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TMG

TasMen provides events and structured learning opportunities for men of all ages, beliefs and orientation. We formed as a Tasmanian association in 1999, are self funded and run by volunteers.

Our core belief is that we, as men, must take responsibility for our lives, our 'stuff', and our own personal growth. We also believe that support and good friendships help us do this.  We know that men can find sharing and learning in the presence of other men very powerful. This 'experiential' learning can have profoundly positive impacts. We can become fuller humans, better partners, better fathers, and develop a network of real friends and mates.  

At TasMen, we use the 'peer-to-peer' model of experiential learning. Here men meet as equals, follow clear guidelines, share from the heart, listen and learn. Every man who comes to a TasMen event is treated the same. They are respected and encouraged to both listen and be heard. We do not opperate as counsellors or therapists, but we do have deeply skilled, wise and brave men in our community who facilitate and lead.

The two key mens' programs that TasMen offer include; Common Ground and our annual Tasmanian Men's Gathering. We also support a number of Tasmanian mens groups.

'Common Ground' is an 8 week men's learning program. Common Ground programs have been running sucessfully in Queensland with our brother organisation for 17 years. They are tried and tested. These programs have changed men's lives, improved relationships within their marriages / partnerships and provided strong connection between the men who participate. Common Ground programs are fully facillitated, safe, and confidential.  They run as small groups over 8 weeks, one night per week. Typically they then continue as independent mens group providing ongoing support and learning for their members.

'Tasmanian Men's Gathering'. This is our major learning and connecting opportunity for men. The Gathering provides men with a safe, fully confidential space where they can talk, explore and share in openess, from their hearts and in the company of others. The weekend is deeply experiential, fun, fully catered and, it too can be life changing.  It is supported by a trained Care Team and led by experienced facilitators. Up to 80 men come to the annual March Tasmanian Men's Gathering from all arround Australia to experience this unique and powerful weekend.

Mens Groups and Networking. In Tasmania, we encourage the formation of supportive mens groups that may meet regularly. More broadly, we encouage the partnering and networking with our brother organisation, Queensland Mens Health and Wellbeing Association, who similarly offer events and Common Ground programs up the Eastern Seaboard. We believe that for men to feel whole, we need connection, support and the opportunity to heal, to be heard, to grow and to contribute to our families and our communities.

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Upcoming Events

 
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Next Tasmanian Common Ground program will take place in Hobart starting, Wednesday 11th, October, 2017 from 7 to 10 pm.

Free Information Evening. Come along to the free information evening starting 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm, October 4th, 2017, McDougal Building, Battery Point. Bring a partner or friend. Tea and coffee's provided.

Register Now or click here for more information.

 

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TasMen Annual 2017 Check-In Day

The "Check In Day" is a great opportunity for men to meet, reconnect, recharge and celebrate the Winter Solstice (shortest day) we're a couple of days late :). This day is open to all TasMen men regardless of whether you attended TMG 2017 or not, so please feel free to share this invitation around.

It will be held in Campbell Town, Sunday 25th June, at the Girl Guides Hall. It will run from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm including lunch and teas / coffees. Keith Smith, our social secretary, has arranged this event and TasMen will provide the catering.

Whilst the day will be pretty informal, we will set up the space and provide the opportunity to do some work and have some fun.

It will be good, (how could it not be with all of you fella’s) plus a good, warming Winter lunch.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Your TasMen Working Committee (David, Reese, Gordon, Keith and Barry)

 

Relaxation and Meditation Group

Meditation & Yoga Fortnightly

New Meditation and Relaxation Group Starts Hobart 6 April 2017

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