Keef and his work. Get in touch if you fancy it"
“Keef is an exceptionally gifted practitioner. His ability to hold space, even for very deep processes, to intuit and to channel divine flow allow me to really trust and surrender into the process. As a therapist myself, I truly appreciate Keef’s rare gift and the results I get from working with him. Our sessions give me the opportunity to explore and express, to reprogram and to move forward refreshed".
Carolin Zeitler, Dance Therapist & Alchemist