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Be a man they said


11:00 - 12:30

Sanjay Kumar & Shiam Pillar



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Being queer and male perhaps for many of us has been precarious, painful, persecutory or even perhaps for some powerful and pleasurable.
What does being male mean for us as queer men? How do we step into our light and shine it boldly, bravely, authentically, compassionately and responsibly?
This workshop seeks to:
* Explore the themes of gender identity especially in today’s world, what does it mean to be male, exploring privilege and responsibility.
* Explore how our gender identity governs our interactions with one another and whether they are mutually beneficial, enjoyable, nurturing, nourishing and fulfilling.
* Use Ann Ladd’s Theory of Personality and explore the five layers of our personality and how these layers influence our relationship with our gender and how we chose to express it in our various lives.

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Sanjay Kumar & Shiam Pillar

J Sanjay Kumar BSc.MA.PgDip.MBACP
Sanjay is a psychotherapist and group work facilitator who has been working with LDBTQIA+ folk exploring with them their journeys of self discovery, growth and intimacy. Sanjay is an integrative Gestalt practitioner including mindfulness and meditation practice. Sanjay currently only offers online sessions and works with clients living in the UK, Europe, USA and India.

Shyam Pillai MA.MSc(A).RP
Shyam is a psychotherapist and drama therapist working with individuals, couples and families both in Canada and India. His experience includes working with issues like minority stress within the LGBTQIA+ Communities. He uses an Integrative approach informed by Systemic, CBT-based and anti-oppressive theories. He currently only works online.

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