We live an age where there are many representations of what it is to be a “man”. It is up to us, men, to listen to what is revealed, but even more important to connect with our own essence : To get in touch with our strength, our integrity, our inner wisdom and to enter the world from there. In relation to who we really are and in relation to the communities to which we belong, as men we can create space for our wounds and take the risk of openly face the world with the fullness of our hearts. During the men’s workshops, we explore our ways of connecting with ourselves and with the world around us.

Two men hugging Fire walking  during a workshop for men

Are you the man you want to be?

  • Are you a change agent, a man working with others for the good of society?
  • Are you outwardly successful and looking to become more integrated with other parts of  your life?
  • Are you still trying to get there on your own?
  • Do you struggle with commitment, with discipline, with emotional honesty, with feelings of powerlessness or inadequacy, with anger, frustration, depression?
  • Have you never felt safe or at ease in a group of men?

Men’s work can help you figure out the why to these questions and the how to change that. In a circle of men you have a place to come and explore, refine and express yourself, also the parts that you may find hiding out in the shadows.

Show up as the man, husband, partner, father, and brother. With the knowledge that movements fail not because of the lack of good ideas or even good organization, but because of the lack of mature bonding.  It needs a kind of connection between people that allows groups to overcome personal and psychological blocks and resolve interpersonal conflicts in a way that is energizing rather than draining to their efforts.

In a kind of brotherhood that you trust, you will find the courage and strength to break free of your old and limiting beliefs that sabotage you and will find YOUR PLACE in the community of your belonging with a healthy purpose.

Working outside by pair during a workshop for men

Men’s workshop: an opprotunity to discover yourself as a man

Imagine a group where other men will absolutely tell you the whole truth about where you are strong, and where you sell yourself short.

With the support of the energy and consciousness of other men, your own clarity of vision emerges. You will be able to find what you deeply value, what you are most passionate about, what makes you tick. You will be able to step through the fear of showing up authentically, powerfully, and vulnerably.

Energized by transformative experiences using the power of group, you are invited as a man to come forward with your truth. You will be supported and challenged and that’s just a gift for any man. No matter how old or young you are as a man, you can answer the call of  the “hero’s journey”.

Each man will be provided tools and learning that help you fulfill your dreams. Each man will have the opportunity to have focused work to meet his own needs, and the chance to give his gifts to other men.

Workshops for men at IBI is inspired by the Core-Energetic Evolutionary process and is a life affirming opportunity to honor the best in what you, as a men, has to offer the planet. “Maps that work” will guide your deep longing as a man to feel more, feel more powerful, to get unstuck, build better relationships,  connection, inspiration, passion, and fulfillment and feel like you’re really doing something to make your life matter.

What you’ll get in this men’s workshop:

  • A space where men get real
  • Deeper Self-awareness
  • Communication tools
  • Belonging & connection to Self
  • Emotional mastery skills
  • A brotherhood of connection
  • A path forward to energize your growth

Who is the facilitator?

Dirk Marivoet integrative psychotherapist

Dirk Marivoet, MSc. is a certified psychotherapist (ECP) and a licensed psychomotor therapist (University of Leuven), director of the International Institute for Bodymind Integration. He is also a certified trainer and supervisor for all methods of Bodymind Integration (Postural Integration®, Energetic Integration® and Pelvic-Heart Integration®). He is a teacher, lecturer and supervisor at the Netherlands and Greek Institutes for Core Energetics. He received various Shamanic Training (Lakota, Druid, Tibetan). He is the father of two. After more than 35 years of working and teaching, he is glad to offer to men a place and space to open, to grow and to create change together for the world.

Join a men’s workshop!

You will find below all the upcoming workshop worldwide. If you don’t find any in your country and want to host one in your place, do not hesitate to contact us. 

No upcoming introductory workshop for the moment.
Please contact us to express your interest in participating in an introductory workshop.


Fancy one of the other workshops with Dirk Marivoet?


Do you feel ready for a transformational experience? Are you curious to get to know yourself better or to discover your personal resources? Do you want to achieve more fun, satisfaction, meaning and connection in your life? Do you tend to rationalize, somatize and distance yourself from feelings and emotions and want to have a different experience? Do you want to pay more attention to expressing your emotions (without applying pressure), with a focus on ego integration?

Our courses and workshops (1 to 4 days) allow you to discover powerful tools for body-mind and mind-body and approaches for personal development and the change process. They provide a safe therapeutic work environment to dive deeply into yourself, unleash your potential and heal the traumas you carry.

Do you want to organize a workshop with us in your country or city?

You have or know a place in your country or city and would like to organize an event with us there so that your own clients, students and network can benefit from our expertise with sessions, workshops and trainings?

Do not hesitate, follow your impulse to contact us so we can discuss this possibility.

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