MenFacilitate : How to Facilitate a Men's Group


Get a sneak peek inside a MenFacilitate workshop:

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.

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.

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.

£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 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 pay, change the amount to £75 on the payment page.

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:

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