Our online containers are living and breathing support systems, with men from all over the country.
We hold groups with integrity and focus on growth, not story.
We are about accountability and strength, and this is no place to dump. This is real time navigation of life's challenges and you will be supported through this by men who are and have been in your shoes.
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We look forward to having you, stop in and check out the flow. No pressure to speak, but you may be asked to identify yourself to the group with a name.
You are needed here too.
Respect and Confidentiality:
a. Treat all discussions and information shared during the call as strictly confidential.
b. Maintain a respectful and non-judgmental attitude towards each other's experiences, opinions, and vulnerabilities.
c. Avoid sharing any identifying information about other group members outside of the call.
a. Create a balanced and inclusive environment where each member has an opportunity to speak.
b. Allow everyone to express themselves without interruption or criticism.
c. Be mindful of the length of your contributions to ensure that everyone has a chance to speak.
a. Practice active listening by giving your full attention to the person speaking.
b. Avoid side conversations or distractions during the call to ensure everyone feels heard and respected.
c. Refrain from forming responses or judgments while someone is speaking; instead, focus on understanding their perspective.
Use "I" Statements:
a. Speak from personal experience using "I" statements to share your thoughts and feelings.
b. Avoid making assumptions or generalizations about others' experiences.
c. Remember that different perspectives can coexist, and it is okay to have differing opinions.
a. Provide constructive feedback and support to fellow group members when requested or appropriate.
b. Be mindful of the tone and delivery of your feedback, ensuring it is respectful and non-threatening.
c. Seek consent before offering feedback, recognizing that not everyone may be open to receiving it at that moment.
a. Be conscious of time and keep contributions concise, allowing others an opportunity to share.
b. Moderators may gently intervene to ensure that one person does not monopolize the conversation.
c. Encourage participation from quieter members by inviting their input or asking direct questions.
Self-Care and Boundaries:
a. Respect personal boundaries and the need for self-care within the group.
b. Encourage members to take breaks or step back from discussions if they feel overwhelmed or triggered.
c. Remember that the group is a support network, but individual responsibility for self-care remains essential.
a. Address conflicts respectfully and directly, focusing on understanding and finding resolutions.
b. Seek mediation from a designated moderator or facilitator if necessary.
c. Embrace a growth mindset, recognizing that conflicts can lead to learning and improved communication.
Ongoing Commitment: Zoom, Courses and Workshops
a. Maintain regular attendance and active participation in the group.
b. (Optional - maybe for "masterminds" only) Communicate in advance if you are unable to attend a session to respect the commitment of others.
c. Continuously reflect on the effectiveness of the group and provide suggestions for improvement when appropriate.
Remember, these ground rules are meant to guide tour energies and ensure a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment within the Union of Brotherhood.