Inner Mentor Training

An experiential small group training for fathers, carers, uncles, teachers, youth workers and all men interested in their personal and professional development.

Next training:

• Cumbernauld, Scotland – 28-29th October 2023

• Bristol – 18-19th November 2023

The IMT stands alone as a powerful personal development experience as well as the entry point training for Journeyman mentors.

If you are interested in starting or joining a local mentoring circle or in staffing the Rites of Passage Adventure, the IMT is a significant preparatory step and will give you a powerful experience of the work of JourneymanUK. Whether you continue as a mentor in the organisation or not, this training will support you to become more self-aware and effective in your relationships with young people. JourneymanUK is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for men of any sexual orientation, ethnicity or religious affiliation.

The IMT will help you:

  • Be prepared to support your son through his teenage years
  • Deal better with challenges with adolescents at work or in volunteering
  • Improve your mentoring skills and be more comfortable around teenagers
  • Improve your ability to deal with communication breakdowns with teenagers
  • Reconcile your teenage experience and be better able to be clear and present.
  • This training is interactive and self-reflective; designed to support you in exploring, embracing and acknowledging your teenage experience.
  • It will help you understand how that experience still affects you and those around you today and contribute to your professional and personal development.

Overview of the IMT:

  • Revisit your experience of adolescence
  • How fathers/carers/mentors influence our teenage experience
  • The need for a safe place in a teenager’s life
  • Revisiting ‘that conversation with dad’ you didn’t have as a teenager
  • Our place within the flow of the generations
  • How to see the positive in teenage challenges
  • The role and qualities of a mentor
  • Basic principles of skillful mentoring
  • The importance of play in relating to teenagers
  • Information about JourneymanUK group mentoring
  • There will be a combination of dialogue, small-group exercises, games, and personal reflection.
  • There will be an encouragement to share honestly about your experience, as much as you choose, with guidance and support.