Episode 10

Man vs. Man - Interview with Brad Mewhort

Published on: 6th February, 2023

Man vs. Man – Coping with male-on-male violence with Brad Mewhort

Are you a male who has acted violently toward another male, or has been the recipient of violence from a male? If so, join us for a talk with Brad Mewhort, who has a mission to prevent male-on-male violence and end physical bullying.

Brad teaches and supports men on their healing journeys by facilitating groups and through individual coaching sessions that include body-based healing experiences and contemplative practices. Brad has received extensive training and holds certifications in developmental coaching, somatic practices, group facilitation, and transformative change.

Brad tells about how violent acts such as bullying has affected his own life from an early age, and invites listeners who have been affected by male-on-male violence to use somatic and contemplative practices to heal from such violent experiences. He also shares his book on male-on-male violence called “The Peaceful Man: Heal within Yourself the Personal Effects and Historic Patterns of Male-on-Male Violence.”

I. Intro – Tell us about yourself and how you became interested in the topic of male-on male violence.

II. Give examples of male-on-male violence, and discuss the fact that many men don’t even realize they have been treated violently. Visualize a violence spectrum

III. Talk about Brad’s book “The Peaceful Man” and do a tour of the website

Purpose of the book:

a. To tell Brad’s story focusing on age 13-22

b. Invite readers to consider how violence has affected them

c. Introduce somatic practices at https://www.peacefulmanbook.com/resources.html

d. Introduce contemplative practices at https://www.peacefulmanbook.com/resources.html

IV. Other questions and topics

a. Can a victim of violence become a bully?

b. How or why someone being a victim of violence makes the person more likely to be violent

c. How violence is so often a cycle

d. The importance of men healing within themselves from violence to break the cycles of violence

e. How can we defend ourselves against violence?

V. Other tips, tools or techniques that can help anyone in our audience who is struggling with violence

VI. Contact Brad through his website at www.peacefulmanbook.com

a. On Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Peaceful-Man-Yourself-Male-Male/dp/B0B92G12TB

VII. Social Media Links:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-mewhort-554756/

VIII. Products / Services

Inspired Test Prep: http://www.testprep.coach/

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Calming the Chaos is a podcast by Licensed Mental Health Counselor Tracy Kenela, who interviews a variety of professionals around the world in an effort to find different ways to help people (and herself!) find peace in a chaotic world. Each episode contains Information, tips, tools, and resources that come from different schools of thought, and are presented as a fun and entertaining way to help you move toward a more peaceful and enjoyable life.

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Tracy Kenela is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist in Olympia, Washington. As the Host of "Calming the Chaos" Podcast, Tracy has made it her mission to help people (and herself!) find peace in a Chaotic world! Her podcast interviews, YouTube Channel and short videos are an entertaining way to find self help for all things that cause you chaos!