PostHeaderIcon Men's Therapy Support Group - New Schedule

AnamAire is pleased to offer new places to men wishing to join its well established and professionally facilitated Men's Therapy Support Group.

In today's ever changing society, men of all ages continue to find themselves displaced, stuck in transition, unfulfilled, depressed, hurt, in shock and otherwise troubled: out of employment, out of relationship, out of the home, out of the family. Perhaps, and indeed more commonly, men are simply losing themselves by being out of alignment with their own authentic and personal potential.

Since April 2009 these ongoing groups have provided compassionate emotional support and empowering personal development to men from all walks of life west of the Shannon: single men, married men, separated/divorced men, employed men, retired men, unemployed men, men on disability, men varying in age from 25 till 65, straight men, gay men, socially and/or emotionally isolated men, depressed men, fearful men, abused men, angry men, grieving men… the list goes on…

The only criteria for inclusion in these groups are that the members are male adults, have a conscious desire to live more fulfilling lives and are committed to working a process of self-exploration and self-expression. Using a variety of well-grounded and humanistic techniques (including experiential body & breath work) group members are gently encouraged to share their life experiences and express their emotional truths in a positive, safe and healing environment. This enhances (or indeed commences) a process of revitalizing personal growth - leading to a greater sense of self-awareness, self-confidence and an improved self-esteem.

Each group is small in size (circa 8 men) and each group is closed - in so far as, once formed, it runs with the same members present each week for the duration of the term. Each man who expresses an interest is informally spoken to and then met with in person by the facilitators in order to discuss the group process and to explore together its suitability. For those men who are financially challenged at present a reduced fee is negotiated and agreed upon whilst the standard fee is nonetheless very reasonably calculated at just €10 per hour.

If you have an interest in working further on your own personal development and if you would like to engage authentically with your fellowmen then perhaps these groups are for you. If the logistics of this particular group does not suit you currently then please do nonetheless register your interest - as future groups may be tailored according to your feedback. 

To enquire and/or to apply - please do so without delay - by calling, texting or emailing:

       Call:     (091) 44 5555

       Text:    (086) 665 8118

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Schedule Dates

7pm till 10pm
Sept 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Oct 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
Nov 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Dec 4th, 11th, 18th

MONDAY GROUP - 7pm till 10pm
Sept 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Nov 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Dec 5th, 12th, 19th


60 Lower Salthill, Salthill, Galway


€450 - for the 15 week term

Concessions will be negotiated and agreed such that those currently experiencing financial disadvantage shall not be excluded from this group experience.


Daniel O’Sullivan
and John Whelan MIACP both work in private practice as Biodynamic and Integrative Psychotherapists. They also work as group facilitators and counsellors with other community support organisations. They have co-facilitated these Men's Therapy Support Groups weekly since their initial establishment in April 2009.

Feedback comments:

"The other mens life stories helped me to put things in my own life into perspective"

"I feel a much stronger (and adult) sense of responsibility for myself now; it's as if I'm taking real and proper responsibility for myself at last, and I find it very empowering"

"I am not alone and help is at hand but I must be willing to work on myself"

"I now have a greater awareness and perception of my own issues and of my relationship with myself and others"

"I got a lot out of this workshop and my self-esteem has improved"

"I found the work challenging, and was challenged constantly by the facilitators and group, which helped me to connect with my emotions, something I badly needed to do, as I've spent most of my life trying to avoid my emotions"

Last Updated (Thursday, 12 January 2012 16:34)