Hi friends, I hope you are well and have survived the last kick of winter. I just want to let you know about a special day next Saturday 13 April. The theme of this day looks at the ways in which we adults live our lives using strategies to survive which belong to our own days of childhood. These include the need to belong, to be safe, to be free from conflict, to fit in to the expectations of others. Understanding ourselves, and discovering healthy ways of belonging, overcoming harsh self-criticism will be at the heart of this retreat.
During this day we will look at the concept of the loyal soldiers who work to protect us but have the adverse effect of keeping us small and thus depriving us of realising our true potential. This way of behaving manifests as our inner critic, inner flatterer, and the lion tamer. As Bill Plotkin reminds us ” the critical parent criticizes other people similar to how the inner critic self-restrains and the lion tamer self-doesticates.”
The day will include input, group sharing and time alone to experience ways of cultivating a more compassionate and genuine care of self, others, our relationships and this beautiful temporary home known as earth.
In the event of adverse weather conditions, we will move to a warm welcoming indoor venue. Please dress in several layers and bring waterproof jacket and trousers if possible, and bring a notebook, pen, lunch and a hot drink.
Details are as follows:
Date: Sat 13 April 2019
Time : 10am-4pm
Cost : 70 euro
VENUE: Meet at my office Cloonaghbawn, Ballinfull, Co Sligo. Weather permitting the day will be spent on the slopes of Benbulben
Please contact me if you need further information. To book a place please call or e mail me. 086 3663276 [email protected]