Freedom, Choice, Death & Meaning

 

Galway Psychotherapy & Consulting

4th Annual Summer Workshop

Freedom, Choice, Death & Meaning

Exploring Existentialism

 

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 26th, 27th & 28th June, 2014

Facilitated by 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 develop an awareness of core existentialist concerns, and how these concerns manifest both in helping relationships and in life.

 

Existentialist Philosophy and Psychotherapy has at its heart a concern with four central givens of human existence. These are: Our need to create Meaning, Our Freedom and Responsibility for our own lives, Our Mortality, and Existential Isolation. The manner in which a person deals or avoids dealing with these four ‘ultimate concerns,’ is seen as fundamental to whether the person is living authentically or choosing a life for him or her which is inauthentic. Avoidance or denial of these concerns will manifest significantly in neurosis; and hence to a greater of lesser extent in all therapeutic relationships, in life, and in the workplace.

 

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

Choice & Freedom.

The Fear of Freedom

Gaining greater Freedom and expanding our sense of Choice

How we deal or avoid dealing with Meaning & Meaninglessness

Our responsibility to create Meaning

Our Mortality as the ultimate boundary experience

Existentialist Theory

Existentialist Angst, Ethics.

Working with Body Awareness

Gaining greater aliveness and excitement in our lives

 

 

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 the Four Concerns that are normally outside awareness.

 

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

Mike is a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Trainer who has been involved in the training of Counsellors, Psychotherapists & Coaches since 1990. Mike has previously facilitated workshops with Evelyn on “Sexuality, the Body & Body Image”, “Exploring & Owning the Shadow”, and “Power & Authority.” He holds a degree in Philosophy, a Master’s in Counselling, and the European Certificate in Psychotherapy.

 

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 D.C.U., and a Diploma in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy. In addition to co facilitating workshops with Mike (listed above) she has facilitated workshops and trainings for professionals in Group Facilitation, Body Image & Food Issues.

 

Workshop Details/Reservation Details

The workshop will be held in Croi Nua Spirituality Centre, Taylor’s Hill, Galway, and will run from 10am. to 5pm., each day. The fee for the workshop is E390. If you would like to reserve a place, please complete the attached booking form and forward it, with a non-refundable deposit of E200 to Galway Psychotherapy & Consulting, 1 Devon Place, The Crescent, Galway. Telephone 091-861638 or 086-8391756.

 

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