The Importance of Communication
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by Luke Sutton
1d ago
In the newest episode of Understanding Men, Luke and Fraser delve into the subject of communication, and try to uncover why many men can struggle to open up. They address the importance of finding specific and safe opportunities to discuss difficult feelings and situations, and share some of their hesitations around doing so. Luke and Fraser also highlight the value of sharing vulnerability and fear to foster closeness and ease, and discuss how this level of conversation might also be 'safe territory' for some. They touch on the emotional intelligence and empathy required of modern men, and d ..read more
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Uncovering Incels
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by Luke Sutton
1w ago
Trigger warning: This episode includes descriptions of mass shootings, which some individuals may find distressing. In the latest episode of Understanding Men, Luke and Fraser dive into the subject of 'incels' and set out to illustrate the contributing factors that have lead to the development of this community. They explore how the incel ideology is built off resentment and entitlement, and highlight how it often blames external factors for their percieved lack of romantic success, such as appearance and wealth. They address the impact of social media and the rise of influencers, and how th ..read more
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Getting Out of Comfort Zones with Rob Blackburne
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by Luke Sutton
2w ago
In the latest episode of Understanding Men, Luke and Fraser are joined by elite performance coach for professional footballers and host of the Footballer's Mindset podcast, Rob Blackburne. Rob was very vocal in sounding the alarm over the mental health issues existing within professional football and has now run therapy sessions with countless young players. Most recently, Rob has run 7 marathons in 7 days for the James’ Place Charity which provides life-saving treatment to men in suicidal crisis. Through the episode, Rob shares some of the approaches he takes with young players, and how he t ..read more
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Demystifying Gen Z
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by Luke Sutton
2w ago
In the newest episode of Understanding Men, Luke and Fraser set out to demystify Gen Z, reflecting on how their own experiences differ greatly to the lives young people lead today. Drawing on trends around housing, sobriety, teenage pregnancy, promiscuity and socialisation, Luke and Fraser illustrate the backdrop upon which Gen Z exist, and highlight the political and social climate which shapes them. They explore the negative views some people may have around Gen Z appearing entitled and fickle, and point out how this attitude may help Gen Z to be more outspoken and resistant. Further explor ..read more
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Managing Stress
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by Luke Sutton
1M ago
In the newest episode of Understanding Men, Luke and Fraser explore stress. They share times when stress has manifested in their lives, whether in professional sport or business, and reflect on the aspects of their lives which can provoke stress. They also discuss if humans may always need some level of stress in their lives in order to motivate or overcome challenges. They break down the ways they effectively manage stress, including intentionally slowing down, talking with friends, spending time in nature and maintaining good quality sleep. They also highlight the inherent selfishness of st ..read more
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Getting Honest
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by Luke Sutton
1M ago
In the latest episode of Understanding Men, Luke and Fraser discuss honesty, and dissect the role it has played in their recovery. They look at the purpose of honesty in their own lives, and how so called "brutal honesty" can have unintended negative repercussions. They explore the relationship between honesty and authenticity, and describe how some level of dishonesty is to be expected in life, in order to protect the feelings of others and allow them to grow. Reflecting on their recovery, they highlight the importance of being honest with themselves, when confronting their shadow sides and ..read more
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Shedding Shame
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by Luke Sutton
1M ago
In the newest episode of Understanding Men, Luke and Fraser explore shame. They draw connections between shame, self-destruction, addiction and low self-esteem, and address the difference between shame and guilt. Reflecting on times in their lives where they experienced shame, they highlight how isolating it was, and how life became a constant battle to make everything appear "normal". Luke and Fraser also address how recovery and the 12 step programme allowed them to make amends for any harmful behaviour, so they can live freely without the burden of shame. Luke and Fraser also want to hear ..read more
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Finding Purpose Through Hitting Rock Bottom with Simon Dent
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by Luke Sutton
1M ago
In this episode of Understanding Men, Luke and Fraser are joined by Simon Dent, aka the ‘Ultra Entrepreneur’. Over the last 20 years, Simon has been a highly successful entrepreneur. He set up and sold a talent management business and more recently did the same with a company called Dark Horses, which in 2019 was voted the 5th fastest growing creative advertising agency in the world. Prior to this, Simon started a sports memorabilia shop in Covent Garden which he sold to The British Sports Museum; and set up a publishing company called Libros International that had two Sunday Times best selle ..read more
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Fear of Failure
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by Luke Sutton
1M ago
In the latest episode of Understanding Men, Luke and Fraser discuss failure. Looking back at instances in their lives which they then viewed as failures, they show the importance of failure as a means to learn and grow. They also highlight how the mindset of not wanting to fail can be helpful in delivering a good performance, but can be an unsustainable way to live long-term. Luke and Fraser also explore the idea of a fear of success, and how fear of a good or bad outcome can result in someone never stepping out of their comfort zone. They address how failure is often a key part of some of th ..read more
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Dealing with Uncertainty
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by Luke Sutton
1M ago
In the newest episode of Understanding Men, Luke and Fraser explore uncertainty. Highlighting the importance of tolerating uncertainty that was key to their recovery journey, they share the practices they have in place that enable them to stay present and embrace the possibilities of each day. They discuss the joy, hope and excitement that uncertainty can bring, and how often the best thing that one can do is focus on the current moment and then go from there. They also highlight how gaining perspective and caring less about an outcome can lead you to be able to live more freely. Luke and Fr ..read more
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