Surinder Bal Counseling LLC

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“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.

Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power."

Lao-Tzu

SOUTH ASIAN MEN’S GROUP: MEN ALSO NEED SPACES TO TALK 

     My experiences of working with the South Asian community has shown me that our men:

  • Experience a lot of stress and emotional conflict related to work, family, cultural issues and conflicting responsibilities, migration, relocation, and changing social roles and expectations  
  • The general belief is, especially amongst men themselves, that these experiences can’t be talked about, but this is far from the truth.
  • Denying the existence of these pressures and not resolving them in a healthy way is hugely detrimental to both men’s well-being and to that of their loved ones.
  • Men lack a safe and accepting space within which to openly talk about their issues – to appreciate they are not alone in their struggles.

The purpose of this group:

  • Provide a safe and accepting space within which to talk freely and get support through men sharing their common experiences.
  • Learn skills and knowledge to better respond to the challenges South Asian men experience.
  • Build greater emotional confidence and resiliency to navigate conflicts.
  • Process life stage issues.
  • Minimize the sense of isolation by providing support and community.

Details of the two groups: Online via Zoom: 

Meeting: Twice Monthly, Mondays 6.00pm – 7.30pm.

Group Size: Limited to 8 participants in each group

Population: South Asian men aged 40 to 60

                  South Asian men aged 30 to 40

Cost: $45.00 per session


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