Men & Grief - Thursday 21 February - Saturday 23 February 2013
This Men & Grief workshop is the second in the series: 'Training Men to Work with Men' facilitated by Warwick Pudney and Keith Tudor. It is an exciting opportunity to join a group of men for two and a half days and explore not just male emotions but man talk about men in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Why you might be interested? Because …
• It’s suited to all men working with men: counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, community workers, support workers, phone counsellors, celebrants, life coaches, HR staff, funeral workers, nurses, doctors & church workers.
• Your job puts you into contact with men in distress of any kind.
• You might have thought about running a men’s support group.
• You are interested in how your own grief from the past affects you now.
• Crying into your beer isn’t enough.
• You see a need in your community for men to have a place to go.
• You are involved in looking after the men in your community.
• You are working with family conflict or separation.
• You work with unresolved grief: anger, revenge, depression, and/or isolation.
• You might want to meet other men doing good work in the community.
Warwick Pudney has been at the forefront of men’s well-being issues in NZ. for thirty years. He was instrumental in the founding of two men’s counselling phonelines; Man Alive, the men’s social service; and in organising the first Men’s Issues Summit in NZ. His work with grief has been with Mensline and Man Alive, and he has done research on relationship conflict, and has co-written Beginning Fatherhood. He has also written several books on children’s anger. Warwick is a trained counsellor and has worked for many years in the field of anger and family conflict. He currently travels NZ as a trainer, and is a senior lecturer at AUT University.
Keith Tudor has worked for over thirty years in the helping professions in a number of settings. He is a qualified social worker and transactional analyst. He has a long-held personal and professional interest in working with men and in how groups work, and has researched and published on men’s experience. He is an associate professor at AUT University, and has a small private practice in West Auckland offering therapy, supervision, mentoring, training, and consultancy.