Gifts and Wounds of Our Ancestors

THE GIFTS AND WOUNDS OF OUR ANCESTORS.

 soul-day-2016

 

 Date:                  Sunday November 13 2016

Time:                  10am–  5pm.

 

Venue:         The Star of the Sea Conference Centre, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo

Cost:            60 euros

CPD hours:          7 hours

Booking:             Contact Peter: 086 3663276 or [email protected]

 

To secure a place, please send a deposit of 20 euro by Thur. 10 November to

Peter Devlin, Cloonaghbawn, Ballinfull, Co. Sligo.

 

This will help you to commit and facilitate me in finalising the numbers.

 

 

We all long to belong and as we grow older I think most of us become more interested in our ancestors and their stories because we experience our own mortality and know that we are deeply influenced by them . Last August I was involved with a five day programme on Ancestral Heritage here in North Sligo. It was a powerful soulful and uplifting experience. For me it gave me a great awareness of how the lives of my ancestors inform my living and equipped me with some new tools to enhance my healing This short soul day in Mullaghmore offers you an opportunity to taste the power of ancestral work. Participants will be guided in ways of experiencing how our ancestors have the power to influence our emotions and how we think of ourselves. In the Catholic tradition November is a month where we are encouraged to pray for our dead relatives, and we have days to celebrate All Saints and All Souls. This will be a day to celebrate our ancestors whether they are saints or not!!!

 

It will be a day which will help unlock memories, a gift to them and to us as we continue our journey into wholeness. We will be based in the comfort of the centre but weather permitting, we will have time to wander around the “head”, or the beaches of Mullaghmore and Cliffoney engaging with these souls, embodying them in story, movement and images.

 

The day will include time to listen to the stories of our ancestors which take on a new life when shared, time to share a lunch with food which formed part of our diet growing up, and a closing ritual which will help integrate the fruit of our day.

 

Please give this day some thought, and do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information. I would like to speak to participants by phone before the event with some ideas as to how to prepare. Early booking will facilitate this process.  It is hoped to repeat the August event in 2017, and this day will provide a good taster.

 

 

 

Please dress in several layers and bring waterproof jacket and trousers

and walking boots.  Essential to the day will be a journal or notebook, a

pen and some lunch including food which was eaten at home in your childhood.

 

 

www.peterdevlin.com

 

 

Healing the Wounds and Accessing the Gifts of Ancestral Heritage Through Landscape and Deep Imagination

Healing the Wounds and Accessing the Gifts of Ancestral Heritage

Through Landscape and the Deep Imagination

Near the Sea in County Sligo, Ireland

Tuesday evening August 2nd to Sunday, 1 pm, August 7th, 2016.      Residential.

Guides: Peter Scanlan with Peter Devlin

 

Through genealogy, some find valuable facts about their ancestors. And while this can be an important adjunct to healing ancestral wounds and accessing ancestral gifts, it is not the focus of this intensive. We will invite you to bring whatever factual aspects of your ancestral story that you know and perhaps even to do a bit of research before coming. For some such information is not available. This is not an impediment, as we will be working for the most part with a less tangible aspect of the ancestral story, a different level of “reality”.

 

During this program, we will enter the House of the Ancestors to track the people and the stories, some known and many unknown, which have shaped our lives, often in mysterious ways. There will be ample opportunity to wander the landscape of the western coast of Ireland listening with the ears of our hearts and imaginations to the ancestral energies, engaging with them, and embodying them in story, movement, and images. Woven between wanders we will use poetry, council, deep imagery, ceremony and dream work to court the Old Ones and sort the threads of our personal and collective stories. Through this process we will seek a deepened self-understanding, find lost heirlooms, and possibly bring a balm to ancient wounds.

 

These days together of keen listening to what they have to tell us will be a gift to them as well as to us and to each other. For as we embrace the fullness of our personal ancestries, we are able to find the wholeness we want to bring the world, that the world so dearly needs.

Deep in our bones we carry the DNA of ancestral stories that have been passed down to us over many generations. Woven in the shadows of time, the family narrative with all the migrations, celebrations and tragedies, gifts and wounds has formed us in ways often beyond our knowing. These hidden histories haunt us with a kind of longing for what we do not know, for a sense of belonging, a sense of origin and place, a sense of who we most fully are that eludes us. They have the power to influence our emotions, our life decisions, and how we think of ourselves.

 

 

 

 

 

$545 USD or Euro equivalant

 

This includes guide fee and 5 nights accommodation and board.

 

-Food as Poetry-

Planning and preparing

healthy, delicious meals together is

our way of nurturing community among us

 

Participants will team up to plan,

purchase food, and prepare meals

in the a full kitchen

 

Once you know there is space available

A $200 USD or Euro equivalent

nonrefundable deposit will hold your space

 

For Registration or further information

contact

Peter Devlin: ([email protected])

or phone (086 36 63 2760)

or

Peter Scanlan: ([email protected])

or phone (01 615 400 6867)

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Peter Scanlan was a clinical psychologist in private practice for 34 years in Nashville, Tennessee. He trained with AVI and with School of Lost Borders as a vision quest guide and has been an AVI lead guide for 15 years. He works to facilitate the transformation of personal story into the mytho-poetic story that each of us inhabits. He is dedicated to guiding people to the edge of the deepest mysteries holding sacred space while they plunge into those depths, and then honoring the unique power and truth of the stories that they bring back from those journeys. He brings heart presence and a playful spirit to his work. Website: http: http://www.peterscanlan.com.

 

 

 

Often our loneliness and isolation                      

is due to a failure of spiritual imagination.

We forget that there is no such thing

as an empty space.

All space is full of presence,

particularly the presence of those

who are now in eternal invisible form.”

John O’Donohue

 

 

Peter Devlin
Peter Devlin

Reclaiming our place in the world

Reclaiming our place in the world

“I think of cancer as a teacher that was not invited, but has come to my house to visit from time to time nonetheless. It sits on my left side whispering insistent questions that I cannot answer but still must explore: Who am I when I stop doing, when I am not a caretaker as my mother was, or a boss as my father was? What have I come here to give? What is unfinished for me to learn, to experience? Am I leaving a legacy that enables others to live bigger lives than I have?…..But you don’t have to be in a life-threatening situation to want to delve into this kind of inquiry. Some of us are called to it by numbness, fatigue, or boredom. Some of us have the sense that we’re not using ourselves to the utmost. Even at their happiest moments, others feel something is missing.”
(from I will not live an unlived life, by Dawna Markova)
In this wonderful book, Dawna Markova explores questions about life and meaning. She reminds us that we can only know our truth when we slow down and be in our own quiet company.
This season of dying called Autumn, and the imminent approach of Winter provide us with such an opportunity. With this in mind, I invite you to spend a day walking, sitting and being on the beautiful golden slopes of Ben Bulben.
In his book ‘Wild Mind’, Bill Plotkin uses the term ‘Loyal Soldiers’ to describe the aspects of our personalities which are formed in early childhood in response to physical, psychological or social wounding or threat. Examples include how we learned to suppress our natural exuberance, emotions and desires so that we could fit in to the expectations of our parents and others. Harsh self-criticism, false self-flattery, placing our own agenda last, suppressing our wildness are some of the ways we learn as children to deal with our environment.
Now is the time to stop and wonder if we are still using some of these methods as adults, methods which served us well as children but as adults restrain us and stunt our wellbeing. This day together can begin the discovery for you and will provide an environment where you can ask questions and receive some guidelines on the way forward in the company of the ‘more than human’ world. The day will include input, time alone, group sharing and experimental work which will inform you as you approach the season of winter, a time to stop and look inward.
In the event of unsuitable weather conditions, an indoor venue will be available. Please dress in several layers and bring a waterproof jacket and trousers if possible. Bring a notebook and pen, and a packed lunch with a hot drink.

Date: Sunday 15th November
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: 50 euro or whatever you can afford
Booking: Peter Devlin on 086-3663276 or [email protected]
Venue: Slopes of Ben Bulben
Meeting point: car park of Henry’s restaurant on main Sligo-Bundoran Road, 7 miles from Sligo on right hand side,( or 3 miles from Grange on left hand side if coming from Bundoran) at 9:45.
Referring to the harsh winter of the American mid-west, Parker Palmer says: “If you live here long, you learn that a daily walk into the winter world will fortify the spirit by taking you boldly to the very heart of the season you fear.” (Let your life speak)

Dreams – source of wisdom, healing, guide to soul

Dreams – Source of wisdom, healing, guide to soul

Date: Sunday October 11th. 2015
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Meeting Point: Henry’s Restaurant car park, 7 miles out the Bundoran
Rd. from Sligo or 1.5 miles south of Grange, at 9.45am.
Cost: 50 euro or pay what you can afford
CPD hours: 6.5 hours
Booking: Contact Peter: 086 3663276 or [email protected]
Max. Participants: 8

To secure a place, please send a deposit of 20 euro by Thur. 8th Oct to:
Peter Devlin, Cloonaghbawn, Ballinfull, Co. Sligo.

This will help you to commit and facilitate me in finalising the numbers.

“Dreams seem incomprehensible by nature, nonsensical, an insult to common sense. A dream is not at home in our day time consciousness.” (Robert Bosnak)

I imagine you can identify with these lines from Bosnak’s “A Little Course on Dreams”. Despite this truth, our dreams continue to intrigue, fascinate, frighten and challenge us. Statements like “I had the rarest dream last night”, “I can make no sense of my dream,” “Why would you bother dealing with that stuff”? are common enough in the human world.

However in my experience of working with dreams for the past thirty years, they are a powerful means of personal guidance and wisdom.
They facilitate my encounter with soul, and are the soul’s way of inviting me to assist in helping to unfold its task on this earth.

Kathleen Duffy from Castlebar has contributed immensely to the literature we have on dream work by writing a very helpful book entitled “Awaken To The Wisdom Of Your Dreams” She writes “like a shopkeeper expecting a fresh assortment of goods from the warehouse, be open for the business of the soul” .I will be saying more about this book on the day.

The beautiful and free part of Lisadell will be our host for the day. This Coillte environment gifts us with sea, forest and unspoiled, uncontrolled wilderness, and thus provides a place which lends itself to soul work using the medium of dreams. We will explore our dream territory on foot, noticing how this landscape meets the landscape of our soul. The combination of human nature and the more than human world will assist us in entering into the mystery held in the dream.

Participants will learn and discover practical tools for processing, recording, and remembering their dreams as they wander amid such mystical territory. They will learn how to explore their dreams as they ramble and walk, something which will be of great help when continuing the process in the years ahead.

Attention to ones emotions, and physical sensations, observation, careful listening, empathy, body posture, movement and patience will inform the process. The learning will draw on the work of Robert Bosnak, Bill Plotkin, Kathleen Duffy and Jeremy Taylor.

Please dress in several layers and bring waterproof jacket and trousers
And walking boots. In the event of really bad weather we will have an
indoor venue. Essential to the day will be a journal or notebook and
pen. Bring lunch, and a hot drink and if you like a dream. Arriving well
prepared for all kinds of weather will serve to nurture
you and enhance your experience of being enlivened and fed by this
soul food.

Night carries blame for dream and
The other worlds, you become
Mother opening the door to
Walk inside the colour blue
Where animals wear haloes. (John O Donohue)

www.peterdevlin.com

The power of being aware of the shadow self

Becoming More Whole – The Power of Being Aware of the Shadow Self

DATE: Sunday 13th September 2015
TIME: 10am – 4:30pm
COST: 50 euro or whatever you can afford
VENUE: Knocklane promontory fort, North Sligo
MEETING POINT: Henry’s Restaurant car park, 7 miles out Bundoran Road from Sligo or 1.5 miles from Grange, 9:45am
BOOKING: Peter Devlin 0863663276 or [email protected] before Monday 7th September.

The range of what we think and do
Is limited by what we fail to notice.
And because we fail to notice
That we fail to notice
There is little we can do
To change
Until we notice
How failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.
-Daniel Goleman

Autumn is arriving, signs of dying and harvest, shorter days, schools reopening, a new rhythm developing for many. I welcome you to join me on Sunday Sept 13th to spend a day in the beautiful wild environment of Knocklane Promontory Fort, North Sligo.

The theme for the day will be becoming aware of what we fail to notice about ourselves, what psychologist Carl June named as ‘The Shadow’, the part of us that is composed of those elements of our psyche that are unknown to us. Shadow characteristics can be negative or positive, ways of being that were disowned during childhood by us in order that we could ‘fit in’ to our family and society. These characteristics can shed light on our deepest passions, and possibly help us to see how we have lived a life failing to use our gifts all because we may appear ‘stupid or ridiculous’.
The invitation to us is to retrieve these lost elements and re-integrate them into our lives so that we can live more whole satisfying lives – less afraid, more and more joyful. One example is that we may fail to notice our own rage or sadness, and as a consequence, project rage or sadness onto others; we may experience them as angry with us, or as bringing us down with their pain..

The day will include time to soak in the beauty and welcome afforded by this historical place, a place where people lived availing or the protection and resources of the wild Atlantic ocean on three sides. Time will be given to revising what Bill Plotkin describes as the four facets of the self and how to access them. The second part of the soul day will focus on exercises which will facilitate self-exploration of our Shadow.
There will be opportunity to be alone, to share and listen to fellow humans and to the more-than-human world. As we enter into the rhythm of the landscape we will naturally slow down and experience the joy of sitting still.

Please dress in several layers and bring waterproof jackets and trousers, also good boots, a notebook and pen, possibly some crayons. Please bring lunch and a hot drink. In the event of really poor weather conditions, an indoor venue will be available.

www.peterdevlin.ie

Cultivating Our Wholeness — The South Facet Of Self

 

 

 

 

  Cultivating our wholeness—South Facet of Self.

 

“In my experience I have found that the wounded part of me is the best thing in me, it is what keeps me sharp, sane, and grounded” (Martin Duffy)

 

 

 

 

Summer arrives; we live in hope of better weather, heat, relaxation and maybe a holiday. Last June we looked at the great qualities of the South Facet of Self as outlined by Bill Plotkin in his book “Wild Mind”. These included being in touch with the our own natural wildness, being captured by the magic and mystery of each person, animal, insect and each part of creation, fully experiencing and owning our emotions, our place in the world. Living like this helps to cultivate our wholeness.

 

We do have however our darker side, a side which Bill Plotkin refers to as our sub-personalities. The challenge and gift of this awareness is to learn how to use our powerful and strong parts of our character to embrace the darker sides, in short “the goal in healing is to cultivate the capacity to function from the perspective of your 3-D Ego, which draws freely on the resources of the Self, Soul, and Spirit, and which understands the real needs, deep longings, and protective intentions of your sub personalities” (Plotkin)

 

We begin this adventure of healing on Clifoney Beach on Sunday June 7, with the backdrop of Mullaghmor cliffs, the roar of the Atlantic Ocean, the multi-faceted life of the adjoining sandunes, and with whatever souls are invited to come along.

 

 

As children we find strategies to deal with our particular insecurities. They served us well at that time but often we continue using them as adults in order to get our needs met. Bill Plotkin uses the term Wounded Children to describe the parts of us that are prone to feeling hurt, angry, afraid, sad, guilty, jealous, or ashamed and often act out these feelings in impulsive ways. This manifests as wanting others to meet our basic needs. Examples of this include  conforming to whatever value system seems to fulfill that desire, ( conformists)  needing others to rescue us (poor me syndrome) going against everything just to be defiant, ( always having a cause)  or living a  life where we expect others to serve us and make us centre stage ( I deserve)  Often we can recognize these qualities in others!!!!

 

 

 

Participants will be given help to firstly become aware of their particular wounded part and how it may relate to one of the above wounds and then in this experiential day be given ways to embrace this wound by using their healed and strong aspects of character. In this way we learn to meet our basic need in more mature fashion

 

The plan of the day includes the following: time to acclimatize to our host for the day, the beautiful scenic area, input and exercises to highlight the qualities associated with the South Facet of the psyche, an opportunity and ways of being with our wounded inner child, validating and feeling fully the emotions needing to be expressed, and finally integrating and celebrating the learnings of the day.

 

 

 

Plotkin reminds us that our inner resources can help us to make many rich discoveries including the following:

 

  • Discover more of your authentic nature ( your genuine values, desires and attitudes) revealed through your Orphan reactions;
  • Access your deep imagination (your Muse) regarding authentic social roles you might live your way into (in work, love and friendship;
  • Learn mature ways to protect yourself from other people’s immature criticism, rejection, and so on;
  • Learn ways to respond effectively to criticism, to better understand yourself and others and deepen your relationships;
  • Learn and practice anger-management skills and nonviolent communication;
  • Further hone your negotiation skills;
  • Develop your skills at community building; and
  • Take your next steps in cultivating physical, psychological, and spiritual self-reliance.

 

Date:               Sunday 7 June 2015

Time:               10am-5 pm

Cost:                50euro or whatever you can afford

Booking:          Peter Devlin on 086 3663276 or [email protected]

Venue:             Cliffoney Beach, Co. Sligo

Meeting Point and Directions:  Coming from Sligo, take the N15 in the direction of Bundoran and proceed to the village of Cliffoney. Take the first left turn signposted to Mullaghmore. This turn is just before a pub.  Coming from Donegal, turn right in Cliffoney after the shop and pub. .Travel 0.2 miles until you come to a small parking area on your right.

Deposit:        To secure a place please send a deposit of 20 euro to Peter Devlin, Cloonaghbawn, Ballinfull, Co. Sligo by Friday 29 May (Max 10 places)

 

Please dress in several layers and bring waterproof jacket and trousers if possible. Good boots will facilitate you in the exploration. A spare pair of socks and a small towel would be useful, as would notebook and pen. Please bring a lunch and a hot drink  Contact me if you need further information.

 

 

www.peterdevlin.ie

 

 

 

  1. Just a point of information for anyone in the Dublin area. I will be giving a talk on Outdoor Psychotherapy in The Lantern Centre next Thur May 21 at 7.30pm as part of Soul Seminars.

 

 

 

http://www.meetup.com/soulseminars/events/222481494/

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1577417149198637/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychotherapy in the outdoors training weekend

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What happens when we allow nature itself to be the primary therapist or guide, while the human mentor or adviser becomes more of an assistant to nature, an agent or handmaid or the wild”?

 

“What happens when we rewild our techniques and practices for facilitating human development-not by merely getting them out the door and onto the land or waters, but, much more significantly, by fashioning approaches in which our encounters with  the other –than –human world are the central feature?”      Bill Plotkin

 

Psychotherapy in the outdoors

Friday 8 May  6pm – Sunday 10th May 4pm. 2015

Cost: 190 euro

 

This three day course is designed for practitioners who either work outdoors with clients or who would like to do so. Thus psychotherapists, psychologists, art therapists, counsellors, and care workers might be interested in such an event. It will be mainly experiential and will be conducted for the most part outside. The outdoor environment is a very non-traditional setting for what can be a very powerful experience in working with issues including anxiety, depression, loss, unhealthy anger and dreams.

 

While time will be given to emerging issues, it will include the following areas:

 

Exploring our relationship with the natural world

Allowing nature to be the primary therapist

The therapeutic rationale for workdoors

Exploration of skills and rewilding our techniques

Issues in relation to boundaries and safety

Client assessment and safety

Attending to the contract

Developing a practice working in this way

Time for reflection and processing our experiences each day.


Participants will also be given an opportunity to facilitate an outdoor therapeutic exercise. There will also be solo time allowing space for personal reflection and time alone in nature, time to connect to the land and to oneself.

 

The location will be in the coastal and mountain environs of North Sligo. Participants will meet in the Benwiskin Centre where a number of places have been reserved. Meals will be supplied but accommodation costs are not included. The course will begin at 6pm on Friday 8th May and concludes on Sunday 10th May at 4pm. There will be evening work on Friday and Saturday.

 

This event would also serve as a retreat for people who wish to spend guided time in the outdoors, learning ways to enhance their own personal healing in a beautiful tranquil and mysterious setting. Please see my articles in the I.A.H.I.P journal “Inside Out” Summer 2013 and Network Issue Jan/Feb/March 2015 to read about this type of work.

 

Numbers are limited to 10 so early booking with me and also with the Benwiskin Centre 071 9176721 is advised. Participants are required to stay in the Centre. To secure a place please send a deposit of 60 euro to Peter Devlin, Cloonaghbawn, Ballinfull, Co.Sligo. before Frid 24 April. Please pay balance before May 1st.  Cancellation refund available up until 5 May. Please contact me if you require further information (Tel: 086 3663276). www.peterdevlin.ie.  CPD  hours will be allocated, and a certificate of participation provided.

Easter Events- Death and New Life

GOOD FRIDAY 2015

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 Starts:                          10am

Finishes:                      3pm approx

Meeting point:             Gleniff Horseshoe Mill

Directions:                   Travelling from Cliffoney towards Bundoran, turn right at

Gorevan’s pub and travel 3.1 miles uphill to Horseshoe Mill.

What is good about Good Friday my young son asked me the other day. I still have to come back to him with an answer!!  Last Sunday I spent the day on the mountain with six other souls and a host of new life, pondering on our addictions and ways we use evasion in life. A willingness to face reality and the darker side of our lives, a hunger for wellbeing and renewal characterized the courageous participants. It was refreshing and comforting experience to be in the company of people who were able to name addictions which are part of the human condition.

 

 

What is it all about I sometimes ask myself? What am I at? Who am I?  Irvin Yalom in his book “ staring at the sun” uses the term “death anxiety” as he explores how the knowledge of our own mortality affects the unconscious mind of every human being.

To celebrate these few days of Easter time, a time of death and new life, I invite you to join other beings in a slow reflective walk around the famous horseshoe in Co. Sligo. Being with fellow mortals, we will explore in silence and in listening the reality of our dying. The beautiful surroundings of mountain, trees and bog, whatever weather arrives and the animals and birds, who will decide to make an appearance, will be our hosts for the day.

 Towards the end of the walk an opportunity will be provided to help people to experience a ritual of dying to something in this life which no longer serves them well. This might be something you will think about as you prepare for this walk. This letting go ceremony will be complimented by a ritual of new life which we will celebrate on Easter Sunday. (It is not necessary to attend the two events but doing so will enrich your experience significantly.)

Facing our death does not need to be gloomy and frightening, witnessing a little lamb being born was  one of the highlights of the gifts which nature bestowed on us last year during the walk.

“it is my hope that by grasping, really grasping, our human condition-our finiteness, our brief time in the light,-we will come not only to savour the preciousness of each moment and the pleasure of sheer being but to increase our compassion for ourselves and for all other human beings” (Yalom)

 

We will be walking just over 5 miles together on a circular route around the Gleniff Horseshoe, a beautifully scenic spot.  The first mile is uphill, but after that, the walking is easier, and it all takes place on a road surface except for the last part which is relatively easy.

 

There will be a stop for refreshments if people want to bring food, although I would encourage those who can, to fast.  Sometimes when we fast we realise that there is other food available which is very life giving.  Please bring a hot drink and wear warm, waterproof clothing – preferably layers – and comfortable walking shoes. The walk will proceed regardless of weather conditions, so come prepared! April can bring all four seasons in one day…please bring a note book and pencil as there will be opportunities to journal a little.

 

If you are interested in attending, please let me know by phone (0863663276) or email.

 

(Donation only, the charity this year is Trocaire)

 

 

 

 

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Easter Sunday 2015– Sunrise at Streedagh

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The early breeze before dawn

Is the keeper of secrets?

Don’t go back to sleep!

It is time for prayer; it is time to ask for

What you really need.

Don’t go back to sleep!

The door of the One who created the world

Is always open.

Don’t go back to sleep.  (Rumi)

 Starts:                           6.15am, Dawn 6.16, Sunrise 6.50

 

Finishes                       8am approx

Meeting point:              Streedagh Beach car park

Directions:                   Coming from Sligo, turn left in Grange village just after Supervalu

and after about a mile, turn right for Streedagh; follow road right to                           the end.

 

The writer Parker Palmer commenting on the inner journey which we all are invited to take says “chaos is the precondition to creativity: as every creation myth has it, life itself emerged from the void” He adds “the gift we receive on the inner journey is the knowledge that death does not have the final word. By allowing ourselves to die when its time is due, we create the condition under which new life can emerge

 

As we gather on this Easter morning, these words can act as a bridge between the suffering and death celebrated on Good Friday and the anticipated joy of Easter.

 

Resurrection accounts speak of the anticipated problem of who will roll back the stone at the grave of Jesus. Can we identify a stone in our lives which prevents us from sourcing the new life within us which is bursting to get out? Another question we might usefully ask ourselves as we prepare for this new season of new life is “what needs to die within us to create the space for something new to emerge within us?”

The morning will begin with a ritual to celebrate coming into life and coming out of the tomb of whatever tends to limit us.

Hopefully we will get a chance to watch a sunrise together, to stand in silence and wait for the dawn, to witness the miracle of a new day. Regardless of the visibility the sun will rise!!  We will walk in the four directions, and ask for the gifts each direction has to offer including wisdom, nurture, transformation and the ability to be fully at home in the human body and in the natural world

We plan to conclude the morning with food and hot drinks. Please bring something for breakfast so that we can prepare the food together and enjoy it as a group.

I really want others to be involved and to have an idea of how many will be coming, I would appreciate if you would let me know by Holy Sat. morning if you intend to travel There will be no charge for either event. A donation to Trocaire is welcome.

In the event of atrocious weather there will be a plan B. Call my number on the morning (0863663276) and my voice message will relay the new indoor venue!!

Wear several layers of clothing and be prepared for rain…just in case!

Peter

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GOOD FRIDAY 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starts:                          10am

Finishes:                      3pm approx

Meeting point:             Gleniff Horseshoe Mill

Directions:                   Travelling from Cliffoney towards Bundoran, turn right at

Gorevan’s pub and travel 3.1 miles uphill to Horseshoe Mill.

 

 

 

What is good about Good Friday my young son asked me the other day. I still have to come back to him with an answer!!  Last Sunday I spent the day on the mountain with six other souls and a host of new life, pondering on our addictions and ways we use evasion in life. A willingness to face reality and the darker side of our lives, a hunger for wellbeing and renewal characterized the courageous participants. It was refreshing and comforting experience to be in the company of people who were able to name addictions which are part of the human condition.

 

 

What is it all about I sometimes ask myself? What am I at? Who am I?  Irvin Yalom in his book “ staring at the sun” uses the term “death anxiety” as he explores how the knowledge of our own mortality affects the unconscious mind of every human being.

 

 

To celebrate these few days of Easter time, a time of death and new life, I invite you to join other beings in a slow reflective walk around the famous horseshoe in Co. Sligo. Being with fellow mortals, we will explore in silence and in listening the reality of our dying. The beautiful surroundings of mountain, trees and bog, whatever weather arrives and the animals and birds, who will decide to make an appearance, will be our hosts for the day.

 

 

Towards the end of the walk an opportunity will be provided to help people to experience a ritual of dying to something in this life which no longer serves them well. This might be something you will think about as you prepare for this walk. This letting go ceremony will be complimented by a ritual of new life which we will celebrate on Easter Sunday. (It is not necessary to attend the two events but doing so will enrich your experience significantly.)

 

Facing our death does not need to be gloomy and frightening, witnessing a little lamb being born was  one of the highlights of the gifts which nature bestowed on us last year during the walk.

“it is my hope that by grasping, really grasping, our human condition-our finiteness, our brief time in the light,-we will come not only to savour the preciousness of each moment and the pleasure of sheer being but to increase our compassion for ourselves and for all other human beings” (Yalom)

 

We will be walking just over 5 miles together on a circular route around the Gleniff Horseshoe, a beautifully scenic spot.  The first mile is uphill, but after that, the walking is easier, and it all takes place on a road surface except for the last part which is relatively easy.

 

There will be a stop for refreshments if people want to bring food, although I would encourage those who can, to fast.  Sometimes when we fast we realise that there is other food available which is very life giving.  Please bring a hot drink and wear warm, waterproof clothing – preferably layers – and comfortable walking shoes. The walk will proceed regardless of weather conditions, so come prepared! April can bring all four seasons in one day…please bring a note book and pencil as there will be opportunities to journal a little.

 

If you are interested in attending, please let me know by phone (0863663276) or email.

 

(Donation only, the charity this year is Trocaire)

 

 

 

 

wwwpeterdevlin.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Sunday 2015– Sunrise at Streedagh

 

 

The early breeze before dawn

Is the keeper of secrets?

Don’t go back to sleep!

It is time for prayer; it is time to ask for

What you really need.

Don’t go back to sleep!

The door of the One who created the world

Is always open.

Don’t go back to sleep.  (Rumi)

 

 

 

Starts:                           6.15am, Dawn 6.16, Sunrise 6.50

 

Finishes                       8am approx

Meeting point:              Streedagh Beach car park

Directions:                   Coming from Sligo, turn left in Grange village just after Supervalu

and after about a mile, turn right for Streedagh; follow road right to                           the end.

 

The writer Parker Palmer commenting on the inner journey which we all are invited to take says “chaos is the precondition to creativity: as every creation myth has it, life itself emerged from the void” He adds “the gift we receive on the inner journey is the knowledge that death does not have the final word. By allowing ourselves to die when its time is due, we create the condition under which new life can emerge

 

As we gather on this Easter morning, these words can act as a bridge between the suffering and death celebrated on Good Friday and the anticipated joy of Easter.

 

Resurrection accounts speak of the anticipated problem of who will roll back the stone at the grave of Jesus. Can we identify a stone in our lives which prevents us from sourcing the new life within us which is bursting to get out? Another question we might usefully ask ourselves as we prepare for this new season of new life is “what needs to die within us to create the space for something new to emerge within us?”

 

 

The morning will begin with a ritual to celebrate coming into life and coming out of the tomb of whatever tends to limit us.

 

Hopefully we will get a chance to watch a sunrise together, to stand in silence and wait for the dawn, to witness the miracle of a new day. Regardless of the visibility the sun will rise!!  We will walk in the four directions, and ask for the gifts each direction has to offer including wisdom, nurture, transformation and the ability to be fully at home in the human body and in the natural world

 

We plan to conclude the morning with food and hot drinks. Please bring something for breakfast so that we can prepare the food together and enjoy it as a group.

 

I really want others to be involved and to have an idea of how many will be coming, I would appreciate if you would let me know by Holy Sat. morning if you intend to travel There will be no charge for either event. A donation to Trocaire is welcome.

 

In the event of atrocious weather there will be a plan B. Call my number on the morning (0863663276) and my voice message will relay the new indoor venue!!

 

 

Wear several layers of clothing and be prepared for rain…just in case!

 

 

Peter

 

 

wwwpeterdevlin.ie

GOOD FRIDAY 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starts:                          10am

Finishes:                      3pm approx

Meeting point:             Gleniff Horseshoe Mill

Directions:                   Travelling from Cliffoney towards Bundoran, turn right at

Gorevan’s pub and travel 3.1 miles uphill to Horseshoe Mill.

 

 

 

What is good about Good Friday my young son asked me the other day. I still have to come back to him with an answer!!  Last Sunday I spent the day on the mountain with six other souls and a host of new life, pondering on our addictions and ways we use evasion in life. A willingness to face reality and the darker side of our lives, a hunger for wellbeing and renewal characterized the courageous participants. It was refreshing and comforting experience to be in the company of people who were able to name addictions which are part of the human condition.

 

 

What is it all about I sometimes ask myself? What am I at? Who am I?  Irvin Yalom in his book “ staring at the sun” uses the term “death anxiety” as he explores how the knowledge of our own mortality affects the unconscious mind of every human being.

 

 

To celebrate these few days of Easter time, a time of death and new life, I invite you to join other beings in a slow reflective walk around the famous horseshoe in Co. Sligo. Being with fellow mortals, we will explore in silence and in listening the reality of our dying. The beautiful surroundings of mountain, trees and bog, whatever weather arrives and the animals and birds, who will decide to make an appearance, will be our hosts for the day.

 

 

Towards the end of the walk an opportunity will be provided to help people to experience a ritual of dying to something in this life which no longer serves them well. This might be something you will think about as you prepare for this walk. This letting go ceremony will be complimented by a ritual of new life which we will celebrate on Easter Sunday. (It is not necessary to attend the two events but doing so will enrich your experience significantly.)

 

Facing our death does not need to be gloomy and frightening, witnessing a little lamb being born was  one of the highlights of the gifts which nature bestowed on us last year during the walk.

“it is my hope that by grasping, really grasping, our human condition-our finiteness, our brief time in the light,-we will come not only to savour the preciousness of each moment and the pleasure of sheer being but to increase our compassion for ourselves and for all other human beings” (Yalom)

 

We will be walking just over 5 miles together on a circular route around the Gleniff Horseshoe, a beautifully scenic spot.  The first mile is uphill, but after that, the walking is easier, and it all takes place on a road surface except for the last part which is relatively easy.

 

There will be a stop for refreshments if people want to bring food, although I would encourage those who can, to fast.  Sometimes when we fast we realise that there is other food available which is very life giving.  Please bring a hot drink and wear warm, waterproof clothing – preferably layers – and comfortable walking shoes. The walk will proceed regardless of weather conditions, so come prepared! April can bring all four seasons in one day…please bring a note book and pencil as there will be opportunities to journal a little.

 

If you are interested in attending, please let me know by phone (0863663276) or email.

 

(Donation only, the charity this year is Trocaire)

 

 

 

 

wwwpeterdevlin.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Sunday 2015– Sunrise at Streedagh

 

 

The early breeze before dawn

Is the keeper of secrets?

Don’t go back to sleep!

It is time for prayer; it is time to ask for

What you really need.

Don’t go back to sleep!

The door of the One who created the world

Is always open.

Don’t go back to sleep.  (Rumi)

 

 

 

Starts:                           6.15am, Dawn 6.16, Sunrise 6.50

 

Finishes                       8am approx

Meeting point:              Streedagh Beach car park

Directions:                   Coming from Sligo, turn left in Grange village just after Supervalu

and after about a mile, turn right for Streedagh; follow road right to                           the end.

 

The writer Parker Palmer commenting on the inner journey which we all are invited to take says “chaos is the precondition to creativity: as every creation myth has it, life itself emerged from the void” He adds “the gift we receive on the inner journey is the knowledge that death does not have the final word. By allowing ourselves to die when its time is due, we create the condition under which new life can emerge

 

As we gather on this Easter morning, these words can act as a bridge between the suffering and death celebrated on Good Friday and the anticipated joy of Easter.

 

Resurrection accounts speak of the anticipated problem of who will roll back the stone at the grave of Jesus. Can we identify a stone in our lives which prevents us from sourcing the new life within us which is bursting to get out? Another question we might usefully ask ourselves as we prepare for this new season of new life is “what needs to die within us to create the space for something new to emerge within us?”

 

 

The morning will begin with a ritual to celebrate coming into life and coming out of the tomb of whatever tends to limit us.

 

Hopefully we will get a chance to watch a sunrise together, to stand in silence and wait for the dawn, to witness the miracle of a new day. Regardless of the visibility the sun will rise!!  We will walk in the four directions, and ask for the gifts each direction has to offer including wisdom, nurture, transformation and the ability to be fully at home in the human body and in the natural world

 

We plan to conclude the morning with food and hot drinks. Please bring something for breakfast so that we can prepare the food together and enjoy it as a group.

 

I really want others to be involved and to have an idea of how many will be coming, I would appreciate if you would let me know by Holy Sat. morning if you intend to travel There will be no charge for either event. A donation to Trocaire is welcome.

 

In the event of atrocious weather there will be a plan B. Call my number on the morning (0863663276) and my voice message will relay the new indoor venue!!

 

 

Wear several layers of clothing and be prepared for rain…just in case!

 

 

Peter

 

 

wwwpeterdevlin.ie

GOOD FRIDAY 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starts:                          10am

Finishes:                      3pm approx

Meeting point:             Gleniff Horseshoe Mill

Directions:                   Travelling from Cliffoney towards Bundoran, turn right at

Gorevan’s pub and travel 3.1 miles uphill to Horseshoe Mill.

 

 

 

What is good about Good Friday my young son asked me the other day. I still have to come back to him with an answer!!  Last Sunday I spent the day on the mountain with six other souls and a host of new life, pondering on our addictions and ways we use evasion in life. A willingness to face reality and the darker side of our lives, a hunger for wellbeing and renewal characterized the courageous participants. It was refreshing and comforting experience to be in the company of people who were able to name addictions which are part of the human condition.

 

 

What is it all about I sometimes ask myself? What am I at? Who am I?  Irvin Yalom in his book “ staring at the sun” uses the term “death anxiety” as he explores how the knowledge of our own mortality affects the unconscious mind of every human being.

 

 

To celebrate these few days of Easter time, a time of death and new life, I invite you to join other beings in a slow reflective walk around the famous horseshoe in Co. Sligo. Being with fellow mortals, we will explore in silence and in listening the reality of our dying. The beautiful surroundings of mountain, trees and bog, whatever weather arrives and the animals and birds, who will decide to make an appearance, will be our hosts for the day.

 

 

Towards the end of the walk an opportunity will be provided to help people to experience a ritual of dying to something in this life which no longer serves them well. This might be something you will think about as you prepare for this walk. This letting go ceremony will be complimented by a ritual of new life which we will celebrate on Easter Sunday. (It is not necessary to attend the two events but doing so will enrich your experience significantly.)

 

Facing our death does not need to be gloomy and frightening, witnessing a little lamb being born was  one of the highlights of the gifts which nature bestowed on us last year during the walk.

“it is my hope that by grasping, really grasping, our human condition-our finiteness, our brief time in the light,-we will come not only to savour the preciousness of each moment and the pleasure of sheer being but to increase our compassion for ourselves and for all other human beings” (Yalom)

 

We will be walking just over 5 miles together on a circular route around the Gleniff Horseshoe, a beautifully scenic spot.  The first mile is uphill, but after that, the walking is easier, and it all takes place on a road surface except for the last part which is relatively easy.

 

There will be a stop for refreshments if people want to bring food, although I would encourage those who can, to fast.  Sometimes when we fast we realise that there is other food available which is very life giving.  Please bring a hot drink and wear warm, waterproof clothing – preferably layers – and comfortable walking shoes. The walk will proceed regardless of weather conditions, so come prepared! April can bring all four seasons in one day…please bring a note book and pencil as there will be opportunities to journal a little.

 

If you are interested in attending, please let me know by phone (0863663276) or email.

 

(Donation only, the charity this year is Trocaire)

 

 

 

 

wwwpeterdevlin.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Sunday 2015– Sunrise at Streedagh

 

 

The early breeze before dawn

Is the keeper of secrets?

Don’t go back to sleep!

It is time for prayer; it is time to ask for

What you really need.

Don’t go back to sleep!

The door of the One who created the world

Is always open.

Don’t go back to sleep.  (Rumi)

 

 

 

Starts:                           6.15am, Dawn 6.16, Sunrise 6.50

 

Finishes                       8am approx

Meeting point:              Streedagh Beach car park

Directions:                   Coming from Sligo, turn left in Grange village just after Supervalu

and after about a mile, turn right for Streedagh; follow road right to                           the end.

 

The writer Parker Palmer commenting on the inner journey which we all are invited to take says “chaos is the precondition to creativity: as every creation myth has it, life itself emerged from the void” He adds “the gift we receive on the inner journey is the knowledge that death does not have the final word. By allowing ourselves to die when its time is due, we create the condition under which new life can emerge

 

As we gather on this Easter morning, these words can act as a bridge between the suffering and death celebrated on Good Friday and the anticipated joy of Easter.

 

Resurrection accounts speak of the anticipated problem of who will roll back the stone at the grave of Jesus. Can we identify a stone in our lives which prevents us from sourcing the new life within us which is bursting to get out? Another question we might usefully ask ourselves as we prepare for this new season of new life is “what needs to die within us to create the space for something new to emerge within us?”

 

 

The morning will begin with a ritual to celebrate coming into life and coming out of the tomb of whatever tends to limit us.

 

Hopefully we will get a chance to watch a sunrise together, to stand in silence and wait for the dawn, to witness the miracle of a new day. Regardless of the visibility the sun will rise!!  We will walk in the four directions, and ask for the gifts each direction has to offer including wisdom, nurture, transformation and the ability to be fully at home in the human body and in the natural world

 

We plan to conclude the morning with food and hot drinks. Please bring something for breakfast so that we can prepare the food together and enjoy it as a group.

 

I really want others to be involved and to have an idea of how many will be coming, I would appreciate if you would let me know by Holy Sat. morning if you intend to travel There will be no charge for either event. A donation to Trocaire is welcome.

 

In the event of atrocious weather there will be a plan B. Call my number on the morning (0863663276) and my voice message will relay the new indoor venue!!

 

 

Wear several layers of clothing and be prepared for rain…just in case!

 

 

Peter

 

 

wwwpeterdevlin.ie

The east facet–subpersonalities

 ben bulben

Cultivating our wholeness—healing Our East Sub Personalities

 

 

I will not die an unlived life

I will not live in fear

Of falling or catching fire.

I choose to inhabit my days,

To allow my living to open me,

To make me less afraid,

More accessible;

To loosen my heart

Until it becomes a wing,

A torch, a promise.

I choose to risk my signifance,

To live so that which came to me as seed

Goes to the next as blossom,

And that which came to me as blossom,

Goes on as fruit

 

(Dawna Markova

 

 

Hi friends,

I hope you have wintered well and are enjoying the slow but sure unfolding of spring. It has been a cosy, restful, busy, insightful and challenging time for me.

 

The soul days outside for 2015 begin on Sunday March 22nd with an adventure on the slopes and bogs surrounding Benbulben. As planned we will begin by revisiting the East Facet of Self and then look at the sub-personalities associated with this part of our wholeness. Plotkin challenges us to approach our weaknesses and wounds with an awareness of our strengths.

 

Life can be cruel and painful. As children we develop ways to cope with our particular situation. These strategedies often serve us well but sometimes we carry them into adulthood despite the fact that our circumstances have changed. The perceived threat to our well being has gone but we are unaware that our childish coping methods are now limiting our ability to live a more fulsome life.

 

Our sub-personalities develop over the years, addictions and ways of escaping pain become second nature. Some are very obvious such as alcoholism, gambling, over working, others are more subtle such as failing to grow up or take our responsibilities seriously. Early childhood trauma can often be well buried and begin to haunt us in later life under the guise of common terms including  depression, acute anxiety, stress, low self-esteem.

 

This day will offer participants the opportunity to become more aware of habits or ways of being in the world which no longer serve them well. It will help in exploring how these ways of living hold them back from developing their full potential and how they impede the soul in fulfilling its task on earth.

 

Being in the company of supportive non shaming people,  a beautiful environment including  mountain, rivers, wild vegetation inhabited by the non human world of sheep, birds and insects, will facilitate awareness and healing

 

 

Innocence, clear-mindedness, lightheartedness and extroversion are all qualities of the East Facet of Self. Arrested development, social isolation, ruined relationships, missed opportunities, are part of the high price we pay when the war of childhood still rages.

 

Would your soul benefit from such a day and if so you might want to facilitate its longing for something different and perhaps avoid dying “an unlived life.”

 

Date:                Sunday 22 March 2015

Time:               10am-4.30 pm

Cost:                50euro or whatever you can afford

Booking:         Peter Devlin on 086 3663276 or [email protected]

Venue:             Slopes of Ben Bullpen, Co. Sligo weather permitting; otherwise there will be an indoor venue.

Meeting Point: Yeats Tavern and Restaurant, Bundara Rd. (car park!!) 9.45am

Deposit:        To secure a place please send a deposit of 20 euro to Peter Devlin, Cloonaghbawn, Ballinfull, Co. Sligo before 16 March. (Max 10 places)

 

Please dress in several layers and bring waterproof jacket and trousers.. Good boots or Wellingtons will facilitate you in the exploration. A spare pair of socks and a small towel would be useful, as would notebook, pen, coloured pencils and crayons.  Bring lunch, and a hot drink. Call or e mail if you need more information.

 

 

www.peterdevlin.ie

 

 

Calendar of Events For 2015

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Soul Days and Training Events 2015

 

Listening to the Voice of your soul

Six Monday mornings in St. Michael’s Family Life Sligo. 10am –12 noon. January 26 – March 2nd. 10 places. 80 euro Book directly with the centre 0719170329

 

Good Friday 3rd April 10am-2pm

A six mile slow walk around the Gleniff Horseshoe feeling our pain and inviting the healing power of nature to heal.

 

Easter Sunday 5th April 7am-9am greeting the dawn on Streedagh Beach, celebrating new life and being in touch with our wholeness.

 

Working as therapists in the outdoors.

May Friday 8th    6pm – Sunday 10th May 4pm.

This training and exploration will examine some of the practical implications inherent in taking therapy outdoors, and focus on particular ways of utilising natural spaces to enhance healing, new life and growth for our clients. It will explore the use of ritual and the prospect of nature being the primary therapist. Cost 190 euro (excluding accommodation),  Final date to secure a place 5th April.

 

Vision Quest

Saturday 18th July 10am-Sunday 19th  3pm   A two day challenging and deeply rewarding event which facilitates a deep inner search  including major life changes and decisions.. It includes 8 hours alone on the mountainside, and a 24 hour fast. Cost 90 euro (excluding accommodation)

Final date to secure a place 4th July.

 

Dreams – Messages from your Soul

 Sunday October 11th   10am-4.30pm.   Our dreams are sources of wisdom and guidance, they come to us in the service of health and wholeness. In this experiential event participants will be learning a powerful way of working with their dreams, one which they can use with confidence and clarity.

 

 

 

The Sub Personalities-  wounded aspects of our Psyches

 

Sunday 22nd March. 10am.-4.30pm.   East.: Escapist and Addicts try to keep us safe through evasion. Distressing challenges and responsibilities are sidestepped, painful emotions and circumstances are avoided.

Sunday June 7th 10am-5 pm   South : Wounded Children try to keep us safe by attempting to get our basic needs met. They do this by appearing to be in need of rescue, being harmless and socially acceptable; or by being aggressive, arrogant or condescending.

Sunday September 13th   10am – 5pm. West-  The Shadow and Shadow Selves try to keep us safe through repression of our characteristics and desires that are unacceptable or inconceivable to our Ego.  Plotkin describes the Shadow as what we don’t know about ourselves and, if accused of it, we would adamantly and sincerely deny it.

Sunday 15th November 10am-4.30. North:   what keeps us small and safe thus living a life which does no justice to our gifts and talents? Inner Critics, Rescuers, Pleasers and Codependents belong in this group.

 

 

Soul Days and Training Events 2015

 

Listening to the Voice of your soul

Six Monday mornings in St. Michael’s Family Life Sligo. 10am –12 noon. January 26 – March 2nd. 10 places. 80 euro Book directly with the centre 0719170329

 

Good Friday 3rd April 10am-2pm

A six mile slow walk around the Gleniff Horseshoe feeling our pain and inviting the healing power of nature to heal.

 

Easter Sunday 5th April 7am-9am greeting the dawn on Streedagh Beach, celebrating new life and being in touch with our wholeness.

 

Working as therapists in the outdoors.

May Friday 8th    6pm – Sunday 10th May 4pm.

This training and exploration will examine some of the practical implications inherent in taking therapy outdoors, and focus on particular ways of utilising natural spaces to enhance healing, new life and growth for our clients. It will explore the use of ritual and the prospect of nature being the primary therapist. Cost 190 euro (excluding accommodation),  Final date to secure a place 5th April.

 

Vision Quest

Saturday 18th July 10am-Sunday 19th  3pm   A two day challenging and deeply rewarding event which facilitates a deep inner search  including major life changes and decisions.. It includes 8 hours alone on the mountainside, and a 24 hour fast. Cost 90 euro (excluding accommodation)

Final date to secure a place 4th July.

 

Dreams – Messages from your Soul

 Sunday October 11th   10am-4.30pm.   Our dreams are sources of wisdom and guidance, they come to us in the service of health and wholeness. In this experiential event participants will be learning a powerful way of working with their dreams, one which they can use with confidence and clarity.

 

 

 

The Sub Personalities-  wounded aspects of our Psyches

 

Sunday 22nd March. 10am.-4.30pm.   East.: Escapist and Addicts try to keep us safe through evasion. Distressing challenges and responsibilities are sidestepped, painful emotions and circumstances are avoided.

Sunday June 7th 10am-5 pm   South : Wounded Children try to keep us safe by attempting to get our basic needs met. They do this by appearing to be in need of rescue, being harmless and socially acceptable; or by being aggressive, arrogant or condescending.

Sunday September 13th   10am – 5pm. West-  The Shadow and Shadow Selves try to keep us safe through repression of our characteristics and desires that are unacceptable or inconceivable to our Ego.  Plotkin describes the Shadow as what we don’t know about ourselves and, if accused of it, we would adamantly and sincerely deny it.

Sunday 15th November 10am-4.30. North:   what keeps us small and safe thus living a life which does no justice to our gifts and talents? Inner Critics, Rescuers, Pleasers and Codependents belong in this group.

 

 

Soul Days and Training Events 2015

 

Listening to the Voice of your soul

Six Monday mornings in St. Michael’s Family Life Sligo. 10am –12 noon. January 26 – March 2nd. 10 places. 80 euro Book directly with the centre 0719170329

 

Good Friday 3rd April 10am-2pm

A six mile slow walk around the Gleniff Horseshoe feeling our pain and inviting the healing power of nature to heal.

 

Easter Sunday 5th April 7am-9am greeting the dawn on Streedagh Beach, celebrating new life and being in touch with our wholeness.

 

Working as therapists in the outdoors.

May Friday 8th    6pm – Sunday 10th May 4pm.

This training and exploration will examine some of the practical implications inherent in taking therapy outdoors, and focus on particular ways of utilising natural spaces to enhance healing, new life and growth for our clients. It will explore the use of ritual and the prospect of nature being the primary therapist. Cost 190 euro (excluding accommodation),  Final date to secure a place 5th April.

 

Vision Quest

Saturday 18th July 10am-Sunday 19th  3pm   A two day challenging and deeply rewarding event which facilitates a deep inner search  including major life changes and decisions.. It includes 8 hours alone on the mountainside, and a 24 hour fast. Cost 90 euro (excluding accommodation)

Final date to secure a place 4th July.

 

Dreams – Messages from your Soul

 Sunday October 11th   10am-4.30pm.   Our dreams are sources of wisdom and guidance, they come to us in the service of health and wholeness. In this experiential event participants will be learning a powerful way of working with their dreams, one which they can use with confidence and clarity.

 

 

 

The Sub Personalities-  wounded aspects of our Psyches

 

Sunday 22nd March. 10am.-4.30pm.   East.: Escapist and Addicts try to keep us safe through evasion. Distressing challenges and responsibilities are sidestepped, painful emotions and circumstances are avoided.

Sunday June 7th 10am-5 pm   South : Wounded Children try to keep us safe by attempting to get our basic needs met. They do this by appearing to be in need of rescue, being harmless and socially acceptable; or by being aggressive, arrogant or condescending.

Sunday September 13th   10am – 5pm. West-  The Shadow and Shadow Selves try to keep us safe through repression of our characteristics and desires that are unacceptable or inconceivable to our Ego.  Plotkin describes the Shadow as what we don’t know about ourselves and, if accused of it, we would adamantly and sincerely deny it.

Sunday 15th November 10am-4.30. North:   what keeps us small and safe thus living a life which does no justice to our gifts and talents? Inner Critics, Rescuers, Pleasers and Codependents belong in this group.

 

 

Soul Days and Training Events 2015

 

Listening to the Voice of your soul

Six Monday mornings in St. Michael’s Family Life Sligo. 10am –12 noon. January 26 – March 2nd. 10 places. 80 euro Book directly with the centre 0719170329

 

Good Friday 3rd April 10am-2pm

A six mile slow walk around the Gleniff Horseshoe feeling our pain and inviting the healing power of nature to heal.

 

Easter Sunday 5th April 7am-9am greeting the dawn on Streedagh Beach, celebrating new life and being in touch with our wholeness.

 

Working as therapists in the outdoors.

May Friday 8th    6pm – Sunday 10th May 4pm.

This training and exploration will examine some of the practical implications inherent in taking therapy outdoors, and focus on particular ways of utilising natural spaces to enhance healing, new life and growth for our clients. It will explore the use of ritual and the prospect of nature being the primary therapist. Cost 190 euro (excluding accommodation),  Final date to secure a place 5th April.

 

Vision Quest

Saturday 18th July 10am-Sunday 19th  3pm   A two day challenging and deeply rewarding event which facilitates a deep inner search  including major life changes and decisions.. It includes 8 hours alone on the mountainside, and a 24 hour fast. Cost 90 euro (excluding accommodation)

Final date to secure a place 4th July.

 

Dreams – Messages from your Soul

 Sunday October 11th   10am-4.30pm.   Our dreams are sources of wisdom and guidance, they come to us in the service of health and wholeness. In this experiential event participants will be learning a powerful way of working with their dreams, one which they can use with confidence and clarity.

 

 

 

The Sub Personalities-  wounded aspects of our Psyches

 

Sunday 22nd March. 10am.-4.30pm.   East.: Escapist and Addicts try to keep us safe through evasion. Distressing challenges and responsibilities are sidestepped, painful emotions and circumstances are avoided.

Sunday June 7th 10am-5 pm   South : Wounded Children try to keep us safe by attempting to get our basic needs met. They do this by appearing to be in need of rescue, being harmless and socially acceptable; or by being aggressive, arrogant or condescending.

Sunday September 13th   10am – 5pm. West-  The Shadow and Shadow Selves try to keep us safe through repression of our characteristics and desires that are unacceptable or inconceivable to our Ego.  Plotkin describes the Shadow as what we don’t know about ourselves and, if accused of it, we would adamantly and sincerely deny it.

Sunday 15th November 10am-4.30. North:   what keeps us small and safe thus living a life which does no justice to our gifts and talents? Inner Critics, Rescuers, Pleasers and Codependents belong in this group.

 

 

Soul Days and Training Events 2015

 

Listening to the Voice of your soul

Six Monday mornings in St. Michael’s Family Life Sligo. 10am –12 noon. January 26 – March 2nd. 10 places. 80 euro Book directly with the centre 0719170329

 

Good Friday 3rd April 10am-2pm

A six mile slow walk around the Gleniff Horseshoe feeling our pain and inviting the healing power of nature to heal.

 

Easter Sunday 5th April 7am-9am greeting the dawn on Streedagh Beach, celebrating new life and being in touch with our wholeness.

 

Working as therapists in the outdoors.

May Friday 8th    6pm – Sunday 10th May 4pm.

This training and exploration will examine some of the practical implications inherent in taking therapy outdoors, and focus on particular ways of utilising natural spaces to enhance healing, new life and growth for our clients. It will explore the use of ritual and the prospect of nature being the primary therapist. Cost 190 euro (excluding accommodation),  Final date to secure a place 5th April.

 

Vision Quest

Saturday 18th July 10am-Sunday 19th  3pm   A two day challenging and deeply rewarding event which facilitates a deep inner search  including major life changes and decisions.. It includes 8 hours alone on the mountainside, and a 24 hour fast. Cost 90 euro (excluding accommodation)

Final date to secure a place 4th July.

 

Dreams – Messages from your Soul

 Sunday October 11th   10am-4.30pm.   Our dreams are sources of wisdom and guidance, they come to us in the service of health and wholeness. In this experiential event participants will be learning a powerful way of working with their dreams, one which they can use with confidence and clarity.

 

 

 

The Sub Personalities-  wounded aspects of our Psyches

 

Sunday 22nd March. 10am.-4.30pm.   East.: Escapist and Addicts try to keep us safe through evasion. Distressing challenges and responsibilities are sidestepped, painful emotions and circumstances are avoided.

Sunday June 7th 10am-5 pm   South : Wounded Children try to keep us safe by attempting to get our basic needs met. They do this by appearing to be in need of rescue, being harmless and socially acceptable; or by being aggressive, arrogant or condescending.

Sunday September 13th   10am – 5pm. West-  The Shadow and Shadow Selves try to keep us safe through repression of our characteristics and desires that are unacceptable or inconceivable to our Ego.  Plotkin describes the Shadow as what we don’t know about ourselves and, if accused of it, we would adamantly and sincerely deny it.

Sunday 15th November 10am-4.30. North:   what keeps us small and safe thus living a life which does no justice to our gifts and talents? Inner Critics, Rescuers, Pleasers and Codependents belong in this group.

 

 

Soul Days and Training Events 2015

 

Listening to the Voice of your soul

Six Monday mornings in St. Michael’s Family Life Sligo. 10am –12 noon. January 26 – March 2nd. 10 places. 80 euro Book directly with the centre 0719170329

 

Good Friday 3rd April 10am-2pm

A six mile slow walk around the Gleniff Horseshoe feeling our pain and inviting the healing power of nature to heal.

 

Easter Sunday 5th April 7am-9am greeting the dawn on Streedagh Beach, celebrating new life and being in touch with our wholeness.

 

Working as therapists in the outdoors.

May Friday 8th    6pm – Sunday 10th May 4pm.

This training and exploration will examine some of the practical implications inherent in taking therapy outdoors, and focus on particular ways of utilising natural spaces to enhance healing, new life and growth for our clients. It will explore the use of ritual and the prospect of nature being the primary therapist. Cost 190 euro (excluding accommodation),  Final date to secure a place 5th April.

 

Vision Quest

Saturday 18th July 10am-Sunday 19th  3pm   A two day challenging and deeply rewarding event which facilitates a deep inner search  including major life changes and decisions.. It includes 8 hours alone on the mountainside, and a 24 hour fast. Cost 90 euro (excluding accommodation)

Final date to secure a place 4th July.

 

Dreams – Messages from your Soul

 Sunday October 11th   10am-4.30pm.   Our dreams are sources of wisdom and guidance, they come to us in the service of health and wholeness. In this experiential event participants will be learning a powerful way of working with their dreams, one which they can use with confidence and clarity.

 

 

 

The Sub Personalities-  wounded aspects of our Psyches

 

Sunday 22nd March. 10am.-4.30pm.   East.: Escapist and Addicts try to keep us safe through evasion. Distressing challenges and responsibilities are sidestepped, painful emotions and circumstances are avoided.

Sunday June 7th 10am-5 pm   South : Wounded Children try to keep us safe by attempting to get our basic needs met. They do this by appearing to be in need of rescue, being harmless and socially acceptable; or by being aggressive, arrogant or condescending.

Sunday September 13th   10am – 5pm. West-  The Shadow and Shadow Selves try to keep us safe through repression of our characteristics and desires that are unacceptable or inconceivable to our Ego.  Plotkin describes the Shadow as what we don’t know about ourselves and, if accused of it, we would adamantly and sincerely deny it.

Sunday 15th November 10am-4.30. North:   what keeps us small and safe thus living a life which does no justice to our gifts and talents? Inner Critics, Rescuers, Pleasers and Codependents belong in this group.

 

 

Soul Days and Training Events 2015

 

Listening to the Voice of your soul

Six Monday mornings in St. Michael’s Family Life Sligo. 10am –12 noon. January 26 – March 2nd. 10 places. 80 euro Book directly with the centre 0719170329

 

Good Friday 3rd April 10am-2pm

A six mile slow walk around the Gleniff Horseshoe feeling our pain and inviting the healing power of nature to heal.

 

Easter Sunday 5th April 7am-9am greeting the dawn on Streedagh Beach, celebrating new life and being in touch with our wholeness.

 

Working as therapists in the outdoors.

May Friday 8th    6pm – Sunday 10th May 4pm.

This training and exploration will examine some of the practical implications inherent in taking therapy outdoors, and focus on particular ways of utilising natural spaces to enhance healing, new life and growth for our clients. It will explore the use of ritual and the prospect of nature being the primary therapist. Cost 190 euro (excluding accommodation),  Final date to secure a place 5th April.

 

Vision Quest

Saturday 18th July 10am-Sunday 19th  3pm   A two day challenging and deeply rewarding event which facilitates a deep inner search  including major life changes and decisions.. It includes 8 hours alone on the mountainside, and a 24 hour fast. Cost 90 euro (excluding accommodation)

Final date to secure a place 4th July.

 

Dreams – Messages from your Soul

 Sunday October 11th   10am-4.30pm.   Our dreams are sources of wisdom and guidance, they come to us in the service of health and wholeness. In this experiential event participants will be learning a powerful way of working with their dreams, one which they can use with confidence and clarity.

 

 

 

The Sub Personalities-  wounded aspects of our Psyches

 

Sunday 22nd March. 10am.-4.30pm.   East.: Escapist and Addicts try to keep us safe through evasion. Distressing challenges and responsibilities are sidestepped, painful emotions and circumstances are avoided.

Sunday June 7th 10am-5 pm   South : Wounded Children try to keep us safe by attempting to get our basic needs met. They do this by appearing to be in need of rescue, being harmless and socially acceptable; or by being aggressive, arrogant or condescending.

Sunday September 13th   10am – 5pm. West-  The Shadow and Shadow Selves try to keep us safe through repression of our characteristics and desires that are unacceptable or inconceivable to our Ego.  Plotkin describes the Shadow as what we don’t know about ourselves and, if accused of it, we would adamantly and sincerely deny it.

Sunday 15th November 10am-4.30. North:   what keeps us small and safe thus living a life which does no justice to our gifts and talents? Inner Critics, Rescuers, Pleasers and Codependents belong in this group.

 

 

Soul Days and Training Events 2015

 

Listening to the Voice of your soul

Six Monday mornings in St. Michael’s Family Life Sligo. 10am –12 noon. January 26 – March 2nd. 10 places. 80 euro Book directly with the centre 0719170329

 

Good Friday 3rd April 10am-2pm

A six mile slow walk around the Gleniff Horseshoe feeling our pain and inviting the healing power of nature to heal.

 

Easter Sunday 5th April 7am-9am greeting the dawn on Streedagh Beach, celebrating new life and being in touch with our wholeness.

 

Working as therapists in the outdoors.

May Friday 8th    6pm – Sunday 10th May 4pm.

This training and exploration will examine some of the practical implications inherent in taking therapy outdoors, and focus on particular ways of utilising natural spaces to enhance healing, new life and growth for our clients. It will explore the use of ritual and the prospect of nature being the primary therapist. Cost 190 euro (excluding accommodation),  Final date to secure a place 5th April.

 

Vision Quest

Saturday 18th July 10am-Sunday 19th  3pm   A two day challenging and deeply rewarding event which facilitates a deep inner search  including major life changes and decisions.. It includes 8 hours alone on the mountainside, and a 24 hour fast. Cost 90 euro (excluding accommodation)

Final date to secure a place 4th July.

 

Dreams – Messages from your Soul

 Sunday October 11th   10am-4.30pm.   Our dreams are sources of wisdom and guidance, they come to us in the service of health and wholeness. In this experiential event participants will be learning a powerful way of working with their dreams, one which they can use with confidence and clarity.

 

 

 

The Sub Personalities-  wounded aspects of our Psyches

 

Sunday 22nd March. 10am.-4.30pm.   East.: Escapist and Addicts try to keep us safe through evasion. Distressing challenges and responsibilities are sidestepped, painful emotions and circumstances are avoided.

Sunday June 7th 10am-5 pm   South : Wounded Children try to keep us safe by attempting to get our basic needs met. They do this by appearing to be in need of rescue, being harmless and socially acceptable; or by being aggressive, arrogant or condescending.

Sunday September 13th   10am – 5pm. West-  The Shadow and Shadow Selves try to keep us safe through repression of our characteristics and desires that are unacceptable or inconceivable to our Ego.  Plotkin describes the Shadow as what we don’t know about ourselves and, if accused of it, we would adamantly and sincerely deny it.

Sunday 15th November 10am-4.30. North:   what keeps us small and safe thus living a life which does no justice to our gifts and talents? Inner Critics, Rescuers, Pleasers and Codependents belong in this group.