Healthy, Strong Masculine: Stepping into Your Power with Stefanos Sifandos
This episode will help you explore relationship dynamics, intimacy issues and how to navigate attachment and communication styles. Our new guest, Stefanos (Stef) Sifandos, brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and transparency to the conversation about intimacy, masculinity, self awareness and communication styles. This conversation sheds light on how to make the necessary identity shifts through exploring limiting beliefs and our shadows; how to harness deeper connection through self-awareness, vulnerability, and relationship intimacy; healthy vs toxic masculinity; and most importantly, how listeners might best implement these transformational practices into their lives. This is a must-listen for men, those people who love them and anyone in a relationship who values growth, self-discovery and connection. Learn More about Stefanos Sifandos’ work: https://stefanossifandos.com/ Stef on all Social Media Platforms: @stefanossifandos ====== Sponsor: BiOptimizers One of the big keys to optimal health is to have balanced blood sugar. But what happens when you eat a donut? Your pancreas releases insulin, which tells your body there is plenty of energy so now is the time to store fat. But here’s the thing. It doesn’t matter whether you eat a donut or drink a glass of orange juice. Low-fiber processed carbohydrates from crackers to chips to cookies to juice all have a similar effect on blood sugar. When you take in a lot of carbs too quickly — without much fiber or fat to slow down absorption — you could experience what we call a “sugar crash,” which leads to low energy, brain fog, and weight gain. And due to the addictive nature of sugar and carbs, once your body brings your blood sugar levels back down, that’s when the cravings kick in! And if you give in to those cravings, it starts the cycle all over again. So I hope you can see how important it is to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. The question is, how do you do it? Well, one way is to reduce your intake of processed carbohydrates and make sure you eat fat, protein, fiber, and greens at most meals. But no one is perfect. We all cheat sometimes. So it just makes sense to have a way to maintain healthy blood sugar day in, day out, even if you have an “off” day. That’s why I recommend a product called Blood Sugar Breakthrough by BiOptimizers. This easy to take supplement is the result of numerous tests to find the absolute best formula for maintaining healthy blood sugar. In fact, BiOptimizers went through 5 different formulations before landing on this one. Blood Sugar Breakthrough works to safely lower blood sugar after meals so that you can maintain a healthy weight and redirect carbs to your muscles where they can be burned for energy. This means you’ll avoid the worst effects of high blood sugar — like weight gain — while enjoying more stable energy, mental clarity, and fewer cravings. For an exclusive offer for listeners just go to www.bloodsugarbreakthrough.health/muscle and save 10 percent with code MUSCLE10 then you try Blood Sugar Breakthrough. If you use that link www.bloodsugarbreakthrough.health/muscle your exclusive 10% discount will already be applied. ====== www.muscleintelligence.com - the world’s leading resource on intelligent muscle building. We have taught and certified hundreds of coaches all over the world in our methods that emphasize a holistic approach to physical and mental optimization through a harmonious blend of modern science and ancient wisdom... check out www.muscleintelligence.com JOIN THE FREE COMMUNITY and become part of the Muscle Intelligence Movement as we support a shift in the HEALTH & CONSCIOUSNESS of humanity. The Muscle Intelligence Community empowers men and women with the knowledge, skillset and inspiration to thrive by applying the 6 Pillars of a Lean, Healthy and Muscular Body. Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/muscleintelligence If you are looking for bodybuilding guidance, videos, workouts, the proper training split to build muscle, see how IFBB PRO Ben Pakulski builds big muscle through the best online program here http://www.muscleintelligence.com - For Students Of IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski. Where Savvy Men and Women Come To Build Muscle FAST - www.muscleintelligence.com/bodypart Don't miss any of Ben Pakulski's workout or training tips by subscribing to the channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BenPakIFBB And "LIKING" the fan-page here: https://www.facebook.com/BenPakulskiMuscleIntelligence Make sure to HIT SUBSCRIBE before you go, and leave me a comment or question for a future episode.
You guys know I’m not one to shy away from a good cry, and sitting with Stefanos cracked me(us) open. This one was such a pleasure and one of my favorite conversations of recent. I’m so grateful to be able to share these with y’all. All love fam. Connect with Stefanos: Website: stefanossifandos.com Instagram: @stefanossifandos Facebook: Stefanos Sifandos - Relationship Alchemist Twitter: @stefsifandos YouTube: Stefanos Sifandos Sponsors: Sovereignty Head to https://sovereignty.co/kyle/ to grab my favorite CGN/ Nootropic. There is nothing like this product for energy and cognitive function! Go grab their reformulated flagship product PURPOSE+ and use codeword “KKP” for 20% off. Organifi Go to organifi.com/kkp for some Green Juice, it’s my favorite way to easily get the most potent blend of high vibration fruits, veggies and other goodies into your diet! Click that link and use code “KKP” at checkout for 20% off your order! Biohm Health Find out the Micro/Micobiome of your gut by going to guttesting.com/ and use code “KKP” for 20% your test. Connect with Kyle: Instagram: @livingwiththekingsburys Youtube: Kyle Kingbury Podcast Kyles website: www.kingsbu.com Like and subscribe to the podcast anywhere you can find podcasts. Leave a 5-star review and let me know what resonates or doesn’t.
55. Stefanos Sifandos | Embracing Humility Within Intimate Relationships
The Great Unlearn
Navigating relational barriers, activating our inner child, finding comfort and ease within rest – a few of the topics that we deep-dive into during this episode with my brother and relational alchemist, Stefanos.Stef has such a beautiful way of assisting people in actualizing the fullness of their potentiality. As we head into the realm of relationships, Stef vulnerably shares his own personal journey as well as that of his intimate partnership. Reminding us of what it truly means to hold space for those important connections in our lives.Stef and I dive into…→ Inner child activation.→ The importance and value in reprieve, rest, and space.→ Being honest and clear with our needs.→ The feminine and masculine dynamic of giving and receiving.→ Top barriers that create conflict between partners.→ The role that self-worth plays in our ability to receive love.Resources:• The Highwire with Del BigtreeConnect with Stefanos:• Instagram @stefanossifandos• Website + Courses• Facebook Stefanos SifandosConnect with Cal:• Instagram @cal.callahan• Facebook The Great Unlearn• YouTube The Great Unlearn • Website• Subscribe to the Sunday SyncThis show is produced by Soulfire Productions
Ep 52 Moving Into the Realm of Curiosity with Stefanos Sifandos
Cheaper Than Therapy with Vanessa and Dené
Stefanos Sifandos is a relationship alchemist. He is also an advocate for men’s empowerment, a relationship coach, and well-known for his transformational way of educating on the interplay of masculine and feminine dynamics. We talk with Stefanos about how addressing our core wounds can support us in creating resiliency for the inevitable challenges we’ll continue to face in life, the contrast of our introverted and extroverted shadow (a new usage of the terms for us!), how masculine and feminine energies are playing out in all of our relationships, and presence - both with ourselves and others, as the key to creating a sense of connection and safety. We were so unbelievably captivated and blown away by the wisdom Stefanos had to share. We know you will be too. You can find more of Stefanos’s offerings on IG @stefanossifandos or at stefanossifandos.com or growwithstef.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stefanos Sifandos: Why Men Love the Chase but Not the Catch
HYDRATE with Tracy Duhs
Why do men love the chase but not the catch? I’m about to get real with you…I feel like a man's eyes are on you until he gets what he's wanting and then his focus shifts to his next pursuit. Ladies, do you agree? Men, do you beg to differ? I know that's not with ALL men, but for me, it feels like a pattern. It was even something as a little girl that I paid attention to. And because of that, I always feared getting married. I feared that if I finally had a relationship with a man where we were committed forever, that he would stop pursuing me. The pursuit would be over. I’ve be so curious about this and wanting to understand this in great depth and that’s why I brought Stefanos Sifandos onto the HYDRATE podcast. In the episode, he gave me a clear understanding as to why I feel like this is a regular pattern with men, and what I can do as a woman to break it. Stefanos is a trained educator and relationship expert with a background in behavioral science. He is passionate about leading people closer to their highest potential. He helps men and women escape negative patterns and cultivate a positive sense of self as well as restructuring and re-framing their relationships with themselves and their loved ones. Whether you’re a man or woman, I know there is a part of this episode that will speak to you and bring greater awareness to your actions in your relationships. Find more from Stefanos: Instagram: @stefanosstifanos Website: stefanosstifanos.com
Stefanos Sifandos: Rewriting Your Own History With What You Learned Through Pain
What is the cure to pain? What are we supposed to do with the learnings we gain from going through painful experiences? What does holding space actually mean? What happens when we withhold our own truth? In this episode of the Align podcast, Stefano shares with us why and how he hit rock bottom, how he expressed his addictions to sex, alcohol, physical extenuation, materialism, status, and how someone living through a similar passage can find peace with their story. Plus, we explore the reality that most of us act according to what people feel is “normal” and expected by our society, which results in us feeling ashamed of expressing what we truly want and suppressing our own fantasies. Stefanos Sifandos is a relationship alchemist, international speaker, and author who facilitates transformational growth through neuro-empowerment practices to help evolve and enhance relationships. What we discuss: 06:03: Stefano’s 10 day fast in the wild 12:50: What does ‘holding space’ actually mean? 14:27: How to cultivate depth within ourselves in order to be of supportive of others 15:28: Stefano’s story of learning through pain 20:04: How does one acknowledge their own story in order to re-write it? 24:50: Are there any 'neuroses' that can't be healed by love? 28:34: Is it possible to re-parent ourselves? 29:30: What shame feels like to Stefano 35:55: How to come to peace with your own story 37:00: More about relationships 40:00: Thriving in familiarity Vs novelty 46:13: Masculine and feminine energy - how does polarity work? 51:33: How can we relate to each other effectively? 57:36: How a female embodies feminine elements to attract a masculine figure 1:04:49: Will society erupt? 1:05:39: Is equilibrium even sustainable? 1:10:31: Modern use of psychoactive substances to address trauma and wounds To learn more about Stefanos: Website: stefanossifandos.com Instagram: @stefanossifandos
How To Take The First Step Towards Serious Transformation - Stefanos Sifandos
Mark Groves Podcast
Stefanos Sifandos is a trained educator and relationship expert with a background in behavioral science. He is passionate about leading people closer to their highest potential and to each other. Join us this week for a deep dive into how to take the first steps towards seriously changing your life and the way you relate. Stefanos will walk you through the masculine perspective, shame spirals, and how to create space to heal and take the leap from the old you, to the new you. Find Stefanos on Instagram, or on his website www.growwithstef.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Unlearning Masculinity: What it Truly Means to Be a Man with Stefanos Sifandos | Relationships
Today we’re taking a deep dive into a topic we haven’t explored in a little while on the IGNTD Podcast, and that is masculinity. Many men struggle with this concept of masculinity and what it means to “be a man.” These struggles often stem from early childhood experiences and are further perpetuated by society. But, the conversation is beginning to shift. Many men are beginning to embody a new version of masculinity and relearn what it really means to truly “be a man.” Joining me to take this deep dive into masculinity today is my special guest, Stefanos Sifandos. For the last 15 years, Stef has been doing a ton of work in his field, exploring concepts around masculinity and transformation. He is a Relationship Specialist, a Masculine/Feminine Educator, coach, and speaker. As a sought-after innovator in the personal transformation, relationship, and leader space, Stef has served as a mentor and trainer to some of Australia’s top professional sporting teams, professional individual athletes, gold medalists, and more. Together, we discuss the ways in which men can embody this new version of masculinity, what “being a man” really means, what real growth looks like, and how the healthy vs. the unhealthy aspects of masculinity show up in our lives. Stef also shares about his personal experiences with toxic masculinity, his journey in transformation, and all about the work that he does now to help others in their own journeys. This was a really fun conversation that is sure to challenge all of us in creating better relationships, becoming more accountable, and taking massive strides into becoming the best version of ourselves that we can be. IGNTD Specials: IGNTD Live Online Groups (Free for 14 Days) IGNTD Subscription ($43 per month & 30 days of Live Groups included) IGNTD “Once an Addict” Campaign Topics Discussed: [:33] About our sponsor, Niki’s Natural Wipes! [2:04] About today’s episode with special guest, Stefanos Sifandos. [3:44] About Philosophie Superfoods. [5:30] Welcoming Stefanos on to the podcast and discussing why it is on men to change this idea of what masculinity is in this new age. [7:43] Stef introduces himself, shares his personal journey, and why he is so passionate about this topic. [13:09] Stef breaks down the healthy vs. unhealthy aspects of masculinity. [14:17] Distinguishing between the masculinity vs. femininity that resides in every human being. [15:22] What was the origin of Stef’s pain around his masculinity? What did those feelings feel like? [18:37] My experiences in childhood and my sources of pain around masculinity. [20:22] How Stef dealt with his early childhood trauma that manifested in toxic masculinity and troubled relationships. [22:20] What was the catalyst in Stef’s life for change? [26:11] Reflecting on my relationship with Sophie and how toxic masculinity played a role. [28:46] Was there a moment where Stef realized he had to make these changes for himself and not anyone else? [31:15] Techniques, tactics, tips, and advice that helped transform Stef’s life. [37:19] Stef shares some moments from the last 5–6 years where he was able to see the progress he has made in terms of his personal growth. He also speaks about the other important aspects that are key to your growth. [42:58] Sharing a moment of when I was able to see my personal growth, as well as a moment when I was challenged in Sophie’s and my relationship. [48:40] Has Stef’s new way of being ever been challenged or put to the test? If so, how did he deal with it or overcome the challenge? [50:32] Stef shares an update on his life from his current relationship status to the work that he is doing now in the world to how he is continuing to push his growth edges. [52:20] Stef shares an example of how he is currently pushing his growth edges with his wife, Christine Hassler. [54:27] Where to find Stef and the work that he does. [56:00] Be sure to screenshot this podcast, tag Stef and us on social media, and let us know what lesson you learned from this conversation! Mentioned in this Episode: Niki’s Natural Wipes Get 20% off by using the code IGNTD2021 at checkout! Philosophie Superfoods Use code IGNTD to stock up on your favorites! Stefanos Sifandos’ Website Stefanos Sifandos’ Instagram Bruce Lipton IGNTD Ep: “The Biology of Belief: The Intersection of Consciousness and Matter with Bruce Lipton” Christine Hassler GrowwithStef.com Find out more about IGNTD: IGNTD.com IGNTD.libysn.com Subscribe to the Podcast iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify Follow us on Social Media! Facebook: IGNTD Instagram: @IGNTD.me Sophie’s Instagram: @Sophie.Jaffe Adi’s Instagram: @DrAdiJaffe If you enjoyed this podcast… Please let us know what you want to hear about! Tell us in the comments or send us an email at email@example.com. About Our Sponsors: Niki’s Natural Wipes Niki’s Natural Wipes are the world’s only 100% natural baby wipes. They are infused with the moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial powers of organic Coconut Oil and Manuka Honey essence. These incredible wipes include organic ingredients and do not contain any of the known irritants that can typically be found in traditional wipes. We have been using Niki’s Natural Wipes with Noah these last few months and we are seriously obsessed. If you want to give Niki’s 100% natural baby wipes a try, use our code IGNTD2021 at checkout for 20% off your order! Philosophie Superfoods The Philosophie offers cleanses and other nutritional products that are unlike any of the other supplements and detoxification programs on the market. Why? Because they actually nourish the body with whole, live, nutrient-rich foods. Each of the Philosophie superfoods and protein blends is vegan, raw, gluten-free, and has absolutely no filler ingredients. Use code IGNTD to stock up on your favorites this holiday season!
115: How to Know When a Relationship Has Reached it's Expiry Date with Stefanos Sifandos
Elevate Your Soul
Today I interview Love and Relationship coach, Stefanos Sifandos on how to know when your relationship has reached it's expiry date or not. We discuss when you are going through a rough phase in your relationship (ie; more arguments, less tolerance, more stress, less sex), how do you know if it's best to stay in the relationship and use this time to learn, grow, strengthen and keep supporting your partner, or if it's time to end the relationship because it's no longer in alignment anymore. Notice how Stefanos uses the term "challenging" in a relationship versus "difficult". A healthy relationship can be challenging, but should not constantly feel difficult. One other thing that didn't come up in the interview but I think is a great option to consider when you're in doubt of staying in or leaving a relationship, is to take a break. Have some time to be physically separated from each other and see how each of you feel while you're not in each others presence after a while.You can check out Stefanos's work on his website at: https://shor.by/stefanossifandosOr find him on instagram @stefanossifandosWatch my podcasts on YouTube at youtube.com/elevateyoursoulpodcast
306 | Stefanos Sifandos Part 2 - Three Steps to Relate To Your Partner Better
"Share what scares you, share what inspires you and if you just get crickets and that's continuous, that's telling you something about the relationship." Listen as Cayla, and her marriage coach Stefanos continue their discussion on how to realize the best relationship you can with your partner and not to be afraid to walk away if it's not right for you, plus much more on this episode of the Mommy Millionaire Podcast.Stefanos discusses why we get together with our partners in the first place and what draws us to them. Stefanos also shares three more steps on how to relate better with the one you love. He says we need to share what we learn, be their biggest fan, and walk a mile in their shoes to better understand where they are coming from.Listen, as Stefanos also shares how the Masterclass got started, some things that he will teach and discuss, and why he and Cayla are so excited about it. Are you yearning for change and growth in your relationship? Then make sure you sign up for this amazing Masterclass with Stefanos and Cayla, just go to www.mommymillionaire.co/masterclass to register for this free event.Are you ready to have some fun and learn how to navigate conflict? For years the number one question Cayla has received is, how do I get my partner on the same page as me and she didn't know how to answer that question for a long time. Cayla and her coach Stef have now figured it out, and they want to share it with you and your spouse with a virtual date night. They will host this free date night on February 8th, so grab your partner, and learn how healthy communication in 2021 will double your income, and learn some strategies that can be very life-giving for your relationship, so if you are interested, go to mommymillionaire.co/datenight to register today.In This Episode:[01:43] We are back with part 2 with Stefanos.[02:22] Shout out to Tony Rogers for the five-star review![03:12] Welcome back to the show, Stefanos![04:11] We are relational beings.[04:30] What do you say to people who say they are just going to do it on their own?[06:33] Stefanos shares what his thoughts were when Cayla and Chase first came to him.[08:51] Stefanos discusses why we come together with our partners in the first place.[10:46] Listen as Stefanos shares three more steps for us to follow.[11:04] You want to share what you are learning.[12:04] What happens when you share your heart and still get shot down?[13:50] Step 5 is to be your partner's biggest fan.[16:42] Empathy and to walk a mile in their shoes is step 6.[18:25] Stefanos give everyone permission to do the work and then decide what's best for them.[20:02] Stefanos shares how the Masterclass with Cayla got started.[22:00] Cayla talks about being in the flow.[23:25] Stefanos discusses some stuff that will be talked about in the Masterclass.[24:24] Are you yearning for change and growth?[24:35] Stefanos, thank you so much for being on the show![26:42] Cayla recaps the three steps Stefanos shared today.[26:12] Thank you for listening!Find Cayla:Mommy MillionaireMastermindFacebookInstagramPinterestFind Stefanos:WebsiteInstagramTwitterLinkedInFacebookYouTube