Creativity for the Caretaker is a twelve-session course on Saturday mornings in Capel Street, Dublin, from September to late Spring next year, run by Dermod Moore. It was first run in Autumn 2015, and you can read the lovely feedback here from participants. Based on Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, the course will be designed around your needs for creative expression – writing, drawing, whatever it is that you’ve been neglecting. It will be a supportive space to encourage you to ring-fence a dedicated time in your life solely for you and your creativity; to be encouraged to ask for help in keeping that time sacred, from your friends, colleagues and family. It is designed for those whose career or lifestyle is about helping others. Therapists, social workers, teachers, carers, nurses. Parents!
Sometimes, when our focus is on others, we lose sight of our own creative purpose, that part of us which is not about pleasing others, but about finding and using our own voice.
Dermod Moore is a psychotherapist, supervisor, and trainer of students of psychotherapy. He was also an actor (with the Abbey, in the eighties), a Speech and Drama teacher, and was a columnist for Hot Press magazine for 18 years. A collection of his articles was published in 2005, Diary of a Man. On returning to live in his native Dublin in 2006, he has largely immersed himself in working as a therapist and teacher; his teaching style is participatory, inclusive, and, hopefully, fun for all.
If you’re interested in the course, or know someone who might be, please take a look at the course information page.