What we're about

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MenSpeak Men’s Groups are a safe and confidential space to hang out, be heard, and get real.

We drop the ‘nice guy’, ‘macho man’, or whatever masks that we’ve been wearing so we can show up, exploring who we really are, rather than having to show off. We learn from one another's experiences and grow from 'maskuline' into authentic masculine.

We acknowledge what we've been through and we accept who and how we've been, as we test-drive who we might want to be, taking the best of our ourselves out into the world.

Many men live in fear and fantasy, second guessing and surviving life, rather than meeting life with embodied presence, purpose, passion and personal power. As authentic men we are able to adjust our sails to harness the winds of change, navigating into bigger, better life for ourselves and those around us.

MenSpeak men's groups are facilitated, not lead, meaning that our spaces are non-hierarchical and non-clinical. We follow the needs of the men present and follow wherever the conversation naturally takes us. There isn’t a right or wrong way of doing things.

DONATIONS

Please donate every time you attend a MenCheck-in session, to support our work and enable us to share it with others. We suggest £5 / £10 / £15 depending on your income.

https://www.paypal.me/menspeakmensgroups

Alternatively, you can subscribe monthly for £10 at menspeak.co.uk

OUR GROUND RULES

Please read the Ground Rules before attending a group - alternatively, you can watch them here.
(Feel free to use our Ground Rules, citing ©️ Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz “The Man Whisperer”)

DISCLAIMER
We are not a therapy group, nor an encounter group, nor a w*nk group, or a place to pick up men for sex, nor a group against men or women, nor a religious or political group - we are free and unaffiliated.

All activities are undertaken entirely at your own risk. No responsibility will be taken and no compensation discussed for loss or injury. By taking part, each participant accepts full responsibility for his own safety and wellbeing.

*If in doubt, please seek professional advice before participating.

Upcoming events (4+)

MenCheck-In: Daily Men's Group for Connection and Community

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MenSpeak Men’s Groups respects men’s needs for connection – to help keep us sane, grounded and real.

This mini-men's group, facilitated by MenSpeak is a non-clinical, confidential space to share, be heard, release some pressure, connect with others and get insights into daily life as we drop our ‘nice guy’, 'macho man’ or whatever masks we’ve been wearing and get real.

Typically between 5-15 men per group, usually 20s-50s though it varies a lot and all ages are welcome and appreciated.

Please be on time and stay for the full hour. Zoom room open at 12.20 and the group starts at 12:30 pm. The meeting cannot be disrupted once started.

Access is through monthly for £10 at menspeak.co.uk with free 7 day trial.

Please read our Ground Rules:
http://www.meetup.com/menspeak/pages/MenSpeak_Ground_Rules/

MenDebrief: for MenFacilitate and WoMenFacilitate grads (by donation)

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A check-in and debrief session for grads of the MenFacilitate day training, whether you currently hold your own groups or not.

You can debrief and discuss your group situations and have your questions answered, as we gain practical tips and inspiration to move forwards with our groups and what we offer a locked-down, socially isolated world.

These sessions will evolve into regular structured peer-led supervision for group facilitators and trainees.

1:50pm for a 2:00pm start, ends 4:00pm.
(It is preferable, but not compulsory that you attend the whole session, though we will begin and end with the usual two minutes of silence.)

n.b. Kenny's "Online Men's Groups Success: A Step-by-step Guide To Facilitating Personal Development Groups For Men" ebook made No. 1 in 7 different Amazon categories. Please leave a review of the ebook here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Online-Groups-Success-Step-Step-ebook/dp/B08NGTD7XM

Muslim MenSpeak Men's Group

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MuslimMenSpeak : for (practicing & non-practicing) Muslim men to speak about our life journeys
Do you want to EXPLORE being an AUTHENTIC Man & MUSLIM?

The purpose of this group is to provide:

. A safe, non-judgemental online space where Muslim men can come together and talk with other Muslim men about anything on their minds.
. A space to discuss our needs, wants, cultural and community issues. We can redefine ourselves as individual Muslim men.
. A confidential space where we are safe to explore our feelings and take the masks off to discover who we were, who we are, and who we might no longer want to be.
. We can explore the roles we are expected to play and how to make space for us to be authentic men, with personal priorities and within traditional pressures.
. A space to test-drive who we might be, exploring our true selves and receiving honest feedback from other men.
. We can explore inherited world values with those who have similar challenges, opportunities and ideas.
. A community where we can respectfully challenge ourselves and one another to be better versions of ourselves.

We might discuss issues such as:

. Marriage & dating - polygamy & arranged marriages
. Brotherhood & shared values
. Identity - Expressing ourselves & our culture
. Money - Bitcoin, Sharia, Halal, Haram?
. Balancing & managing the tensions of the greater community
. Fasting & Eid celebrations
. Maintaining prayers whilst holding down a full-time job
. Education - achievement & parental expectations
. Jinn & mental health
. Gender roles & sexuality issues
. Making a home beyond the homeland
. Secrets & Lies

Discussing any aspect of our lives that we wish to share. This is not a study group, but a space to share our experiences and explore our judgements, fears and cultures.

Please read our Ground Rules:
https://www.meetup.com/menspeak/pages/MenSpeak_Ground_Rules/

The Weekend Men's Group Check-In for Connection and Community

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MenSpeak men’s groups respects men’s needs for connection – to help keep us sane, grounded and real.

This mini-men's group, facilitated by MenSpeak, is a non-clinical, confidential space to share, be heard, release some pressure, connect with others and get insights into daily life as we drop our ‘nice guy’, 'macho man’ or whatever masks we’ve been wearing and get real.

Typically between 5-15 men per group, usually 20s-50s though it varies a lot and all ages are welcome and appreciated.

Please be on time and stay for the full hour. Zoom room open at 10:20 am and the group starts at 10:30 am. The meeting cannot be disrupted once started.

Please read our Ground Rules:
http://www.meetup.com/menspeak/pages/MenSpeak_Ground_Rules/

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