A native New Zealander with a global heart, Rex McCann has been leading transformational programs with men and women for 25 years. He is the founder of Essentially Men (essentiallymen.net) the ground breaking mens work of Aotearoa New Zealand, co-founder of the Heart Politics Gatherings, author of Fatherless Sons (Harper Collins) and On Their Own (Finch). He is trained in group work, psychodrama, expressive therapies, co-counseling and has a Masters degree in Social Ecology. His experience has been honed from working extensively with groups in all kinds of settings from the wilderness to corporations, prisons to ashrams, and anywhere in the community people are showing up for wisdom. Over his life he has explored diverse mystery traditions, shamanistic practices and spiritual enquiry. His outer world expressions have been diverse – from a young hunter living in the wilderness, to activism, street theatre, trainer, community catalyst and group leadership. He has a solid reputation for leading potent rites of passage and is known for his wise and playful style and ability to hold people with love while they shed their skin.