THIS MEETUP GROUP WILL LAUNCH BEFORE THE END OF JANUARY 2019. PLEASE COME BACK SOON!
Stroud Mens Group has been meeting fortnightly for over 3 years. Initially this was a private group of friends. Now it's becoming more widely known and thus we are now on Meetup.
We currently have members from all parts of Stroud and Nailsworth, all 'wise old souls' aged 50 or more. That doesn't stop us having all the issues and problems that have affected men of all ages throughout history - plus a few extra!
Membership of this Meetup group is open to men from the five valleys area.
CORE MEETINGS Typically we meet fortnightly on Wednesday evenings in each other's homes. A comfortable size for such a meeting is around 6 people. We start off with a brief 'settling in' meditation, a round circle sharing, followed by discussion. If one of the members has a burning issue then that can become the focus. Otherwise the facilitator proposes a topic. Examples might include ... the me-too movement and what it means for men; road rage and how to deal with it; coping with divorce; a father's role; bridging the brexit divide; dealing with teenage children/grandchildren; etc. etc. We share authentically and openly. Thus we support one another, whilst at all times maintaining a safe, confidential and respectful space. We look for ways to improve ourselves and the world we live in.
ACTIVITY AND SOCIAL MEETINGS Most of us like the occasional pint :-) So, in addition to the core meetings we have ad-hoc pub, restaurant and gig meetings. For most of these there is no restriction on numbers. All are welcome.
For the time being total membership will be limited to 20 people. This will be reviewed when there is demand for greater membership and/or a greater frequency of core meetings.
Inactive members will be asked to withdraw, making space for someone else.