PIT (Primary Integration Training) FAQs


What is a PIT?

PIT stands for "Primary Integration Training". It is the ManKind Project's follow up facilitated training to the New Warrior Training Adventure (NWTA). The purpose of the PIT is to reinforce the ideas and concepts you were introduced to on the NWTA and to prepare you to join an ongoing local I-Group. 

PITs tend to consist of 6-15 participants, and are led by 2-4 experienced staff.

The PIT is a smaller and more intimate circle than the NWTA, with more time for reflection and integration. Many men find it a powerful experience.

 

Attending a PIT is a requirement to join many ManKind Project I-Groups and to staff a weekend.

There are two types of PIT:

8-10 week PITs run weekly on the same day for 2.5-3 hours each week, gradually working though the PIT course. The same group of participants and staff attend each week.

PIT Intensives run over 2-3 full days (usually Friday evening to Sunday afternoon), covering the PIT materials in a condensed period of time. Most PIT Intensives are non-residential (ie you go home each evening), but some are residential.

PITs are usually held around 8 weeks after an NWTA, with one of each type of PIT available. 

It is common for men who have recently attended their NWTA to go to a PIT, but you do not have to have done the NWTA recently - it is open to all NWTA initiated men, regardless of when or where they initiated. 

 

What do I need to do to attend a PIT?

You need to have previously attended an NWTA in order to attend a PIT. It is useful to read through these FAQs, then all you have to do is register and pay. 

To register and pay the deposit or full payment for a PIT, goto goto: https://mankindprojectuki.org/other-training-registration

Why should I attend a PIT?

We believe that the transformation in awareness that most men experience on our training will dissipate without the support of other men, and will be strengthened within safe circles of men who support one another. The weeks following the NWTA can be challenging as participants integrate their new perspectives into their daily lives. For this reason, each participant is encouraged to attend the PIT process, which provides greater insight in to the processes experienced in NWTA. The PIT gives men the skills which will enable them to create and/or participate in a healthy ongoing support group (I-Group). As valuable as most men find the NWTA, most who continue believe their ongoing weekly or biweekly integration groups are even more important to their personal growth.

 

What are the practicalities?

Each PIT has a PIT Leader who is responsible for delivering the training. Once the PIT is confirmed, the leader will be in touch with attendees to give them details of the precise location, directions, timing, what you need to bring etc.

Timing varies between PITs, but typically a PIT Intensive would run approximately Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 8.30am to 7pm and Sunday 8.30am to 5pm. 

An 8-10 week PIT typically runs 7.30pm to 10.30pm - again this may vary between PITs.

Any further questions, please direct to James McGibney at pit@mankindprojectuki.org