What we're about

A men’s group is a group of men, sitting in a circle, hanging out and getting real.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLlVMSR49is&feature=youtu.be

WHAT WE DO

We laugh, listen and grow together as we share our experiences, thoughts and feelings beyond our masks.

We respectfully challenge one another to be better, more authentic men, without telling each other what to do or how to be. There is no pressure and it’s fine to say "Pass” when it’s your turn to speak.

Life doesn't have to be bad to come to a men's group. We've been successfully growing - from the good, the bad and even the ugly - as individual men and as a community, since 2002.

Watch our 15 min demo of a two and a half hour men's group at Southbank's Being A Man Festival:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYRF8QR8ONM

WHO WE ARE

We are accepting, accountable and we want more out of life.

We acknowledge who we’ve been and we test drive who we want to be, taking the best of ourselves out into the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naRM8dhXXJM

WHO WE ARE NOT

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're free and unaffiliated.

Every MenSpeak men's group is different, depending on what the men present bring to, and ask of it.

OUR GROUND RULES

Please read the Ground Rules before attending a group. If you'd like to add, remove or change any of the ground rules before we begin, there will be a space to raise this before we begin.
https://www.meetup.com/menspeak/pages/20251869/MenSpeak_Ground_Rules/

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WANT TO FACILITATE YOUR OWN MEN'S GROUP?

. Want to facilitate your own men's groups, understand and communicate better with men, or pick up the tools to hold your own conscious conversations? Click here to find out more about our MenFacilitate trainings (http://www.mensgroups.co.uk/menfacilitate/) and to download enough to get you going, facilitating your first men's group!

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STAY IN THE LOOP, BEYOND THE MEN'S GROUP:

Subscribe to our MenSpeak newsletter (tools, tips, techniques, how to's, events and special offers)
http://www.mensgroups.co.uk/subscribe

Join our private MenSpeak self-development men's group on Facebook here (discuss personal issues)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/menspeakmensgroups/

Like our public MenSpeak men's groups page on Facebook here (keep up with what's on + funnies!)
https://www.facebook.com/menspeak/

Follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/KennyDCruz

Check out my personal development consultations, working individually or with partners
http://www.themanwhisperer.co.uk

Download my free Personal Discovery Questionnaire to kick-start your journey of self-awareness.
http://www.themanwhisperer.co.uk/pdq

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WANT TO TRY A CLOSED GROUP?

(Monthly, over six month terms, renewable for years).

Closed group men have the space to get to know one-another very well, with no comings and goings, no time spent on introductions and getting-to-know (and trust) you.

Closed group men support each other's journeys through times of breakdown, breakthrough, change and celebration, as things fall apart, then fall together anew.

Closed group men stay in touch between our monthly time together through WotsApp / Signal, personal contact and organised meals, walks, trips away, etc.

Closed group men attend MenSpeak open and online groups at a discount, enjoy priority booking to events with limited slots, or limited to more practised men.

Trial a closed group in June and December 2018. Each of the five monthly closed groups has a very individual identity and limited space, so tell me if you're interested in a trial and I'll suggest which group/s may be a good fit. (Our next six month terms begin in July 2018 and January 2019).

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Disclaimer: All activities are undertaken entirely at the participant's 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 well-being. (If in doubt, please seek professional advice before participating). May the force be with you!

© Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz “The Man Whisperer” (Newsweek)

Feel free to copy, distribute and use my resources (inc. the Ground Rules, Check-in Rounds, videos, etc.) referencing Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz "The Man Whisperer" as the source.

Upcoming events (5+)

MenSpeak Men's Group - South Kensington

The College of Psychic Studies

£25.00

A men’s group is a group of men, sitting in a circle, hanging out and getting real. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-rSTNjcXzE We laugh, listen, celebrate life and grow together as we share our experiences, thoughts and feelings beyond our masks. We respectfully challenge one another to be better, more authentic men, without telling each other what to do or how to be. There is no pressure and it’s fine to say "Pass” when it’s your turn to speak. Life doesn't have to be bad to come to a men's group. We've been successfully growing - from the good, the bad and even the ugly - as individual men and as a community, since 2002. Watch our 15 min demo of a two and a half hour men's group at Southbank's Being A Man Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYRF8QR8ONM We are accepting, accountable and we want more out of life. We acknowledge who we’ve been and we test drive who we want to be, taking the best of ourselves out into the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naRM8dhXXJM Please read our Ground Rules before attending the group: http://www.meetup.com/menspeak/pages/MenSpeak_Ground_Rules/ VENUE: The College of Psychic Studies 16 Queensberry Place SW7 2EB London TIME: 6:45pm for 7pm start - 9pm Please arrive before 7pm. Open groups cannot be disrupted 10 minutes after they've begun. Text Kenny:[masked] if you're on your way. COST: £25 (£20 College members) - to reserve your place online now please click here https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/courses/view/id/973/menspeak-a-drop-in-men-s-circle TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE ON THIS EVENT: 1. Create a FREE Meetup login account 2. Click blue [tick] button (top right of page under "Are You Going") 3. Make payment directly through the College website by following this link https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/courses/view/id/923/menspeak-a-drop-in-mens-circle or you can pay at the College reception on arrival (please arrive 5-10 minutes earlier if you are paying by cash). Up to 9 men per group, mainly 30s-50s though some 18-80+. OPEN GROUPS VS CLOSED GROUPS This is an 'open' men's group, which means that any man can drop in on a one-off basis. MensSpeak also has 'closed' men’s groups, where men commit to attending every month, for six months. (Most men stay for years.) Closed group men enjoy greater familiarity, friendship and trust, which leads to more openness, honesty, accountability, support, as we progress on our life paths. Lifelong friendships are forged for some, others come to do their personal work, get self-aware and gracefully move on. Closed group men also enjoy discounts, special rates and first dibs on popular events. Closed group six month terms begin in July and January, with trial sessions in June and December before committing. Closed groups meet on the 4th week of each month. Limited spaces available, so please contact me ASAP if you're interested and I'll see if there's space available. NOTE: The group is facilitated by Kenny Mammarella D'Cruz (http://www.themanwhisperer.co.uk). It's not a therapy group, not an encounter group, not a w*nk group; not a group for or against men or women, not a religious group, not a political group, not a group of anything apart from whatever the men present bring to it.

MenSpeak Men's Group - Camden Town

The Pirate Castle (not a pub)

£25.00

A men’s group is a group of men, sitting in a circle, hanging out and getting real. We laugh, listen, celebrate life and grow together as we share our experiences, thoughts and feelings beyond our masks. We respectfully challenge one another to be better, more authentic men, without telling each other what to do or how to be. There is no pressure and it’s fine to say "Pass” when it’s your turn to speak. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-rSTNjcXzE Life doesn't have to be bad to come to a men's group. We've been successfully growing - from the good, the bad and even the ugly - as individual men and as a community, since 2002. Watch our 15 min demo of a two and a half hour men's group at Southbank's Being A Man Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYRF8QR8ONM We are accepting, accountable and we want more out of life. We acknowledge who we’ve been and we test drive who we want to be, taking the best of ourselves out into the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naRM8dhXXJM Please read our Ground Rules before attending the group: http://www.meetup.com/menspeak/pages/MenSpeak_Ground_Rules/ VENUE: The Pirate Castle (Not a pub) 33 Oval Road Gilbey's Wharf, Camden Town NW1 7EA TIME: 6:45pm for 7pm start - 9:30pm Please arrive before 7pm. Open groups cannot be disrupted 10 minutes after they've begun. Text Kenny:[masked] if you're on your way. COST: £25 (£15 concessions - over 60's, job seekers, disability, full time students*) - (£15 closed group men) CONCESSIONS Concessions are for over 60s, full-time students, people on a disability allowance, and those claiming income support and job seekers allowance - unless you can comfortably afford the full price. When attending events, proof will be required at the door if you have booked a concessionary ticket. * If you can't afford the concession rate please message me through Meetup so we can work something out. TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE ON THIS EVENT: 1. Create a FREE Meetup login account 2. Click blue [tick] button (top right of page under "Are You Going") 3. Make payment using paypal or credit card (to pay concession rate, manually change the price on payment page). Having trouble paying? Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng6964Kz0YI Up to 9 men per group, mainly 30s-50s though some 18-80+. OPEN GROUPS VS CLOSED GROUPS This is an 'open' men's group, which means that any man can drop in on a one-off basis. MensSpeak also has 'closed' men’s groups, where men commit to attending every month, for six months. (Most men stay for years.) Closed group men enjoy greater familiarity, friendship and trust, which leads to more openness, honesty, accountability, support, as we progress on our life paths. Lifelong friendships are forged for some, others come to do their personal work, get self-aware and gracefully move on. Closed group men also enjoy discounts, special rates and first dibs on popular events. Closed group six month terms begin in July and January, with trial sessions in June and December before committing. Closed groups meet on the 4th week of each month. Limited spaces available, so please contact me ASAP if you're interested and I'll see if there's space available. NOTE: The group is facilitated by Kenny Mammarella D'Cruz (http://www.themanwhisperer.co.uk). It's not a therapy group, not an encounter group, not a w*nk group; not a group for or against men or women, not a religious group, not a political group, not a group of anything apart from whatever the men present bring to it.

MenSpeak Daytime Men's Group - Camden Town & online

The Pirate Castle (not a pub)

£25.00

A men’s group is a group of men, sitting in a circle, hanging out and getting real. This daytime group is both face-to-face and online. We laugh, listen, celebrate life and grow together as we share our experiences, thoughts and feelings beyond our masks. We respectfully challenge one another to be better, more authentic men, without telling each other what to do or how to be. There is no pressure and it’s fine to say "Pass” when it’s your turn to speak. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-rSTNjcXzE Life doesn't have to be bad to come to a men's group. We've been successfully growing - from the good, the bad and even the ugly - as individual men and as a community, since 2002. Watch our 15 min demo of a two and a half hour men's group at Southbank's Being A Man Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYRF8QR8ONM We are accepting, accountable and we want more out of life. We acknowledge who we’ve been and we test drive who we want to be, taking the best of ourselves out into the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naRM8dhXXJM Please read our Ground Rules before attending the group: http://www.meetup.com/menspeak/pages/MenSpeak_Ground_Rules/ VENUE: The Pirate Castle (Not a pub) 33 Oval Road Gilbey's Wharf, Camden Town NW1 7EA TIME: 6:45pm for 7pm start - 9:30pm Please arrive before 7pm. Open groups cannot be disrupted 10 minutes after they've begun. Text Kenny:[masked] if you're on your way. COST: £25 (£15 concessions - over 60's, job seekers, disability, full time students*) - (£15 closed group men) CONCESSIONS Concessions are for over 60s, full-time students, people on a disability allowance, and those claiming income support and job seekers allowance - unless you can comfortably afford the full price. When attending events, proof will be required at the door if you have booked a concessionary ticket. * If you can't afford the concession rate please message me through Meetup so we can work something out. TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE ON THIS EVENT: 1. Create a FREE Meetup login account 2. Click blue [tick] button (top right of page under "Are You Going") 3. Make payment using paypal or credit card (to pay concession rate, manually change the price on payment page). Having trouble paying? Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng6964Kz0YI Up to 9 men per group, mainly 30s-50s though some 18-80+. OPEN GROUPS VS CLOSED GROUPS This is an 'open' men's group, which means that any man can drop in on a one-off basis. MensSpeak also has 'closed' men’s groups, where men commit to attending every month, for six months. (Most men stay for years.) Closed group men enjoy greater familiarity, friendship and trust, which leads to more openness, honesty, accountability, support, as we progress on our life paths. Lifelong friendships are forged for some, others come to do their personal work, get self-aware and gracefully move on. Closed group men also enjoy discounts, special rates and first dibs on popular events. Closed group six month terms begin in July and January, with trial sessions in June and December before committing. Closed groups meet on the 4th week of each month. Limited spaces available, so please contact me ASAP if you're interested and I'll see if there's space available. NOTE: The group is facilitated by Kenny Mammarella D'Cruz (http://www.themanwhisperer.co.uk). It's not a therapy group, not an encounter group, not a w*nk group; not a group for or against men or women, not a religious group, not a political group, not a group of anything apart from whatever the men present bring to it.

MenFacilitate : How to Facilitate a Men's Group

The Pirate Castle (not a pub)

£125.00

Get a sneak peek inside a MenFacilitate workshop: https://youtu.be/p3mta4ZmdnA WHY MEN'S GROUPS? When men have trouble they can isolate from other men and pretend everything’s ok, usually out of fear of being rejected, humiliated or abandoned. Men’s groups provide a space for men to explore what’s going on beneath the surface, experiment with who they've been, who they want to be and who they no longer need to be. Most people don't know how to handle anyone opening up and speaking their truth - let alone men, with all their stereotypical prejudices of 'cool, calm and collected'. There's a tendency to try to 'fix' by saying things like: "You shouldn't be feeling like that" or "You should pull yourself together" - both cause the speaker to shut down or withdraw. MenSpeak's style of facilitating group discussion draws from a variety of inspirations, including Marshall Rosenberg's 'Non-Violent Communication', Voice Dialogue, and Noel Janis-Norton's work on parenting. It enables us to open things up rather than shutting them down, so everyone can be heard, get clear with their issues and live beyond them into an authentic, joyful life. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN During this full day introductory workshop you will experience a MenSpeak men's group and learn how to facilitate your own group, your own way. You’ll learn how to draw forth deeper discussion and respectfully respond from your centre, without judgement or influence. You’ll learn about group dynamics, body language and masculine psychology, time-keeping, setting up the room, holding the space and professional boundaries. The skills you’ll learn will have a far broader reach than just men’s groups. You can apply them anywhere: your home, workplace, community, educational, or professional group and meeting. The workshop isn't just Kenny talking at you. Most of it is very practical, and involves us having a men's group and then discussing how to handle the various issues that might come up. You may even get a chance to run a small part of the group session - especially if it's not your first time on MenFacilitate. WHO'S IT FOR? You don't have to be a therapist, counsellor, coach or professional working with people to attend this training. You don't even have to be male! If you want to facilitate men's groups, conscious conversations, self-aware non-hierarchical gatherings, or personal and community development spaces, this is the workshop for you! This is a stand-alone core training, for which you'll receive a certificate of attendance. COST: £125 £100 - concessions: over 60's, job seekers, disability, full time students £100 - closed group men £75 - if you're re-attending (includes closed group men and those on concessions) CONCESSIONS Concessions are for over 60s, full-time students, people on a disability allowance, and those claiming income support and job seekers allowance - unless you can comfortably afford the full price. When attending events, proof will be required at the door if you have booked a concessionary ticket. TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE ON THIS EVENT 1. Create a FREE Meetup login account 2. Click blue [tick] button (top right of page under "Are You Going") 3. Make payment using paypal or credit card (to pay concession and/or re-attending rate, manually change the price on payment page). Having trouble paying? Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng6964Kz0YI VENUE: The Pirate Castle 33 Oval Road, Camden Town, London, NW1 7EA PLEASE NOTE: A MenSpeak men's group is held the (Friday) night before this workshop. You may like to attend it to experience a MenSpeak men's group.

Past events (412)

Men's Group held by MenFacilitate Grads

The Pirate Castle (not a pub)

£10.00

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