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New Warriors

For discussing intense experiential work, owning the shadow, or any of the other things the ManKind Project is all about.

Website: http://www.mkp.org/
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Latest Activity: Mar 29

Featured dicussion: What's your experience in MKP? Note the link in the 3rd post to an earlier discussion thread, in which more men answer the question.

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Comment by Tim Dienes on March 29, 2014 at 4:29pm

I think that my emotional strength should be sufficient to keep me from being one of the 1 in 47 on average who choose to leave. I certainly hope so. Others have also encouraged that we are closely watched for our own good. April is too hectic for me, but Aug. would work. I also expect that once I register, I will again be welcomed at local I-group(s).

Comment by Ken Wiese on March 29, 2014 at 3:26pm

The sleep and food part of the weekend are irrelevant. Any man who attends will be so juiced that he won't really notice getting more or less sleep or more or less food. Sustenance is provided and men attending are monitored closely. FWIW

Comment by Tim Dienes on March 26, 2014 at 9:35pm

I was motivated to read everything I could from the thorough website. The source that originally had me concerned about sleep said "We require that participants have at least four hours of sleep each night, which again, is less than what men are used to, but something that most of us have done voluntarily at some point in our lives without ill effect." from http://mankindproject.org/mkp-response-houston-press-article-continued

I have, ironically, with my current schedule having to get up at 5:30am and teach as late as 8:15pm, that I have found myself getting by on occasion with the same amount. So this is not the concern that it was for me some months ago.

Comment by Phil Curran on March 26, 2014 at 5:29pm

Food and sleep will be adequate. ;)

Comment by Tyler Jacobs on March 26, 2014 at 5:18pm

Cassidy, it was just some vague stuff I remember seeing online about six years ago.

Sorry Will. Just trying to address some concerns... and I was speaking from my experience. Others could be different.

Comment by Will on March 26, 2014 at 4:37pm

We're sworn to secrecy about the schedule of the weekend (spoilers), and I judge that discussing how much sleep you get is close to violating that, so I'm uncomfortable with much more on this here.  I ask all those in the know to remember their commitment, and use their best judgment.

Comment by MiCHAEL J K. on March 26, 2014 at 4:29pm

I have worked on many weekend even done MOS.

It is a very good experience.  Scheduling is the hardest part.

Comment by Cassidy on March 26, 2014 at 3:19pm

Tyler: Could you provide links to those stories?

 

Comment by Tim Dienes on March 25, 2014 at 9:26pm

My main issue now is schedule: the April 25 is right at the very busy end of semester. Carving out time would be a trick. The next one after that is Aug. 8 which is between semesters, but it is also designated a GBTQ weekend.

Comment by Tyler Jacobs on March 25, 2014 at 3:42pm

I noticed that there are a few articles online playing up the sleep aspect, as that was something I was curious about going into my weekend. (I figured if sleep deprivation was part of it, it was only for two days and I would survive). But trust me, it is by no means an experiment in sleep deprivation. You may get less sleep than a normal weekend, but probably about as much as a typical camping weekend. It wasn't an issue for me.

 

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