Masculinity, authenticity, need fulfillment, and surrender (MANS) are considered the four principles of growth beyond unwanted same-sex attraction. From this unit you will gain a broad conceptual framework for how to make change happen in your life.
How you see other men, women, and yourself can have a powerful impact on your self-esteem, your relationships with both genders, and your sexual attractions. This unit will help you understand your own male and female gender concepts and your self-concept.
Men have normal needs for connection with other males. This unit will help you consider the history and current state of your relationships with other males. You will also learn about normal needs for male connection, six essential elements of male community, and key traits of strong male friendships.
We tend to be happier and far less conflicted when we believe we adequately match our personal definition of masculinity. In this unit, you will investigate elements of your own definition of masculinity, consider issues that might lessen your sense of masculinity, and delve into some timeless masculine attributes.
In its fullest form, gender wholeness includes the capacity to relate well with the opposite sex. This unit will bring clarity to the history and current state of your relationships with females. It will also help you investigate the distinctions between males and females and increase your awareness of the complementarity between the two sexes.
Some men with unwanted same-sex attraction feel conflicted about their sexual behavior either because it violates their values, threatens significant relationships, or is destructive and out of control. This unit will guide you through substantial helps for understanding and changing your situation.
Painful experiences in childhood and adolescence are common among those with unwanted same-sex attraction. This unit will help you look at the abuse you may have experienced, consider its effects on you today, and prepare you for deeper healing work.
How we think and feel has a major impact on our lives. In this unit, you will delve into some of the most destructive thought process and feelings among men with unwanted same-sex attraction, particularly shame and negative thinking. You will also explore some positive emotions and consider the nature of choice.
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