Debunking myths around men's behavioural change programs
13-May-2016 Media. 102 views.
Ahead of Call Me Dad’s screening at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Samantha Jones spoke to filmmaker Sophie Wiesner and facilitator of the Heavy M.E.T.A.L (Men’s Education Towards Anger and Life) program David Nugent about the film and the journey through a men’s behavioural change program.
I would say if you really love her/them then ask yourself: Do you want to change? Do you want to be respected by your family? You might think you are respected but like I found they were scared to say otherwise. I would also say, you might think you are a great couple.
What did you like most about this program? I like the change I am starting to see in myself and my time with my wife. I want to learn how to communicate better with my whole family to enjoy them more (and vice versa).
Steve - Beaconsfield
He has more controlled and is less angry and sensitive to things I might say, He does not bite back a easily. His coping mechanisms are a lot better.
He manages his anger. He talks to me about his feelings, which helps him to stay level headed.
I have noticed HUGE CHANGES! A different man to what he had become, I’m starting to look at him as the man I had married so long ago. The depression has lifted.
Robyn - Parkdale
I have noticed that Brian is able to control his temper a lot more, he is a lot more patient, and a much happier person to be around. He also listens to myself and the kids a lot more.
Natalie - Mt Eliza
He is much more considerate and I think he may have stopped ‘playing mind’ games with me.
Jodie - Essendon
Well worth it, will strengthen your relationship and help with communication.
Marie - Epping
A new lease of life. A breath of fresh air in the relationship A reason to be hopeful.
Pia - Burwood
This course requires commitment from any person wanting to do it. It requires commitment to change.
If they are ready to do it, it is a life changing experience. The change was unbelievably fast and has continued.
Sandra - Ferntree Gully
OMG… Just watched you on sunrise. When you mentioned 'tip-toing' around like on eggs shells, I knew there was something in this for me.
Hi Dave, It has been many years since I did your course and saw you on ABC tonight. In those days I was seeing my kids every second weekend and was struggling with anger.
Dear Dave and Jaqui, Watching the documentary tonight really hit home for me. I was in tears when I first watched the trailer and have been every time I have showed it to friends and family, even more tears tonight through the whole film.