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Men's Group

What is a Men's Group?

A men's group is a gathering of men who come together on a regular basis to engage in open and meaningful discussions, share their experiences, and support each other in various aspects of life. These groups provide a safe and supportive environment where men can explore their thoughts, emotions, and personal growth in a collective setting. The specific focus and structure of men's groups can vary, but they typically revolve around topics such as personal development, relationships, grief, anger, and mental health struggles. 

 

The purpose is to explore your inner process in new and empowering ways, offer and receive support, and learn how to live more fulfilling lives as men.
 

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How can a Men's Group help?

This is a group with a purpose. The goal is to create more connections and fulfillment in the lives of men who attend.

Here are some ways being part of a group can be helpful:

  1. Emotional Support: Men often face societal pressures to suppress their emotions and appear strong. In a men's group, they can express their feelings, vulnerabilities, and concerns without judgment. This emotional support can be crucial for mental well-being.

  2. Personal Growth: Men's groups encourage members to explore their personal growth and self-improvement. Through open discussions and shared experiences, participants can gain insights into their behavior, patterns, and beliefs, leading to positive personal transformation.

  3. Healthy Communication: Men's groups provide a platform for practicing healthy and empathetic communication skills. By listening to others and sharing their own stories, men can improve their ability to connect with and understand others in all areas of life.

  4. Relationship Improvement: Many men's groups delve into topics related to relationships, whether romantic, familial, or friendships. Participants can learn from one another's experiences and gain valuable insights into building healthier and more fulfilling relationships.

  5. Reduced Isolation: Isolation and loneliness can be common issues for men, especially as they face life's challenges. Being part of a men's group helps combat isolation by fostering a sense of community and belonging.

  6. Accountability: Men's groups often set goals and commitments for personal development. The group dynamic provides a level of accountability, motivating members to work towards their goals and make positive changes in their lives.

  7. Diverse Perspectives: These groups usually comprise individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. This diversity of perspectives can lead to rich discussions and a broader understanding of different viewpoints and life experiences.

  8. Confidentiality: Trust and confidentiality are fundamental in men's groups. Knowing that what is shared within the group remains confidential allows members to speak openly and honestly.

  9. Camaraderie: Men's groups often foster strong bonds and friendships among members. These connections can provide a sense of camaraderie and support that extends beyond the group meetings.

  10. Mental Health: For men struggling with mental health issues, a men's group can be an invaluable resource. It can provide a non-clinical, empathetic space to discuss mental health challenges and seek guidance and support.

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About the Facilitators

Emmett Martyniuk RPC

Emmett Martyniuk is a Counsellor and Facilitator specializing in justice-oriented holistic care for Men and People of Colour. He is passionate about growth and believes everyone deserves a safe place to be authentically themselves. With a background in childcare and teaching, Emmett knows firsthand the power of growing through collective support, liberation and healing. He believes that change is possible and that no one needs to struggle on their own.

Terry Martyniuk RA/CE

TERRY MARTYNIUK has been involved in Men's Work for over 20 years. He is a Certified Radical Aliveness Core Energetics Practitioner and believes in the power of Group Process. An avid musician, Terry uses rhythm and music to communicate in ways words cannot. He enjoys holding space for others with a rooted knowing that deep emotions can be scary and can also be powerful portals to connection and collective healing. 

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