The UNcivilized Podcast

| May 24, 2021

Understanding attachment theory, the wild, and mental health in men with Duey Freeman & Michael Gay

Traver Boehm, Duey Freeman, Michael Gay

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This Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to talk to you about the importance of working on our mental health, that’s why along with today’s guests Duey Freeman and Michael Gay, we bring you an episode with a strong message.

In this episode, we will be talking about contact, attachment, the wild, darkness, and pain. Also, we will dive into how returning to the human being's wild roots can help us heal our wounds and how energy is the gateway to having better relationships with the people around us.

We invite you to The UNcivilizing Men's Retreat that will be held from June 3 to 6. An event dedicated to men’s personal, spiritual, and mental growth. You can't miss it.

That being said, press play and enjoy this incredible episode we have for you.


Duey Freeman, MA, LPC is co-founder of the Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies, director of the Gestalt Institute of the Rockies and owner of his psychotherapy private practice. After teaching for 24 years at Naropa University he has decided to move in a more creative direction. Most recently and in collaboration with Kimberly Beck M Ed he has created: The Coming Home Project and Relational Rewilding Retreats.



Michael is a therapist in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. He earned his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Naropa University with a focus in Transpersonal Psychology. Michael has worked in the field of counseling for the last 14 years as a guide, therapist, and trainer. He was a Wilderness Therapy guide for 6 years, leading and facilitating in deep transformational work with teens, adults, and families in the mountains and high desert. He has also worked extensively in the field of addiction and recovery. He specializes in work with depression, groups, trauma, PTSD, grief, and families. He currently co-creates with leaders in the field bringing men together for transformational experiences, brotherhood, healing, and empowerment. In addition to his M.A., Michael completed a 3 year training at the Gestalt Institute of the Rockies, and continues to train at the Gestalt Equine Institute.

Instagram: @lightningtree_mg


[7:20] Meet Duey Freeman.
[14:40] Contact and attachment.
[21:50] How men can be more available to contact.
[27:22] Meet Michael Gay.
[31:37] Why is not the wild in the mental health picture.
[35:15] Information about the retreat.
[35:54] Creating contact with the wild inside you.
[40:00] Meet Traver Boehm.
[44:33] What is your relationship with pain.
[47:57] Judgment and fiction.
[56:42] You have permission!

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