Breaking The Vow of Male Silence, with Nige Atkinson Episode 57, April 25, 2017
Nige shares his story of feeling uncomfortable in his own skin from a very young age including sexual abuse, anxiety, anger, rage and the male vow of silence that kept it all building and terrifying. He was taught that tears and emotions were signs of weakness. The vow of male silence is “man up, shut up, and put up” and it is killing men. There is power and healing in breaking the silence and sharing your fears.
“When you break the vow of male silence, you don’t do it just once. You have to break it again and again and again.” ~Nige Atkinson
Nige’s path includes everything from The Incredible Hulk to A Course in Miracles. His upcoming book, Odd Man Out: Breaking The Vow of Male Silence, is for men who want to know more about themselves—especially those men who are quietly struggling and suffering in silence—and for women who are struggling to understand their men.
“Real men cry.” ~Nige Atkinson
To prove that sentiment, Nige and Appio pile praise onto Andy towards the end of this episode and move him to tears.
Watch and listen to the video:
See the first chapter of Odd Man Out: Breaking The Vow of Male Silence.
This is the Step Class Video of mine that Nige mentions.
Connect with Nige on Facebook – facebook.com/breakthevow