was the belief that this key had been taken from them and hidden. Their discovery of gold was the discovery that the key was theirs all along and that they could now own it openly and with integrity, for it had not been obtained through deceit but rather through rightful ownership and proclamation.
Integrity therapy is an existential framework of therapy that allows men to discover the unique keys with which to unlock their iron cages and begin a process of repair, healing, discovery, and growth. By exploring their fidelity to their value systems, men who travel on the mythopoetic journey are able to find a safe haven in which to understand and secure their unique identities as males and as human beings. Through this process, they can begin to rework their relationships with others. Integrity therapy allows each man to find his own way and to discover his own beingness, his own authentic wild man, his own male shadow ( Kipnis, 1991), his own anima, his own priest, his own warrior, his own dark side, and ultimately his own potential to choose good over evil. Through daring to struggle for a higher level of integrity, he becomes true to himself, and becomes able to follow the mythopoetic path of the human journey with integrity and with a sense of wellness and well-being in community with other men and with women.
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