Mantor – the MEN’S GROUP
Hang out, get mentally strong and regain control of your life
Are you fed up with feeling stressed, down, or on the edge of anger? Just “getting on with it”, but not knowing what IT is anymore? Let’s get you back on track.
The Mantor Project is about bringing men together. At our meetings we explore various subjects, in an all male and non judgemental environment. By attending, you will be able to explore what is stopping you from realising your true potential.
Men in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond, are often confused. Things are changing. In a world where we are expected to access our feelings, we struggle. The male suicide rate in those age ranges is higher than ever, and rising.
We haven’t forgotten how to be open, to ask for help, or talk about emotions – we were simply never taught how to do this. Indeed, when we were younger we were told “big boys don’t cry”. We are not socially conditioned to deal with what is now needed from us. It doesn’t mean we don’t want to. If being more open means less stress, and better relationships with our partners, children, family & work – why wouldn’t we want that?
Being 56, I was one of those men. Trying to find my place in the modern world, as a husband, a father, and a man. Often feeling stuck in the world of “I can’t seem to do anything right”, and feeling increasingly helpless.
After working on myself and mentally retraining, I saw huge changes – especially in my stress levels. I’m still a work in progress. But initially, I was stubborn and had an ego that prevented me from doing the work. When I decided to attack this, males around me felt uncomfortable. They simply couldn’t relate – it was all a big joke to them.
I created MANTOR, as I could have used a group like this for myself. MANTOR is about bringing like minded men together, so they can rely on each other. Wanting to be better, and do better is not a joke. I want to make this process easier and quicker for you. You don’t have to do it alone.
The events we will be holding will be facilitated by me and Jason. Jason is 46, and an expert on various mens’ health topics, from social media and porn addiction to stress management.
What can you expect from the group?
The main thing you can expect is SUPPORT. Support from other men in a similar situation to you, who can relate to where you are, and where you want to get too.
We will discuss how to manage and alleviate stress, explore effective ways to communicate with our partners & children, and generally help you make sense of what you may be struggling with.
We will be flexing those mental muscles and also doing hardcore stuff like guided breathing. This will help you take back control, feel calmer and more grounded.
The events will be limited to 10 attendees at a time, so booking is a must. The meetings are totally confidential. If you want to speak this will be welcome, but if you don’t – that’s ok, you don’t have to.
What will be expected of you?
An open mind
In order to see changes you will have to attend the group with a fully open mind. Even if you come along and realise the group is not for you, at least you would have given it a try, that’s all we can ask for.
Do not judge others
In case you are unsure what this means, quite simply put it means don’t criticise, ridicule or take the piss out of anyone else. This is a space where men can openly talk about whatever they want.
In this type of arena, their can be a lot of testosterone flying around. Releasing supressed emotions, can have powerful consequences. By all means feel free to express yourself, but threatening behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated.
Currently, the group meetings are on every two weeks, at our premises in North Waltham, Hampshire. Free parking is available nearby. Meetings will last for approximately 2 hours, but you can leave earlier if you wish. Refreshments will be provided.
A nominal charge of £5 per person will be made to cover costs and secure your slot. This is not refundable if you don’t turn up. Any surplus funds will be used to book future speakers.
If you’re ready to exercise your mental muscles and regain control of your daily life, then book in for our next meeting.