Events, Conferences, Talks

John Lee is available to teach and speak about any of his material at workshops, private events, clinical conferences, retreats, corporate training, and anywhere else that people are ready to learn.

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John Lee’s Events

April 5, 2019


10th Anniversary “It Happens to Boys” Creative Change Conference

Grapevine Convention Center

1209 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

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Oct 26-27, 2018

Two Special Events with John Lee

Oct 26 @ 6:30-8:30pm * Men-Only Gathering: What Does Healthy Masculinity Look Like Now?  * Zabriske Hall at All Souls Cathedral, 9 Swan Street, Asheville, NC 28803  (Suggested Donation $10)

Oct 27 @ 9:30am-5pm * A day-long workshop (Open to All): Working with Men, Loving Men, Raising Men: Creating Healthy Masculinity in the Current Age Kanuga Conference Center, 130 Kanuga Chapel Dr., Hendersonville, NC 28739 $125 (6-NBCC CE Credits available for $35)

Registration Two Special Events with John Lee

Oct 19-21, 2018

The Bubba-Buddha Men’s Empowerment Weekend – Every Man’s Journey into the Deep and New Masculinity

Starts Friday @ 6pm / Ends Sunday@ Noon – 3 days of masculine empowerment while immersed in nature * Cost: $100 per Man, Men Living EXTRAORDINARY LIVES … PRICELESS  * Cherokee Farms located at 2035 Old Mineral Springs Road, LaFayette, GA 30728

Register Now: Select The Bubba-Buddha Men’s Empowerment Weekend.

Oct 5, 2018 at 7pm

Book Release Celebration and Reading at Malvern Books 

John will be celebrating the release of, and reading from, a new collection of poems, “Five Friends on Sunday Afternoons,” along with authors, Lyman Grant, Bill Jeffers, David Jewell and John Oakley McElhenney. Please join them at 7 PM CDT at Malvern Books located at 613 W 29th Street in Austin, TX 78705.

Lee will be reading two of his poems, A Thunderstorm in Mentone and Holding On, that were written in his sweet cottage on Lookout Mountain in Mentone, Alabama as part of his way of letting go of a place that has been so dear to his heart for almost three decades.

May 30-31, 2018

31st Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders
Hyatt Regency Bellevue


April 25-27, 2018

16th National Conference on Adolescents and Young Adults
Tropicana Las Vegas NV


Dec 7, 2018

10th Annual It Happens to Boys Conference
Grapevine Convention Center
Dallas, TX


October 14, 2017
Writing from the Body One-Day Workshop
The Austin Men’s Center, 812 W. 11th Street, Suite 300B, Austin, TX 78701


September 11 -17, 2017
The 33rd Annual Minnesota Men’s Conference
Camp du Nord, 3606 N Arm Road
Ely, MN


May 16 -19, 2017
The Summit for Clinical Excellence Presents Breaking the Silence: Shame, Trauma, and Addictions
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
Austin, Texas

For more information, please visit:

March 22 -23, 2017
US Journal Training – 10th National Counseling Advances
Tropicana Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

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March 24, 2017

The Arbor Behavioral Healthcare Presents
The 9th Annual It Happens to Boys Conference
Westin Hotel Austin
Austin, TX

For more information, please contact Carol Teitelbaum at 760-346-4606 or or visit

Yesterday I was very fortunate and humbled to be interviewed by Rev. Anna Shouse, PhD. on her radio show, Spirit of Recovery, for Unity Online Radio.

Rev. Anna Shouse is an amazing interviewer, and I am pleased to share this live interview with you at:,  which you can retrieve:

Episode: Free to Love—Resetting the Patterns That Keep Us Lonely

Original air date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Episode Description:

A lot of what we learned about love relationships we learned in our family or circumstances of origin. Recovery makes it possible to learn new ways of relating. With awareness and commitment, we can recover our sense of self and our ability to develop truly loving, fulfilling relationships.

Special guest, John Herald Lee, is an international best-selling author and speaker and one of the founding members of the men’s movement. He shares how men and women can clarify and dismantle counterproductive dynamics of male-female relationships in a non-shaming, non-blaming way in his latest book, Breaking the Mother-Son Dynamic: Resetting the Patterns of a Man’s Life and Loves.

January 1, 2017
12 Noon – 6 p.m.
The Wound is Where the Light Comes In
Personal Power Wholeness Studio
3115 W. 6th St. Suite F
Lawrence, Kansas

For more information, please contact KC Bushnell at

October 5-8, 2016
The Summit for Clinical Excellence Presents: Freud Meets Buddha: Mindfulness, Trauma and Process Addictions
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta
Buckhead – Atlanta, GA

For more information about the event:, and the Agenda: , Up to 24 CEs including 6 Ethics (for updated CE information, please CLICK HERE)

June 25-26, 2016
The ManKind Project South East 2nd Annual Spirit Gathering
Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
Pine Mountain, GA
(Open to all men)

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May 22, 2016
Small Business Matters 2016 Conference
Atlanta, GA
Details: To learn more about Small Business Matters, Vistage, or the GrowSmart program, please contact Tim Fulton at 678-427-9436.

March 5, 2016
The 8th Annual It Happens to Boys Conference
Long Beach Hilton Hotel
Long Beach, CA

For more information, please contact Carol Teitelbaum at 760-346-4606 or or visit

Feb. 23, 2016
7th Annual Training Institute on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders
Clearwater Beach, FL

Dec. 5, 2015
Courting Your Lover’s Soul workshop
Cincinnati, OH

Oct. 3-4, 2015
The Rhythm of Closeness: A New Relationship Training Workshop
Whittier, NC

Sept. 24-26, 2015
U.S. Journal Training 21 Annual Counseling Skills Conference
Dallas, TX

Apr. 25, 2015
Deepening Your Relationships
New York Open Center
New York, NY

Mar. 21, 2015
Freud Meets Buddha: Mindfulness, Trauma & Process Addictions
Ben Franklin Institute
Chicago, IL

Mar. 17, 2015
Overcoming Passivity: Living Life To the Full
Spirit of Recovery Online Radio Program

Mar. 13-15, 2015
Uncoupling the Mother-Son Matrix (Weekend Workshop)
Rowe, MA

Mar. 8, 2015
Emotional Regression: The Best-kept Secret in Psychology, Personal Growth, Recovery & Relationships
Free talk in Austin, TX

Nov. 15, 2014
Poetry As a Spiritual Path
Online Class

Nov. 1, 2014
Freud Meets Buddha: Trauma, Mindfulness and Mid Life Transitions
Ben Franklin Institute
Scottsdale, AZ

Oct. 25, 2014
Growing Older, Not Getting Old: Aging Completely Revised and Revisited
Online Class

Oct. 11, 2014
Brain Matters: Mindfulness, Trauma and Process Addictions, Ben Franklin Institute
Atlanta, GA

Oct. 10, 2014
Gender Matters: Men Matter Conference
Broomfield, CO

Sept. 13, 2014
Elegant Endings: Turning Transitions Into Transformations
Online Class

Sept. 6, 2014
5th Western Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders
San Francisco, CA

Aug. 18, 2014
46th Annual Southwestern School for Behavioral Health Studies
Tucson, AZ

May 7, 2014
U.S. Journal Training Conference on Trauma, Addiction and Intimacy
Nashville, TN

Apr. 12, 2014
Not Settling For a Half-Lived Life (One-day Workshop)
The New York Open Center
New York, NY

Mar. 21-23, 2014
Primary Emotional Energy Recovery (3-day Workshop)
Rowe Camp & Conference Center
Rowe, MA

Mar. 20, 2014
An Evening with John Lee
Lexington Community Education
Lexington, MA

Feb. 28, 2014
6th Annual “It Happens To Boys” Conference
Pasadena, CA