Welcome to an evening to explore gender. Is there such a thing as masculinity? Or femininity? If so what are those male or female qualities? Are they universal? Are we programmed to behave as our perceived idea of how our gender behaves? There can be so much pressure on us whether cultural or internalized within us to be a certain way, to emote in certain ways, to relate to anger or sensitivity in particular fashions that sometimes we can miss our own nature. Depending on interest in this evening we will also explore topics including the legacy of patriarchy, whether gender identity affects sexuality (or vice versa), the recent decision by Germany to identify a third ‘intersex’ for those of no gender, how our views of gender affects us as parents.
“Gender uncertainty opens up a world of human experience not male experience or female experience. It means as humans we are unlimited in our capacity and interest in being whole, not being split in a gender category that defines us..” Dawn Menken PhD ‘Raising Parents: Raising Kids’.
Take it like a man, don’t cry, don’t cry. Take it like a man, hold your head up high. Sure she broke your heart, when she said goodbye, But you, you gotta take it like a man. song by Walker brothers
Peter Lloyd is in his 7th year of studying Process Oriented Psychology in the UK. He is also an interfaith minister, Findhorn Fellow and former editor of Positive News Hong Kong and Holistic Hong Kong.
Process Work takes the basic premise that all disturbances have meaning, and is founded on principles from Jung, Taoism, Shamanism and Quantum Physics. It’s especially well known for its work on conflict resolution, deep democracy, myths and dreams, rank and its effect on others amongst many other aspects.
For more info: Tel: 01309 690665 or m 07516116443
e – firstname.lastname@example.org & www.peterlloydpsychotherapy.com
Date: 7.30 – 9.30pm, Friday 9 December
Venue: Sunshine Room, East Whins
cost by donation.