What If He Cries?

What If He Cries?

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 209 , Segment 3

School Challenges, Heroes and U.S. Politics, Male Crying

Episode: School Challenges, Heroes and U.S. Politics, Male Crying

  • Sep 2, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 29:12 mins

Rick Belden is a respected explorer and chronicler of the psychology and inner lives of men. He has been writing for most of his life and has been using creative expression, dreamwork, personal mythology, and listening to the body as tools for self-healing since 1989. He is the author of Iron Man Family Outing: Poems about Transition into a More Conscious Manhood which is used by therapists, counselors, and men's groups as an aid in the exploration of masculine psychology and men's issues, and as a resource for men who grew up in dysfunctional, abusive, or neglectful family systems. Men often keep the depth and complexity of their inner lives fairly hidden. They do this so well that it is commonly assumed by many that men are cool and calculated beings with little complexity of emotions, especially in comparison to women. But nothing could be farther from the truth, and many men, no matter how protective they may be of what lies hidden within them, are starving for some sort of safe harbor in their lives. Rick Belden discusses men's emotions and the importance of being able to express those emotions.