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Creating and Sustaining Men's Groups


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Interested in a men's group? Want to start one, but not quite sure how to go about it? Want to keep your men's group from falling apart? Just want to find out more about men's groups? Here's the place to find out more!

Much of this section is based on the work of George Taylor, author of Talking With Our Brothers: Creating and Sustaing a Dynamic Men's Group. George is a marriage, family and child counselor in the San Francisco Bay area, where he's led men's groups for a decade and started several men's support programs.

George's book is not the only one out there. We present reviews of two other good ones below, Bill Kauth's A Circle of Men and Wayne Liebrnan's Tending the Fire: The Ritual Men's Group. The message is the same in all of them: it may seem daunting, but it's not that difficult to start and maintain your own group.

The articles by George, below, are from his book Talking with Our Brothers. There's also a man's story about how important men's groups and men's gatherings have been in his life. More articles will be added.

George Taylor's book is out-of-print. But there is a DVD from Australia on how to form and run a men's group.

Excerpts from Talking With Our Brothers

Benefits of Men's Groups, from Talking with Our Brothers.

Why Groups Fail, from Talking with Our Brothers.

Stages in a Group's Life: The Beginning, from Talking with Our Brothers.

Stages in a Group's Life: Going Deeper, from Talking with Our Brothers.

Stages in a Group's Life: Plateaus and Problems, from Talking with Our Brothers.

Men's Resources for Change, from Talking with Our Brothers.

Exercises

Group Check-in, an exercise from Talking with Our Brothers.

Group Clearing, an exercise from Talking with Our Brothers.

Exercises for Begining the Group, from Talking with Our Brothers.

Exercises for Plateaus and Problems, from Talking with Our Brothers.

Exercises for Going Deeper Again, from Talking with Our Brothers.

Other Articles of Interest

Men's Groups, an interview with George Taylor, by Bert H. Hoff

Men's Councils, Wisdom Councils and Gatherings Helpful information on "Listening Circles" from the Co-Intelligence Institute

Inside a Men's Group: Sons of the Fathers A DVD from Australia takes you inside a men's group, and provides information on how to form and run your own men's group.

The Fathers I Found in the Woods, by Donald Davidson

Book Reviews

Talking With our Brothers: Creating and Sustaining a Dynamic Men's Group by George M. Taylor. Reviewed by Bert H. Hoff

Books on Men's Groups. Interested in starting a men's group? Need something to hold your group together? Shepherd Bliss' review of two excellent books is still timely.

Related Web Resources

East Bay Men's Network. The EBMN has useful information on forming men's groups, mentoring, using the Listening Circle or Wisdom Circle, themes for men's groups and related topics.



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