George Stoimenov continues our discussion about healing the inner child - and shares his journey of self-acceptance in the wake of becoming a father. He speaks about the impact of anger on his behavior, coloring his perception of the world, stifling the intimate connection that his children needed from their dad.
We dig into the power of expression, the scars of trauma, the importance of forgiveness, and George gifts us with powerful words on the recovery of innocence. He reminds us that anyone who finds themselves living with deep seated anger has the strength to change, that there is nothing forcing us to settle for a compromised version of ourselves.
George Stoimenov is the facilitator and developer of 'Life Training for Men' — 'inner integration training' for men who want to improve the quality of their relationships — with others and with themselves.
This training is designed to enable men to tap into hidden inner resources within themselves and develop ways of channeling and embodying them in an all-encompassing, holistic, way — in the body as well as the mind; in the emotions as well as the spirit.
George also runs group retreats for organisations and men's groups.
He is the founder of Men's Corner — an online library for men which contains a fast-growing collection of knowledge for men, created with one objective in mind — men and their ability to live lives of purpose, integrity and meaning.
Since 2011, George Stoimenov has has worked with men from various backgrounds: he has provided coaching to business and charity directors, pastors and church leaders, community project managers and men's group leaders; he has also worked in a number of local organisations, supporting young offenders, substance-abuse victims, mental health patients and asylum seekers; he has worked with sex-offenders and people at risk from suicide.
He is a qualified coach and mentor, published writer, speaker and podcaster in the field of men's work, men's inner health and wellbeing.
Apart from his work in the UK, George has done work with men in Zambia, South Africa, and his native Bulgaria.
George Stoimenov and his family live in Eastbourne, East Sussex.