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The Rising Man Podcast

Welcome to “The Rising Man Podcast,” a platform where amazing men from all walks of life come to share their personal stories about the journey from boy to man, the challenges, triumphs, and insights they’ve experienced, and what they’ve learned along the way. Here we dive deep into masculine culture to identify what it really means to be a man in the modern world and to extract tips and tools to help EVERY man rise into greatness and become the man he is destined to be.

Aug 27, 2020

For many men, emotional repression is the baseline response to dealing with adversity. Our guest, Matthew Bruce, is leading the charge to transform this faulty programming. As a former soldier, he knows the deep toll that PTSD is having on men. Since returning, he has dedicated himself to the healing process, and is now spreading that love and presence with men all over the world. We also talk about embodying warrior energy outside of combat, ending patterns of dissociation, and living with an open heart.


Show Notes:


  • How to stand in your truth ALWAYS - regardless of circumstances 
  • What are other ways to embody warrior energy, outside of physical combat?
  • How does mainstream thinking misunderstand and misrepresent PTSD?
  • Why dissociation and repression are common issues, especially among former soldiers
  • How to break free of deeply ingrained patterns of disconnection
  • How traumatic and shameful moments become lodged in the body
  • Possible ways to clear trauma - breathwork, somatic release therapy, meditation
  • How do you reach someone who is deep in their pain?
  • Do we need to reach rock bottom before we take our healing seriously?
  • Can you be addicted to the healing and personal growth process?
  • Why we can become attached to the narrative that we are deeply troubled
  • Why to allow opportunity vs. chasing opportunity
  • How our bodies intuitively knows how to process emotions, and that suppression is actually learned behavior
  • Why emotions don’t always have a reason for showing up or an immediate solution
  • The importance of doing our research before working with any healer or coach
  • Why patience is the key to masculine mastery


Connect with Matthew Bruce:


Book | Warrior’s War: Healing The Battle With Trauma and PTSD


Website | Men’s Work Collective - digital online space for men’s work leaders to showcase their healing offerings

Rising Man Links:


Fire Circles | Are you ready to join other men JUST LIKE YOU who have found a way to RISE ABOVE life’s challenges and create a life of purpose and fulfillment?


Initiation | Compass Program - 4 day 4 night Vision Fast in the wilderness, with preparation and incorporation calls in the months before and after.  


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