The Story. They said ‘Everyone has to go to sea and so everyone needs a boat’. It wasn’t always this way. In the early days you floated free with no ideas about boats and the sea was soft whispers away. You just ‘were’ – cradled in a trust beyond words.  Time was a distant rumour in your nurtured space. But on the first day at sea-school all you could see were hundreds of shiny, dusty, strange or rickety boats .  And lots of older people walking round them fussing and giggling or looking really serious and struggling to leave their little boats… Read More »Island

Talk #4: Emotions

Dr Gareth Palmer’s last talk approaches a subject that many men find challenging – their relationship to their emotions.

Talk #3: Thinking

The third talk by Dr Gareth Palmer will investigate men’s relationship to their thinking.

Talk #2: Others

Dr Gareth Palmer’s second talk will consider the role others play in fashioning our identity.

Mind Your Head

Dr Palmer put on an exhibition at “Construction Week” in 2019 at the NEC. Mind Your HEAD aims to get MEN in the construction industry TALKING about their mental health.

‘Men Should Talk – the outline of our approach’

The approach I take to therapy has at its core the three values of Understanding, Acceptance and Compassion. These values as I understand them are explained to the client in the consultation before we set about investigating how these values work through the four relationships men have to themselves. We conclude with a model of alignment and balance which clients use to re-orient themselves when times become difficult or challenging as inevitably they must.Understanding. While we are trapped in our own narratives it is difficult to develop any but the most limited narrow band understanding of ourselves. We are set… Read More »‘Men Should Talk – the outline of our approach’

Dealing with the Virus

Using the brands’ three core principles of Understanding, Acceptance and Compassion the session will look at how we are all being affected by the crisis and suggest useful and practical changes.We will look at how your relationships with others, your thoughts, your emotions and your body have all been impacted but can be changed. Rather than being enfeebled by the virus we will help you find ways to take charge of these key relationships and feel stronger.  Rather than being used by the virus we will get you to a place where you can see a way to deepen your… Read More »Dealing with the Virus

Ten things we can all rely on.

In these turbulent times the air is thick with pronouncements of plague, the end of days, epochal shifts etc. It would be unusual not to be unsettled by this relentless torment and tumult. However the boffins at men should talk have come up with a list of items that they are utterly certain will not change during the course of the crisis and way, way beyond. Their aim is to anchor you in such fundamentals and find calm. We hope you find this helpful. 1. The media will continue to make confident pronouncements about the future (remember – these are… Read More »Ten things we can all rely on.

Ten tips for getting through the virus – from

These tips offer the most useful ways of making the virus work for you. We are not ignorant of the massive economic and social changes the world is going through. But we also know that feelings of powerlessness in the face of these changes are going to make it much, much worse. Our aim here is the simple but important one of putting you in charge of your responses. Rather than offering you ways to react to the crisis we are promoting ways to make you proactive and connected. Yes – it is possible to emerge from this crisis stronger… Read More »Ten tips for getting through the virus – from