Wildman BreakThrough Intensive

An engaging journey for men, featuring the BreakThrough tools needed to connect deeply to ourselves so that we can begin to share our gifts more fully in the world. This offering includes 6 months of live online small group training and support leading up to the Aug 2018 Wildman Gathering near Asheville NC, followed by an additional month of follow-up support. A ticket to the Aug 24-26, 2018 Wildman Gathering is included in this program.


If you are interested in deepening your Wildman experience, here’s an amazing opportunity for you. Our Healing the Wildman 7 month BreakThrough Intensive begins in March! 

The inner work addressed in this program powerfully supports what we do at Wildman. This one-of-a-kind program was created with feedback from Wildman Gathering participants, based on the issues that came up for them during their Wildman Shamanic Breathwork Journey. Mother wounds, Father wounds, Inner Child issues, Masculine/Feminine imbalances, out of alignment with a higher purpose…these are the distinctly human dynamics that fundamentally prevent us from connecting to our wild, natural self. The Healing the Wildman BreakThrough Intensive is designed to assist you in overcoming the conditioning of your past so that you can heal your masculinity and become the man you wish to be. Program members will address the most common types of wounding that are in the way of connecting to the Wildman within. The Healing the Wildman Breakthrough Intensive will enable you to show up at our August Gathering ready to connect powerfully with your Wildman energy.

An interactive group that meets online for one two hour Thursday session per month, with the following focus:

Session 1:  How to Access our Unconscious to Gain Clarity

Session 2:  Healing the Mother Wound

Session 3:  Healing the Father Wound

Session 4:  Nurturing the Inner Child

Session 5:  Balancing our Inner Masculine and Inner Feminine

Session 6: Connecting to the earth and each other at our Aug 2018 Healing the Wildman Gathering

Session 7: The Power of Being in Mission and On Purpose

Sessions will include:

– Training to utilize highly effective tools to cultivate BreakThroughs

– Authentic relating tools to build a powerful community container

–  Interactive Breakout groups with partners and small groups

–  Audio and video recordings of each session

Two Package Options:

Silver Package:  7 monthly small group sessions for $697.

This is the economy package and includes a ticket to the Aug 2018 Wildman Gathering (a $400 value). This means that the 7 Intensive small group sessions are only $297…just $43 each! If you sign up by the early-bird deadline of March 11, you also receive a FREE one-on-one Experience a BreakThrough facilitated session ($225 value).

Gold Package:  7 monthly sessions plus 5 individual BreakThrough coaching sessions for $1,497.

This includes personalized, in-depth work with a skilled Breakthrough Coach, along with a ticket to the Wildman Gathering (a $400 value). This option allows you to go really deep to re-pattern your current inner dynamics so you can create a new way of  relating to yourself and the world.  This pricing is discounted by nearly 30% and is only available to our Wildman brothers. If you sign up by the early bird-deadline of March 11, you also receive a FREE Integrate your Wildman Gathering Experience facilitated session ($225 value).

Both packages include a ticket to the Aug 2018 Wildman Gathering (saving you $400!) 


Enrollment begins Feb 25! A link will be posted in the FB group within the next week.

The early bird bonus offer ends March 11.

Small group sessions begin March 22 and occur on a Thursday in the second half of each month.

For more information, email James at


Additional Program Details/Schedule

Thurs March 22: 

Session 1: How to Access our Unconscious to Gain Clarity

Learn to understand how our soul/psyche/instincts talk to us…through the super subtle sensations inside the body, via our feelings, and through the memories and thoughts that pop into our imaginations. Under the guidance of a highly trained BreakThrough Coach and Inner Parts Work Facilitator, practice dialoguing with the various inner selves within. Get to know the parts of you that desire and fear different things, causing internal conflict (the Inner Bully, the Protector, the Wounded Child, the Rebel, the Peter Pan/Puer, etc.)

Thurs April 19:

Session 2: Healing the Mother Wound

Mother is ideally supposed to be the safe Feminine, who welcomes us warmly, with care, and shows us that we are deeply loved. When this doesn’t happen, the Mother Wound leaves an indelible mark on a man and predisposes us to experiencing the darker aspects of the feminine. The Mother Wound can also condition us to rely too heavily on women for our unmet emotional needs, setting up a toxic dynamic in relationships. I personally grew up with a mother who, bless her heart, was emotionally shut down, causing a deep attachment wound that has played out in many ways with women, from fear of intimacy to getting into abusive and addictive relationships, to fear of commitment. I’ve worked my tools around these issues for the past 20 years and have made a lot of progress, and I’m still actively working this around each new turn of the wheel. I’ve also held spaced for men to begin to heal the neglect, rejection, abandonment, engulfment, abuse, and other varieties of the Mother Wound.  Learn powerful tools so we can feel cared for, so we can trust, and so we can relate to women in a healthy way.

Thurs May 24:

Session 3: Healing the Father Wound

Father is supposed to be the safe masculine…a man who we feel secure with, and is safe for us, and who teaches us how to be a man and shows us how to be when we’re out in the world. When our father is absent, like my birth father, or abusive, like one of my early stepfathers, or neglectful or unsafe or unavailable in a variety of ways, we get very confused messages about our worth and about how to make our way in the world. When Father is shows up as the wounded man that he is, this has a very real impact on us. And yet, even when we do not have an ideal Father, we can still become amazing men…but it takes metabolizing the unmet needs in our nervous system and transforming the symptoms into powerful clarity about who we are. Learn how to work with the Father Wound so we can increase our self-esteem and feel confident to make our way in the world and accept/become the man that is possible for us to be.

Thurs June 14 (I’ll be in Ireland during the last half of June) :

Session 4: Nurturing the Inner Child

Independent of working the Mother Wound and the Father Wound, we can use a powerful body of tools to help us nurture and heal the Hurt Little Boy within, who holds our unmet needs. This allows us to begin to feel safe, to feel connected, to feel valued, to live joyfully, and be an adult in relationships, instead of a boy or an adolescent. Stop unconsciously pulling the women in your life into mothering roles or the men into your life into fathering roles. Stop letting the unmet needs of your inner child or inner teen hijack your life. Rise above the neediness of your little boy or the knee-jerk rebelliousness of your inner teen.  No one teaches us this stuff in school…it’s a specialized field that most people find only when their lives and relationships are suffering and their partners are threatening to leave or their life is in shambles. Don’t wait to have a  BreakDown, like I did 13 years ago…instead, actively cultivate a BreakThrough. Learn how to find, feel, and nurture your inner child so that you can be a powerful, generous man who blesses others in your life.

Thurs July 26

Session 5: Balancing our Inner Masculine and Inner Feminine Dynamics

The advanced work of men’s work is learning to balance the masculine and feminine within. Much pain in this world comes from men who have suppressed the natural yin within…that safe, loving energy that appreciates beauty, honors vulnerability, and holds space for others. Testosterone is powerful energy, and tempering it with a deep connection to our inner yin makes the world a safer place for everyone. We will work somatically to make a distinction between the felt sense of our inner yin and our inner yang and we will practice cycling loving energy between the two. This creates a flow of love in the body and fills up our heart space. This brings us great inner strength and a deep sense of being loved, which has many benefits in our relationships and in our careers.

Fri-Sun Aug 24-26

Session 6: Healing the Wildman Gathering

Our group will gather up at the live retreat near Asheville, NC to connect and celebrate our work together.

Thurs September 20:

Session 7: The Power of Being in Mission and On Purpose

We will work on identifying and living our mission in the World, while staying connected to our Wildman Energy.

This program may not be offered next year. If you are interested in this work, let us know so that we can assist you in working out details. Payment plans are available if needed. PayPal and credit card payment options will be posted soon. Until then, please let James know that you are interested in the program. For the first 5 men who reach out, he is offering an additional individual “Clarify Your Next BreakThrough” bonus coaching session to identify the most high-leverage places for you to begin your work, along with some tools for getting started right away. Start a conversation by emailing James at JamesMayfieldSmith@BreakThroughCircle.com.