Exploring and Owning Your Power and Authority

Galway Psychotherapy & Consulting

Annual Summer Experiential Workshop

Exploring and Owning Your

Power and Authority

Thursday, 27th June, 2013, to Saturday 29th June, 2013.

Mike O’Halloran and Evelyn P. Gilmore

 

The workshop provides an opportunity for psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, educators, managers, health care professionals, and allied professionals, to enhance their awareness of their own power and authority.  In addition, as participants gain greater awareness of these aspects of themselves, they will gain greater insight as to how to help their clients explore and own their own power and authority. Many individuals do not fully own their own powerfulness and project it onto others: friends, partners, siblings, colleagues; or onto organisations, and experience themselves as relatively powerless in interpersonal or organisational life.  In addition, individuals who may be formally qualified as professionals, or who may be formally appointed to roles with authority, experience difficulty exercising their authority, due to internal feelings of powerlessness.

 

The ‘internal world’ of the person is fundamental to how he or she experiences and uses power and authority.  This, in turn, is largely a function of the person’s relationships with past authority figures such as parents and teachers.  Self-doubt, can lead to the person never being able to fully experience his or her powerfulness, whilst it’s opposite, an inflated self-image, can lead to authoritarianism. When individuals explore their relationship with power and authority, they can experience much greater aliveness and energy, an expanded sense of personality, and greater choice in life.

 

During the three days, participants will be provided with an opportunity to explore the following:

  • Exploring and Owning Your Power and Authority
  • Past experiences and Internalised Images that You Hold
  • Enhancing Your Own Sense of Internal Power
  • Sexuality, Gender, and Power
  • Enhancing Awareness of Beliefs and Feelings about Power
  • Doubting yourself and it’s impact on Powerfulness
  • Gaining greater awareness of how you Project Power onto Others
  • Working with the Body
  • Exploring the Power of Powerlessness
  • Exploring the Fear of our Power
  • Gaining greater aliveness, excitement and being afforded greater choice in life

 

Style of the Workshop

The learning over the three days is highly experiential with a focus on participant’s process and experience. We will use Gestalt work, Biodynamic work, attention to Dreams, and small and large Group Process. The work will include Music, Movement, Dance, Drawing, and Guided Visualisation to bring into the present aspects of the participant’s relationship to Power that are normally outside awareness.

 

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

Mike is a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Trainer who has been involved in the training of Counsellors and Psychotherapists since 1990.  Some of his trainings and workshops include “Gestalt Psychotherapy Intensive” and “Existentialist Psychotherapy Intensive.”  Mike has previously facilitated workshops for professionals with Evelyn on “Sexuality, the Body, and Body Image”, and “Exploring and Owning the Shadow”.

 

Evelyn P. Gilmore, B.A., M.Sc., Reg. Psychol., Ps.S.I., M.I.A.H.I.P.

Evelyn is a Consultant Psychologist and a Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapist. She has an Honours Degree in Psychology from N.U.I.G., a Masters in Psychology from DCU, and a Diploma in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy. She has facilitated trainings for professionals in Group Facilitation, Body Image and Food Issues.   Evelyn has previously facilitated workshops for professionals with Mike on “Sexuality, the Body, and Body Image”, and “Exploring and Owning the Shadow”.

 

Workshop Details/Reservation Details

The workshop will be held in the Croi Nua Spirituality Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway, and will run from 9.30am to 5pm., each day. The total cost of the workshop is €390.  If you would like to reserve a place on the Workshop, please complete the attached booking form and forward it, with a non-refundable deposit of €200 to Galway Psychotherapy & Consulting, 1 Devon Place, The Crescent, Galway. Telephone 091-861638 or 086-8391756.

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