What is MensTrust?

MensTrust has a rich history of running and promoting events for men’s personal development in Canterbury. Functionally, it is now a mailing list of upcoming events and is maintained by the Canterbury Men’s Centre.

If you are interested in inviting men to an event, or want to hear about them as they come up, I suggest you e-mail us info@canmen.org.nz, or call us 03 940 9487.

Boots and All Spring 2011

Boots and All Spring Weekend: 30 September to 2 October 2011. 7pm Friday to 4pm Sunday. Enrol by 23 September. At Journey’s End, North Loburn
About the Boots and All Weekends for Men

Led by Simon Jones and Simon Gurnsey
About Boots and All

This men’s weekend is a chance for you to get together with other men and get real with each other. Life in Christchurch has been pretty stressful so here is a chance to recover, recuperate and make some sense of what has been happening. There will be some group sessions and with plenty of time for fun. Come along prepared to participate fully and to engage with yourself and others or relax and take it easy.
About the Group Leaders

Simon Jones is a Psychodramatist, counsellor and social worker in Golden Bay. “I embarked on my own personal development work when I was a young man struggling to be a good father to my children. I found psychodrama to be a powerful tool for my own personal growth and started training in the method in the early 90′s. At the about same time I joined my first men’s group, which I found valuable for redefining my thoughts feelings and roles, as a man.”
Simon Gurnsey is a senior psychodrama trainee, with over 20 years experience of the method. He has been involved with men’s groups for many years. He assists organisations to develop their Social Networks and is office co-ordinator at the Canterbury Men’s Centre. He is studying for a diploma in Not for Profit Management. “Psychodrama gives me the vitality to sustain myself in my life and work”.

Location At Journey’s End – Leigh Lodge – which is in the foothills of North Canterbury.
Enrolment

Cost: $250 (includes food and accommodation). There are some reduced fee places are available – please talk to Simon Gurnsey. A cancellation fee applies if you withdraw from the workshop after the ‘enrol by’ date.

Places on this workshop are limited to 14 men. To enrol, send your name, email address and phone number to The Canterbury Men’s Centre, 141 Hereford Street, Christchurch.
For more information phone The Canterbury Men’s Centre: (03) 9409487 or email: simon@simongurnsey.net

Free Workshop – The New Normal

Looking after ourselves in challenging times.
This free 16 hour workshop run by Deep Wells Trust is for adults who want to:

  • Learn practical tools for managing stress.
  • Keep building their strength and resilience.
  • Develop straight forward, practical problem solving skills.
  • Find a positive way forward for themselves and their families.

Phillipstown Course Venue: Phillipstown Community Centre, 39a Nursery Rd, Phillipstown

Phillipstown Course Dates: Fridays 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th May 2011

Linwood Course Venue: Linwood Resource Centre, 332 Linwood Avenue

Linwood Course Dates: Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd May 2011

Each session runs 10:00am – 2:30pm with a 30 minute lunch break.Each group will have a maximum of 12 participants.
This workshop is run in partnership with Hagley Community College
Phone John on 365-3005 or text 021 0577304 for more information about this programme. Email enquiries to admin@deepwells.co.nz.

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Boots and All Autumn

There are going to be two Boots and All weekends in 2011, Autumn and Spring.

Information about the weekends is below.

Boots and All Autumn Weekend: 8 April to 10 April 2011. 7pm Friday to 4pm Sunday. Enrol by 1 April. At Journey’s End, North Loburn

About the Boots and All Weekends for Men

Led by Simon Jones and Simon Gurnsey

About Boots and All

This men’s  weekend is a chance for you to get together with other men and get real with each other. Life in Christchurch has been pretty stressful so here is a chance to recover, recuperate and make some sense of what has been happening. There will be some  group sessions and with plenty of time for fun. Come along prepared to participate fully and to engage with yourself and others or relax and take it easy.

About the Group Leaders

Simon Jones is a Psychodramatist, counsellor and social worker in Golden Bay. “I embarked on my own personal development work when I was a young man struggling to be a good father to my children. I found psychodrama to be a powerful tool for my own personal growth and started training in the method in the early 90′s. At the about same time I joined my first men’s group, which I found valuable for redefining my thoughts feelings and roles, as a man.”
Simon Gurnsey is a senior psychodrama trainee, with over 20 years experience of the method. He has been involved with men’s groups for many years. He assists organisations to develop their Social Networks and is office co-ordinator at the Canterbury Men’s Centre. He is studying for a diploma in Not for Profit Management. “Psychodrama gives me the vitality to sustain myself in my life and work”.
Location At Journey’s End – Leigh Lodge – which is in the foothills of North Canterbury.

Enrolment

Cost: $250 (includes food and accommodation). There are some reduced fee places are available – please talk to Simon Gurnsey. A cancellation fee applies if you withdraw from the workshop after the ‘enrol by’ date.

Places on this workshop are limited to 14 men. To enrol, send your name, email address and phone number to The Canterbury Men’s Centre, 141 Hereford Street, Christchurch.
For more information phone The Canterbury Men’s Centre: (03) 9409487 email: simon@canmen.org.nz

Dates for Boots and All Spring: 30 September to 2 October 2011. 7pm Friday to 4pm Sunday. Enrol by 23 September

Boots and All Changes

The Boots and All evening workshops have been canceled due to the lack of a suitable venue. The weekend is going ahead. This will be an opportunity to get out of town and get together in a real way with other guys. Let me know if you intend coming along. simon@canmen.org.nz

Changed Dates Boots and All

The second Canterbury Earthquake has meant we can’t use our venue at 141 Hereford Street. That means the Thursday evening groups won’t be as scheduled. The weekends are fine as Journey’s End hasn’t been effected by the quake. I am trying to sort out a new place to run the group from.Revised Dates are below.

Boots and All Autumn

Evenings:  17, 24, 31 March. 7 April.  Thursdays between 7:00 and 9:00pm. At Christchurch Community House, 141 Hereford Street.
Weekend: 8 April to 10 April 2011. At Journey’s End, North Loburn

Boots and All Spring

Evenings:  25 August. 1, 8, 15, 22 September. Thursdays between 7:00 and 9:00pm. At Christchurch Community House 141 Hereford St.
Weekend:  30 September to 2 October 2011. At Journey’s End, North Loburn

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Boots and All 2011

There are going to be two Boots and All weekends in 2011, Autumn and Spring.

Prior to each weekend there will be a series of  low cost ($10) evenings. Each evening will be a stand-alone event, come to one or come to them all. You can come to these evenings even if you can’t get to the weekend. Please email me if you are coming along –  simon@canmen.org.nz.

Information about the weekends is below.

Boots and All Autumn

Evenings:  17, 24, 31 March. 7 April.  Thursdays between 7:00 and 9:00pm. At Christchurch Community House, 141 Hereford Street.
Weekend: 8 April to 10 April 2011. At Journey’s End, North Loburn

Boots and All Spring

Evenings:  25 August. 1, 8, 15, 22 September. Thursdays between 7:00 and 9:00pm. At Christchurch Community House 141 Hereford St.
Weekend:  30 September to 2 October 2011. At Journey’s End, North Loburn

About the Psychodrama Weekends for Men

Led by Simon Jones and Simon Gurnsey

At Journey’s End – Leigh Lodge

Boots and All Spring: 8 April to 10 April 2011. 7pm Friday to 4pm Sunday. Enrol by 1 April.

Boots and All Autumn: 30 September to 2 October 2011. 7pm Friday to 4pm Sunday. Enrol by 23 September.

About Boots and All

This men’s residential psychodrama weekend will consist of a number of  group sessions with plenty of time for fun. Come along prepared to  participate fully and to engage with yourself and others. Through using the psychodrama method, you can begin to understand what the underlying issues are in a situation or with a person. Find out what you really want and learn how to work with others to achieve your goals. ‘Learn ‘to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to make some difference’ (Leo Rosten).

About Psychodrama

Psychodrama is a tool for professional and personal growth. In psychodrama the drama of life is enacted, as both a rehearsal and a preparation for living the kind of life you want to live. Experiencing psychodrama offers possibilities for change and human evolution, for individuals, groups and society. Men at all levels of experience of psychodrama will benefit from participation in this workshop. You don’t have to have any experience of psychodrama to benefit.

Psychodrama is a creative, action-oriented, process through which we can go beyond problem-solving, beyond personal insight, to profoundly understand the complexities of our life, because it is based upon the essential truth that we are part of an inter-connected tapestry of many lives.

Psychodrama is a form of group work that integrates imagination and action,and a philosophy that can greatly enhance a person’s ability to manage or bring about desired change.

From Psychodrama at Lifestage

About the Group Leaders

Simon Jones is a Psychodramatist, counsellor and social worker in Golden Bay. “I embarked on my own personal development work when I was a young man struggling to be a good father to my children. I found psychodrama to be a powerful tool for my own personal growth and started training in the method in the early 90′s. At the about same time I joined my first men’s group, which I found valuable for redefining my thoughts feelings and roles, as a man.”

Simon Gurnsey is a senior psychodrama trainee, with over 20 years experience of the method. He has been involved with men’s groups for many years. He assists organisations to develop their Social Networks and is office co-ordinator at the Canterbury Men’s Centre. He is studying for a diploma in Not for Profit Management. “Psychodrama gives me the vitality to sustain myself in my life and work”.

Location

At Journey’s End – Leigh Lodge – which is in the foothills of North Canterbury.

Enrolment

Cost: $250 (includes food and accommodation). There are some reduced fee places are available – please talk to Simon Gurnsey. A cancellation fee applies if you withdraw from the workshop after the ‘enrol by’ date. Places on this workshop are limited to 14 men. To enrol, send your name, email address and phone number to The Canterbury Men’s Centre, 141 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

For more information phone The Canterbury Men’s Centre: (03) 9409487 email: simon@canmen.org.nz

Boots and All Dates 2011

There are going to be two Boots and All weekends in 2011, Autumn and Spring.

Prior to each weekend there will be a series  of  low cost ($10) evenings. Each evening will be a stand-alone event, come to one or come to them all. You can come to these evenings even if you can’t get to the weekend. Please email me if you coming along –  simon@canmen.org.nz.

Boots and All Autumn

Evenings:  17, 24, 31 March. 7 April.  Thursdays between 7:00 and 9:00pm. At Christchurch Community House, 141 Hereford Street.
Weekend: 8 April to 10 April 2011. At Journey’s End, North Loburn

Boots and All Spring

Evenings:  25 August. 1, 8, 15, 22 September. Thursdays between 7:00 and 9:00pm. At Christchurch Community House 141 Hereford St.
Weekend:  30 September to 2 October 2011. At Journey’s End, North Loburn

Men Dealing With Stress

A completely free 16 hour (8×2 hour) programme, available to men in Kaiapoi, Rangiora and surrounding areas.

The only criteria are that you believe you would benefit from involvment and committ to the 6-8pm Wednesday might sessions. Whatever your situation, we will make it work for you.

The first course is planned to start at a venue in Kaiapoi on the 26th of January. There will be three courses in all with a maximum of 8 participants in each course.

Don’t let the recent pressures add to your burdens, take advantage of this recovery-focused support.

Contact: Knowledge to Grow on 03 312 5759

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