What is a Mens Group?
For millenia, older men have initiated younger men into mature masculinity.
In contemporary life, most men do not receive any such mentoring. The result? Men feel alone, estranged from themselves and others, disconnected from meaning in their lives.
We see the results all around us in the form of relationship problems, workaholism, alcohol abuse, violence and conflict in the home and at work.
Often, men suffer in silence because men are supposed to soldier on. Most do, and yet nearly 80% of suicide victims are male.
Men’s Development Groups helps to enhance emotional intelligence and find personal missions so that they, as men, can live more wholesome and purposeful lives. It’s a modern attempt to fill the gap left by the mentors and the elders who used to play such a valuable role in men’s lives.
There is no longer a need for men to lead lives of quiet desperation.
WHY MEN ONLY? IS THIS A GAY THING?
No it’s not a “gay thing”, although gay men are welcome. It’s just so that men will behave differently when there are women in the room. Some men would try to impress them, and wouldn’t want to show their vulnerability in front of women. Also men can talk more openly about issues they’re having with women if there aren’t any women in the room.
A Men’s Development Group is a place where men integrate new skills, new experiences, and new perspectives on their lives.
A men’s group is place to learn:
- Conflict resolution
- Communication skills
- Relationship development skills
- How to make and meet big goals
- How to overcome the past
- Brotherhood and camaraderie
- How to tell the truth with compassion
- How to create and maintain strong groups
- How to manage your emotions
These groups are here to cut through the b.s. that we’ve been taught are the fundamentals of being a man. These groups are here to step through the fear of showing up authentically, warts and all, in our lives and loves. We’re here to find and explore our self-made purpose.
You may also like:
– Secrets of Strength by Christopher Peacock
Join the Facebook group – Mens Development Group Scotland