Galway Psychotherapy & Consulting
Exploring and Owning Your Power and Authority
Saturday & Sunday 16th & 17th June, 2018
Mike O’Halloran and Evelyn P. Gilmore
The workshop provides an opportunity for psychotherapists, coaches, psychologists, educators, managers, leaders, health care 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 weekend, 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 weekend 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 Psychotherapists & Coaches for nearly three decades. 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 an Integrative Psychotherapist. She has an Honours Degree in Psychology from N.U.I.G., a Masters in Psychology from DCU, and a Diploma in Psychotherapy from Tracht. She is currently doing a Professional Doctorate with the Tavistock in London on Consultation and the Organisation. She has facilitated trainings for professionals on Leadership and Emotional Intelligence and Organisational Consultancy. 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 Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross, Dublin, from 10am. to 5pm., each day. The cost of the workshop is €390. If you would like to reserve a place, 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.