Emotional Process Workshops For Men:
A Place To Heal, To Grow, To Find Your True Self.

Our Scheduled Two Day Men’s Emotional Process Work Weekends:

Postponed due to Covid. Join our mailing list for immediate updates when the workshop is rescheduled (see menu above).

Full workshop details below.

Are You Struggling With Any Of These Challenges?

  • Discovering what it means to be in a men’s group made up of authentic men of integrity.
  • Finding your vital life energy.
  • Embodying the qualities of self-motivation and leadership in your life.
  • Developing clarity about your purpose and what you want from life.
  • Finding ways to achieve your goals.
  • Establishing intimacy without losing your own power.
  • Overcoming low mood and a lack of motivation.
  • Forming clear and strong boundaries with women, children, friends and family.
  • Experiencing real joy and love easily and often.
  • Controlling your emotions rather than having them control you.
  • Stopping unhelpful behaviours which happen over and over again.
  • Getting control over your anger.
  • Letting go of the grief of what you’ve lost (or never had).
  • Healing emotional wounds from the past.
  • Embodying your true masculine power?

Then we might well have the solution for you.

A very special kind of men’s group….  

A Two Day Men’s Emotional Process Work Weekend

This non-residential group workshop is suitable for all men, including men new to personal development work, men experienced in “deep soul diving”, and everything in between. All are welcome!

This weekend men’s group will help you become the man you were always meant to be. You’ll discover how to:

  • Integrate and Transform Your Shadows
  • Transform Old Patterns That No Longer Serve You 
  •  Explore & Balance The Archetypes Of King, Warrior, Magician & Lover Within You
  •  Discover Your Inner Gold & Live With Joy! 

Your shadows are the parts of yourself that you decided to hide, repress or deny as a child for some very good reason: to get love, acceptance, safety. Putting parts of yourself into shadow was, quite simply, an early survival mechanism.

Our Men’s Emotional Process Work weekend gives you a way to access your full potential by bringing your hidden energies and qualities out of shadow. You can then move a lot further along the road to becoming the man you really want to be.

Emotional Process Work also provides the opportunity to restore the natural energy and balance in your four primary archetypes, the building blocks of who you are as a man. This can make life flow a lot easier and harmoniously!

Overcome Fear & Develop Clear Thinking

Your Magician archetype enables you to see options, find solutions, be creative and take a different perspective on the situation. This is also where the part of you which kept you safe as a child lives. Unfortunately, unless you do some emotional process work, he will continue play out those childhood patterns based on fear in your life today, long after they’ve stopped being useful to you. In a well-balanced psyche, your Magician should act as adviser to your Sovereign, or King, archetype. This kind of work is best done in a men’s group with great facilitation.

Become the Leader in Your Own Life & A Compassionate King in Your Kingdom

Your Sovereign archetype is the source of your power, potency and presence in the world. He is the leader in your life, and he is charged with holding the “wounds” of your world, your “Kingdom” if you like. Being strong in your Sovereign makes life easier and more joyful in every way. Unfortunately, the Sovereign archetype appears to be the one most lacking in men today. Our men’s group weekends can help you build your Sovereign energy where it is lacking.

Feel Your Feelings Healthily & Express Your Sadness, Grief and Joy

Your Lover archetype allows you to connect, feel, play, and express yourself sensuously in your body. It’s where love lives, as well as the grief linked to the loss of what you’ve loved. Shedding the tears of your unexpressed grief will open the gateway to the joy of the Sovereign within you.

Set Healthy Boundaries, Take Action & Wake Up Your Warrior!

The Warrior within you empowers you to take action in the world, to set boundaries, to say what you want and need, and to defend what is precious to you. He is commanded by your internal King to do what is needed for the benefit of your Kingdom.

On this Men’s Emotional Process Work weekend you will be able to:

  • Do a deep piece of personal emotional work on whatever issue you wish to deal with.
  • Clarify what you want to change in your life.
  • Deal with past events which continue to hold you back.
  • Remove the obstacles and self-limiting beliefs that may be sabotaging your success.
  • Experience the joy of being in a circle of like-minded men devoted to self development.
  • Take part in check-ins, teaching, and group processes which will help you access the energy of these four archetypes.

Contact Rod Boothroyd on rod@strongfreemen.co.uk if you want a place or have any questions. But do it now. The number of places for men to work on these weekends is limited to 7.

Supporters are welcome at no charge!

You may enjoy doing something different with your weekend! Why not come along to support the circle, and take part in the check-ins, group processes, and other men’s work as a role player? If you wish to see if our workshops are right for you, this is a great way to check them out.

The Facilitators

Rod Boothroyd

I work with men individually and in groups to heal the wounds of wounds of childhood in every Archetype. And beyond healing, I work with men to guide them as they explore and access their unexpressed power and potency in the world, so they can be fully who they were always meant to be. Together we explore unconscious shadows, find ways to heal them, and strengthen the power and potency of your Sovereign, the leader within you. I’ve worked with hundreds of men in groups and one to one settings over the past few years, bringing my training in psychotherapy to complement my vast experience and training in working with the shadow. I’m a certified Healing The Shadow practitioner.

Email: rod@strongfreemen.co.uk 
Web: www.takeyourpower.co.uk

 Ed Rooke

My work focuses on helping men to reconnect with lost parts of their unconscious, so that they can open to the freedom and power of being truly themselves. I became involved in this work by necessity, when my own emotional blocks manifested in a chronic illness 15 years ago. Working with my shadow not only gave me my health back, it also made life more connected and richer than it ever had been. Experiencing this shift has naturally led me to support others in the healing of their emotional wounds. After completing a doctorate in Psychology, I trained in Hypnotherapy and also in  Generative Coaching and Voice Dialogue. Much of my work focuses on the Lover archetype, creating the profound safety that is required to open to the most sensitive parts within us, and helping men transform their blocks around relationship and intimacy. My approach is greatly influenced by many years spent assisting and training with relationship expert Jan Day. I am now part of the ‘School of Being’ faculty and lead several workshops in the Living Tantra series.

Web: www.edrooke.com 
Phone: 07753 172 419

Workshop Details


Saturday   9.30 am to no later than 7.30 pm
Sunday       9.30 am to no later than 6.30 pm

The weekend is non-residential – you are responsible for your own accommodation and lunches (there are many shops nearby). We will provide tea, coffee and snacks through the weekend and afternoon tea on Saturday.

Workshop Fee

We invite payment on a sliding scale according to circumstances and ability to pay. We ask you to choose which payment is right for you at this time.

Pricing: To be confirmed 

Full payment is required before the weekend.

We invite you to place yourself on that scale where you feel comfortable. Payment can be made by instalments if you wish. Ask if you cannot afford these fees to see if we can accommodate you.

Contact Rod Boothroyd on rod@strongfreemen.co.uk if you want a place or have any questions. But do it now. The number of places for men to work on these weekends is limited to 7.)

Benefits of Supporting

We welcome men to join the circle simply to be present and support other men doing their personal work. As a supporter, you take part on the exercises we use to explore the Archetypes, the visualisations, the group processes, and the check ins. Most importantly, perhaps, you support other men in their work. Men who come for this often tell us they have very profound experiences which help them see into and resolve their own issues.

This is a great opportunity to check out how this type of weekend works, especially if you don’t feel ready to do a personal piece of work yet.

Contact Rod now to reserve a place or to talk about possibilities or questions. rod@strongfreemen.co.uk

Testimonials from recent workshops

Rod, Diarmaid and Ed are a great and safe team when you put yourself in their hands. The workshop provided theoretical and practical insights into what the shadow is and how it affects us as men. They are professional, committed, sensitive, understanding and extremely knowledgeable. I learnt a great deal about myself because I was able to go deep by being “held” in such a safe place, and I’ve been putting it to good use since. – Christian Banfield

I spent the last weekend on the Shadow workshop with Rod, Diarmaid and Ed. I learnt so much. I learnt so much about who I am, why I am and how I am. I dug deep into patterns of stuck behaviour, not just stuck within me but those inherited from my ancestors. I understand those behaviours now and I know they don’t serve me. They are now not my behaviours.  I was fortunate to spend the weekend amongst men with pure hearts and an intention to better what they did and how they live. It is truly a gift to find such brotherhood. The most amazing things happened to me and others not just because we were together with a shared intention but because the weekend was facilitated in an astonishing way by Rod, Diarmaid and Ed. I have never seen such natural, empathetic and intuitive facilitation. I went with a very clear need. This was met but in a way that I could not have foreseen. I was transported to places I had long forgotten to heal wounds that were ever-present. This was done with amazing skill, kindness and insight. The facilitators truly cared about me. I could feel it. I have been involved in a number of facilitated sessions like this and I have seen work left half-done. This was different. These men really know how to get to the heart of a problem, how to heal and know how to close. These men are simply brilliant at what they do. I leave lighter, brighter and mightier. This will touch every aspect of my life.  I wanted to change and they have changed me through their work. I can’t thank them enough. – Mark Shayler

This workshop allows you to go deep within and gain a better understanding of how the archetypes are working within your life now, how they developed and evolved from childhood. It will allow you to come to terms or peace with some of the internal challenges you’ve self-developed, which may have served you well in the past but are more of a hindrance now. Gain insight into how to balance your kingdom and discover your true-self. This will allow you to commence the next level of your personal journey. This workshop cannot be recommended enough, with the careful & experienced leadership of Rod, Ed and Dermot – each one bringing valuable skillsets and wisdom to allow you to gain the maximum benefit from the weekend. Take the step, get on the workshop, immerse yourself into the weekend and you will find the results are truly remarkable. I cannot recommend this highly enough! This workshop helped me to realise some of the beauty within and around me. There is something special and magical that happens at this workshop and the circle created. Trust the process and allow yourself to realise the true potential of the kingdom you have within. – Jat Singh

I first heard of the Emotional Process Workshop from a friend in a men’s group. He explained he’d found the weekend immensely helpful in helping him process emotions which were having a detrimental impact on his life. This sparked my interest; I decided to attend. I was immediately struck by the warmth of the Facilitators who created a welcoming informal environment and a safe container. As the Facilitators led the men through their personal work, they demonstrated skill and sensitivity: the skill to challenge a man if required and invite him to face what he may be afraid of or denying, and the sensitivity to hold the space for the man to release the emotion. I doubt this can be learned by studying a theory or by attending a course. This comes from years of experience working with men. I wholeheartedly believe that any man who attends the weekend will benefit from it. – Jay, London.

A very powerful weekend workshop. The level of experience, skill and qualification offered by Rod, Diarmaid and Ed as a facilitation team is difficult to beat. The container created was more than enough to allow each of the men to dive deep into those darkest corners of themselves that are the most difficult to reach. A strong empathy soon evolved within the group allowing each participant to explore their shadows with confidence. The degree of cohesion and mutual support generated by the way the workshop was led spoke for itself. I personally gained significant insight into one of my major shadows – the well of unexpressed grief that underpins my rage within. I am still absorbing the benefits of the workshop, something I expect to continue for some considerable time! – Isaac Roberts

Wow, this is a very hard thing to do. Words don’t come so easily and anyway there is so much that I don’t know how to condense it. What I saw and what I felt with each man’s process touched a deep part of me as if I was in the process with them. And somehow that is exactly how it was… The sensitivity and skill that you all provide as individual men (Rod, Ed and Diarmaid) is so much more enhanced and heightened as I witness you working together on the carpet, dancing with the conscious and unconscious selves of the participants. Your awareness of all, and your constant vigilance to protect and keep safe all involved, is to be applauded and honoured. My journey with you all was phenomenal!!! I reached a state of great inner peace and joy after having unleashed such pent up anger that I really had no idea was there, hidden in the depths of me, wanting to be released. Your skill and ability to speak and communicate to parts of my persona by simple but effective methods is mind-blowing. The whole weekend was amazing and could not have been made possible without the support and presence of all the other men there. For me these deeply freeing results are only able to be achieved with the support of others on their journey. I honour myself and the other men who have the courage to face the unknown, to take the first step on a journey of discovery, a journey not apparent at the time of stepping into my work, and to be witnessed by all. All men should give themselves the gift of this weekend. – Andrew Parry

Having not connected with this type of work for some years. I felt I had returned immediately to my lost and distant inner world with first scent of sage during the smudging ritual. The weekend workshop helped me enter the painful and hidden shadow that I have been carrying around that was bringing me much anger and grief, restricting me living my life more fully. With the incredible support of the facilitators and the processes offered, I managed to clear through these blocks and open my heart again to find a more loving and understanding way to be. – Barrie McCulloch

This weekend I watched in awe as 2 humble artisans created beautiful things working in the medium of human potential. Rarely have I been in the company of 2 men who were able to comfortably and authentically own the entire spectrum of emotions, from fragile gentle grace to powerful “don’t fuck with me” warrior you would cross the street to avoid.  Whatever was needed to guide the men they had it. I travelled to the workshop as a supporter, with doubts, low level anxiety and scepticism as my companions for the weekend. 48 hours later I’d dumped them in Hammersmith to make room for my new buddies – optimism, peace, excitement and love. You’ll journey together to dark places, stormy seas, brothers in arms never letting you go as you meet your inner demons. And the men. Diverse, kind, supportive, wonderful people, friends in waiting. The type you meet now and again in life if you’re lucky, and yet here’s a room full of them. How you’ll marvel at what they’ve faced and what they’ve carried, only to come to realise you’re carrying some of it too. You’ll learn, you’ll reflect, you’ll take part in exercises that will truly have you out of your comfort zone. Make no mistake. In terms of personal development, this is true next level stuff that has the potential to dwarf the gains you think you’ve been making. – Paul, London

Dear Rod, Diarmaid and Ed, I feel hope and gratitude for having been in that room with you, witnessing your commitment to be with us patiently and with resilience in every dark place we would go. I could feel your presence constantly and that enabled me to trust you and so to deepen up in my work. Profound humanity, compassion and great facilitation skills. These are the qualities I have treasured from you Rod, Ed and Diarmaid. Thank you all, from my heart. – Attilio Bergamaschi

I really feel a profound change in myself. It’s as if a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders and I feel back to who I used to be. I have been waiting for the feeling to dissipate, but it hasn’t and I don’t think it will! I truly feel at peace with myself and the issues around my daughter, and am honestly able to trust that things will work out when the time is right. And in the meantime the universe is presenting me with new opportunities that I was blind to, or unable to acknowledge before. And I feel able to start to deal with the underlying issues that got me to that place in my life. Thank you so much to the facilitators, the men of service, and all you men for your support and insight. Truly life changing. – Adam

I’d like to thank you for all your hard work and facilitation over the weekend. Bless you all, the weekend workshop has helped me take huge steps on my journey that seemed so impossible just a week ago with fantastic results. I don’t believe that I could have taken these steps without the leaders and the support of all of the guys at the weekend. I feel privileged and honoured to be among such great men (and you can quote me on that!) – P.G.

The weekend allowed me to open up fully and address buried emotions and blockages which had been lying stagnant for too long. The container of the group was built very quickly offering a safe, loving, supportive environment. I was very impressed with the great guidance, expertise and experience from the facilitators throughout the whole weekend. I managed to shift and release a massive dark force that I’ve been holding deep inside. It was amazing to physically and mentally do this process work on myself and also learn and resonate with the other men’s personal work. I came away from the weekend with a feeling of accomplishment, purpose, gratefulness and love. I also gained more insight and tools to carry on with my personal vision and mission which is to help and inspire young people find their true potential in their journey ahead. – W.S.

Many thank yous to you Rod, Ed, Diarmaid for running the workshop and holding that container, and for the care and compassion all you men showed which allowed me to go so deep and heal. – P.L.

Things have been good. Something shifted for me over the weekend and I feel different. Perhaps this is because I now know what I didn’t before – that deep down, in my core, I am loved and I am lovable. It seems my process has done something to move or lift or unlock the part of me that was perhaps blocking this deep knowing. – S.C.

Rod, I very grateful to you for this and to Diarmaid, Ed, and the other men who supported me in my process. But you in particular as I noticed such love and care in the work you do over the weekend. Such skill and love… it’s been an honour for me to experience. – V.M.

I feel very honoured to have witnessed and been a part of your skillful facilitation and to have felt your evident love for helping men to heal themselves.  I’m already enjoying living with a somewhat changed self even in these first few days as a result of grieving for something I never fully realised I had lost. Thank you for taking the time and providing a space for this – I feel passionately about the importance of this work and I have huge admiration for those who make it possible.  – D.J.

I had no idea what I was going to work on till my turn came around and then it appeared. During the process that followed I was able to let go thirty five years of pent up feelings around a significant event in my life which removed a huge burden that I had been unconsciously carrying. I only became aware later that I had also reclaimed positive beliefs of myself which unconsciously had been denying the validity of part of my life.  I viewed what happened as a deep healing and what I want to do now is to dance around my new-found self and feel confident to leave the future to unfold itself joyously! I am thrilled with the workshop and praise myself for the trust that was necessary for me to go for it!! – Chris Beazley

The work you did with us over the weekend is so powerful in itself, but with the addition of your immense presence, purpose, passion, drive and compassion it is something at a completely different level. – Leandro D’Andrea

When the email from Rod first landed I knew this would be a powerful and necessary weekend for me, but much of my readiness was fed by each beautiful piece of work that went before me. When I did eventually step onto the carpet I was simply floored by the depth of grief I touched into for my 5 year old self, and then blessed by the gift of heightened awareness of my own sub-personalities. Beyond this, I can’t really put into words what I’m feeling and recognising, but I’m evolving, flowing. It feels healthy. I feel connected. I feel at peace, and yet open to all possibilities, going, staying, or somewhere in between. I’m definitely ready to start exploring my needs and putting me first, in a considered way. – J.P.

Dear Rod, Ed and Diarmaid, thank you for a masterclass in skilful, respectful facilitation, an honour to witness. The service you individually and collectively do us, by being ready, able and willing to step into that place, is beyond any ready measure.
– A.H.

This weekend is profound and moving. It’s almost entirely self-discovery via deep work – half through your own work on yourself, half through participation in the work of other men. It’s dramatic because it’s so meticulously constructed by the facilitators, who take great care to identify the critical drivers in your work – nothing ephemeral, everything core. And it’s deep because the ability to meet, recognise and challenge unhelpful fragments of your archetypes is jaw-dropping. Honoured to have been a part of this circle of men.  – T.C