Shadow Breakthrough Weekend for MenNext Dates TBA
Los Angeles, CA
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This 2-day weekend will focus on deep group work for men who are ready to confront and face shadows and obstructions preventing their well-being and full presence in the world.
The aim is to shake free and release unprocessed feelings, emotions, and elements of our unconscious that are stuck and interfering with our lives. In doing so, we can step into bigger versions of our manhood that are deeper, more integrated, more alive, and more powerful in the world.
The weekend will be highly integral, exploring body, mind, emotion, and spirit through dynamic group process work. A very strong and safe container will be set to create the optimal conditions for deep work. Listen to this conversation my co-faciliator Chris and I had to learn more.
Breaking Through Shadow with Chris Jerome
9:00am-6:30pm both Saturday & Sunday
60-90 minute break for lunch both days.
Light snacks and drinks will additionally be provided as nourishment throughout the day.
Wear clothes you are comfortable doing light physical practice in. Each day we’ll be weaving in some breath and body exercises between the rounds of group shadow work.
We’ll be sitting in backjacks on the floor together. These are small chairs without legs that provide lower back support. If you think you’ll need additional support, please bring a meditation cushion or let me know how I can help you ahead of time.
Upon registration you’ll be sent an intake form with a few questions so you can let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like to explore during our time together. It’s totally okay if you’re not sure yet, the process is highly intuitive, organic, and in the moment.
Email [email protected] if you have any questions about the weekend.
ABOUT JASON & EVOLUTIONARY MEN
Jason Lange is the founder of Evolutionary Men. He helps men tap into their innate integrated masculinity to have more powerful lives and relationships. He mentors men 1-on-1, leads men’s groups, runs online programs, and facilitates co-ed Authentic Relating events. He has trained with zen masters, psychotherapy jedis, and embodied warriors.
About Chris Jerome
Chris Jerome is a licensed psychotherapist, certified personal trainer and neuro-lymphatic bodyworker. He has spent the past 25 years helping clients integrate body, mind and psyche in ways that allow them to move and engage their lives with greater ease, grace and strength.
From Previous Attendees
It’s honestly hard for me to write a proper reflection on the shadow weekend. It was an incredibly amazing experience and I’m not sure my words can do it proper justice. Jason does a great job of balancing the heaviness of the deep emotional work with lightness and full hearted connection. I went into the weekend Saturday at 9 a.m. looking at 8 other strangers and left Sunday at 6 p.m. feeling like I had known them all my whole life. The container that is set for emotional development and connection is really comfortable and it’s easy to just open up and let your emotions flow. I was able to show a side of myself that I had buried a long time ago. The more surprising aspect of this was the relative ease at which I was able to do so. I’ve always struggled to show grief and sadness in front of others but wasn’t the case here.
Aside from sharing my own story, listening to everyone else’s and seeing there breakthroughs was incredibly enriching. Whether you are feeling stuck in life or just need that extra push to connect deeper with yourself and get to that next step of your journey this weekend with serve you. After experiencing it I really believe it’s something every man should experience. I could not have been more pleased by the weekend and would do it again in a heartbeat.
I’ve been in a transition period where I was stressed out about my career, and to add to the chaos, I recently got out of an engagement to someone I thought I wanted to marry. With lots of soul searching, I stumbled upon Jason’s workshop and it was the right experience I needed to let go of the grief and stress I was holding in my mind and body.
Through Jason’s method, I uncovered an unconscious belief about myself that never surfaced in talk therapy or other workshops. Jason then helped me process this emotion and reconnect with myself. I uncovered another piece of the puzzle that I needed to further heal, and that in itself was worth the price of admission.
It is also worth noting that the group dynamic with the other guys was excellent! I felt safe and respected. I’m not one to seek out guy friends for emotional support, but I quickly learned how a tribe of men to support your journey is a game changer. And it’s great to know other men are seeking similar experiences for healing and evolving.
The Shadow Breakthrough Weekend for Men was amazing! There wasn’t a wasted moment as I enjoyed every exercise we did. The warm-ups could definitely be difficult but I found them to be both necessary and beneficial.
The shadow work was intense but I loved the setup for it. By utilizing different mental and physical techniques, I was really thrust into a deep level of healing.
Jason knows what he’s doing and out of all the men’s groups I’ve been to so far this is my favorite because I feel some try to overhype the masculinity aspect, but here we were all free to be ourselves.
If you’re feeling any curiosity about Jason’s shadow weekend, I urge you to take a deep breath and go. I approached the first day with some hesitancy and fear. Fear that I wouldn’t do it right. Fear that the other men would laugh at me or judge me. Fear that I’d tap into emotions that were so strong that I couldn’t handle them. But the wish to have a personal breakthrough was stronger than my fears–I really wanted to face my shadow (whatever that was, only had a sense about it) and get rid of it. The experience of working with Jason when my turn came was very powerful and resulted in a feeling of greater self-awareness and personal freedom. And the surprise benefit was being completely open and vulnerable with a group of men and having them not only not judge or shame me, but to feel seen and understood and unconditionally accepted. It was an experience of trusting men on a new level.
I feel very grateful for this weekend. I was going through a difficult emotional period and having trouble fully meeting it, and working with Jason helped me to encounter difficult emotions I had been avoiding and to express them safely and give space for them. I have a deeper trust in myself in my capacity to meet and hold difficult experiences. The container of vulnerability and support between the men in this group is so healing and a very rare and important experience.
Since doing the weekend, I feel more in my body and a greater capacity to meet life in all it’s ups and downs. I found it helpful to engage in new perspectives than I usually work in and it has led me to dive deeper in other areas of self development and personal work. I recommend this weekend to anyone interested in working through blocks and getting in touch with a larger capacity for living and authenticity.
The work Jason leads is transformational. He creates a safe container for profound healing work. I’ve done some exploration of my “issues” over the years but it’s difficult for me to “go in deep” in a 50-minute therapy session or evening circling gathering. Being able to tap into Jason and other men who are on a path towards self-discovery and healing over two full days allowed me to make breakthroughs that had been eluding me. The greater self-awareness is helping me become a better husband, father and business owner.
I just got done with a transformational weekend with Jason and seven other amazing men of varying backgrounds. I came away with just what I was looking for. I had been wounded in love with an ex as well as family. I was lacking focus and also suffering from pain of feeling abandoned. The work we did was deeply meaningful, bonding, and effective. I have eight new friends and I woke up the next morning feeling put back together. Jason had many creative and deeply resourcing exercises and every man was supported well as they worked through what they came for.
I have never attended a mens workshop, or any other self building workshops / seminars, so leading up to the weekend I had many thoughts of doubt and wondering if I would come away with anything redeemable in my own personal life.
From the very start of group meet and greet Saturday morning I could see that the other guys were there to drop in. With Jason’s well-honed guidance and beautifully constructed container that he built and provided throughout the weekend, it allowed each and every man to find unknown depths within and work through those darker more shadowed regions of our beings. I felt completely held and revered by the other men who had become brothers during the weekend.
I came away from the Shadow Work weekend feeling more deeply connected to myself and knowing that I possess enough in any and all circumstances of life. A strong ‘I got this’ feeling now resides in me and the brothers I went through this work with are in my presence. I feel honored to have been part of the Shadow Work weekend with Jason and HIGHLY suggest it be attended by all men, at any stage of their lives!
I walked into Jason’s Shadow Breakthrough Weekend for Men looking to improve business growth, relationship, and skills with communication. Little did I know how much of a positive impact the weekend would have on my life. The deep connection with men helped us all work through the most important aspects our our lives. I found myself in each of the other men, and each one of them found themselves in me. I do not know why Jason chose to double down my weekend time on my relationship, but if I had to guess, he knew all along that if my relationship foundation is solid, all else will follow through. You won’t regret letting Jason lead the way for your personal growth!
PS. The future connections with the other men are a extra bonus…
First off, I have to acknowledge that this Shadow weekend synchronistically became available in the right way at just the right time when I absolutely realized I needed it… that in itself had a lot of magical manifestation in it. The container and facilitation that Jason provided was was supremely effective to help me release the first pressure wave of a lot of deep dark emotional trauma that I couldn’t get to otherwise, but I knew I had to. It feels like I also have started to connect with my inner wounded child . What more can I say besides deep gratitude for helping me step into a more satisfying and less burdened life.