brilliant, progressive risk structure sets the stage for
heart opened learning in a short time. I did the entire
series and heartily recommend them.
the Mother Wound
women have said:
weekend...I have more energy. I feel separate from my
Mother and yet connected. I trust myself more. I am
speaking my truth and asking for my needs." Retired
"I am spinning
less, telling myself stories less, and able to get
through the fear and self consciousness that keeps me
silent. Good to have a clearer appreciation of the gifts
I got from Mom - a different way of looking at the things
I saw as her 'bad' side. Thanks" -- Wilderness and First
"I felt supported
and encouraged to be all of me. I can now act from my
core being, instead of reacting from my old habits." --
"Wow, if you want
to experience personal power take this
"I got clear on
what I'd been holding on to and learned how to let it
"Loving myself is
so much easier now that I have forgiven my
men have said:
skilled facilitator and her clear intention is that
everyone get the most they can out of the seminar." --
"I really, really
appreciated the workshop and all the enthusiasm and
energy put into it. I particularly loved that she helped
me co-create my own process, and that experience has
stayed with me." --Lawyer.
"I found attending
the workshop a most rich and gifting experience. The
container allowed me the safety and room to explore deep
dimensions of my relationship with my mother and
experience a level of healing, love and forgiveness that
I had not achieved before that time. Additionally, the
workshop has assisted me in feeling much more liberated
with respect to all women."
"I am relating to
my mother differently, in a freer and more positive way."
"I reap the rewards
every day. I am grateful." -- Biotech Engineer
"I found that the
Healing the Mother Wound workshop was an extremely safe
place that allowed me to go deep into my psyche. The work
dredged up memories and feelings from the very beginnings
of my past with my mother that has, after twenty years of
therapy and numerous workshops, consistently eluded me."
"I can love my
mother more clearly for who she is, after releasing my
anger for who she is not." -- Staff Engineer,
was the most skilled, compassionate, and focused
Facilitator I have ever experienced. She helped me break
through issues and blocks that I had been working on for
years in therapy." -- Contractor
helped me tap into the eleven year old boy that I have
been missing for so long.
The shock of
my mother's tragic death 3 years ago left me numbed
emotionally and spiritually
But I'm a "rational man"
and moved forward as best I could. The Mother Wound
Workshop opened the door to healing as well as growth in
an extraordinary way."
leaving the safety of feeling loved, you can risk
exploring hidden experiences, knowing that you will
return a stronger, more vibrant person. The thrill of
breaking down barriers to becoming your true self is
worth the ride..
Between Women & Men
women have said:
"Opened my mind and
heart for deeper intimacy with people. I learned so much
about myself and gained a greater sense of freedom and
life-changing experience for me."
"I left with the
largest capacity for love and loving that I have ever
experienced. It has profoundly affected all my
"Life is so much
better when I am being real."
changed my core belief in who I had to be to be loved.
Now I know I am lovable as I am, without being everyone's
"When I arrived I
was hopeless about the possibility of relating to men in
general. I had no compassion or patience for men in
general, and didn't have a sense of how my beliefs were
determining that reality. I was gently moved from a place
of over-but-inadequate self-protection, disbelief,
mistrust of self, to a livable world where I not only
feel much safer with myself around men, I am actually
drawn to the male energy in general -- their process,
their honor, their healing."
facilitators epitomize the ideal Mom and Dad. It worked
me and allowed me to safely confront, acknowledge and
over power any fear that was holding me back. In one
quick weekend, I breathed, cried, confided, trusted,
exposed, laughed and farted with a new family of
beautiful women and men.
did what my parents didn't do - prepare me for adulthood.
I felt tremendously and continuously challenged while
being fully supported to celebrate the success of
experience was expansive for me in terms of becoming
aware of and healing my lack of trust with men. It helped
me to see and to overcome my barriers to trust and
intimacy with men especially."
"I found myself
finally opening to the healing of trust and love,
supported tenderly by my fellow healers."
"It supported me in
being more honest about who I am."
experiencing intimacy for the first time n my life has
given me hope and focus in my life."
"It was a leap for
me into the uncovering of the places that I've wounded
men and been wounded by them. You held the container for
magic to happen."
"I found that I
don't need a man in order to feel safe and
men have said:
progressive risk structure sets the stage for heart
opened learning in a short time. I did the entire series
and heartily recommend them."
"Very positive -
heart opening, healing."
opportunity to work gender issues with men and women who
already have similar tools. The atmosphere accelerated my
"You never outgrow
your need for unconditional love."
"This was one of
the richest, most transformative, most varied, most
challenging and yet most nurturing workshops I've ever
done, and I've done a bunch. Truly remarkably growth and
insight packed into five days."
"Family Reunion has
helped me eject from my life mannerisms that have plagued
me for almost 60 years."
"The workshop will
allow your body to remember wounds that are healed
through interactive exercises. Be intense, it is
"The experience was
exhilarating and challenging. It moved me closer to
making life-changing decisions."
with my wife after over a year separation. It helped that
process continue to work in my soul."
"I went to a place
that I have only been to in the Father Wound workshop. I
Re-Taking a Workshop
"Clearing the Air
helped me see how I can interact with women in a clear,
honest way and get my relational needs met in a deep,
enjoyable way. Taking CTA a second time helped me see how
real and how powerful this interaction is."
experience with Healing The Father Wound brought me light
years from where I began . . . yet I still held onto a
childlike yearning for connection to my father. The
second time through allowed me to grow into maturity and
finally "let go" so I could move freely into my future. A
secondary reason for repeating the workshop is that the
first was in Wisconsin . . . and it just wasn't
"I came back to the
Father Wound Workshop for the second time in the summer
of '08. As a repeat participant (my first time through
was fall of '04), I found it to be more meaningful than
my first experience. The second time through built on the
first one. I was able to see my father, and the wounds I
carry from him, in a clear light. I was able to access
the buried energy and release it in a "flooding way" --
which I had pulled back from in my first Father Wound
experience. I encourage any man to do the Father Wound
Workshop. And I recommend to "alumni" that they consider
repeating the experience after a few years."
the Father Wound
women have said:
"At last I'm free
of the pain. The feeling of completion and contentment is
beyond words." Therapist
"A gentle and
exhilarating experience that allowed me to release some
"preverbal" messages I took in from my
"Even the second
time around, the weekend had a major impact on my life. I
was able to get in touch with and deal with aspects of my
psyche that were previously unreachable." Magazine
complete experience of passage into healthy
womanhood," Retired Military
most help I've ever gotten." Therapist
"I've only begun to
understand how challenging it is to become present in my
hidden for 36 years," Editor
"Filled in gaps of
my 8 year recovery," Med. Tech
"Made light years
of progress in one weekend, Therapist
"I learned that a
lot of my depression is pent up anger and it allowed me
to bring in new energy."
"For the first time
in my life, I feel fathered at the very core of my being.
I contacted both my wailing infant and my warrior woman
and made a quantum leap in my rediscovery of myself."
"I had worked on my
rage at my father for a long time, but not until I worked
with you was I able to feel truly complete."
"For this first
time in my life I feel like I have a place in my
heart for my father." Woman Within
"I was into
feelings more than ever before," Video
dedicated to this work of healing father wounds and doing
it with the love and compassion of a father."
enabled me to deal with my father issues in a supportive
and caring environment." Teacher
"Everyone should at
least one time in their life experience this workshop for
a more successful approach to living life on life's
"A provocative and
deep experience which allowed me the opportunity to see
how I project my woundedness out into the world I live in
and begin to make meaningful changes in my belief systems
affording me the chance to be real." Professional
"It was fun. It
wasn't all gloom and doom." Professional
"This is a safe,
powerful and aware weekend that has improved my life and
uncovered memories lost for years." Call girl
workshop, I was angry at my father for needing so much
care and wishing he would just die. After I returned
home, I found myself tender and gentle with him.
Something clearly had changed in
"A timeless space
to let loose, freedom to be whatever one
"A warm, funny,
positive and supportive facilitator. The environment you
created was rich." Corporate Executive
"Incredible. I am
still integrating, realizing what happened for me and I
am experiencing a freedom that I have never known."
outrageous, wonderful," Professional
"I appreciated the
many effective modalities used to get to the
wound while simultaneously getting to the
healing. By the end of the workshop, without really being
aware of progress during the workshop, I found Id
taken a big leap through my unique problem into freedom
from the past and into taking more responsibility for my
present and my future. I had lightened up! While the
Father Wound workshop transformed my relationship with
Dad, my relationship to anger was even more deeply
explored and changed. There are many aha!
moments that are still powerful reference points for me
today 15 years later.
"A very powerful,
life changing workshop. I just know my life will not ever
be the same."
"Beyond my wildest
"I have been able
to stand up for me and express my feelings like never
"What I needed to
get on with my life."
"I was challenged
more and released more than I have in any other workshop
I have attended. People at home said I radiated and
weekend, I was aware of my childhood experiences and
understanding of my parents' life histories and I
understood and forgave. During the workshop a new road
was opened for me, one of reintegrating my emotional body
into my daily life."
"I have opened my
heart for the first time in my
"I learned that to
be a real man, I must be real to
"I felt fathered
for the first time." Craftsman
"A start on a new
way to feel and think about my life. I'm already getting
along better with me." Retired.
someone new me, Retired Military
"I opened my heart
for the first time in 46 years since my father's
"I had done inner
child work before but I found this experience put me much
more in touch with my inner child." Sales
"I found the
workshop to be intensely moving and highly productive in
cleaning up old shit. It was hard work and worth it."
"The most important
spiritual work I've done," Technician
"Opened doors for
me that previously were locked and glued shut."
"I learned that I
am not the only one that hurts from what society has done
to men. I though it was just me." Computer
fast, intense, loving, Contractor
"I recommend that
men experience both this and New Warrior. Each is a
profound healing opportunity; yet each is different in
design, focus and feel. I am grateful that I have
had both experiences and did not have to choose between
them." Personal Coach
opportunity to clear-up issues with their dads, alive or
consciousness for men," Author and International
"Our wounds anchor
deeply into our thought forms and our emotions. But most
significantly, they take residence in the body. Gordon's
work centers around moving the stagnant energy out of the
body better than any I have ever experienced. I finally
cleared my "father" out of my body, once and for all."
"I found doing the
Father Wound workshop to be a most positive and deep
experience. I've known for quite awhile that my old
feelings towards my dad were negatively impacting my life
in many ways. And from hearing men's story's in our many
Hearth Keepers circles in the MKP/GW NWTA weekends I knew
I was not alone. Gordon Clay, the leader of the workshop/
healing circle brought so much wisdom, experience,
dedication and joy to the safe container we created. I
saw men of varying degrees of experience in men's work
take this workshop and all feel comfortable and
adventuresome of this wonderful journey into men's
hearts. I look forward to taking the Mother Wound
workshop knowing that it also comes highly recommended by
complement/supplement to New Warrior work, either before
or after. It is one of the best workshops of its type
available because Gordon is a master at what he does - a
wonderful combination of presence and empathy and
certainly a whole new dimension." Management
"New Warrior moved
me to personal empowerment. The Father Wound to intense
"The two workshops
together have given me a much stronger sense of who I am
as a man and the role I can play in the
very challenging, very compatible."
If you would
like the opportunity to have results like this in your