The Mindful Men’s Group

“The Mindful Men Group offered a unique escape from the usual stressful work and social life particularly in Hong Kong. Under Sebastians thoughtful facilitation a trusted group of friends was formed. A journey towards increased self awareness and ownership while also receiving practical and relevant advice. Time truly well spent!”

Paul, Consultant

“The men’s group has provided me with an excellent opportunity to cultivate self-awareness and accountability in daily life. Honest weekly conversations with committed peers – and just the right amount of professional guidance – remind me how much other men share my deepest concerns. We are able to cut through the bullshit and get to the truth about who we are and what we want out of life.”

Thomas Vinton, American Musician and Educator

find more testimonials below


 

Dates in 2019 to be announced

Free Intro, Meet & Alumni

Wednesday 10th October 2018 from  8pm to 10pm – pls RSVP with Sebastian

8-Week Men’s Group

Wednesdays from 8pm to 10pm

October 31, Nov 7,14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12 Jan 16

Location: Central Hong Kong

Facilitator: Sebastian Droesler

Cost: HKD4000  Registration: sebastian@counsellinghongkong.com

Watch the video to better understand what it is all about. Participants answer the most frequent questions.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Imagine the valuable feedback and challenging input you get from a non-BS group of guys. Joining a group of likeminded men is a powerful way of getting to know yourself better. Men have a great power of understanding and being understood by other men. A group consisting of men aims at eliminating distraction and competition and provides greater ease in discussing personal issues.

What we do and who we are is heavily influenced by our work and work environment. In Hong Kong these factors tend to influence or overlap with areas of our private lives more than in other cities. A men’s group is a place outside your usual circles.

BENEFITS

You will benefit from being encouraged and challenged by the group in

  • Finding yourself and your purpose
  • Changing what you always wanted to change
  • Bringing attention to your roles, relationships and unfinished business
  • Feeling more empowered and self-aware of you and the people around you
  • Learning how to deal with your feelings while keeping your male identity

The group size is limited to 8 men. The men are typically 35+ having some sort of matured career in Hong Kong, yet dealing with some ups and downs in life. Sebastian selects participants with an eye on a wholesome group composition and makes sure that backgrounds and expectations match.

If you believe that you could bring value to this engaging forum or have questions, please contact Sebastian via email.

What participants say:

The mindful men’s group provided me a space to share, explore and develop ideas about living well. It was not only supportive and uplifting, but useful on many levels. I’d recommend it without hesitation.

Ben L, Market Maker

I looked forward to our weekly meetings. Each session was challenging, revealing and uplifitng and helped me to better understand myself and those around me. Most importantly, the sessions were fun and engaging. Highly recommended.

Scott, Lawyer

“I joined the Mindful Men group without really knowing what to expect and I enjoyed every single moment of it. This was a unique experience allowing me to take breaks from HK crazy life and to share my personal challenges in a totally safe, respectful and fun environment. Sebastian gathered a group from all different backgrounds, with so much to learn from each other and yet having a lot in common. I already miss our group sessions but have met some great men to keep in touch with… I totally recommend the experience.”

Pascal D. 35

I have participated in both of the last two men’s groups with Sebastian and returned because of the level comradery I’ve experienced. Under Sebastian’s guidance, it’s great to meet guys who are both so similar, yet so different, to me in many ways, and find common ground as we explore the challenges we face in life. It’s the kind of meaningful conversation you don’t ordinarily find just hanging out with mates at a pub, and something I feel is sorely lacking in today’s society, not just between men, but between fellow humans as a whole.

Steve, 42, Medical Communications Manager

 In my experience, us men were not raised to open to each other about deep issues we face. We lost in modern times the concept of tribe, and randomness doesn’t always allow us to build one that is truly supportive. As a result, we walk alone in many key parts of our lives.

This is a blind spot. There is nothing like the advice of a trusted fellow man to cut through the rationalizations we imprison ourselves in. And one of the greatest gifts we can give in return is to help our male friends be equally honest to themselves.

I found in Sebastian’s groups a forum to meet other men interested in their personal development and a common drive to support each other in many challenges we face. It is a safe space to expose our trials without judgment and find a friendly ear. Also, a place to apply our judgment and unique views to advice others, while learning how to do so with mindfulness and respect.

Basically this group is a starting point for us who value developing a positive and healthy masculinity. One based on ownership of one’s thoughts and beliefs, awareness of our position in life, and kindness to others. Welcome to the men’s tribe.

G.I.