Common Ground helps men to explore the experiences that have shaped them, and to have the conversations that need to be had. The 9 week facilitated program creates a safe place for men to share openly and without judgement in a workshop style format that is proven, structured, and led by experienced men. Common Ground is open to all men from all spectrum of the community.
There are profound benefits when men have the space and time to discuss the things that matter with other men. Common Ground groups provide a safe, non-confronting atmosphere that supports your personal growth and raises awareness. It's about building something new on the inside, from an authentic masculine perspective.
Common Ground offers one of the few opportunities for men to gain new perspectives on issues, and on life with other caring and informed men. Topics explored together will include:
DEVELOPING OUR COMMON GROUND A welcoming, discovering what we share as men and what's important to us.
JOURNEY TO MANHOOD Looking at our past to discover our present. Creating more understanding by exploring where we came from.
FATHERING Creating greater awareness of how we were fathered. Examining role models to become our own man, and consequently become a better father and role model for future generations.
RELATIONSHIPS Finding the key that unlocks the door to positive relationships.
ASPECTS OF MASCULINITY An understanding of where we draw our power and love from.
SEX, LOVE, INTIMACY, AND SPIRIT Understanding the relationships between these powerful forces and integrating them into the everyday fabric of our lives.
SELF AWARENESS & ACCEPTANCE An essential open space to allow the group to explore other areas of interest.
HONOURING Reviewing the the journey together.
CONTINUING THE JOURNEY Exploring and sustaining a dynamic men's group.
Every man has their own unique reason for joining a Common Ground course, but common themes include:
• Personal growth & self Development • Connecting with other men • Exploring their masculinity • Better relationship with themselves & others • Men wanting to join a men' group
Men who have participated in Common Ground report;
• reduction in isolation • greater sense of self worth • personal awareness and growth • improved communication skills • positive recognition and handling of emotional responses • sense of connection and belonging.