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Sussex and Surrey

This group comes from a diverse range of backgrounds and life experiences; some men have done the Rites, others have not. New men are welcome to join the goup as part of their journey.

Contact: Neill Bell using the form below

When and where we meet: We usually meet on the third Monday of every Month at Micklepage. Micklepage is south of Horsham between the A24 and A23. We meet in the old barn which has a wood burner. We share silence, check in and then usually a theme or thread emerges and is then woven into something meaningful, practical and spiritual.

We have taken on the maintenance of the old chapel, which has no electricity, a straw floor and is just beautiful.

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Southampton

Welcome to the Southampton Men's Circle.

Typically we start our meets with drumming followed by silence for 15 minutes or so, then we share where we are on our journey through life. A talking stick or stone is used which adds space and therefore a different quality of deep listening to each other compared to the normal conversations out in the world. It comes from the "Way of Council"

We share on what ever comes up in terms of our feelings and emotions, in a safe place, while being authentic and real and not trying to fix each other.... There is no hidden agenda other than helping each other, by our presence and listening, to become fully who we are meant to be....

If you haven't already, check out our home page for more information on this Mens movement.

Where and when we meet: The Southampton men's circle meets monthly on a Tuesday evening from 7 – 8.30pm. We often have a breakfast and walk sometime in the week's between. Men come from as far as Winchester, Blandford, Salisbury, Ringwood and Bournemouth. There is no limit on distance!

If you feel drawn to our group or would like to start another group and need help, contact:-
Michael Power using the form below. We'll have a chat and you can ask any relevant questions you may have.

 

 

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Perth

We meet every 4 weeks on Saturdays at 7pm (or 6pm if you want to join us for a meal in the wonderful stables at the Bield). Every 5th meeting is a 'film and beer' night, the rest are about sharing & reflecting, supporting & encouraging, drumming or being silent, all of it around a campfire!

Where we meet: We meet in the grounds of The Bield Retreat Centre just West of Perth.

Contact: David Spooner using the form below

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Castle Douglas

The Castle Douglas Men’s Group, in Dumfries & Galloway, meets monthly in community woodlands at Taliesin, under Screel Hill. This group is a supportive place for honest sharing, for solidarity, for being real about what it’s actually like living in a bloke’s skin.

Like ‘Fight Club’ we only have 2 rules:

  1. Absolute confidentiality, what’s shared round the fire, stays round the fire;
  2. We don’t try to fix each other, (instead we trust the process).

This group is NOT judgemental, critical, excluding, or coercive. It is not religious, or tribal, or clique-y. It is not tame – but it is safe.
If you decide to join us, it will be the place you can bring your joys, your grief, your rage, your confusion, and your quiet reflection. It can become for you, “the only place I can say this stuff”.

You can also download the Male Journey local group Circle Practice document here: Edinburgh Men's Group Circle Practice (with gratitude to our brothers in the Edinburgh Group).

Where & When:

We meet on the 3rd Friday of the month, at 7pm at Taliesin, just South of Castle Douglas. You can find directions here: http://www.swcwt.org/how-to-find-taliesin.html

What to expect:

  • Some drumming – don’t worry, you don’t have to be any good, you just need ears and hands – and a drum or plastic bucket or crate, or 2 sticks or…
  • Some sharing of what’s going on for you (we use a wonderful, simple, process called the Way of Council). You choose how much you share. We just don’t do small-talk.
  • Plenty of sitting round a fire, surrounded by nature – so bring some warm layers and some rain gear, and something soft to sit on (there are wooden benches but they can be quite hard after a couple of hours!) – a cushion in a bin-bag works well in all weathers.
  • A sense of shared vulnerability and gradually increasing levels of trust. The ‘Stoker’ facilitates the meeting (cos he’s had the training and served his apprenticeship) but you’ll find he will also participate. He will be getting vulnerable with you. This is a group of peers not a hierarchy.

Who to contact:
So, you already know in your heart if this is calling you, or not.
If it is, even if you are 50% intrigued and 50% bricking it – (that’s a normal and healthy response by the way!), then contact us hereusing the form below.

Hope to meet you round the fire.

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