BELOW IS A LIST OF OUR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS FOR NOVEMBER
BOOKINGS STILL AVAILABLE ON https://iahip.org/workshops-2
Sunday 18th November 2018
Facilitator: Barbara Dowds
Depression and Anxiety: Disorders of the Self? Causes and the implications for working with these conditions
Depression, together with its associated condition of anxiety, affects about one in five people in the developed world. It is increasing by 20% per year and therefore cannot be attributed to ‘bad’ genes – despite the prevalence of this belief within the medical model. What are the alternative explanations? It is central to Barbara’s evolutionary perspective that depression has a purpose, whose message we ignore at our peril. Accordingly, she will put forward a biopsychosocial model, in which the impact of social conditions on both childhood vulnerability and adult triggers will be explored. In particular, she will examine the ways in which our current ways of living block the satisfaction of fundamental human needs, including our rootedness and belonging, the development of an authentic and embodied a sense of self and our capacities for relationship and meaning. Barbara – inviting case examples from participants – will discuss the implications of her analysis for working with depression in the therapy room. In experiential sessions, we will also learn to interpret the signals of our own depression, not as a disease to be cured, but as a wake-up call telling us that all is not well in our personal and social world.
Barbara Dowds is a psychotherapist and supervisor working in Greystones, Co. Wicklow. She taught on a B.Sc. in counselling and psychotherapy for ten years and was a university lecturer in genetics prior to 2002. Barbara is the author of numerous articles and two books, the latest Depression and the Erosion of the Self in Late Modernity (Routledge, 2018).
Saturday, 24th and Sunday, 25th November 2018
Facilitators: Anne McCormack & Jenny Dean
It is said ‘your biography becomes your biology’ and that we are the sum total of all that has happened to us. The purpose of these workshops is to provide a safe environment to explore where you are in your life right now and where you might be heading.
In the workshop we will provide a safe environment to work experientially, focusing on the importance of the body in sustaining and maintaining psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. We will also encourage you to explore the past and present stories of your life that support or hinder a connection with your own wisdom and life-force.
We combine a mix of bodywork techniques, group activities, creative activities, movement and meditation to support expression and body-mind awareness and all of our work is supported by a theoretical framework using specific techniques and activities to bring focus to the BodyMind. Some of those techniques include movement, dance, voice, and art to chart your journey through the weekend. Subtle body movement and interactive Bioenergetic exercises, which can connect to emotion in the moment and bring it through to safe expression. Meditation and mindfulness using active and guided meditations, body scanning and visualization for BodyMind awareness and relaxation. These meditations are a powerful way to feel into your body and become more present.
Participants are asked to wear loose fitting clothes (for the movement) and please bring a yoga mat/blanket and a pillow/cushion.
Anne McCormack MIAHIP, IACP. is an accredited Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapist & Trainer who has seventeen years’ experience working with group dynamics and training students of psychotherapy in the Tracht Psychotherapy Foundation. She also works in one to one private practice in both Athlone and Galway.
Jenny Deane MIAHIP is an accredited Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapist specializing in Body Orientated Psychotherapy and working in one to one private practice. She is an experienced group facilitator has been working with adults and young people for the past 15years, in many different settings. Jenny loves to work deeply, supporting people to see who they really are, in a safe, caring and fun way.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Facilitator: Bernadette Divilly
Moving Awareness practice through the use of Contemplative Dance and Authentic Movement practice provides therapists in supervision with a route to understanding how we metabolize our own internal states and those of our clients through the body awareness and action. It’s a gentle way to cultivate presence and to explore somatic counter-transference.
In this experiential workshop, participants will be introduced to the Contemplative Dance Practice (www.barbaradilley.com) translated by Dance Movement Psychotherapist Bernadette Divilly to explore the supervision process within psychotherapy and some of the witnessing principles of authentic movement.
Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) mingles the discipline of meditation and improvisation in a simple structure using personal awareness practice, open space and discussion/ reflection time. Participants will practice tracking kinesthetic delight and cultivating awareness while engaging with the four pillars of mindful movement practices. The intention is to apply the CDP model to support supervision as an interactive field. Attention will be directed toward client care as the core activator of the movement process. This workshop is focused on being a support to the supervision processes and not as supervision. Its primary purpose will be to welcome and be with the unknown kindly. This workshop is suitable for experienced supervisors and professionals who are engaging with supervision in a variety of contexts.
Bernadette Divilly trained as a humanistic psychotherapist at the Creative Counselling Centre in the early 90s. She has a private practice in Galway, where she runs a group for contemplative dance as a support for supervision. Contemplative movement practices and creativity are core to her practice. She also works as a choreographer, dance movement psychotherapist & dancer with an MA in Somatic Psychology & Dance Movement Therapy from Naropa University Boulder CO and Hons BA in Psychology from NUI Galway.