Boots and All « MensTrust

By: Menstrust  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Personal Development

Boots and All « MensTrust

There are going to be two Boots and All weekends in 2011, Autumn and Spring.

Information about the weekends is below.

Boots and All Autumn

Evenings:  17, 24, 31 March. 7 April.  Thursdays between 7:00 and 9:00pm. At Christchurch Community House, 141 Hereford Street.
Weekend: 8 April to 10 April 2011. At Journey’s End, North Loburn

Boots and All Spring

Evenings:  25 August. 1, 8, 15, 22 September. Thursdays between 7:00 and 9:00pm. At Christchurch Community House 141 Hereford St.
Weekend:  30 September to 2 October 2011. At Journey’s End, North Loburn

About the Psychodrama Weekends for Men

Led by Simon Jones and Simon Gurnsey

At Journey’s End – Leigh Lodge

Boots and All Spring: 8 April to 10 April 2011. 7pm Friday to 4pm Sunday. Enrol by 1 April.

Boots and All Autumn: 30 September to 2 October 2011. 7pm Friday to 4pm Sunday. Enrol by 23 September.

About Boots and All

This men’s residential psychodrama weekend will consist of a number of  group sessions with plenty of time for fun. Come along prepared to  participate fully and to engage with yourself and others. Through using the psychodrama method, you can begin to understand what the underlying issues are in a situation or with a person. Find out what you really want and learn how to work with others to achieve your goals. ‘Learn ‘to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to make some difference’ (Leo Rosten).

About Psychodrama

Psychodrama is a tool for professional and personal growth. In psychodrama the drama of life is enacted, as both a rehearsal and a preparation for living the kind of life you want to live. Experiencing psychodrama offers possibilities for change and human evolution, for individuals, groups and society. Men at all levels of experience of psychodrama will benefit from participation in this workshop. You don’t have to have any experience of psychodrama to benefit.

Psychodrama is a creative, action-oriented, process through which we can go beyond problem-solving, beyond personal insight, to profoundly understand the complexities of our life, because it is based upon the essential truth that we are part of an inter-connected tapestry of many lives.

Psychodrama is a form of group work that integrates imagination and action,and a philosophy that can greatly enhance a person’s ability to manage or bring about desired change.

About the Group Leaders

Simon Jones is a Psychodramatist, counsellor and social worker in Golden Bay. “I embarked on my own personal development work when I was a young man struggling to be a good father to my children. I found psychodrama to be a powerful tool for my own personal growth and started training in the method in the early 90′s. At the about same time I joined my first men’s group, which I found valuable for redefining my thoughts feelings and roles, as a man.”

Simon Gurnsey is a senior psychodrama trainee, with over 20 years experience of the method. He has been involved with men’s groups for many years. He assists organisations to develop their Social Networks and is office co-ordinator at the Canterbury Men’s Centre. He is studying for a diploma in Not for Profit Management. “Psychodrama gives me the vitality to sustain myself in my life and work”.


At Journey’s End – Leigh Lodge – which is in the foothills of North Canterbury.


Keywords: Personal Development