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Saturday 8th December 2018
Facilitators: Mary McHugh & Donijka Monk
An Introduction to Online Counselling Presented by Donijka Monk & Mary McHugh from the Irish Online Counselling & Psychotherapy Service
An introduction to the Irish Online Counselling & Psychotherapy Service (IOCPS).
A brief history of online counselling around the world.
The methods used, they’re advantages & disadvantages Online counselling advantages and disadvantages (for client & therapist)
Questions & answers
Mary is a qualified Psychotherapist with over 18 years’ experience in the counselling field. Accredited with IAHIP, (Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy) the ICP (Irish Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the RCNI (Rape Crisis Network of Ireland). Mary is currently furthering her studies and is attending UCD where she is doing her Masters in Mindfulness-Based Interventions.
Mary has worked with Irish Society of Protection of Cruelty to Children, CURA (a crisis pregnancy counselling service), Mayo Women Support Services, The Irish Carers Association and in second level schools delivering programmes in whole body wellness.
Currently, Mary volunteers some hours to Mayo Rape Crisis Centre. Mary is an experienced group facilitator and gives workshops on Mindful Living, Parenting and Stress Reduction.
Mary also played a vital role as an instigator in the growth and management of a Suicide Prevention Page on a Social Networking Site.
Immediately whilst growing this page it became very obvious how society was changing and the mediums through which we were communicate was also changing. Mary, at that time, felt she had to tap deeper into her senses as she did not have the sense of sound and sight while working with, at times, very distraught people. To her amazement it worked, she was connecting with people at a very deep level. The Suicide Prevention Page was thriving and growing which also gave Mary the deep knowing that this work was for her and that she was capable of being with and managing it. This she has done by holding clear ethical boundaries and by being a loving witness. Mary managed the workings of the page which was open 20 hours a day and also, she Managed and provided educative workshops for the 25-30 team administrators. Mary is passionate about people and about their empowerment, she believes so many of us can give our power away too easily. Mary has a deep belief in the equality of the human being and will go to great lengths to support groups who have been marginalized in today’s world. Mary’s Journey has been a very Gracious, humbling one laden with gifts of the heart. She takes a warm, compassionate and holistic approach while ‘being with’ her clients and their personal challenges. Mary provides a safe, non-judgemental space enabling the client to begin to explore what is happening for them. Mary looks forward to being your witness as you courageously begin your journey towards healing and peace of mind.
Donijka holds BSc in honours psychology and a post-graduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy. In addition, Donijka also has experience within the field of online support, through her previous voluntary work with an Irish based suicide prevention website.
Donijka runs her own private practice in Castlerea Co. Roscommon and is also a group facilitator for mindfulness courses and workshops in her local area.
Donijka believes in a multidisciplinary approach to wellbeing, incorporating in addition to personal work, diet, exercise, writing/journaling, artistic expression and a reconnecting with the self through nature.
Her interests in relation to the field of psychotherapy include mindfulness and increased self-awareness, the impact of unresolved grief, the physical symptoms of emotional pain, the legacy of wounding handed down through generations, the impact of the “ripple effect” when one person decides to change, the impact of power and its loss and misuse.
Donijkas belief that support should be available to those in need regardless of their position, geographic, emotional or financial, made online counselling with the IOCPS a natural progression.
Sunday 20th January 2019
Facilitator: Martina Breen
This workshop draws upon the principles of The Intensive Journal method and Depth Psychology, originated in 1960 by psychologist Dr. Ira Progoff. What we discover as we work with the Journal method is that there are levels of awareness beneath the surface of our consciousness which hold the key both to the problems and the potentialities of our life. Personal and spiritual development comes about through working at an inner level, at one’s depths, a level below our outer consciousness.
The Underground Stream workshop offers you a practical way of getting in touch on a deeper level with beliefs and patterns of thinking that may be hidden from our conscious awareness. Once we know what they are, we can take steps to eliminate or alter the ones that limit us.
The biggest difference between keeping a regular chronological journal and working in this method is the way thoughts, feelings, and experiences are captured; The Underground Stream workshop facilitates a dialogue between the self and the pertaining issues in one’s life, enabling you to become sensitive to the elusive threads of their inner lives and a definite way of working with them.
do not have to like to write or be a good writer. No one is reading what you write except you. This workshop is open to all. No previous experience in journal process is necessary
Martina Breen, Psychotherapist, trained with Irish Gestalt Institute (formerly IGC) and has an expansive training background which she draws from in working creatively with individuals. She has experience in research, teaching, supervision, and psychotherapy. She has been working with the Intensive Journal Workshop Method for the past number of years and in 2018 is completing further training with international Progoff Leaders in the US. She completed her Masters in 2011; exploring the role of Spirituality in the identity formation of young Irish women. She completed her Anam Cara Apprenticeship this year and is a member of the International Spiritual Directors Association. Martina facilitates creative development programs such as the widely acclaimed ‘Artist’s Way’, and her own programmes; ‘Writing your Sacred Journey’ and ‘The Way of The Inner Teacher’.