SHEP’s On-going Development Programme

Each year SHEP offers a spring and autumn programme of short training courses and workshops intended for core training course participants and graduates, members of the Association of Friends, and specialised practitioners. These offer further opportunities for personal development work, for development of social awareness and understanding of social justice, and for the refreshment or enhancement of facilitation skills.

Spring 2020

The Dream Catcher – a day-long workshop with Anita O’Shea & Fergus Finucane

Individuals, families and communities can go through difficult patches in their lives. The negative experiences can block out hope, and people can lose sight of possible sources of support and give up on their own dreams for themselves. In this workshop, we will use the Native American story ‘The Dream Catcher’ to help participants find support to face the ‘nightmares’ and to follow their positive dreams for themselves, their families and community.

This highly experiential day will involve a variety of approaches including meditation, dramatization, movement and music, opening our imagination, and engaging our sense of play.

Anita O’Shea is a SHEP trainer and psychotherapist and is a graduate of Advanced Training in the Rebillot Approach. She has worked with groups for many years in a variety of community and training settings.

Fergus Finucane is a SHEP trainer and psychotherapist. A graduate of Advanced Training in the Rebillot Approach, he works with groups through SHEP and the Flatstone Training Institute.

 When: Saturday 21st March 2020 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Where:  Redemptorist Centre, South Circular Road, Limerick

Cost:      €30

 

Coming to our Senses – a day-long workshop with Clair Lalor

All our lives we are constantly receiving information about the world we live in – the feel of fresh air, water, wind, the smell of cooking are examples.    We also hear the voices of our loved ones, we see their faces– all information we receive through our senses.  Usually this information is not based on direct experience, but on habitual reactions based on past experiences.  So we miss out on meeting the world afresh, in awe, wonder, curiosity, and alertness.

In this workshop we will explore meeting these senses-  touch, smell, taste, sound, sight – through moving and putting our attention on sensing and feeling these in our bodies, giving ourselves time to open and build a relationship with our Sensing Selves.

Clair Lalor is a somatic movement educator and therapist, a yoga teacher (BWY), SHEP tutor and trainer, sensorimotor trauma therapist, and shiatsu therapist. She is also a psychotherapist.

 When: Saturday 28th March 2020; 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Where: SHEP Centre, c/o ECSSA, Coolmore House, Park Road, Killarney

Cost:      €30

The Transformation Game  – a weekend workshop with Noel Bradley

Would you like help to explore some issue in depth or effect some transformation in your life? ‘The Transformation Game’ offers you the opportunity of doing this. Mirroring the inner journey of life, the process invites people to explore aspects of their lives. It can enable participants to identify their gifts and strengths, to explore their intuitive abilities and to face blocks that hinder their psychological and spiritual development. The process enables you to develop trust in yourself and in others and in the movements and inspirations that you experience.

Dr. Noel Bradley is an experienced facilitator and counsellor who has been involved in training community leaders and in personal and spiritual growth work for more than thirty years. He has worked as a trainer in SHEP’s Social Awareness & Community Empowerment course for many years. He trained in this ‘Transformation Game’ process in Findhorn.

When:    Sat. 28th & Sun. 29th March 2020 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. both days.

Where: SHEP Centre, the Old Primary School, Ardfoyle Avenue, Ballintemple, Cork.

Cost:      €70

The Ugly Duckling: Finding Yourself and Your Own Value – a day-long workshop with Maureen O’Brien & Declan Hayden

In this workshop we will work with the beautiful fairy-tale, The Ugly Duckling, written by Hans Christian Andersen in the 1800’s. The day- long experiential workshop will provide you with an opportunity to continue your journey of discovering who you are.

Our workshop will use meditation, poetry, movement, art, music, theatre, and ritual to assist us in exploring the themes around identity, self-value, and belonging.

Maureen O’Brien and Declan Hayden will facilitate this workshop and support you in your journey.

Maureen O’Brien is a Social Worker and is currently working in the area of disability. She has had a long engagement in personal development and group work throughout her career. She has been a tutor with SHEP and is a graduate of the Advanced Training programme in the Rebillot Approach.

Declan Hayden is a group worker with expertise in interculturalism, a creative director, and a community & events facilitator. A graduate of Advanced Training in the Rebillot Approach, he has co-led many workshops with particular interest in cultural guardianship, ritual-making and working with myth in personal development.

When: Saturday April 18th 2020 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Where: SHEP Centre, Old Primary School, Ardfoyle, Ballintemple, Cork.

Cost:      €30

The Fairy Tale ‘Hansel & Gretel’ – Finding Our Own Voice in the Familya day-long workshop with Paul Kingston & Declan Hayden.

This day-long experiential workshop is based on the well-known fairy tale ‘Hansel & Gretel’ by the Brothers Grimm. We work through this simple story, looking at the individual characters in the story, reflecting on how we can relate and identify with them and their journey as a family. From this fairy tale we turn our attention to our own lives. We look at our family of origin and seek to find our own voice in the world. We experience the story and explore its resonances through music, meditation, movement, and art, continuing our own journey of healing.

Facilitators Declan Hayden and Paul Kingston are working together to present this one-day workshop guiding and holding you through the experience and offering the possibility of a new stage of personal growth.

Paul Kingston is an accredited psychotherapist and clinical supervisor (IAHIP) and a graduate of Advanced Training in the Rebillot approach. He has worked for many years with teenagers who are struggling with mental health and addiction issues, and in private practice as a psychotherapist, supervisor and Reiki practitioner. Paul works with individuals and groups.

Declan Hayden is a group worker with expertise in interculturalism, a creative director, and a community & events facilitator. A graduate of Advanced Training in the Rebillot Approach, he has co-led many workshops with particular interest in cultural guardianship, ritual-making and working with myth in personal development.

 When: Saturday 9th May 2020; 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Where: SHEP Centre, c/o ECSSA, Coolmore House, Park Road, Killarney

Cost:      €30

 

Learning to listen to the body – an Introduction to Rosen Method Bodywork day-long workshop with Íde O’Carroll.

Experience this unique path to physical and emotional well-being through embodied self-awareness. Discover the points of holding in the body, where tension resides. Begin to sense the body’s response when attention is paid to these points of holding.

In Rosen Method Bodywork, healing comes from within the client, supported by the practitioner’s touch, words and presence.

Rosen Method Bodywork (RMB) involves gentle, direct touch to:

  • Relax muscle tension and chronic holding
  • Increase flexibility and vitality
  • Deepen physical and emotional awareness

For further information see: www.rosenmethodopencenter.com

The session will include an introduction to Rosen Method Bodywork, demonstrations of the method and a practicum, where you can get a sense of the work. There will also be opportunities for group discussion.

For the past nine years, Íde B. O’Carroll has trained and practiced as a RM bodyworker with the Rosen Method Open Center, USA and has worked with clients each summer in Lismore, Co. Waterford. At other times of the year she has a practice in Amherst, Massachusetts.

When: Saturday 13th June, 2020. 10.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Where: SHEP Centre, The Old Primary School, Ardfoyle Avenue, Ballintemple, Cork.

Cost:      €30

To book a place on these workshops, please complete the booking form and return it to The Social and Health Education Project, the Old Primary School, Ardfoyle Avenue, Ballintemple, Cork. (Tel 021-4666180).  Courses will be allocated in order of receipt of application form & fee.  Please note that once a place has been offered, fees are not refundable.  Download the application form here.