24th June 2017, 10.00 – 16.00, LifeCare Centre, Cheyne St. Edinburgh EH4 1JB
£70 (Concessions available – please contact me )
By popular demand, this is the first of our women-only workshops, led by Dr Mairi Macleod. We’ll limit the number of participants to 10 so we can have a relaxed chat during the presentations about issues of specific interest to women. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion to see how the science applies to our personal lives, and also plenty of tea/coffee and cake – what’s not to like?!
Here’s what we’ll be learning and talking about:
1. Attachment Styles: Finding a partner for a happy, healthy relationship.
In this session you’ll learn about what attachment styles are and how they come about. You’ll find out what your own attachment style is and how this affects the way you handle relationships. I’ll show you how to find, and be attracted to, a secure partner and how to avoid the common trap of falling for an avoidant – those are the guys who will drive you crazy! If you or your partner have an insecure style, you’ll learn to cope and adjust to have a more secure relationship.
2. The Scent of Attraction: The vital importance of sniffing out the right partner.
Here you’ll discover why so much of attraction literally comes down to chemistry, why smell is so important in sexual satisfaction, and why it’s vital that you love your partner’s smell. We’ll talk about the implications for having babies, for using perfumes, for depilation, and how “the pill” can affect our partner choice and relationship satisfaction.
3. Relationships and Changing Gender Roles: Who wears the pants and how do we create and maintain desire?
These days women are far more financially independent than in years gone by and are increasingly becoming more highly educated and solvent than the men around them. This causes problems for women in finding partners, in having children and in maintaining relationships. It’s clear that if women want a fulfilling career and a great relationship and possibly kids, then it’s vital to find a partner who will be supportive and shoulder his share of domestic responsibility. We’ll talk through what the research suggests about all these issues and I’ll explain how we go about identifying and attracting the right kind of partner. But then the cost of egalitarian bliss may be a dearth of sexual desire and I’ll explain how it’s possible to create and maintain this, so you can actually “have it all”!