What we're about

We are an Open Men’s Circle. Our meetings are free and open to any man willing to follow some simple ground rules about respectful listening, confidentiality and safety. We meet twice a month, from 7 to 9:30 PM on the first Monday and the third Thursday of the month, in a community room at the Church of the Holy Spirit on the Green in West Haven.

Who are we?

We are men cultivating emotional maturity, personal mastery, compassion, and commitment in ourselves and in each other. We find that being open with other men in a safe and confidential circle helps us to be clearer, stronger, more effective, and more loving in our lives.

Why join us?

Whether you are taking on your next challenge, sorting out your feelings, or learning to be more compassionate to yourself, the Open Men’s Circle is a place to hone in on what’s true and important in your life.

We challenge and deeply support one another to celebrate our successes, move past our failures, and be fully alive.

Feeling proud, joyful, sad, enthusiastic, angry, afraid or ashamed? Your feelings are welcome here. Are you facing a change, or wanting one? Do your actions line up with your intentions? Are you living your life as you want to, or do your feelings and fears get in the way? Our Open Men's Circle is a place to figure out what you want in your life and take steps to make it happen.

What happens in our meetings?

We sit on chairs in a circle. We listen from our hearts as men take turns sharing their truths. A man may ask a clarifying question, but the expectations are that we will not judge, criticize, or provide our opinions of what another man said. We offer advice only if a man asks for it. We encourage men to keep stories short and speak to the heart of the matter - what he feels, what’s real, what’s important, what hurts, what’s in the way, what his next step will be.

Please come free of alcohol and drugs.

The three coordinators of the Greater New Haven Men's Open Circle met through The Mankind Project, an international organization offering personal development programs that empower men to lead lives of integrity, authenticity, and service. The mankind project is non-profit, non-political and non-religious. (http://mankindproject.org).

For more informationor to register

Please go to www.Meetup.com (http://www.meetup.com/), look for and join the Greater New Haven Men's Open Circle, and register for an upcoming meeting. There is no cost or obligation to joining. We do appreciate it when you let us know through Meetup that you are planning to attend, so we can plan accordingly.

Upcoming events (5+)

Greater New Haven Open Men's Circle

Church of the Holy Spirit

This meeting will be in the community room at Church of the Holy Spirit, the brown stone church across from the West Haven town green. To register, first join the group, then indicate you plan to attend.

Greater New Haven Open Men's Circle

Church of the Holy Spirit

This meeting will be in the community room at Church of the Holy Spirit, the brown stone church across from the West Haven town green. To register, first join the group, then indicate you plan to attend.

Greater New Haven Open Men's Circle

Church of the Holy Spirit

This meeting will be in the community room at Church of the Holy Spirit, the brown stone church across from the West Haven town green. To register, first join the group, then indicate you plan to attend.

Greater New Haven Open Men's Circle

Church of the Holy Spirit

This meeting will be in the community room at Church of the Holy Spirit, the brown stone church across from the West Haven town green. To register, first join the group, then indicate you plan to attend.

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Greater New Haven Open Men's Circle

Church of the Holy Spirit

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