The Man’s Inner Journey Workshop

A key objective of Melbourne Men’s Group Inc. is to promote men’s personal growth.  As part of our commitment, we actively support the Man’s Inner Journey (MIJ) workshop presented each year since 1998. MIJ is a live-in experience held near Melbourne.

It’s an opportunity to ‘release the emotional straight jacket’ that holds you back. You will look at the world ‘with new eyes’, increase self-awareness,  promote inner peace and empower your life and all your relationships.  MIJ opens up a pathway of possibility to a ‘better kind of manhood’.

‘Gold standard transformational. Kind, caring, challenging, safe. A gift to every man!’ ‘Thank you, the work you do is just transformative. Pure. Simple. Fact’. 

This is what men say about the Man’s Inner Journey experience:

Who is MIJ for? The workshop is suitable for any man, any age, any background, any career who is seeking to understand more of himself, develop and grow.  MIJ is a powerful combination of information and deep experience – it delivers transformational  insight into your beliefs, attitudes and behaviour patterns that shape your worldview and the quality of your life outcomes.

When & Where:  The workshop is held at Candlebark Farm near Healesville Victoria (65 kilometres north east of Melbourne) – given the nature of the MIJ experience, participant numbers are limited to around 20 people.  With both MIJ workshops in 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19 issues, the next workshops are scheduled for 2021: 

  • May 21 (7PM) – 23, 2021 – program is FULL.
  • October 15 (7PM) -17, 2021 – bookings open

What does it cost?  Melbourne Men’s Group Inc. is a Not for Profit, volunteer organisation seeking to maintain accessible pricing. We provide for one free ‘pay it forward’ and five concession places at each workshop. The Man’s Inner Journey weekend is fully catered for with accomodation and course materials included. Your investment is:

  • Full Fee: $895
  • Concession Fee:  $595 (student, unemployed, pension, previous MIJ workshop participants). 

A deposit of $250 will hold your place at the workshop.

Melbourne Men’s Group Inc. also advocates for other growth programs including Soulcraft ANZ, the Mankind Project, Menergy, the Menswork Project, and Landmark Education.

Who facilitates?  The workshop is facilitated by a team from Melbourne Men’s Group Inc. partnering with the extraordinary Diane McCann of Beyond the Ordinary.

Diane and her partner Robert Mathews (RIP) have delivered deeply impactful personal growth programs for men, womencouples and groups around the world for more than 40 years. They co-created the MIJ program.

Man's Inner Journey Testimonials

‘Pure genius. This has been an epic experience. Every aspect of MIJ has exceeded my greatest wishes. My life has been forever changed’. 10/10

Dr Darren Weissman

Nov 2019 - Darren Weissman is an international speaker in the field of consciousness and has been featured in the films E-Motion, Making Mankind, Beyond Belief, The Truth, and the award-winning documentary, HEAL. He is the developer of The LifeLine Technique®, and best-selling author of The Power of Infinite Love & Gratitude, Awakening to the Secret Code of Your Mind, The Heart of the Matter, and children’s book, The Daily Lessons of Infinite Love & Gratitude.

‘Transformational. Perfection. What a safe connected environment to work through deep pain and move towards healing.’

Alan L

Nov 2019

Absolutely life changing. 10/10.

Derek H

May 2019

5 Star program. I learned Love and brotherhood and that I am good enough. 10/10.


May 2019

Excellent the first time and even better the second time. Totally awesome. I learned to deal with father issues; trust and faith and that I am more than I gave myself credit for. 10/10.

Gavin T

May 2019

Incredible weekend. It exceeded my expectations tenfold. The experiential processes were powerful beyond measure and the support and love was felt constantly. 10/10.

Eoin D

May 2019

I was so surprised by almost every element. I was challenged, I learned new perspectives and felt loved and supported. I learned I am responsible for my happiness and it’s all a choice. 10/10.

Mathew S

May 2019

Fantastic program. I loved it. It was hugely beneficial. One of the best experiences of my life, ever! 10/10.

Nick V

May 2019

An extraordinary program and I can’t recommend highly enough. A second chance to experience the amazing weekend may be just as mind expanding as the first. Thanks again. I learned how to be authentic, how to be conscious of life and everything and how to express love and caring. 10/10.

David C

May 2019

This has been a profound experience for me and I am so grateful. I got more than I could ever have hoped for. 10/10.

Robert C

May 2019

MIJ is life affirming and transformational and one of the most moving and impactful experiences that I have ever experienced.  It was very well structured and very well run – a credit to the team. 10/10.

Lucas R

May 2019

Where do I begin? This has to be one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life.  I am so happy I’ve gone through this journey and grateful for the experience.  I feel my life has changed for the better, forever. Can’t wait to do it again. Thank you. 10/10.

Mark R

May 2019

Fantastic. This program works!!! Can be confronting however sometimes that is what it takes. I loved it all. 10/10.

Brett H

November 2018

Amazing, fantastic program. Every man should try this at least once!  It has made a difference in my life and my search of self and identity. 10/10.

Gavin T

November 2018

Terrific, Amazing, Opened my eyes to a whole new world.  I learned a lot about myself. 10/10.

Wayne C

November 2018

What a wonderful program. It just blew my mind. Simply amazing! 10/10.

Andrew V

June 2018

A life changing experience absolutely beyond my expectations. Well organised and executed. A mind altering and expanding program that I would recommend to anyone.

David C

June 2018

MIJ was an exceptional experience, well organised and well supported. A diverse set of ideas with something for everyone!

George V

June 2018

The best weekend of my life. A true turning point!

Sam D

June 2018

Absolutely brilliant, so much beyond my expectations.  I got brotherhood connection, vulnerability. 10/10!

Eamonn C

June 2018

The most transformative program I have ever experienced. MIJ should be mandatory in all secondary schools! It was a blessing to attend the MIJ course.

Nick C

November 2016

Gold standard transformational. Kind, caring, challenging, safe. A gift to every man!

Iwan L

November 2016

I see the world through new eyes. I now know I can make a positive impact on the people around me, including myself by listening to my heart.

Cameron H

November 2016

The program was out of this world. I was amazed at the changes I felt and the healing I did. The outcome is fabulous. Words escape me.

Darren F

November 2016