Jan 26, 2021
When I say, 'Do your inner work,' it's in real life and
real-time but it's also taking responsibility for your sovereignty.
Have a disciplined breath practice in the morning or maybe have a
reflective practice at the end of the day to sit with yourself for
ten minutes in stillness and silence to think about it. Ask
yourself, 'What could I have done better?', 'Could I have treated
people differently?', 'How did I speak to myself today?', and pause
so that the likelihood of that playing out in real-time when you’re
in a more reactive state is going to be higher. - Stefanos
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Wellness Force Radio Episode 382
Relational Alchemist, International Speaker and Author, Stefanos Sifandos, returns to
explain what all men face on their road to becoming a great man,
what happens to our psyche and self-worth if we're focused on
comparison, why we go back to old patterns, and how you can be
friends with your ego.
What actually is inner
work and what does it mean to be a good man?
Join us as Stefanos
unpacks the 5 Tactical Virtues for Men: Strength,
Courage, Mastery, Honor, and Connectivity.
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Listen To Episode 382 As Stefanos
[1:30] Ways Of Being For Men
Exploring what ways of being and virtues men can honor
What has changed for Stefanos and Josh since their last
interview including Josh going to be a father
Who Stefanos is today compared to when he first arrived to the
USA from Australia.
The choice we have to choose which aspects of ourselves we
want to feed and bring to life.
Exploring the new level of clarity and self-connection
he has now compared to when he was still in Australia.
How he's come to a place of doubting himself less and honoring
Unpacking one of the masculine's sickness: Over-extending as
we identify ourselves and our self-worth
utility and usefulness.
Why we come back to old patterns
ways of being when we're met with new challenges
The unhealthy drive he had to be seen as enough by his
How other aspects of life can become tainted if we bring them
into our personal space
[15:30] Common Wounds That All Men Face
How you have to allow yourself to fully feel and embrace all
truly work through and let them go.
Exploring the common wounds that all men face from childhood
and into adulthood
including rejection, abandonment,
Why men lack ownership and responsibility to see themselves as
enough when they turn to others, especially their partners, to give
them that feedback
What happens to our psyche
and sense of
self-worth if all we're focusing on is our competition and doing
better than others.
Unpacking the different eras of men and masculinity
last century including the industrial and agricultural revolutions
and how that has impacted fathers and their children.
The different phases Stefanos went through as a child
including being a people-pleaser and a bully
because of the
sense of unavailability that he felt from his father.
[23:00] The 5 Tactical Virtues For Men
[32:00] Do Hard Sh*T Every Day
[43:00] What The Inner Work Actually Is
Unpacking what doing the inner work means and why it has to be
done in real-time.
Examples of active inner work from breathwork
meditation to self-reflection at the end of your day.
What came up for Josh during a breathwork session with
Stefanos last year including his father-wounding.
Exploring what a Father Wound
why it's something big that comes up for most men during their
Closing the gap between the knowing and the doing during the
inner work process.
How the brain becomes addicted to familiar patterns
that keep it
Why we're in a constant cycle of giving and receiving love
plus why our
patterns revolve around that.
What threat funnels are and how they're connected to our
The benefits of pausing, taking a deep breath, or going for a
walk when you need it such as during an argument
The medicine that lies in spending time in nature and placing
the palm of your hand over your heart.
[52:00] The Different Stages Of Manhood
[1:04:00] Are You In A Comparison Trap?
The ego trap
and how it keeps us
from being fully grateful
for all that
we have in our lives.
Why we can be stuck on the idea that we will never be
The impact of putting our parents up on a pedestal can have on
Why there will always be a middle way during our own journeys
and there will never be peace
in the world
because life is like a pendulum.
How the experiences that we have, positive and negative, lead
us to perceive the quality of our life
Why we shouldn't be asking the question, "How do I find
it's an allusion.
The mindset hijacking
that the mass media does by constantly putting out negative
headlines each day.
Why we get caught in the idea that if we have this and that,
then we can stop the war inside of ourselves and will be
Exploring the alternate fuel source that won't lead us down a
path of continued co-dependency
Why answering the question, "What do I need to feel safe?",
can actually be overwhelming for some people.
How to bring yourself back into the present moment to help you
figure out what you need to feel safe
[1:13:00] Death To The Ego
What happens when we find ourselves in an undesirable state of
being including spiritual
How we can keep ourselves from falling prey to the toxic mindset
Why we tend to always stay the course when we've made a
decision instead of making changes which is the ultimate ego
The choice we always have to drop our old identity
, ways of
thinking, and ways of being but it will come with pain.
Why we cannot dissolve the ego and become someone new unless
we integrate the shadow work as well.
How Josh's stance on Ayahuasca
and why he's no longer an advocate for it.
Why you have to do the deep work in a familiar state of
breathwork and meditation
doing it in unfamiliar states of consciousness using plant medicine
The importance of actually pausing and doing the work instead
of relying on the next external factor such as Ayahuasca to heal
Why Josh had to do a year and a half of PTSD recovery
an Ayahuasca ceremony.
The power of doing breathwork to alter your state of
consciousness instead of trying plant medicine
- 345 Zach Bush
How to proceed with caution to ensure that you receive the
best care and support from your shaman
during a plant
[1:23:00] Applying The 3 Stages Of Intelligence
Unpacking the first steps a man can take as he begins to apply
the three stages of intelligence
surrounding yourself with other men that support and challenge you
are so important to help you grow.
The difference between meeting with your community in person
compared to a Zoom call and why a digital connection does not have
the same energetic
How fear is being multiplied on fear
as government officials
are releasing statements such as, "If you have to sing, wear a
mask, and don't sing too loud."
The mass media narrative
right now that wants to divide society when the very thing we need
is to be an embodied community.
Exploring the choice we have right now: We can feed the fear
or do our own research on what's going on.
The fact that we humans have been born from bacteria and
; we have also
survived because of bacteria and viruses.
Different thresholds of fear that we all move through and how
we can do the inner work and investigate why we are afraid.
Why wearing a face mask
breathing in your own carbon monoxide on a repeated basis is not
1:31:30 Standing Up For Our Health Freedom
Breaking down and answering the question: How long will it
take until we stand up for our health freedom
Why things will have to get worse before we are no longer
complacent with what is happening in our world because of the
Where the collective consciousness is right now and why we
have to experience more pain to transform and transmute.
How our nervous system
been hijacked as we are forced into fear with the COVID-19 slogan,
Why the truth about what is going on with COVID-19 and its
agenda is actually very clear when you do the research and look at
- CV19 Truth
Series: Protecting Your Health Freedom
that we can never embody unless we actually lean into it and
What he loves and doesn't like about the app, TikTok.
Further exploring what it takes to be a good man in today's
modern age and why it's up to you to figure that out on your own
during your life's journey.
Why being present and mindful
thoughts, actions, and what actually matters to you can bring
extraordinary wellness into your life.
Power Quotes From The
What Happens When You Give Your Power Away
“We need to do our inner work and it leads back to the 5
Tactical Virtues - Strength, Courage, Mastery, Honor, and
Connectivity so that we can achieve sovereign empowerment. We need
to take responsibility for ourselves because the moment we say it’s
someone else’s responsibility or we blame someone for something
like not feeling a particular way or experiencing life in the way
that we want to experience life, we disempower ourselves and we
give our power away. That does either one of two things; we either
retract from the world or we lash out in the world." -
Navigating The Shadow Way
"The shadow way is about intimacy and relationships. It’s about
how you give and receive love. It’s about whether you’re allowing
people in and surrendering to that or you are too scared of love
because you’re afraid of loss." - Stefanos
Do Something That Scares You Every Day
"Do something that scares you every day and I'm not suggesting
you go put your life at risk but at what point do you draw the
line? We're all going to have to move through different fears and
thresholds; some of which are higher than others. I call it the
elastic band effect. Your elastic band or tolerance might be longer
or shorter in some areas compared to how it is for other people but
eventually it will snap. So you want to bring yourself to the place
right before it snaps because that's your edge and then peak over.
If you have a deep fear of physical contact, for example, that's a
great opportunity for you to look into that and what it actually
means." - Stefanos Sifandos
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immersed in deep men’s empowerment work and the exploration of
intimate and sacred relationships. Merging the best of eastern and
western methodologies and philosophies to promote balance,
sacredness and power in life and love.
Using integrative techniques and methods, such as
neural-empowerment, Shamanic Praxis, holotropic and biodynamic
breath work, trauma release and integration, western psychology,
Eastern Mysticism and more, Stefanos has created programs, models
and systems to enhance the quality of your life, your intimate
relationships and in essence bring you closer to your
What It Means To Be A Good Man
Having also traversed the depths of his own pain, suicidal
thoughts and fears profoundly, He has overcome destructive patterns
and has faced and overcome multiple ‘ego deaths’. Stefanos
understands there is difference between culturally defined
masculinity and sacred masculinity. He further explores what it
means to be a GOOD man and to be GOOD at being a man in today’s
Stef holds degrees in Behavioural Science, Philosophy and a
Master Degree in Sustainability & Commerce. He is also
qualified in the areas of: Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Psych-K®,
Vira Tantric Principles & Masculine Ethos Philosophies (Agama
Yoga), Hypnosis, public speaking, Reiki, group facilitation,
training & assessment, varied high-intensity training
methodologies, physical & psychological conditioning and
He also holds extensive experience in the areas of Ayurvedic
medicine, life coaching, mindset coaching & holistic health.
Stef embodies all of this interconnected wisdom & experience to
facilitate authentic & connected leadership development
"My mission is to be a VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS; to assist
individuals in actualising the fullness of their potentiality; to
relate consciously to each other with authentic love; be a
conscious steward of Earth and continue to evolve and expand the
entirety of my being – this is my humble gift to humanity and to my
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