Wednesday, 27 May 2015

New course helps men to redefine the rules of masculinity

The experience of being a man is constantly changing and evolving, so do the old rules of masculinity we’ve inherited still apply or do men need to rewrite the rule book? 

Glen Poole of Helping Men is piloting a new course in Brighton (UK) for men who want to develop a deeper awareness and understanding of themselves.
The course aims to help participants to explore what it means to be a man in the 21st century and decide for themselves what their "masculinity rules" are.

Glen says: "All men have a set f masculinity rules that shape our daily experience of being a man. Yet few of us have made ourselves aware of these rules, let alone questioned where they come from and whether they are helping or hindering us in our daily lives. 

"This course won't tell you how you should live your life, what it will do is provide a unique opportunity to explore what it means to be a man in the 21st century and decide for yourself what Your Masculinity Rules are."

 This course may be of interest to you if you want to:  
  • Deepen your knowledge of masculinity and femininity
  • Improve your understanding of male psychology
  • Develop your emotional intelligence
  • Explore concepts of male spirituality  
  • Improve your relationships with men and women
  • Enjoy the supportive environment of group work  
  • Benefit from one-to-one coaching  
  • Meet some great men who are committed to personal growth
The course runs over six weeks and takes the form of a series of two hour workshops that involves facilitated group work, one-to-one coaching, experiential exercises, theoretical discussion and visualisation exercises. The six workshops cover the following themes:

Week One: What Is Masculinity?
Week Two: Masculine/Feminine strengths and weakness
Week Three: Evolving Masculinity
Week Four: Masculinity in relationship with men and women
Week Five: Masculinity in crisis
Week Six: Integrating the masculine and the feminine  


This course is primarily designed for men who have some experience of personal development work such as coaching, counselling or group work, and an interest in developing their understanding of their own masculinity. 

It is an educational and experiential programme that will be of great benefit to men who are happy taking personal responsibility for their own growth and development. The course is not therapy and it is not an alternative to therapy.


Glen Poole is a leading expert on men, manhood and masculinity. He has established numerous grassroots projects to support men and boys and is a regular media commentator on men’s issues, writing for publications like The Guardian, Telegraph Men and insideMAN magazine

Glen is also a popular public speaker and has delivered numerous presentations at events around the world including TEDxLSE; The Male Psychology Conference (London); the National Health Gathering (Brisbane); the Comparative Education Conference (Dubai) and the National Conference for Men and Boys (Brighton).

In 2012 and 2013 he hosted The Big Man Gathering, which brought together some the UK’s leading facilitators of “men’s work” to deliver a unique personal development experience for more than 100 men.

COURSE DATES: Wednesdays: 17th, 24th  June and 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd July

TIME: 7pm to 9pm

FURTHER INFORMATION: To reserve your place or to find out more contact Glen Poole on 07981 334222 or email