From Wednesday Night June 6th @ 6.30 we are going to start a new weekly project for 3 months:
'101 Things You Can Do In a Shed?'
Why dont you come along.
This is an idea focused around doing practical things , making, restoring or repairing things together.
Men find it difficult to talk about emotional stuff. We've grown up being taught that it is a sign of weakness. Rubbish. Talking honestly about important underlying issues is absolutely essential for an stable life.
It's a sign of strength of being a mature responsible adult.
This Project is about creating a safe environment for Men to do talk. It's safe, confidential and potentially life changing.
Phone,text, email if you want to come.
What do you have in your toolbox? is a question occasionally used to help us look at and think about what skills and abilities we may have in order to know what is the best job or role in life that we can play that will give us the most satisfaction and make the best of ourselves.
Rarely however does the question lead us to consider our emotions.What emotional skills do I have? How am I handling the pressure at work - am I coping well emotionally with the stress, the difficult people and what sometimes seems unreasonable bosses or impossible demands being made upon me.
Rarely does the question 'What do you have in your toolbox?' elicit the thought about our skills in relationships. What kind of a brother or son am I, what kind of a dad have I been, how am I doing in my relationship with my wife or partner?
Rarely if ever in life are we taught how to handle relationships or our emotions in a healthy way. We often stumble through life suppressing, or denying our feelings, trying to ignore sleepless nights, anxiety or even desperation - thinking if we acknowledge it to ourselves let alone someone else, it would be a sign of weakness, somehow it would make us seem a failure.
Yet relationship skills and emotional intelligence are among the most essential tools needed for personal wholeness, peace of mind, healthy relationships and fruitful lives. The difficulties we have with our emotions and in relationships can be enormous even leading us to anxiety, depression or self destructive ways of living, continuous fall outs and breakups and even suicide.
We want to offer you the opportunity to get together on a 1-2-1 basis or in small groups - whatever works best for you and discuss and learn about what we can do to address the idea of healthy relationships and emotional resilience.
Come along and put some new tools in your toolbox.
We've got some in our Shed.
Call: Dave Henderson
0744 359 7892