Christopher W Chiu - The Hero's Journey: Masculinity, Insecurity, Intimacy, and Plant Medicine - Clovis

Christopher W Chiu - The Hero's Journey: Masculinity, Insecurity, Intimacy, and Plant Medicine

About Christopher W Chiu

Christopher Chiu is a transformational coach helping men to find freedom, purpose & brotherhood. He leads men's only Ayahuasca retreats (The Hero's Journey Experience) in South America with 2-months of preparation & integration coaching included. These are modern day rites of passage & initiations allowing men to fully step into a grounded masculine presence & power - while at the same time creating strong male bonds & maximizing their full potential in life & business.
Christopher left behind an 8-year Wall St. career after suffering a collapsed lung and moved to Thailand to pursue Muay Thai & meditation. This started his journey of healing & seeking. Eventually, it brought him to the world of plant medicines & personal development. He currently has home-bases in Bali & Thailand, while leading retreats & men's circles there as well. Please reach out to him if you'd like to work with him.

Christopher Chiu sheds some light on the true meaning of masculinity, insecurities from childhood, intimate relationships, and plant medicine rites of passage!

Topics Covered:

6:30 - Welcome, Christopher!

7:06 - The Clovis Culture Podcast name change to allow for broader topics

9:27 - Christopher’s backstory and the hero’s journey

15:42 - Christopher’s current work with men

17:00 - “I’m helping me from 6 years ago”... the emptiness that comes along with constant partying and drinking

19:38 - A typical day for Christopher

22:00 - Idea of masculinity in today’s society... “the toxic masculinity”

26:05 - How to break down stereotypes... deconditioning men

28:36 - Self-development work

32:33 - The importance of the safe space environment Christopher has created in these men’s groups

36:38 - Being comfortable being alone… Justin’s experience at Christopher’s men’s group… being happy on your own

39:11 - The idea of love and codependency

44:30 - Self-imposed struggle for growth… cold showers and other practices

50:08 - Meditation: practice and consistency…

51:51 - Right of passage… boys becoming men (initiation)

57:40 - How to inspire uninspired men…

  • Working on yourself doesn’t take away from masculinity

  • Breaking down conditioned thinking

  • Activities… leading with breadcrumbs

01:05:16 - How the men in Christopher’s life feel about the work he’s doing… building a supportive community

01:13:00 - Martial arts and masculinity… humility, respect, brotherhood

01:18:30 - What the Hero’s Journey consists of… plant medicine

01:26:36 - Next retreats…

01:28:13 - Get in touch with Christopher

88:50 - Advice for men to start their journey

Links & Resources:

- Download Christopher's Free Ayahuasca Guide

Follow Christopher!

-Men's Ayahuasca Retreats:

- Christopher's Morning Ritual Guide

- The Mask You Live In Documentary - Netflix

- Mask of Masculinity by Lewis Howes

- King, Warrior, Magician, Lover by Robert Moore

- Way Of The Superior Man by David Deida

- I Don't Want To Talk About It by Terrence Real

- The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

- I Am Clovis

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