The next Soul Seminars will be hosted by our own Martin Duffy on the topic of ‘The Stormy Search for the Self’ at the new location of The Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
About the Night
The Stormy Search for the Self
From Spiritual Emergence to Healing and Re-birth
Many people today are experiencing a stormy search for themselves, characterised by feelings of loneliness and isolation, fear and anxiety, depression and addictions and a search for purpose and meaning in their lives. Soul Loss is endemic on a personal and collective cultural level.
People involved in personal transformation are experiencing spiritual emergencies/crisis when the process of growth and change become chaotic and overwhelming. Individuals experiencing such episodes may feel that their sense of identity is breaking down, that their old values no longer hold true, and that the very ground beneath their personal realities is radically shifting. In many cases, new realms of spiritual experience may enter their lives suddenly and dramatically, resulting in fear and confusion. They may have fear and anxiety, or have difficulty coping with their daily lives, jobs and relationships.
Unfortunately, much of modern psychiatry has failed to distinguish these episodes of spiritual emergencies from mental illness.
However there is another perspective which views such crises as transformative breakthroughs rather than breakdowns that can hold tremendous potential for physical and emotional healing. When understood and treated in a supportive manner, spiritual emergencies can become gateways to higher levels of functioning and new ways of being.
At this seminar we will explore ways to identify and deal with spiritual emergence and emergencies.
About the Speaker
Martin is the director of the Oaktree Charitable Trust a non-profit organization that runs the Irish Centre for Shamanic Studies and Dunderry Park. Martin has worked as a mental health care professional since 1977. He is an accredited transpersonal /Jungian psychotherapist and he has trained in various forms of consciousness raising methods including Holotropic Breathwork, Dreamwork, Trance dancing and Firewalking. Martin brings warmth and compassion to his shamanic practice. He has strong values with regards integrity, honesty and openness, in particular he believes in empowering the individual to find healing, knowledge and wisdom within themselves.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at the door. Please do turn up early to be guaranteed a seat as previous events have sold out.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Soul Seminars Team