Resources (Alpha)



The content of the ConneXions Workshop is drawn from many resources. This page contains links to many articles and videos that have helped. The list will be continuously updated as I learn more.



Beginner’s Mind


Belief Systems

Bloom’s Taxonomy

Body Awareness

  • The Two Systems of Cognitive Process
  • Kahneman’s Mind-Clarifying Strangers: System 1 and System 2
  • Brain Rule Rundown
  • Buddhism & Yoga




    Defense Mechanisms

    Drama Triangle

    Emotional Maturity



    • The Difference Between Guilt and Shame by Joseph Burgo Ph.D.
    • Brene’ Brown on Vulnerability – Funny, deep and powerful. If you haven’t seen this video, please take the 20 minutes to watch it. You won’t regret it!
    • Brene’ Brown on Shame
    • The Definitive Guide to Guilt by Susan Krauss Whitbourne
    • Guilt_(emotion) Behavioral_responses (Wikipedia)
    • 5 Tips for Dealing with Guilt by John M. Grohol
    • Men and Emotions
    • Grief and Praise Part 1 by Martine Prechtel
    • Grief and Praise Part 2 by Martine Prechtel
    • Here are some posts in various stages of completion that discuss common feelings:
      • Empathy vs. Sympathy
        Sympathy is feeling compassion, sorrow or pity for the hardships of another while empathy is putting yourself in the shoes of another. Although compassion is often welcome, sorrow and pity do not enhance connection. All ...
      • Guilt
        Guilt is a healthy emotion that informs you that you have made a mistake. Guilt is healthy because it confirms that you have a moral compass. The only people who cannot feel guilt are psychopaths, ...
      • Let’s Talk About Fear…
        Let’s talk about “Fear.” How can Fear help? Here’s how: Facing Fear is the key, if only for today, of moving forward. We need to face up to Fear. So, first, let’s talk about Fear. Our Fear could ...
      • On Vulnerability and Safety
        I have been creating, leading and participating in men’s circles for over a dozen years now and learned the hard way that the single most important ingredient of an effective circle is psychic or emotional safety. ...
      • Shame and Guilt
        I have staffed over 40 Mankind Project New Warrior Training Adventure weekends and helped initiate over 1,000 men into mature manhood. The theme that I see over and over is some variation on, “I am ...
      • Vulnerability
        Do you believe that if you are vulnerable, others will think you are weak and they will take advantage of you? Every time I sit in circle with other men and women, this toxic belief ...

    Hero’s Journey


    Integral Lines of Development

    Integral Stages of Development

    Integral States


    Love Languages

    Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs





    Spiral Dynamics

    Spiritual Bypassing

    Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic Nervous Systems

    System1 and System2 Thinking

    Theories of Personality

    Values and Virtues

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