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Winter Solstice Shamanic Workshop

WHAT: Winter Solstice Shamanic Workshop with Martin Duffy
Where: Dunderry Park, Navan, Co. Meath
When: Sunday, December 17th
More info:

A solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year as the Sun reaches its highest or lowest excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere. As a result, on the day of the solstice, the Sun appears to have reached its highest or lowest annual altitude in the sky above the horizon at local solar noon. The solstices, together with the equinoxes, are connected with the seasons. In many cultures the solstices mark either the beginning or the midpoint of winter and summer.

At this day long workshop we will be participating in a:
Sacred Sites/Druid ceremony on the hill of Tara,and the fairy tree ritual.
Fire Ceremony, ritual to burning off the old patterns to make room for the new.
Stalking awareness in Nature to connect with our power place and tune into natural intelligence
Spirit Boat, to the realms of the sidhe, fairy folk to gain wisdom and healing from the shining ones.
Shamanic Journeying to meet our animals and spirit guides to get help and healing with what ails us.
Trance Dance to the beat of tribal sounds to help connect to our deeper selves through our bodies.
€95 for course, and all meals. For more details email or call 046 90 74455

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Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

IAHIP Workshop Series – Recovery from Trauma

Workshop 7 – Recovery from Trauma -Jim Fitzgibbon –
Sunday November 26th 10am – 4.30pm
Limited Number of Spaces still available
Book your place now

This workshop will be a collaborative, educative and experiential workshop for psychotherapists.
My workshop on recovery from trauma is designed for experienced psychotherapists however whatever your experience we will have commonality in that we all survived at least one trauma namely receiving birth.

Consciously forming ground as a way of being in a relational experience will be at the core of this group experience.
Many members will be interested in an integrative relational written exercise re exploration of grieving that I learnt from Gianni Francesetti in 2010 and I’ve many times used it successfully. It’s an excellent key to unlocking deadness recovery from trauma.

On my own background for more than 7 years I am member of a supervision group and a personal development group both facilitated by the experienced psychotherapist Rob Tyson of the Manchester Gestalt Institute.
I am learning we all have unique experience and by gathering in a safe place this difference is of immense value to one another and to our clients.
In this workshop I will invite the group to focus on what we do know cognitively and theoretically about the subject. When we form as a working group, our own experiences of recovery and of our clients may emerge, in the present.

The use of creative technique of art may be possible so please bring art materials of your choice.

My intention is the exposition of my relational in the here and now approach, supported by the theoretical approach by James Kepner in his books particularly Healing Tasks (1996) and Body Process (1987) and Miriam Taylor’s Trauma Therapy (2014) and Zoe Londricks paper What Every Trauma Worker Should Know (2006). …read more

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

How to lose your clinical balance, while holding on to your therapeutic bearings, and other ideas on working therapeutically with a ‘treatment resistant’ client diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder by Don Boardman

How to lose your clinical balance, while holding on to your therapeutic bearings, and other ideas on working therapeutically with a ‘treatment resistant’ client diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder

by Don Boardman

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Don Boardman Article

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

An invitation to participate

I am writing to invite your participation in my upcoming research study entitled
‘Psychotherapists’ experience of attachment and the therapeutic relationship.
I am a fourth year student on the MSc. in Integrative Psychotherapy at Dublin City University which requires completion of a research study related to psychotherapy.
The purpose of this study is to explore psychotherapists’ experience of their own attachment style and their experience of how they came to learn about attachment theory.
The study also aims to explore their experience of their own attachment and how this interrelates with their work with clients.
This research study will involve trained and accredited psychotherapists in order to gain an in-depth breadth of knowledge.
If you are a trained and accredited psychotherapist you are eligible to take part in the study.
If you wish to take part, you will be invited to take part in an interview that may take up to 1 hour, either at your place of work or in Dublin City University. Your participation in this study is voluntary.
If you would like more information on this study or should you wish to take part you can contact me by email at
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Laura Egan
087 1303643

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Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

18 Nov 2017 14:00 : An Afternoon with Adam Phillips- Shame and Attention

APPI and IFPP proudly invite you to join us for an afternoon in the company of psychoanalyst and acclaimed writer Adam Phillips at DIT College of Business. Adam will give a lecture on Shame and Attention followed by a panel discussion with Irish psychoanalysts Dr. Carol Owens, Professor Ross Skelton and Dr. Olga Cox Cameron. The event is followed by a wine reception giving you the opportunity to meet with the speakers and exchange ideas with fellow attendees.

** The Psychoanalytic Section of ICP has awarded 3 CPD points for this event.

About Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst in private practice in London, and a writer. His latest book “In Writing” was published in May this year by Hamish Hamilton. He worked in the National Health Service for seventeen years and was principal child psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital in London from 1990 to 1997.

About Dr. Carol Owens

Dr. Carol Owens is a psychoanalyst in private practice in North Dublin. She founded the Dublin Lacan Study Group in 2008. Her book, Lacanian Psychoanalysis with Babies, Children and Adolescents: Further notes on the child, edited with Stephanie Farrelly Quinn was published earlier this year by Karnac.

About Professor Ross Skelton

Professor Ross Skelton is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Dublin. He is the editor of the Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis (2008). His published memoir of childhood, Eden Halt – An Antrim Memoir (2013), is currently being adapted for film.

About Dr. Olga Cox Cameron

Dr. Olga Cox Cameron is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Dublin. She is the founder of the annual Irish Psychoanalysis and Film Festival currently in its 9th year with the theme: Freud’s Question: What does a woman want?

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Link below for more details and to buy tickets.

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Original post: Psychoanalytic Section Events Calendar

09 Dec 2017 09:00 : Working Psychoanalytically with Children and Adolescents

One Day Symposium


Bringing together psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists of different theoretical orientations and affiliations working with children and adolescents in Ireland, this one-day symposium aims to create the opportunity for several important discussions and exchanges to take place which are both topical and relevant to psychoanalytically informed clinical practice with children. The symposium will also create a space for practitioners to get to know each other’s work and meet with others in this field. Arranged in three core panels, the work with children and adolescents will be examined and discussed across a range of themes. Each panel will be organised roundtable style with 4-6 presenters each speaking on a particular aspect of the theme, followed by a chaired discussion and participation from the floor.

Please click on link below for further details.

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Original post: Psychoanalytic Section Events Calendar

Conceptualising, Applying & Integrating Systemic Therapy in Child Sexual Abuse : Workshop with Diane Hanly

24th November 2017

Family Therapy understands the benefits of therapeutically supported dialogue amongst family members when challenging issues and difficulties need to be discussed. Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) might be considered one of the most challenging, distressing and direction-changing issues that a family has to contend with. In the Irish context the majority of cases of alleged sexual abuse do not go to court therefore there is significantly more pressure on social and therapeutic services to address the needs of the young people and their families. Different reactions and coping mechanisms mean that services privilege meeting with children, siblings and parents separately in order to address their competing needs. CSA can also be an evocative and difficult area . For further details on this workshop and booking form, please click on link below.

Diane Hanly 24th November 2017

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland


ICP Conference 1

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VOBRIEN ICP Conference

FTAI Member, Valerie O’Brien


Irish Council for Psychotherapy National Conference

“The Role of Psychotherapy in a Healthy Ireland”

18th October 2017

Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin
Today, the Irish Council for Psychotherapy held an important conference The Role of Psychotherapy in a Healthy Ireland , hosted by MEP Nessa Childers.
Key speakers were:

Dr Pat Bracken retired Clinical Director of The Mental Health Service in West Cork

Barbara Fitzgerald, most recently President of the European Confederation of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapies (2012-2016)

Anne Colgan board member of the European Association for Psychotherapy

Senator Colette Kelleher.
The conference collated the views of participants on the title topic and this will be made available to all in due course.

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland