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Why a Men’s Group?

Because sometimes life can be challenging.  
It gets even more challenging when we are stumbling in the dark, unaware of our unconscious processes. And then when things mess up, we blame others, our histories or current circumstances.  
It takes courage to switch the light on.  And as we do so, we realise that 90% of what happens to us in life is because of us.  And one of the main reasons that most men refuse to switch the light on is simply because they don’t like what they see.  
So we keep stumbling along, messing up again and again.

How can the Men’s Group help?

It provides support. Hearing from others with similar issues helps you see that you’re not alone in having life challenges around addictions, relationships or mental health.
 

The group give you a sounding board. You get a wider range of perspectives on your situation, and that will help you deal with your problems better.  
 

Groups propel you forward. Hearing how other members successfully overcame their fears can be very encouraging through inspiration and increasing motivation. 
 

They promote social skills. Groups not only help to ease that sense of isolation, but also give the opportunity to practice re-engaging with people. By participating in a group, you see that you can get along with others.
 

It helps you connect with like-minded people. You are the company you keep. Connecting with others who wish to better themselves will give you encouragement.  
 

Groups teach you about yourself. Every person in the group holds up a mirror and you get to see yourself through their eyes, it’s a way of uncovering the blind spots that may be blocking your ability to overcome your issues.
 

We learn from one another.  Although you may have much to learn, through your life experiences, you will also have much to teach. 
 

Sharing is healing. Addictions love secrets and lies. It’s where addictions become alive and thrive. By exposing and sharing your guilt and shame, you loosen the hold of your addictions. By being open, honest and truthful, you set yourself free.


The Workshops (2019):

Apr 9 – May 14 
ADDICTION
Introductions & Drug & Alcohol Understanding
Symptoms of Addiction 
What is Addiction?
12 Step programmes 
Relapse Prevention Model 
Review & sharing

May 28 – Jul 2 
SELF

Introductions & Identity
Self Esteem 
What are beliefs?
Transactional Analysis
Emotional Intelligence & Maturity 
Review & sharing

Jul 16 – Aug 20
RELATIONSHIPS
Introductions & attachment theory
Effective communication skills
Unhealthy Relationships 
Healthy Relationships
Assertiveness & Boundaries
Review & sharing  

 

Sep 10 – Oct 15 
EMOTIONS
Introductions & what are emotions?
Anger 
Joy & Happiness
Anxiety & Grief 
Love 
Review & sharing

 

Oct 29 – Dec 3 
THE BIGGER PICTURE 
Introductions & Positive Psychology 
Goal planning I
Great Dream
Desiderata & Lost Generation 
Goal planning II
Review & sharing 

 

Each 6-week workshop is £135

Held every Tuesday evening 6.30pm – 8pm.

Heston Community Centre
Vicarage Farm Road
Hounslow
TW5 0EE