It’s never too late to say “enough”. To put down the load we are carrying, and try to create new patterns of relating that are more appropriate and balanced. ( Myla and John Kabat-Zinn)
Reflecting on my work as a psychotherapist and workshop/retreat provider for the past 18 years, I have noticed several themes emerging from the inner work and exploration of participants.
We are all part of this wonderful, complicated universe and as such share many difficulties. Even in the best of childhood days, we all have been wounded in different ways. The “here and now” is always related to the “there and then”.
We carry limiting and sometimes destructive ways of behaviour into our everyday adult lives, into our relationships such as those with spouses, children, colleagues and wider communities.
These six days, at two week intervals will offer participants training, reflection time and space in the service of awakening to their human potential.
It will also be an opportunity to meet like-minded people, develop ones support system network, replace loneliness with laughter, and become increasingly aware that I am not on my own. We can all learn well when there is a deep listening, confidentiality, fun and safety.
The venue offers comfort heat and intimacy. Participants will be afforded access to the beautiful outdoors, a location set in the shadow of the Ox Mountains. Walkways, trails, gardens and majestic trees offer themselves for our healing, joy, wonder and awe. Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring lunch.
Venue: Holy Hill Hermitage Skreen Co Sligo.
Dates: 7th Nov, 21st Nov, 5th Dec 2018. 9th Jan, 23rd Jan and Feb 2nd 2019.
Time: 10am to 4pm.
Cost: 390 euro. The balance is due on the first day of the course.
Booking: To secure your place please send a deposit of 65 euro to Peter Devlin, Cloonaghbawn, Ballinful, Co-Sligo before Friday 2nd November.
C.P.D: 36 hours.
- Caring for self – awareness of our inner resources.
- Befriending our emotions, naming feeling, expressing and using them in a creative life giving way.
- Speaking your truth in an assertive way. Awareness of how we can be passive or aggressive.
- Listening caring and responding to our soul.
- Transforming our deep wounds into empowerment.
- Befriending our dreams as a way to continue our journey of healing.