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MEN'S WORK

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HELPING MEN AND FATHERS BECOME MORE EMBODIED
Why Men and Fathers Need this Work

In our fast-paced world, men and fathers often shoulder significant responsibilities at work and home, frequently ignoring their own physical and emotional well-being. For fathers, these pressures intensify as they juggle the demands of parenting alongside professional and personal commitments. Structural Integration Bodywork, with the integration of movement and mindfulness, offers a comprehensive and holistic solution by promoting both physical and emotional health through a mind-body approach. 

HOW THIS WORK CAN SUPPORT YOU

Alleviate Physical Strain 

Daily tasks, from lifting children to working long hours, can lead to chronic pain and tension. Structural bodywork can help release tight muscles, improve posture, and enhance overall physical function, allowing men and fathers to move more freely and remain active with their friends, family, and community. 

Manage Stress Effectively 

The pressures of work, life, and fatherhood can be overwhelming. Somatic awareness practices foster mindfulness, helping men and fathers manage stress, improve mental clarity, and enhance emotional resilience, enabling them to be more present, patient, and attuned with their work, friendships, and family. 

Improve Mobility and Performance 

From playing with your kids to just staying active, our movement education sessions teach men and fathers how to move more efficiently, reduce strain, and increase their physical performance, allowing them to fully engage in activities with their family and community. 

Change How You Perceive and Engage with the World 

With a holistic approach, the body becomes more than just something to exercise – it becomes a vessel for expression and engaging with your environment. The world opens up with new possibilities when you choose to walk or ride your bike to work, sit on the floor with ease during a picnic, join your child on the playground, start rock climbing, or a dance class you have wanted to try for years, and fully immerse yourself in activities and experiences that your body longs for. 

 

Connect with Your Body and Deepen Bonds 

Developing a deeper body awareness helps men and fathers stay attuned to their physical and emotional needs, promoting long-term health and vitality. It also enhances their ability to connect with their co-workers, friends, and family on a deeper level, fostering stronger emotional bonds and meaningful connections.  

Where my passion comes from

My passion for holistic bodywork is deeply personal. I have been receiving this work since I was 16 and it was the most supportive modality for me when I moved back from Africa, lost my mother from brain cancer, started a new job, and became a parent - all in 6 months. This work didn't "fix" anything, but helped me tap into greater resilience and empowerment in the face of daunting life changes.

 

Now, as a father of a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old, I understand the physical and emotional demands that come with parenting.

Through my own journey, I've experienced the transformative power of holistic bodywork in helping me become a more present, patient, and engaged father as well as empowered community member. 

I am a Board-Certified Structural Integration Practitioner and I also hold a master's degree in Community Development. My graduate school capstone project focused on supporting fathers to deepen bonds with their children and engage in positive peer support, so I have an academic and intellectual understanding of the challenges men and fathers face.

 

Combined with my background as a collegiate athlete and hands-on experience with bodywork, movement, and mindfulness practices, I possess a unique set of skills to help men and fathers shift their patterns and achieve greater balance in the life. 

-I am the Vice Chair of a non-profit organization called Dads of Douglas County


-I am leading a program in Douglas county called, “Coaching Boys into Men” where I am working to empower middle school and high schools men’s coaches in implementing curriculum during their season that helps their student-athletes mental health and educates them on physical, emotional, and sexual violence.   

-I have participated in several men's groups, where I've witnessed firsthand the struggles many men and fathers face in expressing their emotions and prioritizing self-care. 

Research shows that many men experience loneliness and struggle to talk about their families, even when facing stress. I am committed to creating a safe space where men and fathers can openly share their experiences, deepen their connection with themselves, their children, their partners, and their communities. My goal is to help men and fathers become more flexible and capable, both physically and emotionally, so they can show up as their best selves and contribute to a life-affirming world.  

Let’s Work Together

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