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.

SHEP’s On-going Development Programme

Autumn 2019

 

A Day of Mindful Nourishment – a day-long workshop with Shirley Copeland

Do you set the same health goals every year? Maybe it’s time to try again but from a different starting point and with a softer kinder approach?

Take time out for yourself to gently explore your relationship with food. Begin to transform your relationship with food and explore other ways to feel fulfilled and nourished.

On this day we’ll look at patterns and habits, what triggers us and how we usually respond, how to respond differently.

There will be group activities, short meditation sessions, mindful eating and deep relaxation.

Shirley Copeland has brought together more than 30 years’ experience to help people transform their relationships with food and their bodies. She trained in vegetarian wholefood cooking, complementary therapies and as a Health & Wellness coach.  She has taught mindfulness in the kitchen to many people throughout Ireland (including the SHEP Mindfulness Retreat weekends on Cape Clear) and Plum Village, France.

When: Sun 13th October 2019. 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

 

Where: Training Room 1, SHEP Centre, Ardfoyle Old Primary School, Ballintemple.

Cost:     €30

 

The Fairy Tale ‘Hansel & Gretel’ – Finding Our Own Voice in the Family – a 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 2nd November 2019; 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Where: SHEP Centre, Ardfoyle

Cost: €30

 

 

The Myth of Hercules – Letting Go – a day-long workshop with Declan Hayden & Paul Kingston

 

A chance to explore how we ‘hold’ and how we ‘let go’ in our lives. 

 

We can sometimes feel that we carry the ‘Weight of the World’ on our shoulders!

What is the weight you are carrying in life? How do you hold it?  How might you learn to let go of some of that weight and allow space for your true self?

 

In this workshop, we will work with the myth of Hercules, using meditation, art, music, movement, theatre and ritual to help us examine how and what we are each carrying in our lives, and how we might deal with and let go of the things that are unwanted or unhelpful that we are struggling to continue to carry.

 

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

 

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.

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.

 

When: Saturday 23rd November 2019. 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Where: SHEP Centre, Ardfoyle

Cost: €30

 

Senses and Perception – a day-long workshop with  Clair Lalor

“From our senses we are receiving and processing information and experiences all our lives. The sounds of birds, the feel of water, the smell of cooking, to name a few.  We react, respond, and act according to this processing.  In this workshop there is the opportunity to explore, to open our curiosity to the level of FEELING our response to sensation itself, in order to give ourselves a wider base for choice in our understanding and response to what life presents.”

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 7th December 2019. 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Where: SHEP Training Room, Farranferris, Cork.

Cost: €30

To book a place on these courses and workshops, please complete the booking form and return it to The Social and Health Education  Project, Old Primary School, Ardfoyle, 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.