Chris Thomas

Community Conductor

I completed the abandofbrothers rite-of-passage in 2017 and was elected Conductor of ABoB Manchester in December 2019.
I have been on a healing journey for most of my adult life, searching for different ways to heal childhood trauma. This journey has taken me from the psychotherapist’s couch, to 12-step meetings and even to living with indigenous tribes in South America.
Since becoming a father, I have found myself naturally maturing and assuming more responsibility. I now wish to be in service to my family, to my community and indeed to the planet in these challenging times. It feels important to me to be grateful for the life I have been given and to give something back.
I was drawn to abandofbrothers as it shows a way to model mature masculinity which was so lacking in my childhood. It offers a safe environment to explore those parts of me that are hidden and hold me back. And it gives me a path to grow as a man and to become a good mentor that can help young men in our society.
I live with my partner and have a five-year-old daughter. I run my own business, a training company and I enjoy taking my dog for walks and strumming the guitar round the fire!