The Mask of Masculinity w/ Jason Wilson
09.21.2021 - By THE ED MYLETT SHOW
This week we’re going to explore one of the great mysteries of our time…THE HEALTH OF THE MALE PSYCHE. Whether you’re a man or a woman, you may think you know and understand modern day MASCULINITY. But we’re at a crossroads between what a traditional definition is and finding new ways to help boys and men CREATE HEALTHIER EMOTIONAL OUTCOMES. My guest, JASON WILSON, is an expert on the subject and someone you may already recognize. He is a sought-after speaker and frequently appears in a variety of news media, but perhaps is best known for a VIRAL VIDEO of him working with one of his martial arts students as that 9-year-old boy fought back tears trying to break a board during belt test. It has been viewed more than 100 million times. If you haven’t seen it, FIND IT ON YOUTUBE AND WATCH IT! Jason is the founder and CEO of Yunion (pronounced union) and has spent close to 15 years training and developing more than 10,000 young adults in Metro Detroit. His IMPACT on IMPROVING the lives of young boys and men have earned him numerous accolades, including the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award. This is an important discussion about a topic that’s frequently overlooked, and the goal of this episode is to make you STOP AND THINK about what we can all do to IMPROVE the mental health of young men everywhere. Jason downloads TRUTH about what masculinity really is and how men need to make peace with and EMBRACE ALL OF THEIR EMOTIONS. Not only is it okay to cry and release past trauma, but it’s also one of the best paths to HEALING and POSITIVE GROWTH in men of all ages. He also reveals what EMOTIONAL INCARCERATION is and how to break through suppressing feelings that can create internal conflict if left unresolved. One of the biggest CHALLENGES single moms face is trying to raise a young man when a father is no longer around. In his work, Jason has seen this time and again and that’s why we spend a lot of time discussing PRACTICAL STRATEGIES that can help BUILD BRIDGES for mothers who face this reality. Listening to Jason, you will gain greater INSIGHTS to all human relationships. He will help you adjust your thinking so you can find greater LOVE and PEACE in your own life through better interactions with others.