3 ΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΑΝΤΡΕΣ-ΓΥΝΑΙΚΕΣ: ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ ΣΤΟ ΔΙΑΚΕΝΟ! ΜΙΑ ΠΡΟΣΩΠΟΚΕΝΤΡΙΚΗ ΠΡΟΟΠΤΙΚΗ . E. Αυγερινού, K. Γιαλυράκη
ΑΝΤΡΕΣ-ΓΥΝΑΙΚΕΣ: ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ ΣΤΟ ΔΙΑΚΕΝΟ!
ΜΙΑ ΠΡΟΣΩΠΟΚΕΝΤΡΙΚΗ ΠΡΟΟΠΤΙΚΗ .
E. Αυγερινού, K. Γιαλυράκη
Παρασκευή 19 Ιουνίου, 12:00 - 13:30, Αίθουσα C
MEN – WOMEN: MIND THE GAP!
A PERSON-CENTERED PERSPECTIVE TO BUILD BRIDGES.
Avgerinou, E., Psychologist MSc, Psychotherapist Gialyraki, K., Greece
During the 20th century, in western society, the role models based on gender have changed a lot. Women have entered dynamically the working environment and often the political scene of many western countries. They have developed careers in fields where men were governing until the middle of the 20th century. Due to this fact, role models have changed a lot. Traditionally, man was considered to be the main source of income for a family and the wife was usually raising the children and taking care of the household. Nowadays, things have become more complicated, there are expectations for equality in a relationship. Often these expectations are not met, leading to dissatisfaction.
Furthermore, there are different ways of functioning and processing between men and women. Neuroscience research has shown that there are differences in brain size and structure between men and women. In addition to this fact, from the moment of birth, discrimination in the raising of girls and boys begins. Parents treat their children differently according to gender. Different toys, different expectations. “boys don’t cry” is an expression still used sometimes by parents and “important others” underlining this diversity.
We find different styles of processing in boys and girls, and later on in life, between men and women. Some examples are the expression of feelings, ways of connecting with others, anger management, sexuality. This diversity, as well as stereotypes based on gender roles, leads to lack of communication, conflicts and alienation between men and women.
Gender issues are often brought by clients during psychotherapy WORKSHOPs, rendering it necessary for us psychotherapists to deal with them. During this workshop, our aim is to elaborate gender issues and experience how the person-centered qualities of congruence, acceptance and empathy can help us understand diversity and build bridges of communication between human beings of different gender.