Group Counselling

We ain’t singing Kumbaya up in here

What is it?

Men’s Group Counselling can be an extremely powerful way to support men to transform their lives.

Men’s groups aren’t there to ‘fix’ you or your situation. One of the reasons for this is that they don’t work on the basis that you are ‘broken’ and need fixing. It is through the sharing of stories and experiences, and learning new tips and techniques, that men can often provide each other with insights and new ways of looking at aspects of their lives. The interactions with other people in the group, and with the counsellor/facilitator, are also central to this process. 

A professionally facilitated men’s counselling group provides you with an opportunity to share your experiences with other men, and to hear what other men may be experiencing, all within in a safe environment. A safe environment is one that includes having a clear mutual respect and confidentiality framework.

Our counselling group supports men’s masculinity while equipping them with greater balance and wellness so they they can navigate today’s world more authentically with greater ease in various social settings.

By working on emotional awareness and expression, self-esteem, intimacy and assertiveness, men can fully develop as individuals. No matter the issue, men’s counselling provides a way to understand the many levels, meanings, and responses to emotions; helping men become the best version of themselves.

Men’s groups meet 1 hour each week, for anywhere from 10 – 12 weeks. The number of participants range from 3 – 12 and often meet in a space where the chairs are arranged so each person can see everyone else. To begin, members may introduce themselves, discuss their progress, or share the reason they are in group counselling. 

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Anger Control

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THE STORM BEFORE THE CALM

Anger is one of the most important emotions you have. When you’re angry, it’s a red flag that something needs to change, and when you’re extremely angry, something needs to change immediately. It is normal to experience anger. When managed correctly, anger can be an important ally to a healthy male.

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Stress

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Stress is what happens when too many things don't go your way. People who drive slow in the fast lane cause stress. Working too much overtime causes stress. Getting a parking ticket causes stress. In fact, just thinking about these things makes me feel stressed. But it's important to learn to let things roll off of you. If left unchecked, stress can cause serious health problems.

 

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Anxiety

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WHEN WORRY GRABS YOU BY THE BALLS

Everyday, anxiety disorders affect the ability of approximately 8 million men to live a normal, happy life. And I'm not just talking about the sweaty palms, stomach butterflies and urge to soil your briefs you get every time you have to speak in public or call your father-in-law. No, I'm talking about feelings of worry, stress, fear and impending doom so severe they interfere with your ability to work, maintain relationships and even get a decent night's sleep.

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Depression

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THE Y CHROMOSOME ISN'T IMMUNE

Depression is a serious, yet treatable mental health disorder that can affect any man, no matter how keen his sense of direction or burly his mustache. While depression is often associated with sadness and hopelessness, it often manifests itself in fits of rage, unnecessary risk taking and alcohol or drug abuse in men.

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Alcohol/Drug control

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GET YOUR ADDICTIONS IN CHECKMATE

Drinking and experimenting with drugs has been firmly endorsed by male culture since the beginning of time. Guys drink. Guys smoke. Guys have even created holidays devoted to boozing and using. (I'm looking at you, Cinco de Mayo). Unfortunately, guys also self-medicate with drugs and alcohol to cope with problems like depression, anxiety and rage. Often, this is when recreational use can turn into a serious problem.

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Communication Problems

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Lets face it, men and women are from different planets, so it's only logical that we would communicate and interpret information differently. Barriers to communication develop in any circumstance or social relationship. There are many forms of verbal and non-verbal communication which lead to arguments or tension in personal, platonic or professional relationships. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Shouldn't men keep their feelings to themselves?

This is a myth that has been instilled in male culture since the Jurassic Period, but that doesn't make it true. In reality, it's very important for guys to talk about their feelings, because keeping them bottled up only makes them worse. It's time men start sharing their feelings with their friends and family members.

WHEN A PERSON DIES BY SUICIDE, IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT PERSON'S CHARACTER?

There's nothing inherently wrong with the personality or character of a person who dies by suicide. However, 90% of the time, there is an underlying sickness in the brain. And, like any organ, such as the heart, liver or kidneys, when the brain gets sick too often, it can lead to some life-threatening consequences.

CAN'T I JUST FIX MY PROBLEMS BY MYSELF?

As you know, men are the ultimate do-it-themselvers. So, it's only natural that many of them believe they can fix their emotional, behavioral and mental problems themselves. With mental disorders like depression and anxiety, trying to fix them without professional assistance is like trying to heal a broken femur without a surgeon.

ISN'T THERE SOME KIND OF PILL I CAN TAKE TO FIX MY DEPRESSION?

Unfortunately, it's not that easy. While medication can play an important role in treating depression, it's important that you combine medication with professional treatment from a real man therapist.

IS PUNCHING SOMETHING OR SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS A GOOD WAY TO RELEASE ANGER?

It's commonly believed that doing these activities (called catharsis) is a good way to prevent anger from boiling over. Unfortunately, it is not true. Studies show that people who release anger in this violent manner actually begin to associate anger with violence and become even more aggressive. If you are feeling angry, it's best to take a 5-minute timeout and let your anger pass.

DO PEOPLE WHO ABUSE DRUGS AND ALCOHOL JUST SUFFER FROM A LACK OF WILLPOWER?

Unlike other temptations, such as chocolate cake and Internet porn, alcohol and drugs are different kinds of temptresses. They can actually cause significant changes in the brain that lead to dependency.

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Cedar House, 

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Hamilton, HM12

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