The Present Man every 2nd Tuesday 7-9pm
What is a mens group?
Quite simply it's a group of guys who meet regularly and privately to help each other be the best they can be in every area of their lives. A Men's Group challenges the myth that you and you alone are the only guy that has ever dealt with challenge x, y or z.
Forget the dated stereotypes that come to mind when you hear the words “men’s group” not all of them are accurate or helpful . It’s part of our national upbringing that says, “be a man”, “toughen up” and squash anything unmanly in yourself by ridiculing it in others. But the reality of committing to a well-functioning men’s group is very different.
Its a place to share, be challenged, heal and grow while creating a safe and confidential environment.
"The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively."
Being in a Men’s Group can benefit you in many ways:
Having men who will help you or give you honest feedback
Having people who will support you and celebrate your achievement every step of the way
Having a circle of men to discuss things you might be unable to discuss with anyone else
Being challenged and kept accountable to your commitments
A place where you don’t have to defend yourself and compete with men
A place to have fun and learn about real lifelong friendship
Over time you’ll develop a shared history and culture. This is a men’s group. It’s about coming home to yourself and community.
We work in collaboration with Essentially Men and recognise the support and pioneering work this charitable organisation has done in developing groups, workshops, and retreats for men. We are an independent group, while work alongside Essentially Men's ethos, principles and have a working relationship with the mahi they use.
Introducing Duan Offenbaker:
As a man in my late 40's, I have lived life by trial and error - lots of trials and lots of error. From a variety of working environments and cultures, to relationships, marriages, kids and in-between.
With a background in teaching martial arts, public speaking and sales, I have also faced my own challenges by being part of various groups, courses and counselling. I have come to the realisation that I can't do life alone, and I believe the purpose of this group is to help us enjoy being men and therefore contribute in a more meaningful way.
The Present Man
This is a unique opportunity brought to you by the Greenhill Clinic, where our aim is to provide our community with wrap around and affordable services for not only your mental health, but your physical wellbeing, too.
Running every 2nd Tuesday nights from 7pm beginning in 2020 new year
Held on site at The Greenhill Clinic, 253 Pakuranga Road, Auckland.
(Please use lower level entrance to the group space)