Understanding Male-Female Brain Differences as a Path to Harmony in Intimate Relationships

An intelligent, insightful discussion for men and women

Monday, May 13, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place – Boulder, CO

Early registration discount: $25 advance tix; $20 pp with 2 or more tix; $30 at door

Guest Speaker: Nan Kenney, MA, LPC


No matter how strong our relationships are….there is a path to experiencing greater and more frequent harmony with our current (or future) partners. Join us for an in-depth discussion with local psychotherapist and lecturer Nan Kenney. While every relationship is complex and unique, Nan will lead us in a compassionate investigation into how we evolved the way we did and why it was advantageous for males and females to have specific strengths for survival. Now that we have evolved beyond survival needs, we can take steps to move ‘up the brain stem’ to grow individually and as partners. What you learn can be applied to relations with your children, friends, colleagues, and parents.


Attendees will gain an understanding of these concepts:

  • The story of the brain
  • Falling in love, hormones and ancient circuitry
  • Conflict & communication
  • “Holding” ourselves and others more gently
  • High and low dream for relationship
  • The sacred aspect of relationship


Event Format:

  • Cocktail/dinner tables for four (food and drink available from Shine’s menu; come early for happy hour; ends 6:30)
  • Speaker discussion with audience Q&A & some fun exercises



 About Nancy Kenney, MA, LPC


Nan Kenney’s work spans the disciplines of neuroscience and biological anthropology. She has integrated concepts from Arnold Mindel (dreambody work), Roberto Assaglioli (psychosynthesis), and the study of trauma with Peter Levine and Rony Berger. Her therapeutic philosophy is greatly influenced by Carl Jung.

Nan is a student of Tibetan Buddhism, and has taught The Psychology of Meditation at Naropa University. She has also been a meditation instructor to students in the Contemplative program for the past ten years. With her therapist husband, Nan has taught workshops on relationship and meditation nationally. Her professional work continues to grow through meditation practice, a long-term relationship, motherhood, and her own journey of uncovering. She has a B.A. in psychology from George Washington University and a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Counseling from Naropa University.