Awakening the Conscious Man Intensive

Awakening the Conscious Man Intensive

Awakening the Conscious Man Intensive is an experiential workshop.

The Awakening the Conscious Man Intensive (ACM) intensive opens a doorway to an extraordinary journey – navigating through your often unfamiliar internal world, we explore contemporary masculinity, encountering hidden dimensions of your ‘self’, and casting light onto your shadow.

The workshop nurtures a more balanced, fully human masculinity, celebrates your unique qualities and delivers practical, implementable strategies for living in a more authentic, heartfelt and joyful way.

Awakening the Conscious Man Intensive is facilitated by David Mallard, President of Melbourne Men’s Group, with the amazing and deeply experienced MMG team, supported by the wonderful psychologist Chris Caldwell. You will take an extraordinary journey – navigating through your internal world, we will deeply explore modern masculinity, encountering the often hidden dimensions of your ‘self’, celebrating your unique qualities and delivering practical strategies for directing your life in a more balanced, authentic, and joyful way.

During this experiential workshop, we will explore include:

  • The context of our culture and the ‘mania of modernity’ and ‘success’
  • Within the context of the prevailing culture, contemporary masculinity including insights from ‘The Man Box’ research
    Emotional Intelligence – your default EQ mindsets including tailored strategies to extend your adaptability and enhance all your relationships
  • Modern masculinity leveraging ‘The Man Box’ research
  • Emotional Intelligence, your default behaviour & communication style and its effect on all of your relationships
  • The nature-based map of the human psyche
  • Deeply stored emotions including grief and shame
  • Meditation and deep imagination
  • The uplifting power of acknowledgement and appreciation
  • Altered states of consciousness and lots, lots more!!

Awakening the Conscious Man is a two-day non-residential intensive workshop, from 9 AM – 6 PM to be held in Melbourne in the conference room of Currawong Bush Park in Doncaster East. (Currawong has approximately 55 acres of bushland to wander).

Date: Saturday and Sunday, March 18th – 19th, 9 am – 6 pm

Venue: Currawong Bush Park Conference Room – 277 Reynolds Road, Doncaster East (near the start of Springvale Road).

Awakening the Conscious Man Intensive Investment: your time and $495

David Mallard is a uniquely experienced trainer, coach, mentor, guide, adviser and consultant. He has been deeply involved in men’s development work for 25 years and co-founded Melbourne Men’s Group Inc. in 1998 with Dr Roger Hilton. David is trained in Breathwork, accredited in the DiSC personality profile, and holds a Cert. IV in Training & Assessment and has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.  He has extensive senior executive leadership experience in corporate Australia working closely with CEOs and Boards – in parallel with that experience he has facilitated, coached and guided hundreds of men’s group meetings, workshops and seminars.

David is a leadership council member of Soulcraft ANZ Inc. which partners with the Animas Valley Institute (AVI) of Colorado to promote the nature-based journey of soul initiation for people in Australia and New Zealand. He is also a student in AVI’s professional Wild Mind Training Program, a new paradigm for human development designed to cultivate ‘wholeness’, and engender true adults and visionary artisans of a cultural renaissance.

◊ Chris Caldwell is a counselling psychologist, supervisor, teacher and group facilitator with over forty years of experience in the field of healing and personal development.  Chris has explored and trained in diverse fields during his practitioner career including the body-mind model of Wilhelm Reich, formal meditation and yoga training in Australia and India, extensive practice in dreamwork and depth psychology as initiated by Carl Jung and extended into the transpersonal work of Stanislav Grof. Amongst other things, Chris currently teaches transpersonal counselling at the IKON Institute of Australia.

Awakening the Conscious Man Past Participants’ Feedback

‘An excellent journey into being an authentic man. The presenter and team were caring, honest, engaging and genuine.’ 
10/10 Andreis May 2022

‘ACM is a considered, authentic, and extremely well-executed program. It is for any man ready to explore a greater sense of depth, meaning, and purpose’.
10/10 Jaspah May 2022

‘ACM is an amazing experience that you wouldn’t want to miss!’
10/10 Joshua May 2022

‘ACM has been a mind-blowing experience! It’s really opened my eyes and my heart.’
10/10 Peter May 2022

‘ACM is excellent; well organised and transformational!’
10/10 Ross May 2022

‘ACM helped me to address things in my life I have been avoiding for a long time. It is a safe supported environment of awesome men from all walks of life and cultures.
10/10 Will May 2022


18 - 19 Mar 2023


09:00 - 18:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 17 - 19 Mar 2023
  • Time: 18:00 - 03:00



More Info

Currawong Bush Park, 269-Reynolds Rd, Doncaster East VIC 3109


Currawong Bush Park, 269-Reynolds Rd, Doncaster East VIC 3109
Currawong Bush Park, 277-285 Reynolds Rd, Doncaster East VIC 3109
Melbourne Men's Group Inc


Melbourne Men's Group Inc
1300 96 7474

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