The last in our winter Series of Workshops
Next Sunday 14th January 2018
10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.
IAHIP Office, 40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Workshop 10 – Patricia Chalmers – Purely Elemental (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)
Purely Elemental explores the less obvious qualities of the elements earth, air, fire and water. These elements are in us as well as around us. Our body is built of the same minerals found in earth. Over 70% of our body mass is water. We harbour air in our lungs and carry gas molecules in our blood and are sustained by heat at the core of our body. When the elements re in balance life ticks over pleasantly, when they are out of alignment we can be adversely affected. Certainly, they are environmental forces to be reckoned with and respected as tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions testify. On a more personal level, these elements influence the way we think, the way we feel and the choices we make. The workshop explores these influences and the impact they have on our daily lives, e.g. too much earth energy takes us into a lifeless rut, too much fire energy causes restlessness and agitation, too little water leads to social withdrawal and indifference. The practice of simple practices empowers and assists the self-regulation of these energies orienting our inner world towards balance, harmony and wellbeing. The workshop unfolds through guided meditation, input, sensitive enquiry into their influence in life, discussion, optional sharing and movement. I will offer a menu of simple practises and tools from different disciplines for drawing the elements towards balance and alignment. These include tips on lifestyle and diet, ways of connecting and working with nature, breathwork and movement sequences all of which regulate the effects of the elements within us. These practises will assist you to become co-creators with the elements, using their energies to your benefit rather than be randomly affected by their energies. The workshop is facilitated from an educational perspective and benefits all through heightening awareness and deepening understanding of the influence of the elements. It offers a nurturing space and encourages ways of relating to the elements in a more meaningful way. Further it provides insights and tools that can be applied to psychotherapy practice as required and where appropriate. For more info go to www.patriciachalmers.com or call 0879051874
Facilitator: Patricia Chalmers: Following a career in Anaesthesia for several years, Patricia Chalmers qualified in Core Process Psychotherapy, a mindfulness based modality and accomplished accreditation with UKCP. Patricia also spent a few years in community in which time she trained in and practiced guided meditation and facilitation skills. Patricia is also a qualified Tai Chi teacher and Reiki Master. She is now transitioning into holistic education and is hugely inspired by Creation Spirituality and Ecopsychology. IAHIP