Forthcoming workshop on The Menopause: so much more than a physiological event

Lodge Workshops

FreeVector-Autumn-Leaves-BlowingSaturday, 10th January 2014 

with Sue Brayne and Jane Saunderson

The menopause is far more complex than its physiological definition, which says it has happened when menstruation has ceased for twelve months. In fact, the menopause throws us, often painfully and regretfully, into our ageing process. It can take years to come to terms with what is happening to us physically, emotionally, and spiritually but we often keeps this to ourselves for fear of ridicule or dismissal.

This one-day workshop is an opportunity to get together to talk – and laugh – about how the menopause has affected us. It is also provides the chance to talk about difficult issues that often accompany the menopause such as loss of libido, loss of youth, fear of aging, difficulties in relationships, and the search for meaning as we grow older.

 Sue is a psychotherapist and writer, and is the author of Sex, Meaning and the Menopause (Continuum Books, 2011).  Her article ‘Will Your Marriage Survive the Menopause?’ was featured as the headline banner on the front page of the Daily Mail. Therapy Today published her piece on Menopause: How women suffer in silence.  In addition to other publications, Sue has also written about menopause in the workplace for the business journal HR Director. Sue now runs workshops to educate therapists about the menopause, and is currently researching her new book: Crisis, Ageing, and God: What’s it all about? Website www.suebrayne.co.uk

Jane as well as being a psychotherapist and teacher of the Alexander Technique, facilitates silent retreats. She is particularly interested in how we draw on and integrate insights from different methods and faith traditions to help us face ourselves and navigate times of transition and crisis in our lives.

Venue: The Lodge ‘Highfields’ 82 Gloucester Road Cirencester GL7 2LJ (N.B. there are steps up to the lodge)

Time: 9.30 Registration 10 am start and 4pm finish.

Cost: £45. Early bird price £40, for booking before December 10th. A non-refundable deposit of £20 secures your place – maximum number participants 10. C.P.D. certificates will be available

Refreshments: Tea coffee and biscuits provided – please bring a picnic lunch.

To make a booking or for further information please contact:

Jane Saunderson jane.saunderson@live.co.uk or 07971 167568

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