This week’s show is with Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz. Kenny was called “The Man Whisperer” by Newsweek because, not only does he help men achieve their life, relationship and career goals, he also helps men to be more authentically and powerfully who they truly are.
As one of the UK’s leading men’s personal development consultants, Kenny runs workshops and sees individuals and couples for private consultations and has been running men’s groups in London for 14 years. Kenny was traumatised at the age of seven when his family had to flee certain death at the hands of the brutal dictator Idi Amin and were resettled as refugees in rural Wales via refugee camps.
As a result of post-traumatic stress syndrome, Kenny developed several mental health issues, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, body dysmorphia and depression with intrusive and suicidal thoughts. Thankfully that’s all behind him now. When asked how he turned it all around, he’s fond of saying that he sat with the shadows that owned him, unlearned the untruths and turned that energy into the fuel to walk his path and live his purpose.
In this show we explored how to know ourselves, get into the feeling, how to stay in it, how to navigate the way forward into the next phase as things get dark. It’s in the darkness that we find the gold.
I’d love to know what YOU think about this week’s show. Let’s carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
- If you notice fear arising, take a breath and follow the feeling back to understand what’s going on for you – it’ll often be a little child part of you feeling scared rather than a real threat in the moment.
- This time can reveal deep wounds that need tending – that until now you’ve found ways to operate over the top of because there’s been no space to deal with it – maybe now is the time for you to read what’s on the page, rather than turn it.
- Find ways you can share what’s going on for you and get support: maybe a trusted friend, a circle of men or women, a coach. Please reach out to me or Kenny if you’d like our support with that.
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Lian & Jonathan