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Sun, 08 Nov



Absent Father- Heart Circle

The effects of fatherlessness can be long-lasting and affect the inner core of every decision, relationship and sense of identity. And an under-represented in discourse and analysis. In this workshop, we explore the effects of absent fathers and effects on masculinity.

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Absent Father- Heart Circle
Absent Father- Heart Circle

Time & Location

08 Nov 2020, 04:00 – 10:00


About The Event

Absent Fathers - Heart Circle  - On Zoom

Key terms: Professional development: Attachment & Loss, Identity, Absent Father, Masculinity, Mindfulness and POC heart circles. 


The effects of fatherlessness can be long-lasting and affect the inner core of every decision, every relationship and our sense of identity. In this heart circle we will explore the effects on masculinity through the lens of fatherlessness.  We will explore the complexities, inner work and deficits of our inner world as we bring awareness and undertanding to that which was missing - a positive male role model. 

This workshop is a unique place for those who want to bring more awareness as to how to integrate and make sense of the role of an absent father, and how it manifests in many of the decisions which we make, and how it triggers our auto-immune response and early attachment patterns. 

A heart circle is normally run by an elder or experinced member of the community with a sense of connection to traditions which connect us to our ingrained humanity, to the earth and can transition us into into the extraordinary. In these gatherings we can connect in ways which are traditional to indigenous culrures using our life experince, truth and conviction as our main tools.

We are free to leave the normal conventions and concerns behind us and be transported into the world of our ancestors, our higher power, and connect with a sense of group empowerment through ritual, movement and story telling.


1. Development of healthy male archetypes 

2. Understanding toxic and healthy masculinity 

3. Understanding our healthy femine aspects 

4. A sense of belonging and evolving within diversity 

5. Respecting and mapping-out ancestral trauma 

6. Owning our sense of autonomy, power and responsibility 

7. Legacy: What we leave behind

8. Re-integration and evolving 

9. Cultivating affirming scripts, emancipation, resources and dedication of merit. 

Who is this for?   Mental health workers, social workers, community leaders, individuals wanting to learn and connect with gaps around fatherlessness; with breakout rooms for people of colour. 

This workshop is open all genders. 


William Fley is a clinician in private practice who provides professional development for mental health practitioners through workshops and retreats. Including training with community leaders to help them adapt in the face of on-going physical, emotional, organisational and societal change. A fully accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and Breathworks Mindfulness, William is the founder of MNPC and holds Masters degrees from Birkbeck College, University of London and Roehampton University. Working within community organisations in marginalised communities, William aims to bring awareness through mindfulness-based interventions. He continues to pursue his passion for eliminating the cultural and other barriers to accessing mindfulness by encouraging cultural awareness and responsiveness.

Time & Location

08  November 2020, 4pm - 9pm 


About the Event

The evening will consist of presentations, break-out rooms, discussion, music, movement and sharing. 

Absent Fathers & Masculinity 

Date: Sunday 8th November 2020

Time: 4pm - 9pm

Cost: £60 

Concessions: £40

Payable by cheque/PayPal/bank transfer.

This workshop provides 6 hours of certificated CPD.

To book, please follow the registration page. 

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Payment: Full payment at time of booking.

Please ask about our 3-day retreat in Horsham, West Sussex: Absent fathers & the Forgiveness Model, March 2021.

Cancellation: If you cancel the full fee remains payable. 

In the unlikely event that an event does not run, we will re-schedule for a later date.  


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