The UNcivilized Podcast| Nov 06, 2019
The Men’s Mental Health Predicament with Asher Packman
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Today I spoke with a friend that I met on Instagram, Asher Packman. We discuss everything from men’s work to mental health, illness, mediation and the human experience. Asher and I chat about how he ended up doing this type of work, the losses he went through and how that grief took a toll on him. We discuss turning inward and how to overcome loss. He shares why you should listen to the messages from the universe and how to use meditation as a tool for your daily life.
About Asher Packman
After nearly 20 years working with the world’s leading brands as a communications senior executive — both in-house and via his own agency, The Sauce — a series of significant life events led Asher to shift gears. Now a qualified mindset and leadership coach (Diploma of Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring), he is a certified HeartMath and Wim Hof Method instructor, as well as a KRI-certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. He has further qualifications in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), geobiology, epigenetics and the social psychology of sport. The founder of men’s circle, Warrior Within, he is a regular speaker and facilitator at conferences and retreats and contributes to numerous sports/lifestyle/health/wellbeing websites and publications. Asher is also the current president of Meditation Australia, the national peak body representing meditation and meditation teachers, and an ambassador for various charities including Love Me Love You, MPNAA and The Resilient Leaders Foundation. A hot air balloon pilot in his younger days, Asher still enjoys watching their colorful display over Melbourne, the birthplace he returned to several years ago after stints in Hong Kong, London and Byron Bay.
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What You’ll Hear
2:32 A meditation to calm you down
6:09 Why Traver started Man Uncivilized
8:47 Who Asher is and what he is building
10:31 How Asher got to this point in his life
11:35 His struggles with mental health and knowing something wasn’t right
12:32 Losing his sister to suicide and how this caused everything to come crumbling down
14:04 His mom’s fight with terminal cancer and her decision to give up the battle
14:32 Getting diagnosed with blood cancer and how this has affected him
19:24 Asher’s advice for overcoming loss and heartbreak
21:15 The importance of turning the dial inward
24:12 Listening to the messages that the universe is telling you
25:02 Using meditation as a weapon and tool for your daily life
28:32 What got Asher into men’s work and realizing that other men felt the same way he did
30:50 The most surprising part about his work with men
34:58 How most men suffer in silence and don’t discuss their trauma
39:08 How technology and our current generation affects our mental health as a civilization
41:21 Why you have to go through stuff and learn to get through it
44:11 Finding time in your day to sit still
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