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 tendancy to try to 'fix' by saying things like: "you shouldn't be feeling like that" or "I know how you feel" - 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 judgment or influence. You’ll learn about group dynamics, body language and masculine psychology as well as the nitty gritty details such as time-keeping, setting up the room, holding the space and professional boundaries.
The skills you’ll learn have a far broader reach than just men’s groups. You can apply them anywhere and everywhere, from your home to your workplace, to any 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 aspects that come up during it. You might 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. In fact, you don't even have to be male! If you want to facilitate men's groups, conscious conversations, self-aware transparent non-hierarchical gatherings, personal and community development spaces - then this is the workshop for you!
This is a stand-alone core training, for which you will receive a (beautiful) certificate of attendance.
£100 - concession
£75 - if you've done this workshop before
Concession bookings: change the amount to £75 on the payment page & show your concession card on the day
The Pirate Castle
Oval Road, Camden Town, London, NW1 7EA
WHO IS KENNY MAMMARELLA-D'CRUZ?
He's a men's life coach with over two decades worth of experience in facilitating groups. He was called "The Man Whisperer" in a 'Newsweek' book chapter on his men's groups. 'The Daily Express' called Kenny "coach, consultant and guru of all things men", and he was recently interviewed in a 'Sunday Times' Style magazine article about his MenSpeak men's groups and the lives they touch.
Kenny's MenSpeak men's groups have been on Channel 4, BBC, ITV, SkyTV, Huffington Post TV, plus lots of local and online shows. He's a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, the Good Man Project, InsideMAN, Southbank's Being A Man festival, etc. Kenny won an award from The ManKind Project for his work with men.
"I love what I do and I do what I love, which is sharing my tools, techniques and life tips so that others can take care of themselves and those they love, as they contribute to and receive from their communities and consciously come alive with who they really are."