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Curing Psychosis– Dr Bob Johnson


by cutting its traumatic roots

an introductory half-day workshop

for sufferers, supporters, professionals, families & all

Saturday, 6th July 2013, 1-5pm

The Bewleys Hotel, Leopardstown, Dublin 18

 20 minutes by the Luas from St. Stephens Green

 Dr Bob Johnson

expert in trauma treatment

& Derry, 8 psychotic breaks in 23 years – never ever again


Psychosis is terrifying – ignorance of what’s wrong perpetuates the suffering. Video analysis (& chat) shows where the terror comes from, and how to stop it.  The healthy parts of the mind are used to remedy the bits which don’t work – optimism, hope and delight are restored, because 100% cure becomes possible. 


register at

€10 unwaged, €20 waged, €50 institutions.

€0- a few


1.    look in the right place

2.     the sufferer works hardest

3.     help find the sufferer’s software bug

4.     use only Truth, Trust and Consent = Healing Hand Of Kindness Plus Insight.

5.     learn and then know 100%, there’s a 100% cure

6.     never ever, ever, ever give up

‘PSYCHOSIS’ here covers all psychotic symptoms, including all varieties of psychoses, ‘schizophrenias’, all ‘depressions’ manic or otherwise, bipolar, BPD, PD, ADHDs, anorexias, irrationalities, what have you – all are really variants of PTSD.

1.    look in the right place – not in the brain chemicals, but in the memories – somewhere in there is a ‘false belief’, a toxic factoid, along the lines that “I need Dad/Mum to survive”.  I.e. look for infantism – the transfer into adult life of infant survival strategies.  It’s a ‘bottled up’ disorder – needs unbottling.  Ditch the DSM.

2.     the sufferer works hardest – what we’re asking for is that the sufferer swap their very foundation stones – their very mental security – hard work, requiring buckets of reliability and trustworthiness.


Original post: IAHIP Classified Ad

Person-Centred Gathering, Tobar Mhuire, Retreat, Crossgar, Co. Down



14TH September, 2013. 9.30am to 4.30pm

£25 including coffee, tea, lunch.


This Gathering is the first in a programme of Person Centred events that we are hoping will stimulate further growth of the Person Centred Approach. We believe that it is the first time this type of gathering has been held in the North. We hope that it will offer a space for each of us to grow in ways that are personally, professionally and collectively meaningful.

The gathering is based on a tried and trusted model that occurs regularly in the person centred community worldwide. It is an opportunity for personal and professional growth, self-awareness, and the understanding of others while meeting new people and having a good time. There will be a focus on processing in the here and now.

At the start we will offer an introduction to the form and philosophy of ‘gatherings’ and we offer the tentative theme of ‘Speaking Out.’

We ask each person to be responsible for her/himself and to contribute towards the ‘duty of care.’ We are committed is to creating an environment of the Core Conditions where individuals are accepted and valued, where we each strive for empathy and authenticity. Since the gathering is not ‘directed’ each member of the group is able to take personal responsibility. The gatherings can be challenging, exciting and deeply moving. The gathering will determine its own confidentiality.

The cost of the gathering will be £25 per person and this will include tea, coffee, lunch and booking of the large meeting room. Our gatherings are organised on a not-for-profit basis. We are limiting the group size to 12.

 For further information contact:


 Application forms can be downloaded from our Facebook page at:

Future programmes will include Working at Relational Depth and Developing Supervision.

 Christopher Murray IAHIP, ICP, BACP

Original post: IAHIP Classified Ad

Galway Psychotherapy & Consulting Post-Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Psychotherapy

September 2013 to March 2014

For Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Coaches, Psychologists, Allied Health and Social Work Practitioners, Educators, Training & Development Professionals.

Led By :

Mike O’Halloran,M.A., B.A., E.C.P., M.I.A.H.I.P., M.I.A.C.P., E.A.P., E.M.C.C.

Post Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Psychotherapy

Introduction to the Programme

The purpose of the Programme is to provide participants with a core understanding of Gestalt principles and techniques which they can incorporate into their existing Professional Practice. In addition the Programme aims to heighten the Awareness of participants in a way which leads to greater Personal and Professional efficacy.

Who Can Apply For the Programme?

The Programme is open to Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Coaches & Psychologists. In addition, the Programme has been taken by many Allied Professionals, Social Workers, Health Care Professionals, Educators and Training & Development Professionals who wish to enhance their Skills base and Self-Awareness.

Style of the Programme

The Programme is highly experiential. Participants learn about themselves, their clients and Gestalt largely through participating in a structured series of Gestalt exercises and Large Group/Small Group Process. Time is given to practice in the Gestalt way of working with feedback from the Group Leader and Peers. In addition the underlying theory of Gestalt is introduced in a way which is directly relevant to Programme Participants.

Post Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Psychotherapy

Programme Content

 The Gestalt Cycle of Experience

-Sensation & Desensitisation

-Awareness & Deflection

-Mobilisation & Introjection

-Action & Projection

-Contact & Retroflection

-Satisfaction & Egotism

-Withdrawal & Confluence

Body Awareness

Working with Body Awareness

Unfinished Business

The I-Thou Dialogic Relationship

Existentialism as the Foundation of Gestalt

The Phenomenological Method

Group Supervision

Programme Venue, Dates, and Cost.

The Programme will be held in the Galway Rape Crisis Centre, “The Lodge”, Foster Court, Galway and will run over six two day modules, from to each Saturday, and from to 4pm each Sunday.

Module 1:  Sat & Sun September 21st & 22nd

Module 2:  Sat & Sun November 9th & 10th

Module 3:  Sat & Sun December

Original post: IAHIP Classified Ad

Mid West Regional Group – Tuesday July 23rd 2013

The next  Mid West Regional Group meeting is on  Tuesday July 23rd 2013 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

The venue is The Savoy Hotel, Henry St. Limerick. There is free parking in the Dunnes Car Park. Present your ticket at the reception desk of the hotel on leaving.

Tea and coffee will be available from 7.15pm

Laura Coleman, the Regional Development Officer will be attending.

If you have any topics or ideas you want to discuss, please let me know and I will include them on the agenda.


Malcolm Green

Mid West Regional Representative

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

Summer Series of Continuing Professional Development Workshops:


IICP Education and Training Ltd

Providing a Centre of Academic and Professional Excellence

in Counselling and Psychotherapy Education and Practice.


Summer Series of Continuing Professional Development Workshops:


  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy – Saturday 6th of July 2013


  • CBT and Depression – Saturday 13th of July 2013


  • Clinical Issues when Working with Mental Health Concerns – Saturday 20th of July 2013


  • Clinical Issues when Working with LGBT Clients –Saturday 27th of July 2013


  • The Psychology of Shame – Saturday 3rd of August 2013


Venue:    IICP Education and Training Limited

Time:      9.30am-4.30pm

Cost:      €90.00 per Workshop (€65 IICP Alumni Rate)

For an application form, please see our website

Payment plans can be arranged.

 For further information

Triona Kearns on 086 0499154/01-4664205 or

Marcella Finnerty 086 2609989/01-4664205 or

Original post: IAHIP Classified Ad

Hakomi Training Ireland


Assisted self discovery by Ron Kurtz – Hakomi Method

 Experience the practice of Hakomi in assisting mindful exploration of self, enhancing the client therapist relationship.

  • In the simplest terms, we help people who are seeking to understand themselves, especially those habits operating outside of present awareness, where that is possible. 
  • We do this by providing a loving context in which it can be done and by offering explora­tory experiments with the person in a mindful, self-observing state’.

“This method is based on the idea that, in many important ways, we do not know ourselves. This particular ignorance, not really knowing who we are, is the condition through which much un­necessary suffering arises…one of the functions of our minds is to make themselves as invisible as possible”.

Ron Kurtz 2008


Introductory day – 25th May 2013. Radisson Blu, Athlone, Fee €90.00

Donna Martin – Hakomi Canada

July 12th to 14th, 2013. Bray, Co Wicklow                       * Fee, €450.00

Ginny Bennett- Hakomi UK

November 15th to 17th , 2013. Bray, Co Wicklow             # Fee, €325.00

Ginny Bennett – Hakomi UK

February 7th 8th 9th , 2014. Bray, Co Wicklow                  # Fee €325.00

  • * Early bird  of €390.00  will apply if paid in full before 1st June
  • # Early bird of €300.00 will apply if paid in full 1 month before

For details and bookings contact:


Eugene Mc Hugh MIACP: 087 135 7891    Tara Hynes MIAHIP: 086 395 2535

Joannes Berkery 086 338 3398


Email :-


Web site will be launched soon,

Original post: IAHIP Classified Ad

The West is Awake!! Systemic Cafe Galway

Child to Parent Violence:
A Systemic Response
May 25th 2013 , Galway

The West is awake!!!

The recent Systemic Café on Child to Parent violence was the first Systemic Café to venture outside Dublin.

A well attended and lively discussion, facilitated by Declan Coogan, brought up lots of dilemmas for us but also provided ideas on how to work systemically with families experiencing child to parent violence.

Well done to the Regional Subcommittee on hosting such an enjoyable evening!

Karen Leonard

Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Dublin Regional Meeting – Dublin Centre & North

A Dublin (Centre & North) regional meeting has been organised:

At this meeting, we will discuss such matters as co-creating a regional structure, developments within the organisational life of IAHIP, and the general experience of our membership within IAHIP. These meetings are designed to give members an influential voice and it is an opportunity to find out about what is happening within the organisation.

All Dublin regional members are welcome to attend and we hope to see you there.

Date:       Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Time:        7.30pm -9.00pm.

Location:  Fairview Therapy Centre, 21 Fairview, Dublin 3

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

Holisto – list your practice on our online directory of therapists and complementary practitioners

Expand your practice by listing on! is Ireland’s longest running directory website for psychotherapists and complementary therapists.

Go to our membership page to choose from a free 30 day trial, our Standard package (€40/year) or our Professional package (€75/year) to list your practice, upcoming workshops and events, or classified ads.


Since 2000, Holisto has been linking clients with therapists and practitioners across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

In November 2012, Holisto was taken over by the team behind Network Magazine, and we launched a new version of the site in March 2013.

We aim to create and maintain a quality online space where people can come to find out more about the holistic world in Ireland. In our eyes, Holisto is a natural online partner to the print Network magazine.

Between the two projects, we hope to continue to promote the importance of mental health and well-being. If you need to get in touch with us with any ideas, suggestions, or feedback drop us an email us at


Original post: IAHIP Classified Ad

Clinical Co-ordinator Vacancy – Ashling Centre

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The Aisling Centre has been providing a professional counselling and psychotherapy service and offering hope, healing and growth to the people of Co Fermanagh and the surrounding area for more than 20 years


Applications are invited for the position of

Clinical Co-ordinator

Full-Time, 2-year Fixed Term contract


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