Men’s Work vs. Therapy: Which Approach is Right for You?

In this week’s Maniphesto Core Leadership Meeting, we had a fascinating conversation about the meeting point between therapy and men’s work. As a group, we explored the different approaches and philosophies of these two distinct practices and discussed how they can complement each other in supporting men’s emotional and psychological well-being. Men’s work is a term used to describe a variety of approaches and practices that aim to support men in developing greater self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and personal growth. This can involve group workshops, retreats, coaching, and mentorship programs. On the other hand, therapy is a more traditional approach to mental health, focusing on identifying and addressing emotional and psychological issues through one-on-one sessions with a trained therapist. During our conversation, we explored the benefits of both men’s work and therapy, and how they can work together to create a holistic approach to men’s mental health. For example, men’s work can provide a supportive community and sense of belonging, while therapy can offer a safe space to explore and work through deeper emotional issues. We also discussed the importance of finding the right approach for each individual. While some men may benefit from a more structured therapeutic approach, others may find greater support through the community and group-oriented approach of men’s work. If you’re interested in learning more about the intersection of therapy and men’s work, this conversation is a must-watch.


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