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HUNGERFORD, BERKSHIRE, UK 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016

Hungerford Town Hall, High Street Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0NJ. 19:30 to 22:00

Talking Bollocks….Are you any good at it?  Would you like to do it in some very good company? Then read on…

 

Would you like to create a better/even better relationship with the women in your life?  Do you have a partner/mother/daughter/mother-in-law/sister who scares, confuses or frustrates the hell out of you?  Do you want to have a fun, thought-provoking, inspiring night out? If the answer to one or more of the questions above is a ‘yes’, then this event is definitely for you.

A lot of the women who come to the Vagina Dialogues event have said how they wish their menfolk could hear some of what’s discussed in the room. An important facet of that event is the fact that the women feel safe to explore their thinking and to express themselves.  That happens for them by being in the room with women only, so men won’t ever be attending the Vagina Dialogues. However, we think it’s important to give men the same opportunity to explore some new ideas in a safe place – after all, isn’t it true that lots of men never manage to get a word in edgeways?!

We held the first-ever event in Hungerford in June and these testimonials from participants give you an idea of what’s possible.  Firstly…

and then…..

“I first stumbled across Lis promoting the Vagina Dialogues (or VD as she calls it) at a business networking event where she stood out as a good speaker with a spark and charisma. This alone interested me and so did the topic – how women relate to others – but VD is for women only so when she set up the male equivalent – Talking Bollocks – I was keen to go along.
I was not disappointed. It’s an interesting approach to getting us to open our minds and think some about ourselves and how we relate to others. Lis is a very good speaker, warm, generous and confident but in a soft and self-deprecating manner and she opens up quite a bit about herself which sets the scene for the audience to consider and share some aspects of their own thoughts – both generally and how they relate to or have related to others.

From where she asks us to position ourselves it would be difficult not to be challenged – and it’s up to us where we chose to go with that challenge. If even only some of us only partly follow it through then we and others are likely to be happier people and the world will be a better place. It also sows seeds (or re-germinates existing seeds?) of thought for the potential of a broader awakening.
If any of this is even vaguely interesting I’d urge you to give it a try –  come with an open mind. At the very least I expect you’ll have an interesting and thought provoking time and it also has the potential to lead to an improvement in the way you relate to those around you. TH, Berkshire  

 

So, chaps, this is your moment, the men-only version.  What’s going to happen/be discussed?  To be perfectly honest, not sure!  We start off looking at how women might experience the world and move on to whatever the men in the room wish to talk about.  One thing’s for sure, though – you’ll have a really good time, you’ll go away with some food for thought AND you’ll get to talk and listen to a load of bollocks, along with a room full of other blokes! What’s not to like?

What do you need to bring?

  • Yourself and at least one friend (there’s safety in numbers, after all)
  • An open mind
  • Some beer money (drinks on sale)

What do you need to do?

  • Tell your mates to put the date in the diary and book all your tickets NOW
  • Tell your womenfolk that you’re busy that night

See you there!

Lis and the team :)

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Hungerford Town Hall – High Street Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0NJ GB – View Map

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Testimonials from Previous Participants

As a mother, as a daughter and as a woman I wanted to hear first-hand what Lis Allen’s Vagina Dialogues was about. Other women told me how uplifted they were after attending her event and how much Lis’ no-nonsense but funny approach made a difference to how they felt about their family, their children and themselves.

A bunch of women is normally my idea of hell and as such I was hesitant at first. As soon as Lis appeared that all changed. Not only is her enthusiasm infectious, she has the uncanny knack of feeling the energy in the room, acknowledging what is going on and quickly shifting it to a positive vibrant atmosphere. I could see the women around me change, inspired by her stories and her wisdom.Her knowledge, warmth and ‘100 years of parenting experience’ feels like the comforting shoulder of your best friend; quite extraordinary.

My original purpose of attending was professional. I wanted to experience and learn how people inspire people, how women change women and how people deal with ‘inspirational education’ in a group setting. Unexpectedly I had various ‘Aha-moments’ myself which is a sign of a gifted communicator. Although she did a lot of the talking you never felt like you were being talked at or to; it truly was a dialogue with all the women in the audience.

If you haven’t experienced Vagina Dialogues, go and book it now. It’s a fun evening with a serious message and one that can make your life even better. And I promise, no female bitchiness in sight…

Laura Spoelstra

CEO of the National Gamete Donation Trust, incorporating the Donor Conceived Register and the National Sperm Bank

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the event… as the days have gone by since, I’ve reflected more and more and have certainly made some changes to my attitude and life already…

SJ

Berkshire

I would highly recommend going to one of Lis’ Vagina Dialogues. I found it so interesting and thought provoking, and I am not even a mother! She makes it so fun and informal, it feels just like a night out with your girlfriends

VD Participant

as she says, not a mother

I attended Lis’s Vagina dialogues last year and it really got me thinking about my relationship with my mother, which had become somewhat strained over the years, especially since my Dad died. Lis’s insights helped me appreciate my Mum and as a result we have become much closer and have just enjoyed a special birthday weekend away with the family, something for which I am truly grateful. Thank you Lis, I can’t recommend your VD events highly enough!

Lis’ enthusiasm and passion is highly contagious; her events and presentations entertaining, brutally honest and captivating. Most of all she is infectious in bringing about positive outcomes for all involved with a skill set to support change. She is a fascinating woman and I would thoroughly recommend her event, so much so that I am about to go back for my second – another girls night out with a difference!

Kate Talbot

Chartered Financial Planner, Shore Financial Planning

In the last few months I have attended 2 of Lis’ “Vagina Dialogues” speaking events which are aimed to getting mothers to understand that they are not the negative voice in their head and they do not have to be shaped by their past. When mothers get the message, then they can help to sow the seeds of change in their children.  I feel this is a message that would be equally powerful if delivered to teachers as they have an equally (sometimes even greater) influence on the development of young minds. Now, more than ever before, teachers need to hear what she has to say.

Lis works intuitively and instinctively whether she’s working with individuals or large groups. She’s strong, yet gentle, compassionate, enormous fun and dedicated to guiding people towards living better lives.  Lis also has a vast amount of experience and knowledge on which to draw to back up what she’s saying.  Her integrity is impeccable and I wholeheartedly recommend her.

Meg Green

Author, Hypnotherapist, Coach (former Teacher of 23 yrs)

I thoroughly enjoyed the evening, and it has touched me in a way I would not have imagined.  Listening to you talking about your mother and the relationship you had with her, and what you went through later on was an eye opener for me.  I try my best to review and rethink my behaviour towards my own child, and this because of my non -existent relationship with my mother – she is alive and well, yet I tell everyone that she is dead, even my son.  It is a complicated relationship that has turned badly sour, to cut a long story short she no longer speaks to me and I have spent the last ten years crying over it.  Listening to you and the discussion that took place has put everything into perspective for me, it has opened a door to forgiveness (a door I kept locked for far too long) and today I feel like I can live my life to the fullest ….

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